The summer is the ultimate entertaining season. Of course, any good guest knows not to show up empty-handed, but sometimes picking the perfect hostess gift can seem a little tricky. No worries! I'm here to share some of my favorite go-to hostess gifts for the summer season. As a general rule of thumb, I love giving small, lovely gifts that are a special treat for the host or hostess that they will love, but likely wouldn't pick up for themselves. For price point, I keep it smaller for casual parties and do a little something extra for weekend visits or longer stays. So, who's ready to go shopping? Here are 7 hostess gifts for summer parties!
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1. Breakfast Basket
Treat your host to a tasty breakfast! I love this breakfast basket, bundled up with banana bread, coffee and honey butter with a pretty tea towel.
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Sea Salt Soap
2. Sea Salt Soap
I am obsessed with this sea salt soap! Wrapped up in pretty paper and paired with a card featuring a handwritten note, it's the perfect little token of affection.
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Monogrammed Hand Towels
3. Monogrammed Hand Towels
These striped hand towels are incredibly chic. They can even be monogrammed for a really sweet, personalized gift!
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4. Stylish Apron
While most every cook has an apron, most of them aren't nearly this cute! Gift one of these stylish options and your hostess will think of you every time she dons it to cook up a feast.
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5. Citrus Curd
Edible gifts are always a hit! Homemade citrus curd presented in a pretty jar is a lovely addition to toast and pastries.
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Gourmet Olive Oil and Vinegar
6. Gourmet Olive Oil and Vinegar
For the host who loves to cook, gourmet olive oils and vinegars are an awesome gift.
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7. Wine Club
For the wine drinker, Williams-Sonoma has a great selection of wine club membership and wine gift packs that you can choose based on your hostess's personal taste.
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- By Cyd Converse
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