Be Our Guest: 7 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Host

Hostess GiftsHostess GiftsWe've all been in that situation when we are staying with friends or family and cannot think of a way to thank them enough. There are a few standard things to do like buy flowers or leave a note, but wouldn't it be nice to shake it up a bit? I've compiled 7 items I see as useful and stylish that your host is bound to love, whether you'd like to make a good first impression or say thanks to someone you've known forever. No doubt you will be asked to come again soon!

Chevron Beam PlacematsChevron Beam Placemats1. Chevron Beams Placemats
Chevron stripes are finally brought to the table! Placemats are an extra treat that aren't brought out for every meal, so this is a nice, thoughtful gift - and your host will think of you every time they bring them out! Check out the other patterns available for a fun mixed and matched set.
Get these placemats

Poulain Camera Tape DispenserPoulain Camera Tape Dispenser2. Poulain Camera Wooden Tape Dispenser
I love this unique tape dispenser! Your host will be thrilled to finally say goodbye to that old plastic dispenser and be able to display something as trivial as tape in a fresh, new way. Definitely for the creative, clever type.
Get this tape dispenser

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Owl BookendsOwl Bookends3. Owl Bookends
A cute display to hold some good reads. As a bookie myself, it seems there are never enough places to put my favorite novels. Give your host a gift that will never go out of style: reading!
Get these bookends

Illustrated Bird Cage PlattersIllustrated Bird Cage Platters4. Illustrated Bird Cage Platters
Carefully painted bird cages on a variety of tray shapes and sizes. Fun for display and dinner parties!
Get these platters

Watercolor Stationery KitWatercolor Stationery Kit5. Watercolor Stationery Kit
For those artsy types who love to create, this is the perfect gift. Help your host bring out their creative side! Who knows? Maybe you may be lucky enough to receive one of their works of art in the mail!
Get this stationery kit

Chemist VasesChemist Vases6. Chemist Vases
A simple yet elegant display piece! Compliment you host by giving them something that you believe reflects their impeccable taste.
Get these vases

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Glass CanistersGlass Canisters7. Glass Canisters
A classic jar of all sizes to fit all sorts of things, whether they are in the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom! Give your host a creative way to re-organize and redecorate! Who doesn't love filling their home with cookie jars?
Get these glass canisters

- By Liz Stanley
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