We are in a prime entertaining season now that Thanksgiving has passed! While it’s not a requirement nor an expectation that guests arrive with gifts, it is a nice gesture. The hostess will surely appreciate the extra thought you put into thinking of her. Wine is always welcomed by most, but these gifts go a little outside the box. I’ve found the best hostess gifts under $30 for you this party filled season!
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Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: 7 Piece Bar Set
You’re sure to get an invite back if you roll in with this as a gift set. This bar set would also make a great Christmas gift for a hard to shop for person, whom you know likes to toss back a cocktail or two! My favorite is the long stir spoon!
Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: Rose Gold Travel Mug
Personally, I’d love a travel mug like this! It’s so stylish and living in a household of males; the pinkish hue will pretty much ensure this travel mug won’t go M.I.A! There isn’t a woman I know who doesn’t use a travel mug, especially during the winter months.
Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: Kate Spade Kitchen Set
Kate Spade items make me wish she was my friend and that I was her product guinea pig! Look how cute these towel and hot mitt sets are! A great feature about hostess gifts like this is how gender neutral they are. The colors or the sayings can apply to either male or female. Honestly, the ‘stirring the pot’ would be perfect for my husband!
Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: Triple Milled Hand Soap
There is something special about fancy pants handsoap. Am I right? Seriously, retail giant Bath & Body Works entire concept centers on cute soap! Last I checked that store is always crawling with people. Take the soap gift up a notch for your hostess with this sweet looking tin of triple milled hand soap. The tin and soap will be one of the best hostess gifts ev-ah! After the soap is gone, that container can be used time and again. This little treasure may find it’s way into my stocking this Christmas!
Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: Homemade Bread
Homemade mixes are an incredibly popular gift to give. It’s with good reason: recipients love the simplicity of having to add a couple of simple ingredients without all the work. As a bonus for the gift giver, it’s a relatively inexpensive gift to give someone. Part of the fun in giving great hostess gifts is adding a touch of the unexpected. Think how cute this loaf pan would look with a fresh loaf of banana bread inside and a little parchment paper secured with twine. Then attach the recipe so they can remake your delicious gift at a later date!
Best Hostess Gifts Under $30: Rustic Wood Board
Alright, these rustic wood boards are all the rage right now! With good reason too! Look at how stinking beautiful this is! The texture, the color, the grain, EVERYTHING is amazing! Now, imagine how great it will look with olives & cheese on it! Good gravy, it would be perfection! If your hostess enjoys useful and spot on timeless trend, you will knock it out of the park with this beauty!
Best Hostess Gift Under $30: Throw Blanket
There is nothing to dislike about this beautiful throw blanket. The price is right, the size and the weight will work for all seasons (in my opinion!). Those of us who live in cold climates can never have enough throws. For those of you fortunate enough to live where schools don’t close in the winter months due to extreme weather, this will work for you too! What I love about this blanket is first, there are color options, second: the herringbone print is to die for and third: the fringe. Oh, that fringe!
Best Hostess Gift Under $30: Soy Candle
Did you know that soy candles last longer? This little nugget of info is something I learned a couple of years ago. Seriously, I had no idea. That feature alone appeals to me. We no longer buy real Christmas trees, but I LOVE the scent of pine. The best alternative is to burn a pine scented candle, and it does the trick. Soy burns cleaner than other candles and honestly, the overall appearance of the white candle is just more appealing to me.
Best Hostess Gift Under $30: Popcorn Gift Box
Giving a popcorn gift box is a fabulous hostess gift for a family. Yes, you can go to the grocery store and buy a big bag for a few bucks, but often, the presentation is a key factor when giving a gift. Who doesn’t enjoy a beautifully wrapped gift? The bonus here is this particular popcorn box not only has three gourmet options inside, but it comes in a beautifully wrapped box. Done and done!
Best Hostess Gift Under $30: Coffee Gift Set
A big selling feature of this set are the small sizes. It gives enough of a taste of the coffee and adds in a sweet treat or two for the hostess. People love to receive gifts like this. Like the popcorn box above, it comes pre-gift wrapped so all you need to do is grab some tissue paper, a gift bag and you’re set to go! The number of pre-made gift boxes like these during the months of November and December are staggering! Clearly, marketers have discovered people love a good gift set.
So there you have it: the best simple and easy hostess gifts I found that people will not only want to receive but will be able to use. Plus, it’s always fun to give a generous host or hostess an unexpected gift.