It takes a lot of work to throw a party. Between crafting the perfect menu, cleaning the house, and preparing the food, the host puts in a lot of energy and effort to making their party special for you. While not required, it’s always a nice treat to show your appreciation by bringing a hostess gift. So next party, wow your host with one of these hostess gift ideas (all under $25!)
Tip: Stock up on a few extra hostess gifts for those last-minute gatherings, or times when you need a gift in a pinch.
The Best Hostess Gifts Under $25
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These everyday hostess ideas can be used for parties year-round. Your hostess will love them!
You can find plenty of options for cheese platters on Amazon for a quick and easy hostess gift that will be loved!
Make your hostess smile with a simple candle showing your appreciation.
My personal favorite everyday candle: Check out the Galvanized Container Candles from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection at Target. (The Cedar Magnolia smells lovely year-round and Sugared Birch is great around the holidays.) The best part about this hostess gift is that it can be reused as a pot for a small plant when the candle is done.
Does your hostess love to cook? Spoil them with a new cookbook.
- Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
- Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
- The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
Gift your hostess with a cozy blanket to snuggle up with after their party.
Wine charms are the perfect gift for the entertainer (and can be enjoyed by other guests as well.) There are endless options to choose from to match your host’s personality!
Wine Bottle Chiller
This wine bottle chiller keeps wine and champagne cool while out on the counter. (You can also pair this with a bottle of wine for the ultimate hostess gift.)
If your host is a beer (or soda) lover, this beer caddy is the prefect gift. (Just add a 6-pack!)
I’ve been both on the receiving end and giving end of getting this Yeti Tumbler and it does not disappoint!
Meat Forks/Shredder Claws
This is the perfect hostess gift for the one who loves to cook. These meat forks/shredder claws make shredding pulled pork/pulled chicken so much easier!
A perfect gift for the hostess with a green thumb. (Did you know you can purchase live plants directly on Amazon for even easier ordering?)
Personalize a return address stamper for your hostess! (Check out Etsy for some creative options!)
Personal favorite: Return address stamper from Simple&Pretty on Etsy
These hostess gifts are perfect to give for Thanksgiving.
Thankful & Blessed T-Shirt
These Thankful & Blessed t-shirts are perfect for your Thanksgiving hostess!
Thanksgiving Kitchen Towels
This simple gift adds a little Thanksgiving touch to the kitchen.
Personal favorites: Gobble and Gather Kitchen Towel from Target
Fall Themed Salt and Pepper Shakers
How cute are these fall themed pumpkin salt and pepper shakers? These are the perfect small gift to get your Thanksgiving day host to show your appreciation.
Show thanks to your hostess with these thankful coasters from Target.
Thanksgiving Wine Charms
How cute are these Thanksgiving wine charms (from Target)?
Give the gift of love to your Christmas hostess with a sprig of Mistletoe.
(Live/real mistletoe can sometimes be hard to find; I did find it the other day at the Christmas Tree Shops for under $3!)
Holiday Scented Candle
Do you need a last minute Christmas hostess gift? You can’t go wrong with a holiday scented candle and you can purchase them almost everywhere (local pharmacy, grocery store, Target, etc…)
Holiday Hand Towel/Kitchen Towel
Gift a holiday hand towel or kitchen towel to add some holiday cheer to the kitchen.
Holiday Salt and Pepper Shaker
The Lenox Holly Berry salt and pepper shakers are the perfect gift for Christmas dinner.
Christmas Mugs & Hot Chocolate Spoons
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