Hostess Gifts
This article has been updated for accuracy, April 2017

This is the season we visit our friends, well, maybe even mooch off our friends.  If we want to be invited back, we have to cough up a great hostess gift.  Here are some ideas:

Personalized personalized waste basket for $95. Hostess gifts, personalized waste basket

Does the house have a name?  Buy a set of ceramic alphabet napkin rings at $24 each.

Hostess gifts, porcelain monogrammed napkin rings

Personalize coasters with the name of the house or your hostesses’ initials.  Choose from four pages of images to go with your personalization, or just go with initials or house name.  $24.95 for 4. Hostess gifts, personalized coasters

Personalize a box of note cards with your hosts’ names and faces (choose from an assortment of hand-painted heads, or choose custom cards from the Rifle Paper Co.

25 notes w/ 2 faces $85 plus $20 for text or custom portraits (from $175)  takes 2 – 3 weeks.


Tunkables – find vintage silver plate flatware with sayings engraved, or custom sayings.  A butter spreader is $20.00, a serving spoon is $28.00.

Hostess gifts, monogrammed silverware

Sea Bags sail bags can be customized with specific numbers.  Give your hostess a sail bag with her street number. They can do dates, or a specific image. A large custom bag is $175 – $250.  Hostess gifts, personalized sail bag from Ella Vickers