10 Host/Hostess Gifts That Are Beautiful and Practical

As we head into the holiday season of Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas parties, and visiting family and friends, it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for thoughtful host/hostess gifts. Stock up on a few of these beautiful and practical items now and you won’t have to do that last-minute scramble for a gift as you head out the door!

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1. Multi-Purpose Patterned Table Tiles

These beautiful table tiles can be used individually as coasters or fit together to form a tiled trivet. The geometric pattern adds a playful flair to any table while serving a practical purpose. $21.73 at Amazon.

2. Beeswax Taper Candles

Smokeless and dripless with a light honey scent, these beeswax taper candles don’t pollute the indoor air like many candles do.Their 10 inch height and tapered honeycomb design makes them a classy addition to any host’s table. $9.49 at Amazon.

3. Pour Over Coffee Maker

Visiting a coffee lover this holiday season? This stainless steel and glass carafe pour over coffee maker is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys a quality cup of coffee. We love that this one is 33 oz—making it perfect for large gatherings! $21.99 at Amazon.

4. Clear Glass Jumping Tea Pot

If your host is more of a tea person, this clear glass teapot is a beautiful yet useful gift. Unlike typical tea pots that use an infuser for brewing loose leaf tea, this tea pot includes a tea straining mesh in the spout so that tea leaves can “jump” around the pot during the brewing process, resulting in a stronger and more full-bodied flavor. 500ml size for $36.50 at Amazon.

5. Bee’s Wrap Reusable Food Wraps

These eco-friendly food wraps are simple, beautiful, and practical - the perfect hostess gift! They can be used instead of plastic wrap to cover bowls or wrap food. If you love spending time in the outdoors, these wraps are great for bundling up backpacking tools for a zero waste camping experience. 3-pack for $18 at Amazon.

6. 2 Piece Acacia Wood/Copper Salad Fork and Spoon Set

Sheesham wood salad tongs with just a touch of copper make for a classy gift that will bring delight to your host every time they are used. Better yet, these are dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze! $9.99 at Amazon.

7. Rustic Textured Stoneware Planter

We love giving potted plants as hostess gifts because unlike cut flowers, they continue to beautify a space long after the visit is over. Paired with a cactus or succulent from your local greenhouse, this classy bronze or silver planter makes for a lovely gift that keeps giving all year long. $16.95 for small planter at Amazon.

8. Marble Board Cheese Slicer

This white marble cheese board with a built-in slicer makes for a beautiful and handy addition to a host’s toolkit that they might not think to buy for themselves. $16.95 at Amazon.

9. Conversation Starter Questions

If you’re flying to visit family or friends, this is a great travel-sized gift! Measuring only 2 inches by 2 inches but packed full with 50 thoughtful and playful questions, this gift will inspire great conversations around the table or fireplace. $8.95 at Amazon.

10. Baker’s Floursacks, Set of Three

These all-purpose working cloths are as beautiful as they are practical! Made from lightweight cotton, these oversized kitchen towels are designed to mimic the functionality of vintage grain bags used for decades around the home. With 38 color and pattern options to choose from, you’ll be able to pick out the perfect look to match your host’s style. $12.59 at Amazon.

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