Holiday Gift Guide: 20 Perfectly Effortless Hostess Gifts Under $50

Picking out a hostess gift doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead of gifting a bottle of wine like everyone else, going above and just a tad beyond this year will show the hosts that you care and truly appreciate the event they planned. Showing up with a thoughtful gift is the easiest way to say, Thank you.

These 20 options are all under $50. Just remember, the trick to finding the perfect gift is to focus on things that you wouldn’t buy for yourself – these are ideal hostess gifts because they are born of out excitement, not necessity.

1. For the perfectionist,

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Finishing salt is the final touch on so many dishes. These unique flavors of artisan salts will pack just the right punch, it’s all up to your hostess to decide how to finish it.

Find it here.

2. For the couple who are eternally newlyweds,

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This cookbook is so darn sweet, we just about have a toothache right now. Date Night In from lifestyle blogger, Not Without Salt, is the perfect gift for the couple that is eternally celebrating their union in delicious style.

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3. For the faux sommelier

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This beautiful Le Creuset carafe is just how your hostess wants to serve her wine in style once a bottle has been opened. The best part? Blush is one of the season’s trendiest colors.

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4. For the wanderluster,

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This pretty tea towel is perfect for the traveler at heart, even if they can’t escape daily life nearly as often as they wish they could.

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5. For the Food Network lover,

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These latte bowls by the Pioneer Woman are the perfect size for serving small snacks or pre-measuring ingredients. Bonus points if the hostess in question is a sucker for Ree Drummond’s picturesque life on the ranch.

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6. For the bread baker,

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This beautiful and sturdy dough scraper does double duty in the kitchen first by being one of the essential tools every baker needs and also because it’s sleek design means it can live outside of a drawer. Score!

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7. For the trendsetter,

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These copper-plated measuring cups and spoons are all the rage right now when it comes to kitchenware – show your hostess or host that you’re on trend, too, with this luxe gift.

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8. For the candle-obsessed,

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This set of three votive candles in balsam and cedar just smells like a cool, cozy winter night. The best part? The candle containers are incredibly pretty, as well.

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9. For the #1 fan of breakfast in bed,

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This lacquer tray is just big enough for breakfast in bed for one, which is exactly what your host or hostess will want the morning after a shindig. Don’t be fooled, it also makes an excellent coffee table centerpiece, as well.

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10. For the giving soul,

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This insulated cake (and pie) carrier is perfect for that friend who never shows up to an event empty-handed. Bonus points if the dessert in question is always a cake or a pie!

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12. For the tiny kitchen connoisseur,

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This bamboo book rest and tablet holder is the dream of any cook with limited counter space. It holds any size of cookbook or tablet, and the best part? It folds flat for easy storage.

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13. For the big city dreamer,

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Stephanie Danler’s first novelSweetbitter: A Novel, follows the life of Tess who finds herself deep in the trenches of New York City’s fast-paced culinary scene. If your hostess didn’t pick this up as a beach read over the summer, now is the time!

Find it here.

14. For the glam Hollywood vixen,

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This set of four coasters harkens back to the glory days of glamorous travel and will immediately make your hostess feel the warm sun of Cannes on her face.

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15. For the young at heart,

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These silly drink markers will be the hit of the party as soon as your hostess unwraps them. The best part? The lifeguard swimsuit bottoms with their names emblazoned on the rear.

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16. For the forever hostess,

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This metal wine bottle holder and chalkboard is perfect for the hostess who just keeps on hosting.

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17. For the fresh enthusiast,

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This grow-your-own-herb-garden includes basil, cilantro, mint, and parsley and is designed to be used indoors as well as out. The variety of herbs in this package alone makes it well worth a gift.

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18. For the mule-lover,

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This 4-piece set of hammered pure copper mule mugs is they functional, but the mugs themselves are just as beautiful to boot.

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19. For the constantly caffeinated,

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Coffee spoons aren’t necessarily a necessity, but this spoon rest set is perfect for an after-dinner cup to wind down the evening.

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20. For the list-maker,

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Is your hostess a real note-taker? Present her with this lovely book, made of 52 blank lists with themes, so that she can begin her inner journey and start 2017 fresh.

Find it here.

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