Never Arrive Empty-Handed: Hostess Gift Ideas

It’s the season of gift giving – to your weekend host or hostess. And everyone with a house on the beach, or at the lake, or in the mountains appreciates a guest who shows their appreciation by bringing with them a useful gift.  We’ve assembled a few gift ideas that should make everyone happy.

Primeware Wine Clutch Bag is thermal insulated to keep whites cold and the reds from getting too warm. A bag to take to the beach, a picnic, or a concert in the park. It’s chic enough to look like a purse and comes in six colors. We love the cork version! $15.00-$20.00

This Bamboo Cheese Board with Cutlery Set comes with a charcuterie board, a slide out tray with cheese forks and knives and a grooved edge to hold crackers.  I went to a party last week where the hostess used it to serve cheeses. I knew I had to have one.  $59.99

Composing the Cheese Plate: Recipes, Pairings, and Platings for the Inventive Cheese Course isn’t just another cheese book — it’s a gateway into the wonderful world of pairing and plating your favorite cheeses with dozens of sweet and savory condiments. Fromager Brian Keyser and pastry chef Leigh Friend provide inventive recipes that go way beyond the average crackers and jam. Instead, think chutneys, pestos, purees, whole grain mustards, fruit curds, nut brittles, pickles, honeys, and more. $14.95

Morning Fog Studios Outdoor Wine Glasses with Lids are stainless steel insulated and hold 12 ounces of wine.  Great for keeping you glass of wine icy cold. Pick from 4 colors: pink, white, green, and blue. They come 2 glasses to a set. $39.99

Mason Jar Soap or Lotion Dispenser with Iconic Vintage Ball.  Who doesn’t love the charm of Ball Jars? Reminiscent of homemade jellies and jams, this jar has been repurposed to sit on your countertop to dispense soap or lotion. A unique and homey gift. $16.95

Mud Pie Guacamole Serving Dish Set Guacamole is the favorite dip for summer. It goes with chips and crackers and everyone loves it.  Now it can be served in this whimsical serving bowl and spoon from Mud Pie. $18.95

See also Mud Pie Circa Spreader Set in silver. Each spreader is engraved with a whimsical saying, perfect for every spread. $24.90

For the Golf Weekend, the Bushnell Pro X2 Golf Laser Rangefinder shows your host just how much you appreciate the weekend. Although this holds true for hostess, too.  This is the state-of-the-art rangefinder which will improve the game of anyone who uses it.  Measuring distance, hills, terrain, this rangefinder is simply on par with the best. $499.95

See the Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Rangefinder for a less expensive, but equally excellent rangefinder. $196.95

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