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31 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas You'll Actually Want to Give (and Get)

Bottles of wine and scented candles are nice, but wouldn't you rather be the guest who brings something a bit more thoughtful?
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These clever gifts go beyond a basic bouquet.

RABBIT WING CORKSCREW


BUY NOW $49.99, bloomingdales.com

Elegant and easy to use, this is one corkscrew you can expect your host to keep in heavy rotation.

PLANT MISTER IN GLASS AND BRASS


BUY NOW $14.99, target.com

Green-thumbed hosts will adore this pretty plant mister.

PRINTED LINEN COCKTAIL NAPKIN ROLL


BUY NOW $42.03, amazon.com

Nothing feels more elegant than serving cocktails with a linen napkin, and nothing makes that less time-consuming than a roll of these tear-off patterned linen napkins.

HELMS GOLD CHEESE KNIVES


BUY NOW $14.95, cb2.com

These sleek, elegant gold cheese knives will dress up even the most basic plate of appetizers.

MONOGRAM MARBLE & WOOD SERVING BOARD


BUY NOW $63, nordstrom.com

This elegant, personalized serving board is just what the antipasti spread needs.

HANDS INCENSE HOLDER SET


BUY NOW $20, urbanoutfitters.com

These charming metal holders suit stick or conical incense and look just as decorative when not in use.

MALACHITE PRINT TRAY


BUY NOW $95, barneys.com

We love how this tray blends a brilliant pop of color with an organic pattern to make it fit in with any decor scheme.

B&O PLAY BEOPLAY A1 BLUETOOTH SPEAKER


BUY NOW $249, beoplay.com

This tiny portable speaker has 24 hours of battery life, so you'll never have to cut the party short.

FRESCOBOL CARIOCA LEBLON BEACH BATS


BUY NOW $310, frescobolcarioca.com

Perfect for beachside soirees, these artisan crafter bats will offer plenty of fun in the sun (and take the pressure off your host to entertain.)

ASSOULINE VINTAGE COCKTAILS BOOK


BUY NOW $50, barneys.com

Part mixology manual, part eye candy, this collection of beautifully photographed classic cocktails will tickle any tippler.

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RACLETTE MINI GRILL AND CHEESE


BUY NOW Mini raclette grill, $39.99, worldmarket.com

BUY NOW Emmi raclette, $62.90, raclettecorner.com

Think: fondue, without the fuss. Pair a wedge of beautifully melty raclette cheese with this mini grill for a fun, interactive take on the standard cheese plate.

JONATHAN ADLER PORCELAIN COASTERS


BUY NOW $68, saksfifthavenue.com

These playful, graphic coasters will get people excited about actually using a coaster.

CANVAS WINE TOTE


BUY NOW $48, food52.com

This canvas tote fits two full bottles (or baguettes, or bouquets) and sits comfortably over your shoulder like a miniature backpack.

More: 25+ Unique Gifts for All the Wine Lovers in Your Life

MILA PLANNER + PEN SET


BUY NOW $24, anthropologie.com

What better way to say "Let's do this again soon?" than to get it on the book right away with a brand new agenda.

AERIN SHAGREEN DOMINO SET


BUY NOW $1,100, neimanmarcus.com

These pretty, embossed dominos will glam up any game night.

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 8 INSTANT FILM CAMERA


BUY NOW $48.95, amazon.com

Capture every joyful moment of the party with this instant camera.

UMA PURE REST WELLNESS OIL


BUY NOW $85, anthropologie.com

Help your host take a breather with this blend of oils from soothing Ayurvedic herbs.

HANDBLOWN LIDDED GLASS DISHES


BUY NOW $29.95, cb2.com

Make the candy dish cool again with this chic, mod display dish.

HERMES L'EFFET DOMINO PLAYING CARDS


BUY NOW $140, hermes.com

Poker nights have never been more elegant.

GOLD AND SAPPHIRE ZODIAC NECKLACE


BUY NOW $79, mejuri.com

A dainty necklace featuring the constellation of your host's zodiac sign is the perfect personal touch.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA BY VISTA ALEGRE


BUY NOW $185, saksfifthavenue.com

Who could say no to a cuppa from this beautiful, classic teapot?

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VITRUVI PORCELAIN ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER


BUY NOW $119, nordstrom.com

Much classier than the plastic versions, this essential oil diffuser looks like a sculpture and helps make rooms smell amazing.

FERRARI BRUT MAGNUM


BUY NOW $54.99, premierechampagne.com

Sure, everyone appreciates a bottle of wine, but for maximum gifting impact, go big with a 1.5 liter bottle of bubbly to get the celebration started.

JUNIPER BOOKS CLASSIC COOKBOOKS


BUY NOW $250, houzz.com

These fun, curated cookbooks give your host everything they need for oodles of dinner party inspiration: The Essential New York Times Cookbook, James Beard's American Cookery, Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, How to Cook Everything, and The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook.

CIRE TRUDON JOSEPHINE ROOM SPRAY


BUY NOW $190, bloomingdales.com

This bergamot, sandalwood, jasmine and white musk room spray looks as good as it smells.

TOM DIXON BREW COPPER-PLATED CAFETIERE


BUY NOW $210, shopbop.com

Up your host's coffee game with this gleaming French press.

LE LABO ROSE 31 BODY LOTION


BUY NOW $68, net-a-porter.com

This rich, rose-scented lotion from the cult-favorite perfumer Le Labo is a guaranteed hit with any host.

WINE BOTTLE AND GLASS CADDY


BUY NOW $99.95, crateandbarrel.com

Perfect for picnics and porching, this do-it-all wine caddy means far less running back and forth to the kitchen for your host, and that's a gift in and of itself.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE EXQUISITE


BUY NOW $28.95, amazon.com

This book of historical anecdotes features everything from the history of champagne and Louis XIV’s Bartlett pear obsession to Julia Child’s secret for the perfect omelet and how Parliament attempted to suppress beauty mark fad of the 1650s.

CROSLEY RADIO TURNTABLE


BUY NOW $99.95, amazon.com

It may look like an old school turntable, but this packable, portable version is also Bluetooth friendly and USB compatible so you can connect to your music any way you want.

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GEORG JENSEN INDULGENCE CHAMPAGNE COOLER


BUY NOW $295, neimanmarcus.com

This stainless steel ice bucket is equal parts sculpture and serving piece.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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