We all know that you shouldn’t show up empty handed to a party or a gathering at someone’s home. Most of us resort to the good ole’ bottle of wine because it’s convenient to pick it up on the way there. This year, instead of reaching for a bottle of wine to gift your hostess, think outside the box. A hostess gift does not have to be expensive, but it should be a nice little gesture to show you took your time to pick out something non-traditional. I’ve done a little research for you and found these amazing hostess gifts!

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Dessert Plates

You know I’m a huge sucker for color, therefore, I couldn’t resist adding these colorful dessert plates to the list. The illustrations by London-based Luke Edward Hall are absolutely beautiful and incredibly unique.

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Every home deserves beautiful coasters. These gold rimmed stone coasters will add a bit of elegance to your hostess’ coffee table. They are available in four different lovely colors and shapes to fit your hostess’ style.

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Dish Towels

Here’s a gift your hostess’ probably hasn’t received since her wedding – dish towels. Yes, it may sound like a simple gift, but there are so many fun prints available that your hostess’ will be guaranteed to fall in love with. These tassel dish towels are charming, aren’t they?!

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Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets

Summer may be over, but pineapples will always be in style! I saw these and fell in love with how adorable they are. People normally opt for the simple salt and pepper shaker sets, but these will win everyone’s hearts.

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Instead of bringing your hostess flowers, try bringing her a vase! Target always has a great selection of pretty vases at affordable prices. I’m really loving blush pink right now and can easily be transitioned into fall. This blush pink vase would look good anywhere around the house - on top of a coffee table, next to the fireplace, or on a night stand. Give your hostess the pleasure of adding some fresh blooms to her home. I’d recommend even bringing the flowers in the vase! She’ll love your forever!

One of my favorite hostess gifts that I’ve personally received was ______. What has been one of your favorite gifts that a guest has given you?