When you think of a modern hostess, who do you imagine this person to be? She’s probably the kindest, most thoughtful person you know, right? She knows and loves to give the best experiences to her family, friends, and guests. Now it’s time for us to be thoughtful. Coming up with modern hostess gift ideas can be intimidating, because–let’s be real– she knows her stuff. We’ve scoured through stores as we asked ourselves, “What does she love to do as a hostess?” She loves preparing delicious meals and baking guilt-free treats. She curates her home like a fun, relaxing space that can wow guests. A modern hostess loves to entertain, tell stories and have an open, comfortable space for their guests to share their journeys. It’s our turn to say thank you!
12 Thoughtful Modern Hostess Gift Ideas
The hostess may want to provide a more experiential, engaging way for guests to add salt to their dish. There’s something satisfying about grating salt, like cracking fresh peppercorns. The modern hostess knows that every little detail matters when prepping and serving a meal. Warning: the act of grating salt can become addicting!
Buy Now | $31
Dinner guests will swoon over this circular, pink marble and wooden serving board. Gift this serving board to the hostess who’s loving the millennial pink trend, moon-gazing, and dreamy yet practical decor. It’s for the hostess who prefers soft colors over bold ones, who wants to create an ethereal-like night for everyone in her lovely home. Especially recommended for tea party hostesses.
Buy Now | $78
This collection of four wildflower honey samples offers perfect pairings for a variety of cheeses. Each vial is hand-corked and wax sealed, then paired with a detailed description of its floral source. The modern foodie hostess will love to experiment with these on her favorite snacks and in her daily cuppa.
Buy Now | $48
Don’t overlook a set of cheese knives! We know there are many hostesses out there who love to serve all types of cheese! We couldn’t describe this knife set better than Unison: “The unique, rounded detailing of these clean-and-modern cheese knives makes a strong style statement wherever they land, while the gorgeous teak handles maintain a classically natural flare. The result is a deliciously modern necessity that will have you jonesing for a cheese tray every day.”
Buy Now | $50
This mid-century, hand-loomed pillow brightens up the living room. Although abstract, the colors are pleasant and symmetrical patterns are friendly and inviting for any chair, couch, or guestroom. The hostess will love this huggable art… and so will her guests! Authentically made in Peru with 100% Sheep’s Wool. Easy to clean any accidental spillage from too much fun!
Buy Now | $135
Say no more to grocery bags! Gift this woven palm basket with leather handles. This basket is made for the hostess who shops for fresh fruits and veggies at the farmer’s market. It’s a versatile bag that she can bring to the beach or a park when hosting an outdoor picnic.
Buy Now | $75
Instead of a scrapbook, this elegant book collects stories of cherished heirlooms. This hostess gift idea is unique and thoughtful for the hostess who wants to capture precious moments and memories of her family. Perfect for hostesses who are storytellers, historians, and know the significance of passing on their tales.
Buy Now | $25
Candles are a must for hostesses! These 100% essential oil candles combine Lemon & Calendula to create a fresh, lemony aroma with a little herbal kick. We chose this specific scent for the hostess who loves the aroma of a fresh home. It’s delightfully calming for anyone who enters her home.
Buy Now | $24
Something quite unique as a hostess gift idea is this spring blossom serving tray. This is handmade in Sweden with a steam pressed birch veneer in the form of a large serving tray. Hostesses who love prints and offset patterns will appreciate this well-crafted tray. It’s another way to wow her guests!
Buy Now | $41
A simple apron with a subtle hip style. Like a smock for artists, this pinafore apron is a must for the creative hostess who loves to be in her kitchen, from whipping up the best meals to crafting cocktails for the guests. Plus, the two pockets are big enough to hold a mini ipad!
Buy Now | $85
Each hand wood carving cutting board is unique and, though they retain small imperfections, will add character, beauty and function to your kitchen. These are hand carved from sustainably-harvested African teak by artisans in Togo, Africa. A hostess who loves rustic style will love serving finger food on this one!
Buy Now | $24
This gift is for the hostess who loves urban plant styling. This Boxcar planter set comes in a clear finish to emphasize the beauty of the wood. Place these planters together along a windowsill or as a centerpiece on a table. They bring spaces to life!
Buy Now | $72
Have we warmed you up enough with hostess gift ideas? We want to source the best available gifts out there for someone you’re thinking about! For the hostess, offering a small gift is a simple gesture that shows how much you love her hospitality! After all, hostesses tend to notice the small things to provide the best experience for her guests.