The 24 Best Gifts for Party Hosts for 2022

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The age-old question of "what do we bring to the holiday party" is actually more easily answered than you think. Whether you're gifting for a coffee lover or a wine fanatic, there are plenty of options for every friend and loved one's style. Even the most seasoned host can never turn down a good candle or new wine gadget. These gifts are quality pieces we'd love for our own homes, all available to order now. Read on for our favorite host and hostess gift ideas.

Homesick New York City Scented Candle

New York City Candle

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Homesick candles will strike a chord with any host, with scents from their signature home state flora and foodstuffs. Try Georgia's magnolia and sweet tea or Vermont's fall foliage with a touch of maple.

Price at time of publish: $30

Shanik Acacia Cheese Board Platter with 2 Slide-Out Drawers

Acacia Cheese Board Platter with 2 Slide-Out Drawers

Amazon

This acacia wood cheese board does it all, with a reversible marble insert, multiple containers and tools that stow away to fit in any cabinet space.

Price at time of publish: $90

Thirstystone Desert Sand Coasters

Thirstystone Desert Sand Coasters

Amazon

If condensation is getting the better of your current coasters, this set from Thirstystone will change everything. The stone soaks up water like a sponge, so all surfaces are protected from damage. A thoughtful gift all around!

Price at time of publish: $18

OXO Vertical Corkscrew with Removable Foil Cutter

OXO Vertical Corkscrew with Removable Foil Cutter

Amazon

This high-rated opener from OXO is the fastest way to uncork any bottle of wine. The foil cutter also stores right on the corkscrew so it's on-hand whenever you need it.

Price at time of publish: $45

Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Sriracha Sampler Gift Box

Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Sriracha Sampler Gift Box

Amazon

Hot sauce lovers will treasure these spicy condiments, including sriracha, honey and maple syrup. Use them in cocktails, on waffles or pancakes, or as amazing glazes on roast meats.

Price at time of publish: $43

Emile Henry 9" Pie Dish

Emile Henry 9" Pie Dish

Amazon

This is the most reliable pie dish on the market. Emile Henry's Burgundy clay has superior heat retention to keep desserts warm on the table for longer, and can go directly from freezer to oven to dishwasher without a problem.

Price at time of publish: $39

Corkcicle Canteen

Corkcicle Canteen

Amazon

The perfect bottle for tailgating or toting on errands: it's as good for hot chocolate as it is for a batch of icy Boulevardiers.

Price at time of publish: $40

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet 8-Piece Steak Knife Set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet 8-Piece Steak Knife Set

Amazon

Never make your dinner party guests use dull knives. This set of knives from J.A. Henckels is made to last, with high carbon steel blades excellent for cutting steak, roasts and chops with ease. Bonus: they're dishwasher safe, too.

Price at time of publish: $100

Bee's Wrap Assorted Set, Three Sizes

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Bee’s Wrap Assorted Set of 3 Sizes

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For the eco-friendly host, a set of these wraps will go a long way. They're washable, reusable and compostable for minimal footprint while keeping your food fresh.

Price at time of publish: $19

BOURINA Throw Blanket

BOURINA Throw Blanket

Amazon

This blanket gets over 700 five-star ratings from Amazon reviewers, and it comes in 15 different colors to go with any host's color scheme. It's soft but won't shed or fade, so it'll last longer than the overly plush versions out there.

Price at time of publish: $20

Le Creuset Silicone Trivet

Le Creuset Silicone Trivet

Amazon

A trustworthy trivet is an underrated kitchen accessory, and your host will be more than happy to accept one. This Le Creuset version is heat resistant up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe, so it can handle both your piping hot Dutch oven and a proper cleaning cycle.

Price at time of publish: $20

Lipper International Acacia Serving Tray

Lipper International Acacia Serving Tray

Amazon

From cocktails to appetizers to post party cleanup, a great serving tray is an essential at any large gathering. Your host or hostess will be happy to accept the most useful gift you can give.

Price at time of publish: $36

Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste

Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste

Amazon

Trust us, this is a hidden gem for baking purposes. For serious dessert lovers that want to step up from the usual vanilla extract without paying an arm and a leg for single vanilla bean pods, this paste will be the star of the show. Just use one teaspoon in place of one vanilla bean.

Price at time of publish: $15

Coravin Limited Edition II Advanced Wine Preservation System and Bottle Opener

Coravin Limited Edition II Advanced Wine Preservation System and Bottle Opener

Amazon

If you're gifting to someone who loves to savor a great bottle of wine, the Coravin system is essential. It extracts a standard pour without uncorking the bottle, meaning the wine will last as long as they like.

Price at time of publish: $400

glacio Large Ice Sphere Mold Tray

glacio Large Ice Sphere Mold Tray

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For ideal scotch or cocktail drinking, larger ice cubes melt more slowly and won't water things down. Buy one for your favorite cocktail party host.

Price at time of publish: $13

Deco Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses (Set of 8)

Deco Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses (Set of 8)

Amazon

No more licking the salt off your hand, these Himalayan salt shooters take care of that for you. For the party crowd and tequila lovers, these are an instant hit.

Price at time of publish: $20

Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Petite Presentation Box Tea Sampler

Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Petite Presentation Box Tea Sampler

Amazon

Choose from a variety of tea selections to gift including "herbal retreat," green teas, and black teas.

Price at time of publish: $25

Stonewall Kitchen 4 Piece Favorite Jam Collection

Stonewall Kitchen 4 Piece Favorite Jam Collection

Amazon

Jams are versatile and crowd-friendly, as well as useful for breakfast any day of the week. We love this set from Stonewall Kitchen with Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam, Sour Cherry Jam, Strawberry Jam, and Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Stonewall Kitchen 4 Piece Favorite Jam Collection, $32 at amazon.com

Price at time of publish: $40

French brand Le Creuset may be best known for its Dutch ovens and skillets, but their stoneware serving pieces are just as noteworthy (and long-lasting). This bright, enamel-coated platter is oven-, broiler-, and freezer-safe and is almost impossible to chip or stain. 

Price at time of publish: $78

Dot & Army Seersucker Napkins

Dot & Army Seersucker Napkins

Food 52

These textured napkins are ideal for a casual lunch or formal dinner. The Georgia-based company can also monogram them for that special Southern touch. 

Price at time of publish: $34

Serax Serving Bowl By Yotam Ottolenghi

Serax Serving Bowl By Yotam Ottolenghi

Food 52

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi has made a household name for himself on the basis of his bold use of seasoning, so it’s no surprise that his collection for Belgian brand Serax features similarly strong designs and hues. Plus, these durable stoneware pieces are even dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Price at time of publish: $86

Haand Splendor in the Grass Dinner Coupe

Haand Splendor in the Grass Dinner Coupe

Haand

This North Carolina brand makes pretty plates, but rest assured these dishwasher-safe porcelain pieces are made for actual use. Their Delft design–inspired dinner plate is hand-painted.

Price at time of publish: $125

T2 Blooms & Shrooms Teapot Tall Black

T2 Blooms & Shrooms Teapot Tall Black

T2

“My husband Felix and I invested in a tea set and it has been worth every penny. More than just a relaxing cup of tea, it has made drinking tea about the experience,” says Asheville chef Katie Button. Full of whimsy, this playful tea set makes tea time just a little more fun.

Price at time of publish: $72

Diptyque Amber Scented Taper Candle

Diptyque Scented Taper Candle

Diptyque

“Scented taper candles are hard to come by, and Diptyque's holiday release brings some of their most beloved scents (I'm particular to Ambre, which reminds me of baking spices and pine trees) to the dinner table. Plus, the sleek gold enamel label adds a little extra something. The ultimate host gift!” — Oset Babür-Winter, Senior Drinks Editor 

Price at time of publish: $34

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