27 Perfect Gifts for Party Hosts You Can Order on Amazon
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.
Homesick Scented Candle, $30 at amazon.com
Wooden Cheese Board with Storage
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.
Acacia Cheese Board Platter with 2 Slide-Out Drawers, $60 at amazon.com
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!
Thirstystone Brand Coasters, set of 4, $14 at amazon.com
Succulents are compact, easy to carry and look pretty just about anywhere. This brand carries both simple rectangle shapes and multiple animal versions for a quirky touch.
White Ceramic Succulent Planter Pots, $12 at amazon.com
Wine Bottle Opener
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.
OXO Steel Vertical Lever Corkscrew, $40 at amazon.com
Spicy Honey and Sauces
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.
Bushwick Kitchen Threes Knees Spicy Trio Sampler, $40 at amazon.com
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple Cookbook
If your host loves a great comfort food meal without the fuss, this is the cookbook to bring them. Cardamom Apple Fritters and Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese will please any crowd.
Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods, $21 at amazon.com
Emile Henry Classic Pie Dish
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 tabe for longer, and can go directly from freezer to oven to dishwasher without a problem.
Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish, 9", $40 at amazon.com
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.
Corkcicle Insulated Shatterproof Stainless Steel Canteen, $33-$50 at amazon.com
K+M Milk & Dark Chocolate
Chef Thomas Keller worked with Tuscany's Armando Manni to craft this high-quality chocolate: it retains the significant health benefits of cocoa beans plus quality olive oil. K+M's Ecuador Milk/Dark blend is the best of both worlds.
K+M Extravirgin Dark+Milk Four-Pack Gift Box Set, $50 at amazon.com
Sparkling Wine Gifts
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.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet 8-Piece Steak Knife Set with Box, $67 at amazon.com
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Beeswax Food Wraps
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.
Bee's Wrap Assorted 3 Pack, $18 at amazon.com
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.
Bourina Throw Blanket, $20 at amazon.com
Go for a title meant for a gathering with great appetizers. With over 75 recipes from contributors like Andrew Zimmern and Rachael Ray, this is the best guide to the ultimate finger food.
¡Buenos Nachos!, $16 (originally $25) at amazon.com
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.
Le Creuset Silicone 8" Round French Trivet, $16 at amazon.com
Serving Tray with Handles
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.
Acacia Serving Tray, $30 at amazon.com
Vanilla Bean Paste
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.
Heilala Vanilla Bean Paste, $15 at amazon.com
Cocktail Shaker Set
A good set of mixology tools is great for a housewarming or dinner party setting. This set comes in 6 colors, and has everything a home bartender needs.
Home Bartender Cocktail Shaker Set, $30 at amazon.com
Coravin Wine Preservation Tool
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.
Coravin Limited Edition II Advanced Wine Preservation System and Bottle Opener, $300 (originally $400) at amazon.com
Sphere Ice Mold Tray
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.
Glacio Large Sphere Ice Mold Tray, $14 at amazon.com
Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses
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.
Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses, $20 at amazon.com
Tea Sampler Box
Choose from a variety of tea selections to gift including "herbal retreat," green teas, and black teas.
Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Petite Presentation Box Tea Sampler, $20 at amazon.com
Improve bad wines and filter out sulfites with a wine purifier. Any wine enthusiast will enjoy this gadget, which can sit either on a glass itself while you pour or over a decater or carafe.
Ullo Wine Purifier, $60 at amazon.com
Wine and Cheese Pairing Print
Quirky and informative, this poster displays all the best cheese to pair with classic wine styles.
Wine Folly Wine Cheese Pairing Poster Print, $34 at amazon.com
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