It’s the season for get-togethers, and it’s good manners to never show up empty-handed. But what do you bring someone as a great hostess gift if they don’t drink—or if you don’t want to bring yet another bottle of wine? You don’t have to resort to alcohol or a potted plant to truly show your appreciation.
Ahead, seven genius hostess gift ideas for every kind of person—including the one who’s notoriously hard to shop for.
This hand cream is a daily treat for hard-working hands—and the perfect thoughtful present for a host who’s always washing the dishes. Natural seed oils nourish skin and shea butter adds an invisible layer of protection against dryness.
Forget the wine—this is one hostess present she’ll be happy to display and use. Plus, she’ll be able to reuse the chic glass bottle once the soap is gone.
This is the incense for people who don’t like incense, making it a crowd-pleaser of a hostess gift. The lingering scents are a million miles away from the flea-market incense you’ve smelled before. These are far more subtle and completely addictive. The more you burn them, the more you love them. We’re obsessed with them!
Who doesn’t love a tassel? This throw is neutral enough to satisfy the minimalists and fun enough for the maximalists. Plus, the 100% Turkish cotton is the perfect cozy addition to your next movie night.
This brass tea light holder acts as a subtle diffuser of essential oil. The design is sleek and minimal and makes a statement even when it’s not in use. Plus, it comes with a 10ml bottle of Lavender essential and a little beeswax tea light candle, so it’s basically good vibes in a box.
These sculptural vases feature a matte-white finish and a soft petal edge—and they’re the perfect “little something” to gift to friends. For bonus points, fill them with fresh-cut flowers for her, too.
Try not to stress too much about it: No matter what you bring, your friends will be happy to see you after all this time!