With August officially here, we’re hitting the peak of summertime parties. From birthdays and family get-togethers to reunions and barbecue’s with friends, this month can be one of the busiest months of the year. No matter what kind of party you’re heading to next, there’s one thing that’s a given — you shouldn’t be showing up empty handed. While gifts like wine and flowers might be the go-to hostess gifts, step up your gift giving this summer with the best summer hostess gifts she’s bound to adore.
Best Summer Hostess Gifts
From page-turning cookbooks to gourmet gift sets, we’ve rounded up 12 gifts your hostess will love. Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best summer hostess gifts.
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Hostess Gift Cheese Board
1. Natural Bamboo Cheese Board Set
Where to buy: $59.99, Amazon
She's known the world over for her elaborate spreads, so give her the tools to really shine with this gorgeous bamboo cheese board from Bambusi. The perfect way to create the ultimate charcuterie board, your hostess will love its deep, bordered grooves, elevated center tray, and accompanying stainless-steel cheese knife set.
Hostess Gift Drink Set
2. Rose Gold Cocktail Shaker Kit
Where to buy: $49.99, Amazon
No summer get-together is complete without seasonal drinks, so make sure she has everything she needs with this Jilmo Cocktail Shaker set. Coming in an eye-catching rose-gold finish, complete with a bamboo holder to keep everything in its place, she'll love entertaining guests (like you!) with this gift.
Hostess Gift Drink Recipes
3. A Woman's Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women
Where to buy: $13.56, Amazon
And for a little drink inspiration, pair the cocktail shaker set with A Woman's Drink: Bold Recipes for Bold Women. Filled with gorgeous cocktails and favorite drinks from notable women, this book comes with 50 recipes, varying from classics like the ever popular Cosmopolitan to new spins on what are bound to become crowd favorites.
Hostess Gift Tea Pitcher
4. Bodum Ice Tea Infuser Brewing Pitcher
Where to buy: $32.03, Amazon
For another summertime drink classic, help her make the best tea on the block with this Bodum Iced Tea Pitcher. BPA-free and dishwasher safe, she can now brew and serve tea from the same container for delicious, homemade iced tea in half the time.
Hostess Gift Spice Set
5. Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit
Where to buy: $38, Uncommon Goods
Bring all the delicious flavors of the four corners of the world to her with this Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit. With over 15 spice blends inspired by places like France, Italy, Spain, and Morocco, your hostess will enjoy making her own fragrant blends to serve with some rich olive oil and delicious breads!
Hostess Gift Olive Oil
6. Bono 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Where to buy: $18.43, Amazon
Speaking of olive oil, why not but aside the wine bottle and come with a nice bottle of Bono 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Rich in flavor and extremely delicious, this olive oil is perfect both for cooking as well as pairing with the aforementioned spice kit!
Hostess Gift Party Game
7. Mad Gab Party Game
Where to buy: $9 (Originally $18), Amazon
For the hostess that likes to have fun, bring her a party game like Mad Gab! In this game, it's not about what you say, it's what you hear. You'll all love trying to decipher what these seemingly unrelated words are trying to say. Best of all, it's fun for kids making it a game perfect for any get-together.
Hostess Gift Heart Spoon
8. Heart-Shaped Serving Spoon
Where to buy: $20, Uncommon Goods
For the woman who puts a lot of love into everything she cooks, this heart-shaped serving spoon is the way to go. Give back a little of the love she shares each time you're around her and you'll love watching her delve out more of that love with each serving.
Hostess Gift Cookbook
9. Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers
Where to buy: $17, Amazon
Much like wine, cookbooks are another classic hostess gift. For a fun cookbook, pick up Andrew Rea's Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers. With recipes inspired by more than 40 classic films, your hostess will get a kick out of trying to recreate meals like the New York Style Pastrami a la When Harry Met Sally or the Goodfellas inspired intricate Pasta and Meatballs.
Hostess Gift Candle Nest
10. NEST Fragrances Bamboo Candle
Where to buy: $42, Amazon
When it doubt, candle it out. A perfect hostess gift, there's nothing better than unwinding after a big get-together with a soothing candle. We love the NEST Fragrances Bamboo Candle. Transforming any room its placed in into a spa-like oasis, this just might become one of her most cherished hostess gifts.
Hostess Gift Relaxing
11. Way of Will Trophy Mom Collection
Where to buy: $69, Way of Will
At the end of the day, the hostess deserves to relax and there's no better way to do that than with the Trophy Mom collection from Way of Will. Whether she's a mother or not, she'll enjoy this hand-pampering set that comes complete with a hand wash, lotion, and soak all infused with the relaxing and rejuvenating powers of lemongrass and tea tree oils.
Hostess Gift Wine Sleeve
12. A Toast for the Host Wine Bottle Bags
Where to buy: $11.99, Amazon
If you do decide to go with the classic gift of a bottle of wine, make sure you bring it wrapped up in one of these "A Toast for the Host" wine bottle bags. Not only is it an endearing gift, it also shows that you put a little thought into the gift (and didn't just pick up a bottle on the way to the festivities).
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