24 perfect gifts to say ‘thank you’ to your host
Whether you’re dropping in for dinner or visiting from out of town, a little something for the host lets them know you appreciate their hospitality–and secures your spot on future guest lists. Check out our round-up of treats and treasures for the table and beyond.
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Be the best dinner guest
|A dried foliage arrangement lasts long after the guests have gone–this one has the best subtle seasonal colors with just enough spark to stand out.
|This of-the-moment vase gives the finest flowers and greenery an equally fine frame and makes a chic, modern addition to your host’s home.
|This accordion-pleated shape comes to life with a cool white glow, making a beautiful centerpiece on its own or a vase for flowers or greenery.
|This adorable infestation will have the whole table squealing with delight.
L.A. Burdick Chocolate Mice, $42-$62 from Food52
|This bucket of goodies will score major points with the chocoholics in the house.
Chocolate Lover’s Gift Box, $75 from Dylan’s Candy Bar
|Arriving with a pie is never a bad idea. The mouth-watering classics at Brooklyn’s Four & Twenty Blackbirds–Brown Butter Pumpkin, Salty Caramel, and Bittersweet Choco Pecan are just a few favorites–are perfect for every occasion.
Assorted pies, $44 each at Four & Twenty Blackbirds
|Chocolate babka is a perennial favorite that’s both a hit of chocolate and a taste of NYC.
Russ & Daughters chocolate babka, $15 per loaf at Goldbelly
|This infused olive oil sampler adds to the arsenal of any creative chef.
|A bag of gourmet coffee beans will brighten many a morning to come.
|Don’t forget the four-legged hosts. These peanut butter treats will score you serious points with Fido.
|Of course, you’ll have to get approval from the boss–these catnip sushi toys will put you in good standing. Maybe.
Everybody’s favorite visitor is the one who comes bearing fabulous gifts.
|This elegant salt-and-pepper set by Copenhagen-based design shop Menu is practically a requirement for lovers of minimalist design.
|These unique layered pillar candles by Scandi home goods favorite Hay are almost too pretty to burn–and they add a splash of color to the table in any season.
|These gorgeous handmade mugs are a cavernous 15 ounces, and they’re microwave- and dishwasher-safe.
Handmade Gigante Mugs by Utility Objects, $30-$45 apiece at Food52
|This sampler of international teas puts the world in your teacup.
Palais des Thés single estate loose teas from around the world gift box set, $55 at Food52
|This handy brewing basket makes sure your favorite coffee or tea is just a few minutes away.
|This electric pour-over kettle is as convenient to use as it is beautiful to look at. Temp control and hold functions make sure your coffee or tea is brewed just right.
|Give your host a hand at the bar with a coffee-table cocktail compendium
Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen Cocktails Cookbook, $19.95 at Williams Sonoma
|These clever trays come in a rainbow of colors and a range of stackable sizes; they’re perfect for holding bits and bobs or doing table duty.
|From Ella Fitzgerald (pictured) to Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill characters, Salvador Dali and Ziggy Stardust, these diminutive figurines honor your favorite cultural icons.
|This simple twisty puzzle is great for fidgeters, and it adds a cool geometric element to a coffee table or desktop.
|If your host has kids, this bunny alarm clock will give them a great reason to hop out of bed.
|These yummy gummy bear nightlights look good enough to eat.
|Why should the two-legged people have all the fun? Each section conceals treats, different diffuculty levels are available.