Fall is the season of family gatherings, cozy dinner parties and holiday meals. If you’ve been invited to a friend’s home for an autumn dinner party, you better come prepared! Show your gratitude with a thoughtful hostess gift, and you just might guarantee an invitation to that New Years soiree! Here is the Bless Guide to the perfect seasonal fall hostess gifts!
Something To Sip On
Chances are, you’ll go through a couple bottle of bubbly. Wine is always a safe bet for a hostess gift, so put a crisp autumnal spin on a classic with a chilled bottle of extra dry brut. Not a fan of champagne? How about a set of cocktail syrups. This set of Southern-Inspired Cocktail Syrups ($30-$45) from Bittermilk hits the spot.
Candles are a classic hostess gift, and while the scent of the season is indisputably pumpkin spice, why not change things up a bit? For a more sophisticated scent that will fill your hostess’s home with the warm, familiar scent of rare woods, look to Diptyque’s Feu de Bois (Wood Fire) Scented Candle ($35-$65).
A tea towel fits in well with any kitchen’s decor, and you can always use another tea towel! Even better, this one from Food52 ($24) is printed with a handy guide to kitchen measurement equivalencies. Super cute and super functional.
Any hostess would be thrilled to receive a super-soft, super gorgeous scarf in autumnal tones. This printed square silk scarf ($35) from Treasure & Bond looks equally chic tied around a handbag strap or knotted at the throat.
Looking for a hostess gift for the whole family? Why not scoop up a super cozy plaid throw blanket! The Benjamin Plaid Throw ($39) from Pottery Barn will keep everyone warm on those chilly fall nights.
You might think of wreaths as a Christmas tradition, but this naturally grown, fragrant hand-woven herb-and-foliage Mixed Herb Wreath from Sur La Table ($49.95 – $69.96) is a perfect way to welcome friends and family to autumnal gatherings! This wreath is a mix of fresh bay, sage, purple oregano, dill, lavender and chile de arbol. It’s naturally air dried and totally pesticide-free. Your hostess can hang it on the front door to greet guests, or place it on the table with some candles for a gorgeous centerpiece. (She can even use the herbs for cooking! Just dust off the leaves lightly before use!)
What’s better than a luscious box of chocolates? This gourmet hand-crafted mix from Moonstruck Chocolates ($55) has something for everyone, so it’s a perfect gift for someone you don’t know too well. Bonus points – there’s always the possibility they’ll share!
How cute is this Marshmallow Twig Roaster ($18) from Terrain? Beautifully shaped like a bare tree branch in autumn, this marshmallow roaster can hold enough marshmallows or hotdogs for the whole family! Kids (and kids at heart) will love it.