Gift Guide: The Best Fall Hostess Gifts

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!

cozy shot of a book, a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows and a plaid fleece blanket

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.

Something Scented

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).

Something Practical

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.

Something Soft

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.

Something Cozy

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.

Something Festive

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!)

Something Delicious

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!

Something Sweet

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.


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