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100 Ideas for Hostess Gifts

From Animal-Adorned Cocktail Accents to Minimalist Nordic Cookbooks

— December 22, 2015 — Art & Design
When thinking of ideas for hostess gifts, there are lots of options that venture from the conventional bottle of wine. Niche cookbooks, artisan cocktail syrups and thoughtful glassware all make for excellent alternative hostess gift options.

A set of classic copper mint julep cups are a timeless addition to any bar ware collection and is a particularly great option for bourbon lovers. Another creative gift option for bourbon fans is a globe-shaped spirits decanter from Bourbon and Boots.

If you are looking to give a hostess gift that doesn't relate to alcohol, a vegetable-shaped herb infuser, an artistic pair of salt and pepper shakers or a set of wooden birthday candles also make fun and unique options.
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Tropical Cocktail Markers
Tropical Cocktail Markers
These Chic DIY Palm Tree Decorations are Ideal for Labelling Your Drink
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Scenic Wine Bottle Holders
Scenic Wine Bottle Holders
This Bottle Holder Doubles as a Decorative, Whimsical Sculptural Scene
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98
Peruvian Cuisine Cookbooks
Peruvian Cuisine Cookbooks
This Accessible Cookbook Provides Peru's Culture to the Global Market
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97
Ginger Beer Caramels
Ginger Beer Caramels
Liddabit Sweets' Caramel Candies Taste Like Gingerbread Stout
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96
Ocular Salt Shakers
Ocular Salt Shakers
The Watchful Salt and Pepper Pair Keeps an Eye on Cuisine
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Reality Star Cookbooks
Reality Star Cookbooks
Kris Jenner is Set to Release Her Own Cookbook for Fans to Own
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94
Pizza-Themed Cookbooks
Pizza-Themed Cookbooks
This Cookbook Contains a Variety of Recipes for Homemade Pizza
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93
Chicken Commandment Cookbooks
Chicken Commandment Cookbooks
This Recipe Book Celebrates the History of Nashville Hot Chicken
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Animal-Adorned Cocktail Accessories
Animal-Adorned Cocktail Accessories
These Playful Drink Stirrers Are Topped with Gilded Animals
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Rolling Kitchen Knifes
Rolling Kitchen Knifes
The Bolo Knife's Circular Grip Offers Improved Versatility
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90
Instructional Beer Pairing Guides
Instructional Beer Pairing Guides
This Cookbook Provides Tasty Recipes to Pair with Beer
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89
Eco-Friendly Bottle Stoppers
Eco-Friendly Bottle Stoppers
This Decorative Wine Cork is Made From Recycled Tree Bark
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Minimalistic Pasta Measurers
Minimalistic Pasta Measurers
This Modern Spaghetti Measurer is Inspired by an Iconic Hand Gesture
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Spicy Cocktail Syrups
Spicy Cocktail Syrups
This Craft Ginger Beer Syrup Concentrate is Perfect for Making Cocktails
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Abstract Art Dishware
Abstract Art Dishware
These Paint Splattered Plates are Accented with Vibrantly Hued Motifs
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Food-Inspired Place Settings
Food-Inspired Place Settings
These Chalkboard Egg Place Cards are Perfect for Dinner Parties
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Comprehensive Couples' Cookbooks
Comprehensive Couples' Cookbooks
'One Pan, Two Plates' Contains Inspiration for Cooking for Two
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Splash-Proof Lid Holders
Splash-Proof Lid Holders
This Pot Holder Design Keeps Cooking Messes to a Minimum
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Ale-Infused Soaps
Ale-Infused Soaps
Redbeard Brew Bars Get You Clean Using a Recipe Including Actual Beer
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Terracotta Wine Coolers
Terracotta Wine Coolers
Magisso's Wine-Chilling Drink Accessories are Elegant and Functional
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Beer Snack Baskets
Beer Snack Baskets
This Basket Supplies an Assortment of Nuts and Beer for Two
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Silicone Cocktail Chillers
Silicone Cocktail Chillers
IceLiners Molds Create a Frozen Liquid Lining in Your Cocktail Glass
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Helpful Cuisine Apps
Helpful Cuisine Apps
The How to Cook Everything App Directs Dads-to-Be in the Kitchen
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Wax-Dipped Glasses
Wax-Dipped Glasses
The 'Gentleman's Glassware' Set Offers Guys a Masculine Option
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Interactive Techie Cookbooks
Interactive Techie Cookbooks
'Cookbook Create' Contains Recipes from SXSW Tech Bigwigs
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Quirky Cubic Dinnerware
Quirky Cubic Dinnerware
This Design Collaboration Features Minimalist Ceramic Dinnerware
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Spicy Condiment Cookbooks
Spicy Condiment Cookbooks
'The Hot Sauce Cookbook' by Robb Walsh Guides Fans of the Painful Stuff
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Exclusive Mixologist Recipes
Exclusive Mixologist Recipes
Craft Cocktails is Full of Delicious Drinks from Brian Van Flandern
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Twosome Cocktail Kits
Twosome Cocktail Kits
This Ultramodern Moscow Mule Cocktail Set is Designed for Two
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Herbed Hawaiian Salts
Herbed Hawaiian Salts
Salty Wahine's Her Salts are Infused with Island Flavor
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All-Encompassing BBQ Books
All-Encompassing BBQ Books
This Brazilian Barbecue Bible Would Come in Handy for Upcoming Holidays
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Sonic Wine Decanters
Sonic Wine Decanters
The Sonic Decanter Uses High-Frequency Sound Waves to Improve Wine Quality
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Contemplative Cutting Boards
Contemplative Cutting Boards
The Cheesy Board by Mustard is Existentially Perfect for Cheese
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Reindeer Napkin Rings
Reindeer Napkin Rings
This Dinner Party Decor Adds a Playful Touch to Your Table Setting
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Periodic Copper Cups
Periodic Copper Cups
This Stylish Copper Mug Celebrates the Periodic Element Chart
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Versatile Marble Trays
Versatile Marble Trays
This Elegant Marble Tray Acts as a Functional Decor Piece
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Chalkboard Cheese Platters
Chalkboard Cheese Platters
This DIY Serving Platter Project is Perfect for Holiday Gatherings
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Nautical Bottle Accessories
Nautical Bottle Accessories
This Anchor Wine Stopper is a Charming Housewarming Gift
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Stormy Cutting Boards
Stormy Cutting Boards
The Nimbus Cloud Serving Board is an Adorable Way to Display Food
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Magnetic Bottle Openers
Magnetic Bottle Openers
This Verseur Metal + Levier Pops Bottles With Ease Thanks to Magnetics
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Canadian Cheese Platters
Canadian Cheese Platters
These Handmade Boards are Shaped Like Different Canadian Provinces
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Creative Combination Cookbooks
Creative Combination Cookbooks
Anne-Sophie Pic's Book Includes Experimental Gastronomy Recipes
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Vegetable-Shaped Herb Infusers
Vegetable-Shaped Herb Infusers
This Handy Herb Infuser Resembles a Red Pepper
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Light-Up Wine Carriers
Light-Up Wine Carriers
These Dual-Functioning Wine Bags Also Act as a Decorative Table Light
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Wine-Infused Salts
Wine-Infused Salts
The Jacobsen Salt Co.'s Wine Salts Add Elegance to Cooking
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Heated Ice Cream Scoops
Heated Ice Cream Scoops
This High-Tech Ice Cream Scooper Give You the Perfect Scoop Every Time
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Natural Cocktail Syrups
Natural Cocktail Syrups
'Cola Maison' is a Flavored Syrup Made for Pairing with Whisky
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Wooden Birthday Cakes
Wooden Birthday Cakes
This DIY Birthday Cake is a Delicious Looking Piece of Party Decor
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Precious Metal Glasses
Precious Metal Glasses
These Copper Mint Julep Cups Are Perfect for Freshly Mixed Cocktails
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Globe-Shaped Decanters
Globe-Shaped Decanters
This Stylish Liquor Decanter by Bourbon and Boots is Decorated Like a Globe
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Hourglass Martini Tumblers
Hourglass Martini Tumblers
These Hourglass Martini Cocktail Cups Help You Celebrate Happy Hour
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Elegantly Embellished Housewares
Elegantly Embellished Housewares
The Gilded Snowfall Coaster from Anthropologie Embodies Opulence
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Mushroom-Mimicking Kitchen Containers
Mushroom-Mimicking Kitchen Containers
The 'Albe' Collection Resembles Wild Romanian Mushrooms
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Sloth-Like Tea Infusers
Sloth-Like Tea Infusers
The 'Slow Brew' Tea Infuser Features a Miniature Mammal Figure
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Informative Beer Pints
Informative Beer Pints
This Pint Educates Users About Different Beer Varieties
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Lockable Knife Blocks
Lockable Knife Blocks
This Knife Block Keeps Sharp Objects Out of Reach from Junior Chefs
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Chic Wine Saver Accessories
Chic Wine Saver Accessories
West Elm's Geo Bottle Stopper is Elegant and Practical
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Ergonomic Beer Dispensers
Ergonomic Beer Dispensers
The Orange Vessel Co. Craft Growler Offers Better Storage and Quality
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Saw Pizza Cutters
Saw Pizza Cutters
The Pizza Boss 3000 Slices Pizza with Power
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Hexagonal Wood Trays
Hexagonal Wood Trays
This Timber Serving Board Features a Two-Toned Design
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Multifacted Garden Knives
Multifacted Garden Knives
The Hori Hori Heavy Duty Blade is Made from Carbon Steel
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Love-Inspired Picnic Baskets
Love-Inspired Picnic Baskets
This Romantic Picnic Basket is the Perfect Choice for a Summer Picnic
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Artisanal Cocktail Mixes
Artisanal Cocktail Mixes
Powell & Mahoney's Premium Drinks Boast Eco Carton Packaging
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Celestial Glass Baubles
Celestial Glass Baubles
The Solar System Ornaments Make a Great Party Gift for Your Nerdy Friends
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Retro Record Coasters
Retro Record Coasters
These Vintage Vynl Record Coasters Will Keep Your Table Clean and Groovy
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Athletic Cheese Boards
Athletic Cheese Boards
This Sporty Cheese Plate is Shaped Like a Tennis Raquet
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Graphic Cork Coasters
Graphic Cork Coasters
Etsy's Geometric Coasters are Perfect for Hot Pots or Multiple Drinks
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Minimalist Ceramic Collections
Minimalist Ceramic Collections
Vipp Modernizes Kitchenware Using Unconventional Materials
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Devilish Stemware Sets
Devilish Stemware Sets
A Wine Glass with a Straw Makes It Much Easier to Succumb to Liquid Vices
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Fragrant Flower Cocktails
Fragrant Flower Cocktails
This Rum Buck Cocktail is Made with Hibiscus Flavoring
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Ravioli-Slicing Rolling Pins
Ravioli-Slicing Rolling Pins
This Rolling Pin Lets You Slice Homemade Ravioli in No Time
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Travel Cocktail Kits
Travel Cocktail Kits
The Carry On Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit Ensures the Perfect Drink on the Road
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Beer Brewing Kits
Beer Brewing Kits
The HopBox Brewing Kit Gives You All the Tools to Make Brews
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Minimalist Bamboo Utensils
Minimalist Bamboo Utensils
This Sleek Bamboo Cutlery by Selce Combines Elegance and Simplicity
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Cheese Type Identifiers
Cheese Type Identifiers
These Reusable Ceramic Cheese Markers Help Guests Choose Cheeses
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Minimalist Patio Illuminators
Minimalist Patio Illuminators
These Cube Lanterns from CB2 Feature Boldly Colored Designs
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Custom Engraved Cutting Boards
Custom Engraved Cutting Boards
Engrave Your Mom's Favorite Chopping Board for Mother's Day
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Wooden Cocktail Cups
Wooden Cocktail Cups
These Modern Wooden Cups Add a Playful Sophistication to Home Bars
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Typographic Snack Platters
Typographic Snack Platters
This Wooden Cheese Board Boasts an Ampersand Symbol
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Customizable Lip Balm Pods
Customizable Lip Balm Pods
The eos Holiday 2015 Collection Comes with Decorative Appliques
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Spinning Alcohol Infusers
Spinning Alcohol Infusers
Sempli's Incanter Helps You Add Flavor to Spirits at Home
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Marine Animal Party Picks
Marine Animal Party Picks
These Plastic Picks Will Give You a Whale of a Time
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Artisan Cocktail Subscriptions
Artisan Cocktail Subscriptions
Cocktail Courier by ShakeStir Delivers Party Supplies in NYC
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Architectural Skyline Candles
Architectural Skyline Candles
Bring Mahattan to Your Home with the Lovely Building Candles
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Artisan Lollipop Sweets
Artisan Lollipop Sweets
These Lollipops are made with Matcha Green Tea, Toasted Almonds and Pear
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Tropical Decoupage Balloons
Tropical Decoupage Balloons
This DIY Decor Project Makes Any Party More Festive
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Volcanic Rock Plates
Volcanic Rock Plates
LAVA by PECA is a Decorative Dish Collection for the Home
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Sleek Wooden Martini Glasses
Sleek Wooden Martini Glasses
David Rasmussen's Wooden Cocktail Glasses Contemporize Martinis
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Connect-the-Dots Wines
Connect-the-Dots Wines
This Creative Wine Bottle Design Lets You Get Creative
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Duo-Sided Tablet Blocks
Duo-Sided Tablet Blocks
This Butcher Block Design Has Slots on Both Sides for Tablet Use
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Eco Water Pitchers
Eco Water Pitchers
The Soma Watcher Pitcher Purifies with a Coconut Shell Carbon Filter
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Citrus Wedge Juicers
Citrus Wedge Juicers
This Sleek Steel Lemon Squeezer Presses Lemon Wedges with Ease
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Suspended Fruit Baskets
Suspended Fruit Baskets
These Hanging Wire Baskets Save Space While Looking Chic
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Scoop-Bottomed Bowls
Scoop-Bottomed Bowls
These Carved Wooden Bowls Were Formally Inspired by Spoon Markings
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Minimalist Nordic Cooking Books
Minimalist Nordic Cooking Books
Metamorphosis Cookbook by Mielcke Hurtigkarl is Fit for Royalty
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Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
This Tiny Cocktail Kit Includes the Ingredients for an Old Fashioned
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Regal High-Tea Infusers
Regal High-Tea Infusers
The Royal Family Tea Bag Set is Perfect for Fancy Tea Time
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Eco Wilderness Grills
Eco Wilderness Grills
The Burnie Portable Campfire is Self-Contained and Chemical-Free
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Geometric Cocktail Glasses
Geometric Cocktail Glasses
Urban Outfitters' Drink a Diamond Glass Set is Decorative
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Delicately Branded Soaps
Delicately Branded Soaps
Vice and Velvet is a Collection of Pretty Handmade Vegan Bath Products
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