Summer is quickly approaching, which means you need to be prepared with some hostess gifts since entertaining season is upon us! Many times a bottle of wine or loaf of homemade bread is perfect. But sometimes, like when you’ve enjoyed a stay at a fabulous lake house, you want something more substantial. Here are some gift ideas to meet your needs, no matter the occasion.
Peter’s Pottery has a loyal legion of fans. A large platter from this cherished collection will be welcomed by all! $79.
Variety of cheeses from Blackberry Farm
Executive Chef Joseph Lenn, was named James Beard Best Chef Southeast. Of course, we already knew that the food here is sublime and each time we visit we can’t wait for a return visit. Give a taste of the Blackberry Farm experience by ordering a variety of cheeses from their online store. And, present this gift at the beginning of your stay so that you can indulge as well! Cheeses start at $12.
Macarons from New Orleans
Known for music, fun and food, a little bit of sugar from New Orlean’s famous Sucre bakery is a perfect gift for a sweet tooth. And, they are oh-so-pretty! $30.
Stationery by Arboreal Paper
Some stationery stands head and shoulders above the rest. Arboreal is in that class of papers. Made in Nashville, it’s thick, luxurious and available in a variety of prints. Sold at boutiques throughout the country and online. $15.
Spirit Song Candle
This is two gifts in one, made in Oxford, MS. This candle burns for 80 hours with a red current scent. When the candle is used up, it becomes a great container for the powder room, desk or anywhere some organizational help is needed! $39.
Harvey & Strait Cocktail Napkins
Not your average cocktail napkin! We love the fun patterns on these Harvey & Strait cocktail napkins at Gramercy. They have quite a few colors to choose from so it will be easy to pick one that matches your host style! $24
French Bull Salad Servers
Fun and colorful! These salad servers from Peridot would make a fun addition to your host’s kitchen. If you want to add a little more to the gift, a bottle of Georgia Olive Oil is a nice touch. $14 for the salad servers.
Granola from the Cookie Studio
The perfect thing for Saturday morning breakfast! The Cookie Studio Granola is to die for. $8
Atlanta Cooks at Home
Some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs are included in Atlanta Cooks at Home. The cookbook is filled with stories, recipes, and menus that are perfect for entertaining at home! $34.95
Champagne Glasses from Marguerite’s on Dresden
A toast to your host! We love these casual but chic champagne glasses from Marguerite’s on Dresden. A set of 6 (in 3 different patterns) is $75.
Any one of these gifts is sure to guarantee a repeat invitation!