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.
Stephanie Johnson Cosmetic Bags
These adorable bags come in a variety of shapes, sizes and patterns. Perfect for carrying cosmetics or sunscreens. A nice little happy for your recipient. $35 and up.
These super lightweight cotton sarongs come in such cute colors and patterns and are sure to be a hit with your hostess. $45.
These mercury glass votives have a subtle milky tint and come in a variety of soft hues. A set of these would surely be a welcome gift! $12 each.
Claridge & King Monogrammed PJ’s
Pajamas might seem like an out of the ordinary hostess gift, but who doesn’t love loungewear! Known for their superior quality, Claridge & King brings comfort and style with their adorable menswear-inspired loungewear. Personalize your gift with a monogram and you are sure to be invited back! $44
CocoCozy Greek Key Sachet
These lovely lavender-scented sachets are oversized and embossed with the CocoCozy Greek Key logo on linen. They come in navy or grey and are perfect to toss in your closet, drawers or linens. $34.
Any one of these gifts is sure to guarantee a repeat invitation!