Gifts for The Summer Hostess

September 11, 2009 | By | Comments (0)

Chances are there was at least one occasion this summer (and probably several) upon which a friend or relative hosted you in one way or another. Maybe it was a small dinner party at their house, or a round of golf on them, or maybe they threw you a bridal shower. Perhaps they even let you stay a week with them at their beach rental – lucky! 

No matter how someone hosts you, it's a wonderful – and usually quite appreciated – idea to send a gift in thanks. Here are four great gifts for the summer host/hostess – at four very different price points. 

For the Friend Who Invited You For a Round of Golf: 

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The Ultimate Golf Journal, $20, at The Spoon Sisters 

For the Friend Who Let You Use Their Pool (On Multiple Occasions): 

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Graeter's Ice Cream, from $60 for 6 pints, shipped (overnight on dry ice) from their mom & pop store in Ohio to your host's home, anywhere in the US. It's honestly worth it – best ice cream on the planet, hands down. 

For the Friend Who Hosted You for a Weekend Getaway: 

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Cashmere Throw, $200 (select colors, on sale now!), from Williams-Sonoma Home


For the (really amazing) Friend Who Let You Stay at Their Beach House for a Week:

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Decoupage Cache Pot, from $300 for small and $515 for large, from John Derian. His tabletop pieces are instant collector's items (and oh so stylish for display) – you simply can't go wrong here. 

Got any great Hostess Gifts to share? What's the best Hostess Gift you've ever received?