12 Thoughtful + Personalized Hostess Gifts to Buy Now

With the holiday season right around the corner, you need to ensure your gift game is on point. Check out our top 12 personalized hostess gifts to add to your list.

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Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
October 23, 2018

Photo By: Dawn Lancaster

Marble Cheese Board

This lovely marble cheese board is an excellent pick for a hostess who's obsessed with cocktail parties. Choose a board with the recipient's first name initial, or go a bit more formal with their last name's initial. Put the board in a tote with some gourmet cheeses and crackers if you want to really wow them.

Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $31.96

Wooden Coasters

If custom cocktail drinks are always on the menu at your friend's house, then these personalized coasters might be the perfect gift. They're made of real wood with stamped initials and come four to a set. Pair them with a beautiful bottle of wine or a fun corkscrew to take the gift up a notch.

Buy It: Kirkland's, $10.99

Turkish Towel

This monogrammed Turkish towel is perfect for someone who's hosting you over the holidays. The initial comes printed in a stylish font and features a hand-tied, tassel edging.

Buy It: Lord and Taylor, $19.40

Market Tote

If your hostess hits up the farmer's market every weekend, they would love this structured market tote. This sturdy, canvas bag would also be great for the grocery store, gym or flea market.

Buy It: Amazon, $35.00

Leather Keychain

Another out-of-the-box hostess gift is these stamped, leather keychains. Get your hostess's name printed, or get cheeky and choose a short message or phrase. If you prefer a more general note, simply get a few printed to keep on tap whenever you need them during the entertaining season.

Buy It: Amazon, $7.95


You could always give your hostess a personalized candle with their initial, but you could also spice things up and give them a "C" for Christmas, a "T" for Thanksgiving — you get the idea.

Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $15.99

Cutting Board

This engraved cutting board is another perfect pick for seasonal cooks or chefs. Since there's a lot of space, you can get creative with your messaging, from a family name to a special date. You can also choose between various sizes and types of wood.

Buy It: Amazon, $62.69


Does your favorite hostess love to make a list and check it twice? If so, they're going to love this custom notebook. Choose a bright, striped design and get your hostess's first name printed on the front. Every time your friend makes a grocery list, they'll think of you.

Buy It: Minted, $16.00

Wine Cups

This set comes with two plastic wine cups, featuring a printed black initial. Covers ensure you can take your wine on a picnic, to the park or out on your deck without worrying about spills.

Buy It: Kirkland's, $5.97

Soap + Candle Set

Here's a hostess gift that will help make your friend's powder room or master bath smell of divine verbena essential oils. Plus, it's a great way to bring some of those spa vibes into your friend's house.

Buy It: AHA Life, $65.00


Available in 10 colors and two lengths, you can choose an apron combo that works best for your lucky hostess with their name embroidered right on the front. When it inevitably gets covered in flour and barbecue sauce, just toss it in the washer.

Buy It: Amazon, $26.95


Monogrammed stationery is one of those things that we almost never buy for ourselves but always end up needing. Get your host's name printed on the stationery, or include a fun, tongue-in-cheek inside joke between the two of you. You can even get your hostess's address written on the top for a special housewarming gift.

Buy It: Minted, $50 (Set of 25)