24 Gifts For The Summer Hostess

We all have that one friend who turns into the hostess with the mostess once summer hits. From al fresco dinners to Sunday pool parties, summer entertaining is by far the most fun. But did your mama teach you to show up to someone’s party empty-handed? No way.

Read on for our favorite gift ideas for the summer hostess.

Zooey Spatula

A practical, yet super-cute kitchen gift. Bonus, it’s under $5!

Set of 3 Lucite Handle Cheese Knives

This combo of gold and rose is perfect for any summer hostess.

Champagne Bottle Straws

Because is it even a party if you aren’t drinking Champs straight out of the bottle?

Seed Jar in Shapes

Your artistic friends will love this playful storage jar from The Granite.


This book covers the entire history of Eames’s evolution, and is a must for anyone who loves design.

Monique Rolling Pin

A kitchen must-have that’s so pretty you’ll want to leave it on your counter as décor.

Waxed Planter Flower Garden Kit

Give the gift of an indoor flower garden with these ready-to-grow kits.

Woven Grid Oven Mitt

Your hostess will love this peachy keen, handwoven oven mitt.

Brightland “The Duo” Extra Virgin Olive Oils

You’re going to want to keep these delicious (and super-aesthetically pleasing) EVOOs for yourself, but sharing is caring.

Boy Smells Candle in “Kush”

The pretty matte pink container will look good in any room, and the smell is perfect.

Blue Wave Print Napkins

If you want to give your hostess a gift that is practical, yet pretty, this set of cloth napkins is perfect. Plus, they’re under $8, so it’s budget-friendly!

Short Caipirinha Jug in Amber/Pink 

This jug is a piece of art in itself.

Table Tiles in Green/Grey

Every house needs coasters, and these double as tiles that can be arranged in a variety of styles and different uses, like a geometric trivet!

Appointed Notebook in Blossom Pink

This beautiful, American-made notebook is clothbound and water-resistant, and the pages are made from recycled paper. It’s a great gift for any hostess!

Hand-Woven Fruitasan Fruit Holder

Your fruit basket will have the cutest seat in the house!

Carnaval Tray

This multi-use tray is a party in itself and perfect for summer entertaining.

Elodie Pillow by Glitter Guide

Because who doesn’t love cute throw pillows?

Ayt Stripe Cotton Apron

Is your hostess an avid chef or baker? This cute and playful apron is an easy gift.

Vitruvi Porcelain Essential Oil Diffuser

I would buy these for everyone if I could. The beautiful porcelain diffuser looks perfect on your countertop or side table and also comes in white and black.

Click & Grow Smart 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden

No space? No problem! This self-watering indoor garden is compact but roomy enough to grow veggies or herbs indoors.

Lamia Floral Tufted Dishtowel

Another practical, yet super-cute kitchen must-have!

Floral Monogram Trinket Dish

This cute catch-all is a budget-friendly, yet personalized gift.

Swirl Cheese Board

This stoneware cheese board is perfect for all those summer charcuterie boards you’ll be making.

Cold Picnic Boob Accent Pillow

Because nothing says “Thanks for the hospitality” like a pillow with boobs on it.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram