28+ Awesome Host Gift Ideas for Under $25

Gift your favorite holiday organizer something special this year.

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November 03, 2021
By: Kelsey Mulvey and Taylor Murray
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The air is cooler, the leaves are falling and it’s getting darker earlier. All this means just one thing — the holidays are right around the corner. As the world slowly opens back up, everyone will be celebrating in ways they feel comfortable and safe. That could mean anything from virtual parties to outdoor bashes to small, intimate gatherings. No matter what, you’ll want to give a gift to the gracious host or hostess who invited you and took the time to put it all together. We rounded up over 25 great host gifts under $25 to show your appreciation without breaking the bank. Not only are they affordable, but they can also be safely shipped to your recipient. So, whether you’re celebrating near or far, your host can get the appreciation they deserve.

Say thank you with some thank you daisies, grown in an easy-to-use kit that comes packed with everything needed to bloom come spring.

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If Nutella had a chic sister who lived in the city, she’d be like this chocolate date tahini spread. Made in San Francisco from whole, natural ingredients, this spread is great on banana bread, toast, English muffins or even swirled into yogurt.

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A sprinkle of salt can add depth and flavor to any dessert. If the host you’re gifting has a knack for baking, they might like to try this collection of interesting and unique dessert-focused salt blends.

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Kitchen towels get gunked up so fast there isn’t a person alive who couldn’t use a few new ones.

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Camelbak is known for its high-quality drink containers that keep drinks hot or cold for hours. A tumbler makes a great gift that your favorite host will love to use for everything from coffee to mixed drinks.

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Maybe there won’t be peace on earth this holiday season, but there can be peace on your holiday table. A groovy gold serving tray is perfect for setting the appetizer table.

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A set of funky taper candles are beautiful before you even light them. Pair them with a couple of candle holders to set the mood anytime.

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Show the host your gratitude with a future heirloom. Insta-famous Justina Blakeney designed this cute stoneware plate that’s ready to be piled high with holiday treats.

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Quite possibly the hardest part of creating a cheese board is simply thinking up the composition. Here’s a great deck full of ideas for styling creative boards, be they sweet or savory.

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This sunny little tagine might not be big enough to cook a whole meal, but it’s big enough to spark a little interest in middle eastern cooking and maybe even warm up a kitchen counter.

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Beeswax food wraps can take the place of tin foil and plastic wrap with one notable exception — they can be used again and again. This makes a great hostess gift if there is inevitably leftover food for your host to store at the end of the night.

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A little terracotta stone warmed up in the oven can keep a breadbasket warm long after the meal is over. Bonus points — it doubles as a cute piece of kitchen décor when not in use.

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Disaster preparedness kits are all the rage these days. Help your favorite host avoid a holiday disaster with this fun cocktail kit that can make mulled wine and hot toddies in a snap.

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A little marble serving tray could be used to serve appetizers, hold jewelry or help serve just about anything a stylish host could dream up.

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A couple of jars of delicious, flavorful apple butter made from peak-season apples by one of New York state’s top apple orchards makes a perfect gift that absolutely anyone would love.

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When the weather cools down, everyone needs a cute travel mug for warm drinks on-the-go. This mushroom-patterned stoneware tumbler is stylish, functional and comes at a great price.

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Shaken or stirred? Only a serious cocktail connoisseur already has a shaker and even so, everyone could use this smaller-sized option that can whip up a Cosmo in no time.

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A set of gorgeous, handmade Mexican towels can brighten up a dreary, winter kitchen in no time.

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Show the host where your heart’s at with a handcrafted Kenyan serving spoon carved from wild olive.

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What price can you put a good laugh at? This wine stopper might be a little corny, but you can bet it’s bound to crack a smile.

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In case you didn’t get the memo, 2020 is the (unofficial) year of sourdough bread. If your host has been posting all their baking accomplishments on Instagram, they’ll love Bryan Ford’s new tome. This book has tips, techniques and recipes, to help them take their sourdough skills to the next level.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a virtual happy hour or Zoom dinner party, no celebration is complete without some snacks. With drizzles of toffee caramel and bacon bits, this decadent popcorn hits a happy medium between sweet and savory. Your host can enjoy solo once the party’s over.

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If you want to treat your host to some holiday decorations — ’tis the season, after all — check out this pizza-shaped ornament from Old World Christmas. Not only will this give any Christmas tree a pop of personality, but we also wouldn’t be shocked if it gave your recipient a hankering for a cheesy slice.

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As far as we’re concerned, you can never have too many coffee mugs in your cabinets. This monogrammed style from Anthropologie is personalized enough to feel special. Plus, whenever your host uses it, they’ll think back to their great party.

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No party is complete without a delicious charcuterie board. While you could try to send your favorite wedge of cheese or some prosciutto, you'll get the best bang for your buck with RSVP International’s board. This gorgeous, marble-inspired option comes with its very own knife, so they can slice their favorite varietals to perfection.

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If you’re dropping off some homemade goodies, why not kill two birds with one very stylish stone? Gift your contributions to some gorgeous, reusable storage bowls, and let your organizers keep them afterward.

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Game night has never been so delicious, thanks to this puzzle from Snack Stack. With a total of 500 pieces to assemble, this set will offer ample fun for the entire household. Plus, when you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful view of one decadent sandwich.

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While a delicious menu and cozy atmosphere is important, no party is complete without some great conversation. With 135 questions in a beautiful, acrylic box, this adorable set from TableTopics is a great way to break the ice even over a video chat.

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