12 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Show up with a gift of thanks and we guarantee you'll get invited back again and again.

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November 12, 2018

No doubt about it, if you want to have good manners as a guest, you should bring your hostess a gift. To show your appreciation for all the hard work they went through to host you, try giving any one of these thoughtful presents we've found.

From Food52

Leave your hostess with a sweet treat for when the party is over. These chocolates on a stick become a cup of hot cocoa when dunked in a mug of steaming hot milk. How cool is that?

If you're constantly trying to shove corks back into wine bottles, you'll know why having a stopper meant for the job is a delight. This crystal bottle stopper is the perfect little something for your wine-loving host. If you're picking up a bottle of wine on the way, go the extra mile and include a stopper that the wine store has in stock.

From Macy's

To thank your host or hostess for all their hard work in putting together a fabulous meal, give them a plush pair of slippers. They'll be a able to rest their aching feet in unbelievably toasty sheep-fur-lined slippers while they're thinking what a good idea it was to invite you to their table.

Cheese boards have become the default hostess gift to give. This one has a lovely wood-marble split that's not only aesthetically pleasing, but makes it great for cutting breads and serving cheeses on one platter.

From CB2

For a chic hostess who loves modern design, get this essential oil diffuser. Its sculptural lines make it as pretty to look at as it is to smell.

From Pier1

Candles are the perfect gift to give everyone from old friends to aquaintences. This 3-wick version has a woodsmoke and bourbon scent that oozes fall yumminess. Pick up a few to stash for last-minute hostess gifts now that the holiday season is here.

From West Elm

Incense might be turning into the new scented candle of 2019. Present your hostess with this glamourous burner and a some of your favorite incense so they're all set for the New Year.

Williams Sonoma's Peppermint Bark has become a holiday classic that fans look forward to all year. This sampler version comes with three varieties of the bark: original, salted, and dark chocolate. It's a spot-on gift to give at Thanksgiving, the true start of holiday madness.

For the host who loves a good whiskey, snag a set of classic tumblers. This lead-free crystal version is practically indestructible. Plus, the set comes with an ice sphere mold to make the most professional-looking drink at home.

With a nod to the cooking your host has done, gift your them a trio of salts for their kitchen. This luxurious set from Mark Bitterman includes fleur de sel, sel gris and flake salt in nice glass lidded jars.

If there's one truly enjoyable thing about cold weather, it's that it makes getting cozy so delicious. Gift the host of your get-together this faux fur throw (that comes in a variety of colors) to show them you know how good it's going to feel to get snuggly when the guests have all gone home.

From Food52

Fancy condiments are a low-pressure gift for the giver and receiver; a luxurious little trifle. It might take them a while to get around to opening it, but we're pretty sure once your hostess tries this hot sauce laced with black truffle oil, you're going to hear about it.

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