12 Clever Gift Ideas for the Host With the Most

Updated 10/19/17
Alison Yousefi

If you've ever hosted Thanksgiving or a holiday event, you'll know that a lot goes into planning the perfect dinner party. Guests arrive to find the table set and the aroma of dishes ready to be served, but only the host knows all the effort that went into making it possible—hours of cooking, tidying, and preparation.

So next time you're invited to a holiday event or a friend's dinner party, know that a small gift can go a long way. Whether it's a little luxe bottle of olive oil or a gorgeous decanter for your whiskey-loving host, it's a chance to show your appreciation. As the holiday season approaches, browse our picks of elevated barware, tabletop accessories, and everyday essentials that show gratitude in spades.

Parachute Linen Placemats $39

Yes, your favorite bedding brand now does tabletop accessories. These linen placemats are as high-quality as the sheets.

Turn Around/Salad Servers
Muuto Turn Around/Salad Servers $40

Every host will love these simple, understated servers, no matter their décor style.

Ila Extra Virgin Olive Oil $42

This luxe olive oil is sourced from a 100-year-old mill in the south of Spain.

IKEA Vinter Sugar/Creamer Set $8

You'd never guess this cool Scandinavian milk-and-creamer set is from IKEA.

Rivsalt Himalayan Salt and Grinder $24

This tiny salt grinder is the perfect hostess gift when you're unsure what to bring.

Sagaform Oval Oak Salt & Pepper Set $20

Minimal and sculptural, you'll want to put this salt-and-pepper set on display.

Hightop Decanter
CB2 Hightop Decanter $30

Ideal for whiskey lovers, this sophisticated high-top decanter makes for a great gift.

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Iittala Alvar Aalto Serving Platter $60

This gorgeous serving platter will be used time and again.

Poketo Cotton Tea Towel Set $24

Don't know the host that well? You can't go wrong with this neutral set of dish towels.

Fruitsuper Design Brass Lift Coasters $68

Any glassware will look a little more special atop these brass coasters.

Rbt Ice Bucket
Rabbit Rbt Ice Bucket $80

Treat someone you know to this cool double-insulated ice bucket.

Iona Cheese Board
Anthropologie Iona Cheese Board $30 $30

This cheese board is one of Anthropologie's top-rated products, so you know it's a crowd-pleaser.

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