'Tis the season for weekend getaways and lounging poolside. Hopefully you've scored some great invitations from generous friends. Show your appreciation (and guarantee a repeat offer) by arriving with a thoughtful hostess gift tailored to your host's tastes. Think of something original like a DIY champagne flute kit (don't forget to add a bottle of bubbly) or a chic set of cloth napkins. Or bring something irresistibly edible like these locally made jams or gold-dusted cake pops. Click the photo to see our favorite ideas, and Bon Voyage!
1. The Jam Stand Jars of JamWith all kinds of unique flavors to choose from, these jams might be the sweetest way to thank your hostess.
$10 each; thej.am.
2. New York Cake Pops BouquetAvailable in an assortment of colors and flavors, there’s no way a bouquet of these tasty treats won’t stand out at the dessert table.
3. C. Wonder Ikat TrayA perfect gift for anyone who loves to throw parties, this eye-catching tray will allow your happy hostess to serve her guests in style.
4. Tory Burch Lucite LettersPersonalize your gift with a monogram letter or a word she’ll love - either will add a special touch to any desk or bookshelf for years to come.
$95 each; toryburch.com.
5. Nicole Porter Wooden Serving SpoonsThese neon-painted utensils are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any tabletop.
6. Nicole Porter I Love New York Napkin SetShow love for your home state with these fun printed napkins, available in a set of four bright colors.
7. Jo Malone Rose & Rosemary CandleOne whiff of this rustic, summery scent will help your hostess unwind once all the party planning is over.
8. C. Wonder Enamel Bar SetWhile every hostess needs proper bar tools, this stylish set will get the job done long after the party is over.
9. Darby Smart Gilded VotivesFor a hostess that loves DIY, this kit will become her favorite project! For an extra touch, bring a bottle of bubbly.
10. Flower Girl ArrangementsWhile a beautiful hand-tied bouquet won’t go unnoticed, showcasing fresh flowers in mason jars will give your arrangement a unique twist.