'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!
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1. The Jam Stand Jars of Jam
With 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 Bouquet
Available 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. $40/12; nycakepops.com.
3. C. Wonder Ikat Tray
A perfect gift for anyone who loves to throw parties, this eye-catching tray will allow your happy hostess to serve her guests in style. $118; cwonder.com.
4. Tory Burch Lucite Letters
Personalize 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 Spoons
These neon-painted utensils are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any tabletop. $22; nicoleporterdesign.etsy.com.
6. Nicole Porter I Love New York Napkin Set
Show love for your home state with these fun printed napkins, available in a set of four bright colors. $28/4; nicoleporterdesign.etsy.com.
7. Jo Malone Rose & Rosemary Candle
One whiff of this rustic, summery scent will help your hostess unwind once all the party planning is over. $75; jomalone.com.
8. C. Wonder Enamel Bar Set
While every hostess needs proper bar tools, this stylish set will get the job done long after the party is over. $28; cwonder.com.
9. Darby Smart Gilded Votives
For a hostess that loves DIY, this kit will become her favorite project! For an extra touch, bring a bottle of bubbly.$24; darbysmart.com.
10. Flower Girl Arrangements
While a beautiful hand-tied bouquet won’t go unnoticed, showcasing fresh flowers in mason jars will give your arrangement a unique twist. $20-75; flowergirlnyc.com.