25 thoughtful hostess gifts under $25


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If you're heading to a friend or family member's for a party this holiday season, don't forget a gift for the hostess! While it might seem a bit old fashioned to bring anything other than a bottle of wine, chivalry is not dead, friends. A small gift can show your gratitude and appreciation for all the time (and money) the hostess has spent putting together the event, whether it's a big bash or a small dinner party.

Of course, most people get wrapped up in deciding what's an appropriate gift to give, and the answer is easy: What the hostess would like or actually use? But, don't feel the need to go overboard. Think of things like: a nice candle, a fun game, unique candy or a small cocktail kit.

While we're talking etiquette here, keep in mind that when giving the gift, you should try your best to be discreet, as not everyone may be as up-to-code on hostess gift-giving as you are and you don't want to make things awkward. And, if you do decide to bring wine or a food gift, don't feel offended if the hostess doesn't put it out to share—let them have their gift!

Below, we've rounded up 25 appropriate and thoughtful gifts for every type of host or hostess, all under $25.

Capri Blue Mini Volcano Capiz Jar Candle, $14

Max McCalman’s Wine and Cheese Pairing Swatchbook: 50 Pairings to Delight Your Palate, $14.95

Bistro Tile Cookie Set, $12

W&P Design Carry On Cocktail Kit, $24

Printworks Celebrity Couples Game, $23

Ranch Cookbook, $25

Recycled Bottle Grow Kit, $25

"What's the tea?" Teacup Set, $20

Dylan's Candy Bar One Shot Pumpkin Spice Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans, $8

Recycled Wine Bottle Platter with Spreader, $24

Monogram Mug, $10

Choose-Your-Sign Pocket Astrology Book, $9.99

Moon Bath Botanical Bath Tea, $20

Winter Essential Oils, Set of 3, $18

White Marble And Wood Cheese Board And Knife Set, $24.99

Peach Oven Mitt Set, $24

Prosecco Pong Drinking Game, $24.99

Garden Greeting Pot, $24

Instax UO Exclusive Mini Picture Sleeve Magnet (Set Of 10), $15

Zooey Kitchen Knives (Set of 3), $24

Grasping the Grape: Demystifying Grape Varieties to Help You Discover the Wines You Love, $14.99

Winky Lux pH Flower Balm, $16

Leopard-Shaped Salt And Pepper Shaker Set, $16

The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans, $25