The Best Host Gifts Ideas (Ever)

Looking for a thoughtful gift to bring to a dinner party? Here are 12 unique ways to show your gracious host some gratitude.

Go beyond Wine with a gift of a digestif like Nonino Quintessentia VINTAGES or Calvados Boulard Pays d’Auge or Sandro Bottega Club Grappa.


Glass jars or paper bags, ballotin boxes or takeout cartons make cool containers for chocolates, candy or cookies.

Unlike store-bought wine gums, these delicious Apricot & Riesling Jellies really do have wine in them. They make a great parting or hostess gift — a twist on the usual bottle.

Cleverly named craft beers can be an affectionate in-joke for host gifts: like Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale for road warriors or Great Lakes Brewing’s Pompous Ass Ale if you know an Englishman with a sense of humour.

Pre-mix a batch of cocktails or mocktails — The 0% Caipirinha is a great alcohol-free choice — saving your host planning and prep time.