Dinner Party Gift Ideas for the Hostess

dinner party gift ideas for the hostess

Hosting a dinner party is a lot of work. And if the hostess has not asked you to bring a covered dish, it is always nice if you show up with a little something to bless her.

You could bring:

  • Flowers
  • Your favorite drink
  • Something monogrammed
  • A coffee mug
  • A pretty candle
  • A kitchen tool
  • A vase
  • A recipe book
  • A gift basket
  • A plant
  • A coffee table book
  • A gift card
  • Gourmet Olive Oil
  • Gourmet Cheese
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Throw blanket
  • Pastries from a local bakery for her breakfast the next morning

OR …This!


A beautiful glass water pitcher filled with Lemons and Limes!  This was such a fun surprise to receive from Janelle – aka Miss Comfy In the Kitchen –>>


Janelle showed up at my house a few years ago with this gift in hand and I took pictures and meant to post it …


But someday never came.

So last Wednesday I posted her Homemade Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Recipe


and that is when I remembered that I first saw this recipe when she gave me this gift – because attached to this beautiful glass pitcher was the recipe!


Isn’t that a great idea!  So there you go! The next time you are invited to a friends house for dinner – surprise your hostess with this gift (click here to get the recipe).  You are sure to receive a smile and a hug!

Chime In: What do you take when you are invited to a friend’s home for dinner? Share your creative ideas with us!

Walk with the King!



Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

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  1. I have made a few handmade note cards for my hotness and I have done this for each of my guests as well who come to my home as a little somethin’ for them to take home!!

  2. Depending on the person, I might bring a bottle of my favorite wine for them to enjoy at a later date. Or if I know they like candles, as a Scentsy consultant, I’ll bring them a warmer and a Scentsy bar.

    Like the other day, I picked my Mom up on our way to Presque Isle State Park(on Lake Erie in Erie PA) for a charity walk that benefitted the organization that helped my brother, sister-in-law and nephew during their 13 week stay at Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh. This Organization gave them gas and restaurant cards AND paid for their entire stay at Ronald McDonald House which would’ve been over 3 grand if they’d had to pay for that out of pocket so this organization is a blessing to them as that was ONE less thing for them to have to worry about. They KNEW their son would be born with medical issues. They WEREN’T expecting him to be born 10 weeks early. Which may have been a blessing in disguise as it most likely will lead to him having less defecits from the hydrocephalus…it allowed the Dr’s to put the shunt in earlier. The little guy is doing well. Up to 11 lbs at 4 months old……….my point was that I brought my Mom a Scentsy bar. The August scent of the month. She loved it!

  3. I’m a Mary Kay consultant and people love getting free product! A hand cream is good for almost anyone, but if I know the person well and what their tastes are, I may bring a cream eye color or a blush. All depends on who the person is and what they like. And of course you have to put it in a cute basket and wrap it all special-like 🙂

  4. I love buying small jars of local honey to give as hostess gifts. So much tastier than store bought.

  5. I had to laugh when I saw this blog post. I was searching online for this exact same thing just the other day!!! So it’s a well timed post Courtney, because I didn’t really like any of the suggestions I found – but yours are great! Thnkyou xxx

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