10 Easy Summer Hostess Gifts for $50 or Less
Town and country key chain pair. Photo courtesy of Sir/Madame.
The many beach barbecues and long country weekends that inevitably fill up our summer calendars are just around the corner. In an effort to slow down and fully enjoy the season, we’re thinking ahead and stocking up on these 10 thoughtful (but inexpensive) hostess gifts to show our appreciation.
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A colorful set of classic French cheese knives presented in a beautiful wooden box.
A batch of hand-blended bath salts for a good, long soak in the tub (once the guests have gone home).
A jar of fresh Maraschino cherries soaked in Ole Smoky's 100 proof moonshine. Once the cherries are finished, use remaining juice to mix up a spiked cherry cola.
A simple shortcut to delicious and brilliantly crafted cocktails. Just freeze the pre-mixed cubes and add your spirit of choice.
A wonder ointment that soothes dry lips, dry cuticles, and itchy skin. Beautiful packaging aside, the luxurious basic deserves a place in every medicine cabinet.
A gift for the person who has everything (including a killer loft in the city and a darling beach cottage).
An iconic light source with modern-day capabilities — like rechargeable batteries and a port for powering an iPhone.
It's hard to go wrong with a bar or two of beautifully wrapped, small-batch chocolate. These are especially beautiful, and crafted by a pastry chef in Pennsylvania.
A subtle request for breakfast. Made and bottled in the Hudson Valley.
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