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13 Hostess Gifts Under $30

Happy Friday Folks! I have rounded up my favorite hostess gifts under $30. I know a lot of people have gift guides floating around.  This year my goal is to give gifts people really want.  Not only have I thought about what I like,  I have also taken the time to ask my girlfriends what they like, what their kids like and what their husbands like.

To start this shopping party off right, grab a mimosa, because #FRIDAY and get that index finger warmed up for some shopping time!

Hostess Gifts

I’m sure you’ve hosted people over the holidays.  It’s a TON of work.  I know we will already be attending at least four parties this holiday season and I want to show the host my appreciation.

To maximize my time, I create a little gift closet in my guest room. I will buy 4-5 items from this hostess gifts list below to keep handy.  I put a tulle bow on it with a little thank you note.  This way I can grab one of the thoughtful hostess gifts and be out the door before any party.


gift guide - 13 Hostess Gifts Under $30 by Houston lifestyle blogger Haute & Humid


1. Voluspa Candle–  I love candles.  They make a home smell like a home and keep the bathroom smelling fresh during a party!

2. Alex & Ani Bracelets–  I wear a stack of these weekly.  They are pretty, dainty but durable and lightweight.  This company also donates a portion of their sales to different charities.

3. Volcano Candle– This candle is a cult favorite.  I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love this candle!

4. The Pioneer Woman Come and Get It!– Ree Drummond is my spirit animal, minus the whole living on a ranch situation.  Her cookbooks are my go to when hosting a party.  I have yet to make a recipe from her books that wasn’t a crowd pleaser.

5. The Wisdom of Sundays By Oprah–  If you are looking for a quick bit of inspiration this book has some amazing stories.  It is perfect for the coffee table or in a guest room.  I try to read a story daily and bought three of these to give to others.

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6. Moscow Mule Set– I really want these for myself because we don’t have a set!  My friends love to drink Moscow Mules and I never have a copper cup to put them in.  Party Foul!  I also love these filled with mulled cider during the winter.

7. Grace Hand Soap and Lotion– I love a pretty set of soap and lotion to put in my powder bath or in a guest bathroom.  The packaging is chic and the light pink is so pretty.

8. Infinity Scarf–  I just bought this infamous scarf two weeks ago and it’s legit.  Soft, light weight, not too bulky and gorgeous colors.  These make the perfect gift for a babysitter, hairdresser or teacher too!

9. Stemless Wine Glasses– This set of 4 stemless wine glasses are the perfect hostess gifts to give along with a bottle of wine.  I am obsessed with stemless glasses because I always seem to hit my glasses on the edge of the counter when washing them and break the bottom off.

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10.  Reusable Bottle–  My friends and I carry these everywhere.  Fill them with water for a park play date during the day.  Fill it with wine for a concert in the park.  These are also perfect for the beach and pool.

11. Dishtowels– I feel like people hate buying themselves new dish towels and all of my friends have some ratchet looking towels in their kitchens!  These dishtowels come in so many colors and I love how they wash.  I have them in about three colors.  They are my favorites.

12. Pioneer Woman Cooks– Ok I had to add ANOTHER one of her books.  Honestly, I would add them all but I’ll be nice and give you some variety!  You can’t go wrong gifting your hostess with one of her cookbooks.

13. Marble Tray– I bought this tray a few months ago and have used the fire out of it.  I use it for entertaining and as a centerpiece on my dining room table.  It has so many uses and I can’t believe this is under $30.

I hope this hostess gift guide gave you some fresh and affordable ideas.

Weekly Top Sellers

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Poncho – Beyond soft, perfect length, multiple colors.  See my full review Here.


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Tie Side Top–  The cutest tee with a fun tie side.  Comes in multiple colors and it’s On Sale!


Next week I will be sharing my Aunt Jo’s famous stuffing recipe that you can make the day before Thanksgiving, as well as my mom’s to die for apple pie.

XO- Sara


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