Have you ever determined your love language? If not, we’d love to encourage you to take the time to do so in order to better understand how you give and receive love. We’ve both taken the test, and it’s still shocking that “gifts” aren’t either one of our love languages. We say that because we absolutely LOVE curating and giving gifts! Presents are used as physical symbols to express affection for someone else, and can easily be personalized to the person receiving the gift. It’s such a fun way to express your love for others and to bring a little bit of joy to their life!
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With 7 weeks of Summer left, it’s still the perfect time to give Summer-inspired gifts for those who are hosting you this season. And because of that, we were inspired to design a set of Summer hostess gift ideas any hostess would love to receive these next several weeks. The art of gifting a hostess has much to do with encouraging the art of hosting. The goal is to carefully assemble a set of complementing items to inspire unique ways to serve others while gathering. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to determine a theme. Then, select pieces pertaining to that theme in order to fashion a coordinating collection. So, whether you want to splurge on the ultimate gift set or save on a just-as-meaningful token of appreciation, you can easily do so with a little thought and preparation.
Need some inspiration?! We’ve got you completely covered with these simply fun and sophisticated Summer hostess gift ideas below. Plus, we’re offering a set of free coordinating printables to complete each one! Be sure to sign up below to download them now!
Summer Hostess Gift Ideas
Summer in a Glass
Splurge | Summer in a Glass
Nothing says Summer quite like a refreshing glass of lemonade. Supply your favorite hostess with this Summer lemonade gift set including a vintage-inspired glass pitcher, all the lemonade mixing and drinking essentials, and a natural acacia wood serving tray to help transport the beautifully embossed tumblers of fresh lemonade from one space to another.
#HostfulHack: Invest in a large decorative tray or two to help carry plates of food, drinkware and whatever else you may need for entertaining outdoors. It will save you many trips going back and forth from the indoors out.
Save | Summer in a Glass
Just as meaningful and arguably as charming, simply gift the vintage-inspired pitcher filled with a decorative tea towel, reusable drinking straws, silicone ice cube tray, lemon juicer and packets of lemonade to save on the total cost. Tie a bow with some decorative ribbon, tuck in a sprig of fresh rosemary, and you’re all set!
A Poppin’ Good Summer
Splurge | A Poppin’ Good Summer
Popcorn is one of those pantry staples perfect for any type of guest, whether they’re unexpected or staying overnight. It’s easy to prepare and encourages everyone to curl up on the couch and get comfortable. This Summer hostess gift idea includes a large serving bowl with four coordinating bowls for individual servings. It’s complete with a large bag of pre-popped popcorn (we found ours at HomeGoods), seasoning, metal scoop and patterned linen napkins for a sophisticated touch.
#HostfulHack: Keep a stash of popcorn on hand that can be popped in just a few minutes. It’s an easy and affordable snack that invites your guests to curl up on the couch and stay awhile.
Save | A Poppin’ Good Summer
Like the idea of sharing a poppin’ good Summer but want to save a little? A large serving bowl (this stoneware bowl is perfect for any season), a large bag of popcorn and some seasoning will do the trick! This simpler hostess gift will be adored just as much as the splurge.
Summer Bucket List
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While all of these Summer hostess gift ideas are special, there’s just something about the way this final set came together. Complete with the perfect galvanized tub (we found ours at HomeGoods) for housing ice and refreshments, a decorative throw blanket (this is the exact one we purchased) that can easily double as a picnic blanket, a cheese board and knife (this set is only $25!), and a selection of sparkling French soda, specialty cheese, water crackers and fresh grapes, this set is a true example of artful gifting.
Save | Summer Bucket List
Because this high-quality cheese board is surprisingly affordable, you can create a complete gift by pairing it with sparkling French soda, specialty cheese and water crackers. Tie the cheese and crackers together with raffia ribbon and a sprig of rosemary. Then, package everything together in a sturdy gift bag, box (place lid on the bottom) or basket and you’ll have a beautiful hostess gift to give your deserving host.
#HostfulHack: Save the glass swing bottles from the French sodas after the contents have been consumed. Wash them out and fill with drinking water. Chill in the fridge and place on the table during dinner parties or gatherings. This way, no one has to get up to refill their glasses.
Additional Summer Fun Resources
Looking for additional Summer fun inspiration? We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite fellow hostesses who are sharing fun ways to celebrate Summer this year, which we’ve rounded up below. Head in with us this Summer, and be sure to check out their posts!