Lovely Hostess Gifts for Showers and Parties

Lovely Hostess Gifts for Showers and Parties


I have received so many emails recently asking about hostess gift ideas for upcoming wedding and baby showers. So I thought it would be a great time to highlight some of my recent favorites. Today’s post includes five thoughtful hostess gifts but remember you can browse ALL of DoSayGive’s hostess gift recommendations anytime by hovering over the “Gift Ideas” dropdown menu on the blog.

A hostess gift is small gesture to thank the person or people who put their time and energy into planning a shower or party for you. There is no minimum price point for a hostess gift but generally the gift should coincide with the formality and nature of the shower. 

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This acrylic tub by Audrey Durden is a classic gift that can be used in so many ways around your house – an ice bucket or to display party favors. It is at a great price point at $48 and is ready to ship within 1-3 business days. Audrey Durden has a lot of other great hostess gifts that are worth checking out.


A girl can’t have too many crystal vases! This Waterford Crystal Vase is such a beautiful hostess gift. This one is a tad pricey at $165, but this smaller Waterford vase is a great price point at $75 and comes in a pretty keepsake gift box .


There truly is nothing like opening a signature Tiffany & Co. blue box! If she’s not a traditional Waterford type then an elegant vase from this iconic store might be perfect instead. It’s under $150 and is a beautiful accent in any room. This is also a beautiful option at $90.


These cocktail napkins by LZ monograms make such elegant hostess gifts. The personalized touch shows you went the extra mile to honor your hostesses. These are available in a variety of classic and modern monograms and pricing starts at $45 for a set of four. You can order these via email at


These Turkish towels are such a fun hostess gift for a casual spring or summer event. I love that these versatile (and big!) towels can also be used as a coverup or sarong over a bathing suit. Their presentation is easy and beautiful. You can find these in a variety of fun colors here for $34 + free shipping. For a more personalized gift, try these towels. (Tip: they often go on sale!) And I haven’t tried the quality but Amazon has a lot of options for Turkish towels as well. 

To find more inspiration, head over to DoSayGive’s hostess gift guide (also found under the Gift Ideas tab at the top of this page). There are ideas starting at $16. This guide is updated throughout the year to help you find the best gifts for your celebrations!


Outfit: Skirt from Draper James // Top (from Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year but I found a darling spring version)



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3 thoughts on “Lovely Hostess Gifts for Showers and Parties

  1. Love all of these ideas, Lee!! I was at a DFW wide Rodan + Fields training event last night and Do Say Give came up a few times in the meeting as one of our favorite blogs because you emulate such a classic and gracious style we all love. Congrats on another beautiful post and thanks for keeping our gift giving on point and on budget!

  2. Lee, I enjoy your blog so much and have gotten many terrific gift ideas from your posts. Not to mention the gentle reminders of how we could all be more refined in our behavior! I have two suggestions for you- White Rock Soap Gallery and Haute Sweets Patisserie. If you have mentioned them before, forgive me for missing it. If you haven’t checked them out, you definitely should. WRSG has amazing candles and featured a Joy and a Mistletoe fragrance during the holidays. They were great teacher gifts. The bakery features delicious desserts, including French macarons that are divine. Those are some standout shops in the Lake Highlands area, and located in close proximity to each other. Keep up the great work!