17 Cozy Fall Hostess Gift Ideas for Warmth and Joy

Fun and cozy fall hostess gift ideas! Giving gifts to a hostess is a lovely way to thank her for creating a memorable event. These fun and cozy fall hostess gift ideas help you show your appreciation.

Give them as is or create a gift basket.

Explore also the fantastic ideas for creative ways to package the gifts. You’ll find those at the end of this post.

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Cozy fall hostess gift ideas.

Fall Hostess Gift Ideas

1. Apron

A cute cotton apron displaying delightful fall leaves is a pretty way to protect the clothes from the cooking messes.

The apron has an adjustable neck strap and center pocket perfect for holding kitchen utensils and anything the chef/hostess in your life might need while they cook. 

2. Pumpkin Coasters

This set of four beautiful pumpkin coasters features orange, blue, and white pumpkins. They give an instant, easy fall makeover for a coffee table.

Create a gift basket with pumpkin coasters, mugs, and your hostess’s favorite fall beverage.

It’s a lovely gift idea for the fall-loving hostess in your life.

3. Fall Notebook

Autumn Gnome Journal: Three adorable gnomes above writing: gather together
Autumn Gnome Journal from Durazza, Etsy

Write down precious memories or make plans for creating new ones in this 5”x7” autumn journal. With 150 lined pages and a spiral binding, it’s the perfect size to fit in your bag, so you can write whenever inspiration strikes.

The notebook features three adorable gnomes inviting you to gather together.

4. Pot Holders

Bring a little fall color to the kitchen with an autumn oven mitt and pot holder set.

The splash of blue in the mitt gives it a unique look. The mitt and the pot holder have a fun burnt orange trim and a lovely pumpkin and fall leaf print.

Insert a couple of cooking utensils or wrapped autumn treats in the mitt.

5. Pumpkin Mug

A woman holding a pumpkin patterned mug.
Pumpkin Mug from Let It Be Yours Co, Etsy

Surprise the hostess with a cute pumpkin patterned mug! This mug looks lively but relaxing at the same time. Perhaps it’s the combination of soft colors and movement.

It’s great for enjoying a cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate on a crisp autumn day. Customize it by choosing the size (11 or 15oz) and handle color (black or white.)

Besides the typical use for beverages, it can be used to serve autumn treats or as a vase for fall bouquets.

6. Laura Ashley Memory Foam Slippers

These fuzzy slip-on slippers are great for the fall weather. They come in many fun colors, so you can pick the one that suits the hostess the most!

She’ll love to wear these luxurious slippers and relax after hosting a Friendsgiving or any other autumn gathering.

7. Autumn Gnome Triplets

Autumn gnomes tray decor. Hello fall sign, beads, ivory flowers.
Autumn Gnome Triplets from PixieGreen, Etsy

The customers rave about these!

These adorable autumn gnome triplets are ready to party! They make a great gift as is or combined with other items to make a fall gift basket for the hostess.

The detailed description of each gnome is entertaining! They all have names and a story!

8. Pumpkin Spice Decaffeinated Tea

What is the popular choice of tea for fall weather? Pumpkin spice, of course!

This box of decaf pumpkin spice tea has 18 bags of deliciousness. Tie a ribbon around it, add a fall leaf as an embellishment, and you have a pretty and inexpensive fall hostess gift!

Bring it to the hostess with a treat, mug, book, or those comfy slippers I mentioned above.

9. The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook

If you’re a huge fan of pumpkins, this will be the best cookbook for you! Fifty pumpkin-based recipes for you to try.

Prepare treats for the hostess or give her the pumpkin cookbook. She’ll love it, which might inspire her to host a pumpkin lover party! How awesome would that be!

10. Set of 3 Dish Towels

Remember the gorgeous apron I mentioned earlier?

Matching autumn dish towels are available too! The beautiful leaf print and colors turn the kitchen into an autumn garden. The 20″x27″ cotton towels are designed in Europe and made in India.

Dishtowels, kitchen utensils, tea, chocolate, mugs, etc. are great last-minute gifts.

11. Autumn Warmth Puzzle

A fun 300-piece puzzle for fall lovers.

This autumn puzzle is not only pretty, but it has a matte finish which helps to reduce the glare making puzzling even more fun!

Use the bonus poster to see all the details clearly.

It’s a fun fall gift for the hostess she can use at the next game night. It would also be a perfect activity for the overnight guests, so grab one for yourself too and put it in the guest room.

12. Plaid Orange Sherpa Blanket

Not only does this sherpa throw keep you warm, but its beautiful colors and plaid pattern add a decorative touch to the home.

Your friend will be happy to snuggle under the plush twin-size autumn throw.

13. Leaf Serving Dish on Bamboo Tray

The warmth of the bamboo tray balances the coolness of the white leaf-shaped dish, making it a unique combo for an autumn table.

The ceramic leaf-shaped dish with four compartments is ideal for serving candy, nuts, berries, dip, and other little snacks.

14. Wine

A bottle of mulled wine is a fantastic choice!

15. Autumn T-Shirt

“Flannels, hayrides, pumpkins, sweaters, bonfires.”

I know autumn is all about cozy sweaters, but a cute autumn t-shirt is perfect for those days when a sweater is a bit too much.

Based on the reviews, this shirt is super soft and comfortable.

16. Leaf Earrings

I’m going to start a new tradition here and feature items made by Finnish sellers. You guessed right, I’m originally from Finland, so I thought it would be fitting to promote some awesome things from that beautiful country.

Vintage autumn leaf earrings.
Vintage Autumn Leaf Earrings from SelmaDreams, Etsy

These gorgeous golden brass earrings with orange autumn leaf pendants will make the hostess smile.

The beautiful lace edged earrings come in a little gift box ready for gifting. They are handcrafted in Finland with lead and nickel free parts.

Take a look at the autumn leaf earrings and fall in love!

17. Autumn Walk Candle

Nope, this candle is not meant to be taken out for autumn walks. But its delightful fragrance will bring the autumn scents right into your home.

It’s a beautiful gift for an autumn-loving friend. She will love to display this autumn walk candle in her home. Choose from two sizes, 8 or 16oz. The sixteen-ounce one burns over 90 hours!

How to Wrap Your Hostess Gift

A creative basket makes the fall hostess gift more fun!

Here are some unique ways to wrap or package your hostess gift.

Fall themed hostess gift ideas. A white decorative lantern on a dining room table. A red and white table runner, leaf garland, and orange pumpkins.

1. Cornucopia

Place your fall hostess gift, whether it is an apron or an autumn sweater, in a cornucopia.

2. Oven Mitts or Pot Holder with a Pocket

Present your autumn gift in a pot holder! Tea bags, chocolate, coffee, cooking utensils… cozy up all those little things inside an oven mitt or the pocket in a pot holder.

3. Kitchen Towel

Wrap a wine bottle inside a kitchen towel, tie it with jute twine, and your gift got a fun look.

4. Ceramic Candy Dish

Place little treats, such as trail mix or pear taffy, in a “happy fall” candy dish. These candy dishes are perfect for tiered trays!

Wrap the candy dish with cellophane or put it in an autumn treat bag.

5. Wooden Fruit Basket

A wooden fruit basket provides a cute way to present your gifts to the hostess.

6. Lantern

A lantern is a unique “basket” for presenting autumn gifts. Most lanterns seem to have a built-in led candle, but this one is empty! Yay!

Put some treats, an autumn t-shirt, kitchen towels, etc. in this whimsical lantern. Your friend will love it!

7. Woven Baskets

“No more floppy, weirdly shaped baskets.” This seller sends the baskets stacked in a sturdy box!

This set provides you with five round woven baskets in various sizes. The off-white combined with jute goes with any season but is perfect for the fall. Other colors are available as well.

These toxic-free rope baskets, made with 100% natural cotton, are safe to display anywhere. The hostess can use them for fruit, jewelry, toys, remotes… anything.

Give the woven baskets as a set or individually filled with autumn goodies.

Fall Themed Hostess Gifts Summary

Surprise the hostess with fun autumn treats or gifts wrapped in a uniquely: a gnome holding a treat or an autumn t-shirt inside a lantern.

For more ideas, check out Autumn Welcome Basket for Overnight Guests. Need a last-minute gift? See the autumn treat ideas in that post.

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