Cool Summer Hostess Gift Ideas

Show up to a summer party with a lovely summer hostess gift. Your host will appreciate it.

I’ve got a cool collection of summer-themed hostess gift ideas from inexpensive and simple gifts to creative and unique ideas.

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Summer hostess gifts. Fruity pot holder and kitchen towel. Live life with zest.

What to bring as a hostess gift?

1. Tea Pot

Let’s start with something that I really love… tea! If your hostess enjoys hosting tea parties or loves to relax by reading a book and sipping tea, then she’ll find this ceramic tea pot fabulous!

It’s perfect for garden tea parties and for anyone who loves tea! This pretty white ceramic tea pot can hold up to 28 ounces of water and it also comes with a removable stainless steel infuser.

I can’t believe I don’t have one of these yet. But I will. A tea pot is on my wish list.

2. Beach/Picnic Blanket – Fun Summertime Hostess Gift

How fun it will be for your friend to go on picnics when she has this fun picnic blanket. Maybe you’ll get to go on a picnic too.

This picnic blanket has a handle when folded so it’s easy to carry around. And I noticed that the folding process is simple. You don’t feel like you are making an origami.

The striped 59” x 79” beach blanket is also waterproof.

Summer Hostess Gift Ideas. A picnic set up in a field.
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3. Beach Towels

These vibrant beach towels are great for the hostess with a backyard pool. They would also look fantastic on adirondack chairs or any deck chairs creating a tropical feel.

This set has 4 heavyweight, plush, absorbent beach towels made out of 100% cotton.

4. Mesh Food Covers

Keep those pesky flies and other bugs away in the summer with these mesh food tents. The set has three 14-in food covers and they’re all hand washable. What a fun and practical summer hostess gift!

5. Apron

This cute floral apron makes any cook a happy cook.

It has a pocket in the center, long ties and an adjustable neck strap. This summer apron is 100% cotton and it is 31.5″ long.

6. Ice Cream Scoop

A summertime hostess gift: ice cream scoop!

A simple ice cream scoop with a comfortable handle that keeps your hands from freezing when you scoop ice cream.

It’s designed to glide smoothly and easily through hard-packed ice cream. This heavy-duty, sturdy scooper comes in many fun colors. Get one for yourself too!

Summer Hostess Gift Ideas, drinking glasses
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7. Glass Sundae Bowls

Let’s continue with fun thank you gifts!

Any summer hostess could use this set of 6 cute glass dessert bowls. They have a pretty scalloped edge and hold about 5 1/2 ounces.

8. Charcuterie Cheese Board Set

Make serving food fun with this cheese board.

This set comes with a 16.5 x 10.3” cheese board, a round 10” fruit tray, 2 ceramic tray plates, 6 serving forks, and a cheese board guide.

The board has rubber feet to keep it from ‘accidentally’ falling off the table. It also has side handles for easy carrying.

There are other options by the same brand with additional items in the set, they’re just more expensive.

Take a look at the bamboo cheese board gift set.

9. Scented Candle

Summer Sun Soy Candle as a summer hostess gift.
Summer Sun Candle from Alder & Loam, Etsy

Summer Sun.

That’s a great name for a summer candle!

This hand poured candle has a lovely mix of scents: Pineapple, coconut, and vanilla with a tiny hint of musk. Makes the home feel like a tropical vacation.

9. Ravensburger Puzzle

Santorini Sunset looks super pretty! This lovely 300 piece puzzle would make a fun gift. Every piece is unique and fit together perfectly.

10. Summer Time Coaster Set

Summer Time Wooden Coasters with a vinyl decal sun and word "summer time"
Summertime Coasters from Rosco and Company, Etsy

Any summer hostess would love these “summer time” coasters. The vinyl lettering and sun give good summer vibes.

The set has 4 wooden coasters and comes in two colors: brown and white.

11. Popsicle Molds

Ice cream, popsicles… the delicious summer desserts. Delight your summer hostess with this silicone popsicle mold set. It’s dishwasher safe and can be reused over and over again.

It comes with a silicone funnel for easy filling. You can use fruit juice, puree, yogurt, ice cream, pudding, jam… So many fun options.

This popsicle mold is dishwasher safe. Handwashing is a breeze too with the included brush.

12. Fruit Notepad Set

Give the hostess one or all the six magnetic notepads. The fruit-patterned notepads look summery. But what I really like about these is that the magnet covers the entire packing so the memo pad does not slide down the fridge.

13. S’mores Package

What would summer be without S’mores.

Make a fun, inexpensive summer hostess gift: S’mores Gift Box

  • graham crackers
  • bag of marshmallows
  • chocolate bars (Hershey’s or any kind of chocolate)

14. Libbey Vintage Juice Glasses

Get a set of four 11oz glasses with fruit designs. This vintage collection is perfect for those who appreciate the 1960’s and 70’s bright and colorful style.

The glasses are dishwasher safe, but it’s recommended that you handwash them so that the cute patterns won’t get damaged.

15. Pot Holders

Super cute berry pattern pot holders from Sage+Stitch with hand pockets.  The heavy duty 100% cotton provides superb heat protection and the various designs keep the host’s kitchen looking delightful.

16. Summer Wine

A bottle of wine is never out of style nor is it boring.

Consider bringing a bottle of Rosé by Josh Cellars or Kim Crawford Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc.

Summer Hostess Gifts Summary

Think about various things a summer hostess could use when hosting parties: pot holders, aprons, glasses, serving platters, picnic blankets, and napkins.

Or provide something for relaxation after the party: tea pot and tea, magazine, book, or a bottle of wine.

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