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07/23/2014 11:04 am ET | Updated Sep 20, 2014

16 Best Summer Hostess Gifts

The secret to securing a return invitation? A thoughtful thank-you.

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Photography by LAURA MOSS

Summer is here. Entertaining is endless. We've rounded up a few of our favorite picks to help you show your gratitude. Weekend hosts, these gifts will not disappoint.

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Tiki Smoke Stacking Glass
She'll be raving over these soda lime stackable glasses that give summer cocktails a tropical punch.
Buy it now: $6

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Bocce Set
Most guests show up with dessert; you provide entertainment. Good call. The sturdy canvas case is an added bonus!
Buy it now: $120

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photography by EMMANUEL TORABI

Sofia, Tunisian Fouta Towel, Mist Grey
It's the gift that keeps on giving. Bright, lively, and lightweight- these towels function as throws, beach towels, and tablecloths.
Buy it now: $34

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photography by PURE CITY

the domino bike
Seems a bit extravagant? Not if you're crashing all summer long. Besides, these wheels are so cute and under $400. Pick a color, any color.
Buy it now: $399

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Nantucket Bike Basket Co. Tuckernuck Adult Rectangle Basket
First comes bike, then comes super stylish bike basket. A convenient spot for stashing those farmers' market goodies.
Buy it now: $53

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Sunnylife Beach Sounds Radio
Beach bound? Better believe it. Give them a water-resistant machine for cranking out those favorite playlists.
Buy it now: $44

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Diamond Kite
A whimisical childhood staple for the hostess who's a kid at heart.
Buy it now: $42

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Cocktail Recipe Plates
Recipe cards turned appetizer plates will bring out her inner bartender. Count on at least one round of mint juleps that weekend.
Buy it now: $25

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Block Shop Zipper Peony Shop
Here's a tip: Score brownie points with the hostess by treating her to something she'd enjoy after the company has gone home. Turn your attention to this desert-hued silk scarf that works in any season.
Buy it now: $120

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Hopewell Workshop Watercolor Quilt
The summer version of winter's pom pom throw: A cheery cotton quilt with vibrant pops of color that will liven up her living room-or next picnic.
Buy it now: $175

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Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams Capri Shaker
Shake things up with the barware with this modern mixing essential.
Buy it now: $49

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Verdi Board Set
Double-duty done oh-so-right. What's wine and cheese night without a pair of rustic cutting boards that double as chic serving platters.
Buy it now: $142

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Serena and Lily Maritime Napkin
Cobalt blue teams up with tangerine to add a shot of color to the summer tablescape.
Buy it now: $38

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AERIN Sky Flower Classic Candle
A gift for her means a gift she'll truly appreciate. Help her wind down after a long night of entertaining with an illuminating scent of exotic florals.
Buy it now: $58

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Mini Pizza Stones
For the hostess who loves to cook, it's all about versatile kitchen essentials. These mini pizza stones are perfect for everything from baking pies to reheating last-minute party dishes.
Buy it now: $40 for four

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The Cocktail Club
An eclectic collection of yummy cocktails that might just come in hand during your stay. Hint, hint.
Buy it now: $22.50

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