07/23/2014 11:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

16 Best Summer Hostess Gifts

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

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.


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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