During the summer months, we often get invited to
, patio parties and weekends away at the
. Between shopping for groceries, planning the perfect
and organizing activities, our host deserves a little something to show them just how much they're appreciated.
You’ve packed your bags for a weekend away, but make sure not to show up empty-handed! Our list of
is sure to help you pick out the
for your hardworking host. They’ll not only love the thought, but you might just get invited back again next summer.
1 Pancake and waffle mix
A weekend getaway almost always includes a
. If you’re visiting a friend or family member, a simple
or waffle mix is a great gift. Pair the mix with jam or
and wrap it up in a stylish
. It saves them from buying lots of ingredients and makes prep so simple, you’ll have more time to spend together.
Organic Pancake & Waffle Mix, Williams-Sonoma, $15.88.
2 Cocktail syrup
If your hostess loves mixing up tasty
, then these delicious
syrups are a great gift idea. With flavours like Tart Cherry and Lime-Cucumber the possibilities are endless. Pair the syrups with some fun
glasses or paper straws and get ready for a weekend of fun.
Quince & Apple’s cocktail syrup, BRIKA, $26.
3 Monogram throw blanket
Spending the weekend at a
? Why not say thank you with a cozy monogrammed
. Add the initials of your host or their family name, they’ll love cozying up with it for evenings on the dock or by the fire.
Monogrammable throw, Pottery Barn, $41.54 - $81.72
4 Chip and dip set
A great chip and dip set is a must-have for any frequent host. Thoughfully designed and easy to use, your expert
will be able to serve their famous
crab and avocado dip
time and time again.
Universal Expert Chip + Dip Set, West Elm, $64.64.
5 Drink tumblers
Great for poolside parties,
or everyday outdoor use, these drink tumblers are perfect for a variety of beverages from
wine and cocktails
to ice tea and
. Any host who loves to serve tasty drinks with their menu items will love these BPA-free, shatterproof glasses, especially if they have young children.
Swirl Outdoor Tumblers, Indigo, $18 (set of 3).
6 Barbecue dry spice rub
Warm weather means lots of
. A true griller knows second to a good cut of meat, a delicious rub makes all the difference. With its savoury blend of herbs, spices and salts these
dry spice rubs
are sure to make any grill master happy.
Afire BBQ Rubs, Crate & Barrel, $13.78 each.
7 Handsoap and lotion
Give your host the chance to feel pampered, even while in the
with this must-have
lemon scented handsoap
and lotion duo from
Bath and Body Works
. With its fresh blend of
, sparkling citrus and pretty floral carrier it makes the perfect summertime gift.
Kitchen Lemon, Bath and Body Works, $12.50.
8 Picnic basket
A weekend at the beach means lots of
. While your host prepares tasty
to enjoy in the sun, give them a gift they’ll be able to use all summer long. A stylish thermo insolated carry bag means they can pack treats for a full day of fun at the park, cottage, or on the beach. Fill the bag with
or plastic plates and wrap it up with a bow as a thank you for a great weekend.
Orange Polka Dot
Carry Bag, Hudson’s Bay, $49.99.
9 Berry bowls
These adorable ceramic
bowls are definitely a
trendy kitchenware item
. The wash-and-serve style ceramic colanders are perfect for serving up
with breakfast or lunch. With a variety of colours to choose from, they’ll match any
Farmers Market Baskets, Anthropologie, $14 each.
10 Beverage dispenser
needs a beverage dispenser. Perfect for everything from
your host will be able to serve guests delicious drinks in style.
Glass beverage dispenser, CB2, $49.95.