10 summer hostess gift ideas
1 Graphic-print napkins
These beautiful graphic napkins add the perfect touch of modern style to any cocktail party. $28 US (set of 4), Dwell Studio.
2 Ice cream scoop
This cool tool will help your hostess serve up a pint of your favourite gelato or ice cream in radiant, retro style. Package with a yummy sorbet and pastel-coloured ceramic bowls for a pretty present. $20 US, Williams-Sonoma.
3 Recycled-glass bowls
Encourage your entertainer to go green with these beautiful recycled-glass bowls. From $10 US each, West Elm.
4 Backyard bouquet candles
Gift ideas like these beautiful Backyard Bouquet candles just make scents! Choose from summer aromas like St. Augustine Grass, Backyard Sunset, or Lush Garden. $32, Anthropologie.
5 Salt and pepper shakers
Help your summer hostess shake up a waterside picnic with these adorable glass sea urchin salt and pepper shakers. $29 US, Pottery Barn.
6 Linen waters
Your host won’t want to wait to wash those dirty dinner-party linens after receiving Lothantique’s gorgeous linen waters. Available in scents like wild rose and lavender, this aromatic water can be poured into a steam iron or sprayed directly onto linens for a fresh fragrance. $22, Lothantique.
7 Lemonade glasses
Retro-inspired and vibrantly fun, these quirky lemonade glasses are the perfect hostess gift for someone who loves to entertain in the hot summer sun. $4 US each, Crate and Barrel.
8 Grilling rub collection
An ideal gift idea for the summer griller: the Ultimate Grilling Rub Collection offers four spice rubs that will complement meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables. $24 US, Williams-Sonoma.
9 Melamine serving plates
Encourage your hostess to bring vivid colour to the summer table with these exotic melamine serving plates. $13-17 US, Williams-Sonoma Home.
10 Instant Entertaining by Donna Hay
Why not give the gift of a party-planning assistant? Style at Home food editor Donna Hay’s Instant Entertaining is sure to find its way into any host's party planning. $33, Chapters and Indigo Books & Music.