Are you looking for fun gift ideas for the person who loves to entertain?

Here is a collection of 15 items, each under $25, perfect for delighting the hostess!

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gift guide for the hostess

1. 8-Inch Skirted Cake Stand – White cake stands and platters make food stand out and look pretty.  They are also versatile enough to fit in to just about any party theme.  This skirted cake stand has a beautiful pattern.

2. String Lights with Clear Globes – Make outdoor entertaining glow in the evening with these beautiful string lights.

3. Oval Steel Tub – Put away the big cooler and use this oval tub to hold beverages.  The oval shape allows for more drinks on top, making it easy for guests to grab.

4. A Perfect Day for a Picnic by Tori Finch  – Give the hostess plenty of inspiration for her parties with this added twist . . . picnic entertaining!  It is fun to think outside the dining room.

5. Sweet Lace Cupcake Wrappers – Add a touch of elegance and sweetness to entertaining and desserts with these cute cupcake wrappers.  A hostess will love to pull them out on a fun occasion.

6. Mini Chalkboards Signs – Perfect for adding descriptions and labels to tables, food and drinks.

7. Galvanized Metal Carry-All  – Go rustic and use this carry-all to hold silverware on the buffet table.  I love this for summer entertaining!

8.  Burlap Pennant Banner – These triangular flags can be used as is or customized by the hostess.  The kit also comes with jute and paper straws.

9.  Serve It Up Plate Stand – Turn your favorite plate into a raised serving piece with this stand!

10. Madeira Provo Teak Bread Board – A lovely board for the hostess to serve breads and cheeses to her guests.  Can one have too many of these?

11. Patterned Paper Straws – Add fun to any celebration with a set of paper straws.  I keep all kinds on hand, ready for any party.

12. Stainless Steel Coffee Carafe – Who wants to put their everyday coffee maker out on a pretty table?  This carafe will keep the coffee hot and looking great.  (If you don’t mind going a bit over $25, here is a cool push pot that I think looks even better!)

13.  Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun by Ina Garten – Another great book of inspiration, ideas and recipes for the girl who likes to entertain.  

14. Three-Tiered Porcelain Dessert Stand – Perfect for adding style and height to the dessert table!

15. Porcelain Cupcake/Treat Pedestals Set – The hostess will love the way these varying height pedestals showcase her delicious cupcakes and treats.


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