25 Fun and Useful Gifts for Your Friendsgiving Host
Because friends shouldn't show up empty-handed to Friendsgiving.
Published Nov 2, 2017 12:30 PM
Epoca Vase, The Granite, $62
Bringing flowers to Friendsgiving? Why not bring along a new stylish vase for your friend, too. This light pink option will look great with philodendrons or peonies.
We Hope You Brought Wine Doormat, Clever Doormats, $39.99
Bring this doormat to your next Friendsgiving with the usual bottle of wine. That way, your host can make sure everyone gets the message.
Zera Bowl, Local + Lejos, $21.99
This bowl makes for a great housewarming gift. It’s a fun decor piece that can also store jewelry, fruit, or odds and ends. The bowl even looks good empty!
Pink Clay Exfoliating Mask, Herbivore Botanicals, $21.99
After a heavy meal and lots of wine, chances are your host or hostess is going to want to detox their skin with a great mask. This option exfoliates, leaving you with fresh glowing skin.
Happy Holidays Y’all Chocolate Box, Maggie Louise Confections, $55.99
These chocolates are almost too cute to eat! They will be the perfect dessert to set out on the table post-dinner since they could very well pass as decor.
This Must Be The Place, Three Potato Four, $19.99
If you have one friend who hosts dinner at their place each year gift them something more personal, like this keychain that reads, “This Must Be The Place” to commemorate all the great memories of Friendsgiving past.
Bees Knees Spicy Honey, Bushwick Kitchen, $13.99
A cheese tray is not complete without spicy honey to drizzle on top. This hostess gift is the gift that will keep on giving.
Pongo Table Tennis, Umbra, $39.99
Games are a fun way to keep the party going after dinner. This table tennis set is an exciting (but not too strenuous) game to play even with a full belly.
Admiral’s Tray, Katy Skelton, $225
There’s nothing better than a hostess gift that can be put to use right away. This tray is just that kind of gift. Let your Friendsgiving host use this to set out appetizers before the big meal.
Your bestie can keep booze on hand (literally) at all times with this awesome arm accessory by Areaware.
If the highlight of the meal is going to be your host’s stellar pies and cakes, give the gift of presentation with this super-modern cake plate by Imm Living.
These walnut coasters are colorful, modern, and playful, just like the person crazy enough to host a bunch of friends for Thanksgiving. She’ll need these to protect her coffee table.
These shot glasses will dress up the bar while encouraging cocktail creativity.
Cocktails on Tap by Abrams Books, $24.99
You love cocktails. Your host loves beer. This book is a marriage of the two and a love letter to your friendship.
These doggy prints are great for kitchens, bathrooms, and anywhere else that needs an adorable towel—perfect for the pet-loving host.
Everyone needs a mug that gives great advice. Cue this genius one by Kate Spade that will definitely make your host smile the morning after Friendsgiving.
This beautiful glass house holds succulents, candles, stones, and look beautiful with any design scheme.
Fish Knife by Areaware, $49.99
This multitasking pocket knife and bottle opener is the ideal addition to your host’s bar cart.
Even the humble salad (often neglected on Thanksgiving) can get a serious upgrade with this serving set.
This is just like the one the Pilgrims brought to the first Thanksgiving, and it’s super chic. One of those things is true.
If your hostess has a sense of humor (and loves a drink), she’s bound to fall in love with these hilarious cocktail napkins for the bar cart.
Did you get a personalized, handwritten invitation to this dinner? Then get your stationary-loving host the Snail Mail Kit by Underwood Press.
Uplift Epsom Salt by Swim Club, $16.99
Your host is likely going to need a nice soak after the guests go home. This one calms tired muscles while soothing the mind.
If there’s an outdoor element to your Friendsgiving, bring wooden lawn dice to play with in the yard. They’ll keep the other guests entertained—something every host is thankful for.
Know a California transplant? This print will work perfectly in their entryway and make them think of you every time they pass by.
Originally published November 7, 2016. Updated November 2, 2017.