Published on May 19, 2017

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Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN

Summer is upon us. And warm weather brings all of the backyard grill masters out for barbeque season. Armed with a bevy of burgers, brats, and beers, these hosts hold the key to a fun summer. Naturally, they deserve a thank you gift for their efforts.  

While your invite may request you bring an appetizer or dessert, sometimes that’s not enough. Gift them with something their party really needs: think chic coasters, drink stirrers, and shot glasses that will spice up their summer party with a little quirk and flair.

 
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Don’t Waste the Wine

These horseshoe and trophy wine stoppers are the perfect present to bestow upon the “hostess with the mostess.” Adorn your favorite bottle of wine with these classic equestrian trinkets to kick things up a notch.

Imm Living Champion and Horseshoe Wine Stoppers, $22.99

 
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Avoid Water Rings

These palm print coasters just scream summer. They’re also eco-friendly, sustainable, and custom made in the U.S.

Deny Designs Zoe Wodarz The Palm Hotel Coaster Set, $14.99

 
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Bring the Fruit and Cutting Board to Match

Nothing says summer like watermelon. Be the one who brings the fruit—and a colorful cutting board to cut it on. The flipside of this fun painted piece is a simple plain birch that allows for easy slicing.

Deny Designs Wonder Forest Painted Watermelon Cutting Board, $34.99

 
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Shake it Up

Did someone say cocktails? Add a little Hawaiian flair to your festivities with these gold drink accessories. They also make it easy to keep track of which one is yours. Now, did I have the pineapple or the flip flops?

California Lustre Hawaiian Island Party Drink Stirrers, Set of 6, $15.99

 
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Dish Up Some Delight

Everyone knows that the right tabletop accessories can create the perfect setting for a party. Bring these tapas bowls—filled with salsa, guacamole, and dips—to the next summer soiree. Once the party ends, clean the bowls out and leave them behind for the party-thrower to keep.

Royal Doulton Tapas Bowls, Set of 8, $39.99

 
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Bring Something Brass

When your gift is brass, it’s automatically special. This cylinder shot glass will surely delight any host.

Imm Living Liquid Lab Graduated Cylinder Shot Glass, $22.49

 
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Fancy Napkins FTW

Does your hostess hold parties year round? You can bring her something she can wash and reuse time and time again. These embroidered cocktail napkins are the perfect party favor.

August Morgan Buzzed Cocktail Napkins, $36.99

 
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Pick Pink

Pink has been the it color recently. Stick with the trend, and bring your party host something special. These Pink Himalayan Salt Shot glasses will have everyone passing the Tequila.

True Brands, Viski Himalayan Salt Shot Glass Set, $20.50

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Spicy Serveware

Are you in charge of bringing the salad? Glam up those greens with these vibrant melamine utensils.

French Bull Oasis Salad Server, $22

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Go Stemless

If you signed up to bring the wine, bring the glasses, too. These cheeky cups are sure to be a hit. Bring these beauties for a guaranteed invite back to next year’s backyard bash.

August Morgan Hair of the Dog Stemless Wine Glasses, $55.99