Summer Hostess Gifts

Between Brooke and I, we have descended (with our families!) upon friends and family in almost every state in the East and the South this summer. While we have always felt more than welcome, we have also felt great necessity to show our appreciation with appropriate and fun hostess gifts. The fun thing about hostess gifts is that they are truly more about the thought and can span a wide price range and formality depending on the circumstances. It is fun to really think about who your host/hostess is and how they live and entertain. When staying with a good friend, that is easier, but dinner at a “new” friends house requires a few “go-tos” that are universally loved. We have pulled together a great selection regardless of the recipient. Most items can be combined (or not) to fit your price range. We love the playfulness of the corkcicle and the waterproof speaker - both items any home needs at least two of during the summer and they both say “relax, we came to have fun”. A collection of tablewares like the gorgeous India Amory tablecloths paired with the chic Rivsalt will be used and loved over and over. We are still pen and paper people at heart so we love the beautiful Mrs. John L. Strong entertaining journal for the gracious hostess. To round it out, just about anyone we could think of would love extra beach towels (they seem to disappear!!) or a gorgeous book they would never buy for themselves. Happy summer to all of our guests and hostesses. Cheers to the memories (and the perfect gifts!).