Fall Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back

The weather is getting crisp and the days are getting shorter. It’s time for the new school year, new football season and Halloween. With all of the social gatherings on the calendar this time of year, we’ve rounded up some ideas for what to bring the host or hostess to make sure you get invited back year after year!

Tailgate Supplies

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The ultimate tailgate party doesn’t get any “cooler” than this! | Image courtesy Amazon

It’s football season, and that means it’s tailgating time! Don’t show up empty-handed to your next big tailgate. Instead bring something to keep the party going like a cornhole set or splurge on a cooler scooter.

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Give the gift of coziness with a fall-inspired mug for the hostess. | Image courtesy Amazon

Something Cozy

Fall is the perfect time for cozy gifts. The weather is getting chilly and the days are getting shorter. Gift a Fall Inspired Mug and a Kusmi Tea Set or this wonderfully Plush Throw that we guarantee will get some serious use. Bring on the coziness!

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Handy items wrapped creatively will be a hit with any hostess. | Image courtesy Styling My Everyday


A DIY Thank You Kit

We love the idea of giving DIY kits as hostess gifts. Put a few related things together in a pretty container and you’re all set.

  • Hostess Gift Box: Gift boxes are all the rage these days. Grab a fabulous candle, a match jar and one other pretty item like a diffuser or incense holder (yes, incense is back!) — put it in a simple white box with crinkle paper and tie it with a bow and you are good to go.
  • All About The Vessel: Find a gorgeous gift that can also be used as a container to house you gift kit— like the lantern gift above.
  • Drink Kits: Gift all the ingredients to your favorite cocktail in an on-trend acrylic tray, a whiskey drink with a set of whiskey stones or any of the above with cheeky cocktail napkins. The options are endless, just make sure you put it all together in a pretty box, wine tote or basket and wrap with a pretty bow.
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A tasty (and colorful) treat will show the hostess your gratitude. | Image courtesy Amazon

Something Edible

Everybody loves a good tasty treat. The perfect (and easy!) hostess gift is an edible gift that’s beautifully packaged. If you find this holy grail, stock up on a few for last-minute gifts! McCrea’s Sea Salt Caramels are great for this or a beautiful box of French Macaroons.

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Add a touch of whimsy to the hostess’ holidays. | Image courtesy Nordstrom

Something Seasonal

Aside from Christmas, fall is one of the best times to get festive. Bring your fall hostess a fall-inspired gift to help get her home in the spirit. Try this fun fall-themed dish towel or a sequin pumpkin pillow.

Whatever events you have coming up this season, just make sure to wind down after the always-hectic summer months, play in the leaves and enjoy this new season with the ones you love most.

Still looking for just the right gift? Browse our Home Decor gift guide for more fresh fall finds. You can also connect with other users on Elfster’s Facebook page, or check out our Instagram @Elfster or Twitter @Elfster to get tips for the perfect hostess gift for all occasions, all year round.

About Lindsay Roberts Schey 4 Articles
Lindsay Roberts Schey is the founder and gift expert of TheGiftInsider.com, a gifting resource that helps users find hand-selected and creative gift ideas. Lindsay scours the web, boutiques and magazines to discover the most unique and creative gift finds along with thoughtful ways to give them. In addition to curating the site, Lindsay is regularly interviewed about her favorite gift picks on morning news shows across the country, is a gift trend contributor to for various publications and has been mentioned on prominent outlets including E!News.com, Forbes.com and New York Magazine.