When you are shopping for a perfect way to say thank you to your host or hostess, it can be challenging to know what kind of hostess gifts to give. A bottle of champagne or wine is almost always welcome, but often that may not last until the end of the party.

These host gifts and / or housewarming gift ideas for your host / hostess will help you to choose a gift that is both practical and cherished, and will help the gift recipient remember your kind gesture long after they have recovered from the party.

Hostess Gifts and Housewarming Gift Ideas Beyond a Bottle of Wine
Hostess Gifts and Housewarming Gift Ideas Beyond a Bottle of Wine

Whether you choose to get something practical for the home, something gourmet for their kitchen, something funny to make them laugh, or a set of protective statues to guard over them, these ideas can help you find the perfect gift for your hosts!

These housewarming gift ideas can all be found on Amazon.com, so you’ll get a great gift that also has quick shipping options available.

Pair of Fu Dogs / Foo Dogs, Guardian Lion Statues

Foo Dogs, or beijing lions, are traditional symbols of Chinese guardians that protect family wealth and social status. The ancient guardian statues are always portrayed in pairs (male and female) and often displayed at the gates of temples, gardens, and house porticoes.


B.R. Cohn Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Basil & Garlic

This gourmet olive oil is produced by the winemaker B.R. Cohn out of Sonoma California. The garlic and basil add a delicious touch that pairs well with pastas, breads, and more. The olive oil is cold pressed from manzanilla olives grown on site using an all natural process without heat or chemicals.


Streamlight ProTac HL 750 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight

This tactical flashlight is not your average kid’s toy and is a delight to use. This solid flashlight is a beast of a performer, with an astounding 750 lumens packed into a tool that is about 5.5″ long. It has 3 modes (high / low / strobe) and a limited lifetime warranty. I was once told by a gift recipient that it was the coolest gift they’d ever received!


Valet Tray/Catchall Made from Full Grain Leather

This handmade valet tray has rustic copper rivets that were hammered by hand. Both practical and display-worthy, this leather valet comes in multiple colors and provides the perfect home for keys, phones, and more.


Modern Agate Coasters with Gold Edges and Rubber Bumpers

These natural drink coasters were sliced from agate geodes. Truly a unique gift as no 2 sets will be alike. Available in multiple colors.


Wine Glass Markers (Set of 5 Wine Markers)

These markers help your guests to make sure they are keeping track of their own glass throughout the night. The writing easily washes off with soap and water when you clean your glasses. Can be used for other things as well — label your spices, cheese plates, dinner plates, or add fun messages on an entryway mirror! These vibrant markers also include a lifetime replacement warranty!


Frida Kahlo Secular Saint Candle – 8.5 Inch Glass Prayer Votive

These “secular saint” candles come with your choice of over 20 modern icons! Choose from Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Billie Holiday, Carl Sagan, Freddie Mercury, Nikola Tesla, and many more!


“New Home Who Dis?” Soy Candle

This cheeky candle is both amusing and functional! Choose size, lid color, scent option (58 choices), and a personal message for the back of the candle! Allow an extra 4 – 5 days for candle to be created.


Blush Match Striker & Ceramic Match Holder

A perfect compliment to the “secular saint” or “New Home Who Dis?” candles is this beautiful match striker. Easily light your strike-anywhere matches on the durable strike strip around the base of the cup. Handmade in the USA.


Remote Control Wireless Light Switches for Household Appliances

These remotes are great for the things that don’t need to be on a smart plug, but need the convenience of a remote control. The remotes have a remarkable 100′ range. Over 7,500 Amazon reviews on these remote control outlets — definitely an item that will be appreciated and used often.


Plug-In Dimmer for Halogen and Incandescent Bulbs

Help set a nice mood with dimmable lamps using this dimmer cord. This is a godsend for any lamps that have hard to reach switches! Available in either black or white to match home decor.


Smart WiFi Plug that works w/ Alexa Echo & Google Assistant

This smart plug allows you to turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your smartphone, with voice control (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana), or on a schedule. The compact design won’t block other wall outlets. Requires a secured 2.4 gigahertz Wi Fi network connection.


Life Miracle Nano Towels All Purpose Cleaning Wipes

This highly rated product is made of a breakthrough fabric that replaces paper towels and toxic chemical cleaners can be used as bath towels, kitchen towels, and more. This is NOT a standard microfiber cloth. Nanolon is a new, next generation fiber PROVEN in laboratory testing to clean as well or better than chemical cleaners and paper towels using only water. 100% guaranteed and comes with a 1-year warranty.


Alligator Croc Decorative Serving Tray with Metal Handles

A great choice for anyone with a modern sense of style, this versatile decorate tray is a beautiful choice in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and more! This highly rated piece is available in multiple color choices.


Personalized (or Plain) Wooden Tray

This tray made of barn wood is a great choice for anyone with a more rustic sense of style. It can be purchased with or without custom personalization for an extra special touch!


Personalized Throw Pillow Cover with Custom Zip Code

This custom pillow is handmade in the USA and makes a great gift for someone who is settling in to a new area. These pillows come in 2 different case colors and 16 different text colors. Allow an extra 2 – 3 days for this to be custom made to your specifications. Note that this is for the pillow cover only, but insert can also be purchased on Amazon.


Extra Large Cotton Rope Basket with Real Leather Handles

This versatile basket has countless storage uses and is a chic way to corral items around the house. The wide basket holds towels, blankets, toys, magazines, or whatever else needs to be contained. Available in multiple colors.


Sofa Couch Throw Blanket

This throw blanket is made from 100% high quality acrylic and has a soft, silky, lightweight touch. The design features a unique pattern with rolled fringed edges for a beautiful finish that won’t unravel in the wash. Machine wash cold and tumble dry low. Available is 2 sizes and in multiple colors to match any decor!


Copper Hummingbird Swing

Attract and enjoy more hummingbirds at home with this beautiful wood and copper swing. The piece is the perfect size for hummingbirds and adds color and style to a bird garden.


Duck Bag Canvas Tote, Spacious and Roomy

These super-sturdy canvas tote bags are made of 100% recycled cotton with 2 handles and an adjustable 40″ strap. These highly rated bags are available in multiple colors.


Video Doorbell w/ HD Video, 2-way Audio, & Motion Activated Alerts

This generation of Ring Video Doorbell is integrated to work with Alexa / Echo devices and lets you see, hear, and speak to visitors from phone, tablet, or PC. Monitor your home from anywhere with HD video and infrared night vision. Includes lifetime theft protection.


Keter 7.5-Gal Cooler Patio Bar Table with Legs

This versatile outdoor cooler table can be used either as a side table, or with the table top raised. The 7.5 gallons of insulated drink storage (up to 60 cans with ice) includes a built-in drainage plug for easy cleanup.


House Shaped Square Tissue Box Cover / Holder

This clever design disguises the look of ordinary tissue boxes. Tissues sticking out of the top mimc the look of smoke leaving a chimney!


6-in-1 Claw Hammer and Screwdriver Multi-Tool

This single hammer holds an additional 4 screwdrivers inside it’s handle. This is item is compact enough to go anywhere, and comes in handy just about everywhere!


Two Step Folding Step Stool with Rubber Hand Grip

This foldable step stool provides extra reach for all kinds of jobs including hanging new art, changing light bulbs, and reaching the top shelf! Lightweight and stable design includes slip resistant steps.


Buckwheat Bolster Pillow Cushion

This pillow is designed to support poses for yoga or meditation, but the bold colors and designs make it also worth of display. This highly rated pillow is available in multiple designs / colors to fit any personality.


Original BUDDHA BOARD: Relaxing Water Painting with Bamboo Brush & Stand

Add a touch of zen to a home with the easy to use buddha board. Simply fill the stand with water, dip in the bamboo brush, and start drawing, painting, or writing. Create soft, beautiful images with a rich, inky Japanese look. The creation is meant to be enjoyed in the present moment — as the water evaporates the masterpiece slowly fades away, allowing a practice of the art of letting go.


TableTopics Original: Questions to Start Great Conversations

This tabletop game asks thought-provoking questions and is perfect to kickstart unique conversations and get to know each other better. Multiple versions of the game are available including couples, girls night out, grandparents, teen, family, and more. The original edition is appropriate for ages 12+.


Hypnocube Animated Light Sculpture

Delight someone with this animated art! This light sculpture cube, designed with 64 LEDs, can each display over 4,000 colors. Sit back and enjoy the fun to watch changing display that will provide an impressive light show for years to come!

Hypnocube Animated Light Sculpture


These housewarming gift ideas / host gift idea should help you find some great gift options to delight your host. If you need more gifting inspiration, check out this list of Unique Kitchen Gifts Under $25.


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What are your favorite gift ideas? What were the best & most memorable gifts that you have received?