Golden Gift-Giving Ideas To Make You a Perfect Dinner Guest


By Bethany Johnson

If you’ve ever received an incredibly delightful hostess gift, you know it’s more than just charming—it’s inspiring. That perfect gift was so inspiring, in fact, that you now anticipate future dinner parties as opportunities to dazzle your hostesses.

The good news? This is one gift-giving occasion that does not call for self-restraint.

So, go on. Express yourself. Tell your hostess, “I see you and your efforts,” with these good-as-gold ideas:

Something to Excite the Senses

Give your culinary friend wireless music for her kitchen. The Golden Pillar Wireless Speaker by Stelle Audio is one of the best gifts for hosts. It’s Bluetooth-enabled, making it the perfect food-prep companion for any mood. So, whether she’s whipping up a breakfast quiche, cutting crusts for little ones, or hand-torching a fancy crème brûlée, your foodie friend will benefit from the good vibes your gift emits.

For a charming touch, send a “thank you” email a few days after your gathering, and include a link to your own favorite cooking playlist.

Function and Form

Part pretty, part practical, and 100 percent thoughtful, this Bittersweet Hair Tie Steel Rose Gold Cuff Bracelet is one of the best gifts for hosts. Nothing says “I get it” quite like a cute and considerate solution to the long-haired chef’s most common problem.

Center(piece) of Attention

The John-Richard Collection from Neiman Marcus has been a source of gold inspiration for years.

John-Richard Collection Slivers of Gold Faux-Floral Arrangement from Neiman Marcus

For your hostess, choose a centerpiece like the Slivers of Gold Faux-Floral Arrangement to thank her for opening her home—an act that deserves every guest’s utmost gratitude.

Perfect for an accent table, bookshelf, window seat, or even the dining room table itself, a collection of flowers is a visually tasty treat.

A Charm to Charm

While a necklace may be too intimate for this unique gift-giving event, a chai charm can send the perfect message. The symbol of this 14KY and 14KW Two-Tone Solid Satin Chai Charm by IceCarats means “life.” Your hostess can use the charm on her own terms—on a bracelet, a necklace, or even on her key chain.

Through Gold-Colored GlassesDaphne Gold All-Purpose Wine Glass by Fitz and Floyd from Neiman Marcus

Wine glasses are a great hostess gift, since it’s nearly impossible to keep a full set intact for long.

This Daphne Gold Wine Glass Set by Fritz and Floyd is perfect for parties, yet it also adds a little flair to quiet, adult-only evenings at home. Each time your hostess uses her new gilded goblets, she’ll think of you and remember your time together.

An Evening Out

Give your hostess the next evening “off work” by giving her a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory. Sign the card, “Sometime soon, let someone else do the cooking.”

Not only does the physical card happen to have a gold hue, it’s also arguably worth its weight in gold!

Gift-giving has become an art. Fortunately, you don’t need to be the artistic type to delight the hostess who worked hard to have you over. All you need is a little inspiration, and with these ideas, you’ll be golden.

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