36 Gift Ideas for the Person Who Loves to Host

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

We all have at least one friend or family member who's the host with the most. Every gathering is perfectly curated with the best food, a stunning dining table setup, and most importantly, the perfect company. And with the summer months quickly approaching, it's time to get ready for entertaining outdoors.

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But no matter what time of the year, it's never a bad idea to give a little extra thanks to our favorite hosts with thoughtful gifts they're bound to enjoy. And did we mention that these finds make perfect graduation and housewarming gifts, too?

From design-forward cutting boards to wholesome party games, here are the best gifts for people who like to entertain.

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Tabletop Accessories

What's the best way for a host to accessorize? With the right tabletop accessories, of course. Help your friends and family tablescape like a pro with some of the best gifts for entertaining, including a recipe book and style guide and a classic dutch oven.

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1. Fredericks & Mae Chopping Block, $100

These chopping blocks are a hot commodity and it's easy to see why. According to brand rep Gabriel Cohen, Fredericks & Mae initially stocked up on what they hoped would be four months' worth of product but ended up selling out in only 24 hours. They can be used for food prep or presentation — the choice is yours.

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2. Anthropologie Ramona Coupe Glasses (set of 4), $56

For the host who loves a retro vibe, gift them these hand-blown coupe glasses.

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3. Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand, $225

Inspired by antique glass collections, this colorful cake stand is ready to take center stage (or in this case, table). Hand blown by Polish artisans, it comes in five stunning, iridescent colors.

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4. Tables & Spreads​ by Shelly Westerhausen Worcel, $27.95

Here's a coffee table book that'll be put to good use. Filled with recipes and a styling guide, this book will surely serve as inspo for any host's next gathering.

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5. Our Place Drinking Glasses (set of 4), $50

Raise your glass in style with Our Place's hand-blown glasses. They're lightweight, stackable, and made from recycled glass and sand. Plus, the brand's newest hues — Sunrise and Twilight — are total eye-catchers.

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6. Anthropologie Poppy Bamboo Melamine Side Plates (set of 4), $32

Made from bamboo and melamine, this gorgeous dinnerware is dishwasher safe and ready for the outdoors.

7. Williams Sonoma Sicily Outdoor Melamine Large Rectangular Platter, $29.95

Serve up the best meals with this platter, complete with vibrant designs that can be used all year round.

8. Smirly Cheese Board and Knife Set, $59.99

Whether your loved ones are setting out appetizers at home or looking for a quick and easy setup for an outdoor picnic, this cheese board and knife set is something they'll appreciate for sure.

9. Bitossi Home Glass Tumblers (set of 6), $150

Who said all your glassware needs to match? For a more eclectic look, this set offers hand-blown tumblers in an assortment of styles.

10. Dusen Dusen Gem Bath and Hand Towels (set of 4), $140

These hand towels from Dusen Dusen will give your giftee's guest bathroom the pop of color it needs.

11. Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven, $275-$745

Make dinner parties even easier by bringing your main course straight from the oven to the table with Le Creuset's oval Dutch oven. We're especially loving one of the brand's newest hue, Azure.

12. Hay Splash Vase, $95

This handmade vase is centerpiece-ready, with unique swirled patterns. Throw in a gift card for a fresh bouquet, and it's the ultimate gift for hosts.

13. TIKI Pineapple Paradise Glass Table Torches (set of 3), $22.99

When entertaining outdoors, ambience is key, and there's nothing better than a dreamy outdoor torch to tie everything together. This gold and white pineapple tabletop torch set can also be filled with citronella to keep bugs away.

14. Maison Balzac Jai Soif Carafe and Glass Set, $89

This stunning carafe set is perfect for everything from water for your bedside to wine for dinner.

15. H&M Serving Bowls and Tray, $29.99

Perfect for candy, snacks, or simply decor, this serving bowl and tray set would look just as good on a dining table as it would as a catchall tray in an entryway.

16. Our Place Full of Pride Mugs (set of 2), $50

Nothing is more comforting than sipping on your favorite drink in a giant mug. Plus, this set includes two mugs, so your favorite host can enjoy it with others, too.

Trinkets and Treats

It's all in the details, making these little entertaining essentials — from coasters to party games — perfect for stocking stuffers or for a DIY gift basket.

1. Ridley's Game Room Food and Drink Quiz Game, $12

Get the party started with a fun food and drink game that everyone can enjoy.

2. Edie Parker Wavy Coaster Set, $55

Ditch boring coasters and keep tables nice and clean with these acrylic wavy coasters.

3. Graf Lantz Wine-O's Felt Wine Markers, $19

Perfect for parties, hosts can use these colorful felt wine markers to help guests keep track of their drinks.

4. Field + Supply Whiskey Stones (set of 4), $50

Drink in style with these reusable whiskey stones that keep beverages cooler longer than your average ice cube.

5. Mau House Oyster Bottle Opener, $60

This adorable little oyster is more than decorative; it's a handy bottle opener.

6. Brightland Digestif Candle, $42

Clear out any unwanted kitchen smells with this hand-poured candle.

7. Uncommon Goods Experiences Home Bar Hero: Mixology Class & Simple Syrups, $60

Learn how to make cocktails like a pro with one of Brooklyn's best bartenders, Amy Kovalchick. The 90-minute, live, virtual experience covers how to make three specialty cocktails and comes with a simple syrup set that arrives just in time for your class.

8. West Elm Archer Barware Collection (set of 4), $310

Here's a barware set that you'll be dying to break out during a party. It includes a cocktail shaker, bar tools with stand, ice bucket, and tray, all with a sleek brass finish.

9. Golde x Subtle Art Coasters (set of 2), $36

Brighten up your table with this limited edition pastel tile coaster set from Golde and Subtle Art.

Party Enhancers

Your friends and family who love to entertain will be able to kick the party up a notch with these helpful gifts, including sound systems, wine, and more.

1. Bose Soundbar 900, $899

What's a party without music? Whether it's a small gathering or full-on bash, this sound system is everything your favorite host needs to keep the party going.

2. Jasper Hill Farm Cheese Tasting Box, $52.50+

Forget the guesswork of putting together a winning cheeseboard when you have this tasting box from Food52.

3. The Bruvi Bundle, $398

Guests need a little pick me up after a delicious dinner party? Try this eco-friendly coffee maker from Bruvi. This bundle comes with a coffee maker, pods, and more to whip up a caffeine boost in no time.

4. Field + Supply Stepped Totem Beverage Chiller, $125

Who doesn't love a multifunctional gift? This beverage chiller can be popped in the freezer to keep your drinks cold or used as a chic candle holder.

5. Ullo Wine Purifier, $25+

Drink wine at its finest with this easy-to-use wine purifier.

6. WS Game Company Vintage Board Game Bookshelf Collection, $109.99

Your favorite classic board games got a vintage-style makeover, and they make the perfect gifts for hosts.

7. Usual Wines Pack, $6+

Skip the glasses and serve wine straight from the bottle with this stylish brand.

8. Moonshot Crackers Variety Pack, $36

You can't have a party-ready cheese board without some crackers. Moonshot crackers are organic "climate-friendly" snacks made with quality ingredients that taste amazing, too.

9. Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Croquet Lawn Game Set, $99.99

For some fun and friendly competition, break out this croquet set at your next outdoor gathering.

10. Red Clay Cold-Pressed Hot Sauce and Spicy Honey (set of 5), $46

One way to spice up a party? This hot sauce and honey set.

11. FarmSteady Jelly Doughnut Making Kit, $30

For the host who loves to bake (and has a sweet tooth), this jelly doughnut kit would make the perfect gift.

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