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?
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.
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.
For the host who loves a retro vibe, gift them these hand-blown coupe glasses.
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.
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.
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.
Made from bamboo and melamine, this gorgeous dinnerware is dishwasher safe and ready for the outdoors.
Serve up the best meals with this platter, complete with vibrant designs that can be used all year round.
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.
Who said all your glassware needs to match? For a more eclectic look, this set offers hand-blown tumblers in an assortment of styles.
These hand towels from Dusen Dusen will give your giftee's guest bathroom the pop of color it needs.
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.
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.
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.
This stunning carafe set is perfect for everything from water for your bedside to wine for dinner.
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.
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.
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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.
Get the party started with a fun food and drink game that everyone can enjoy.
Ditch boring coasters and keep tables nice and clean with these acrylic wavy coasters.
Perfect for parties, hosts can use these colorful felt wine markers to help guests keep track of their drinks.
Drink in style with these reusable whiskey stones that keep beverages cooler longer than your average ice cube.
This adorable little oyster is more than decorative; it's a handy bottle opener.
Clear out any unwanted kitchen smells with this hand-poured candle.
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.
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.
Brighten up your table with this limited edition pastel tile coaster set from Golde and Subtle Art.
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.
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.
Forget the guesswork of putting together a winning cheeseboard when you have this tasting box from Food52.
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.
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.
Drink wine at its finest with this easy-to-use wine purifier.
Your favorite classic board games got a vintage-style makeover, and they make the perfect gifts for hosts.
Skip the glasses and serve wine straight from the bottle with this stylish brand.
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.
For some fun and friendly competition, break out this croquet set at your next outdoor gathering.
One way to spice up a party? This hot sauce and honey set.
For the host who loves to bake (and has a sweet tooth), this jelly doughnut kit would make the perfect gift.