The Best Hostess Gifts for Summer Parties

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While most people aren’t ready for summer to end, August means the final parties of the season. To thank your hostess (or host) for throwing a fun backyard barbecue, pool party or picnic on the lawn, come with a gift in hand as a way of saying thank you—in advance.

Here are the best hostess gifts for summer 2019:

Nest Fragrances Grapefruit Classic Candle

Nest Fragrances Grapefruit Classic Candle

Nest Fragrances

Is that some fish grilling? Garlic? Both? Guests will never know when this delightful grapefruit-scented candle is burning. There are also notes of lily of the valley and coriander blossom, plus it has an impressive 100-hour burn time. And everyone knows you really can’t go wrong with a candle.

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SodaStream Fizzi

SodaStream Fizzi

SodaStream

Help the planet and your hosts by bringing a SodaStream device to the party. This model is cordless, so people can take turns in the backyard adding their own sparkle to the night. Even better, it will cut down on all those empty cans and plastic bottles when the party’s over. Plus, the fun hue is perfect for seeing out summer in style.

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Lord Jones Old Fashioned CBD Gumdrops

Lord Jones Old Fashioned CBD Gumdrops

Lord Jones

When the host or hostess is feeling stressed, nothing will bring on chill vibes like these CBD gumdrops from Lord Jones in strawberry and lemon flavors. Handmade in small batches from natural fruit flavors, citric acid, sugar and gelatin, these are quite the treat—and I haven’t even gotten to the CBD yet. Each gumdrop contains 20 mg of a broad-spectrum CBD extract for a calming effect. Whether you believe in its properties or not, this candy is dandy.

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The Cellar Coastal Ice Bucket with Tongs

The Cellar Coastal Ice Bucket with Tongs

The Cellar

One thing every party always needs more of? Ice. Basic, but true. And this charming ice bucket will keep yours frozen in style. The seaside theme is perfect for celebrating the end of summer—and your host will want to pull it out again next year as soon as the weather (or a drink) warms up again.

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Z Gallerie Piccolo Cake Stand

Z Gallerie Piccolo Cake Stand

Z Gallerie

You know what’s better than bringing dessert? Bringing dessert in these adorable cake stands. Even the most basic treats are instantly elevated in one—literally and figuratively. Made of glass and plated metal, they come in silver and gold. Bring one of each to really impress.

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Fleurs de Prairie Cotes de Provence Rosé

Fleurs de Prairie Cotes de Provence Rosé

Fleurs de Prairie

Guests are always ready to drink pink when the weather is warm. This bottle is made in the traditional Provençal style and has notes of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. In other words, it’s a party pleaser.

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La Fleur Peonies

La Fleur Peonies

La Fleur

Bringing flowers is always a nice gesture, but then your host or hostess has to go searching for a vase. This mini-bouquet from La Fleur totally solves that problem since they’re treated to last for a year and never need any watering. And the pretty box for these limited-edition peonies means they’re ready to go as a centerpiece.

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