10 Thoughtful Hostess Gifts That Aren’t Wine

Tis the season of dinner parties and gatherings. Show your hostess your gratitude with these thoughtful, (mostly) local gifts for foodies.

hostess gifts that aren't wine

1. Simple Soirees: Seasonal Menus for Sensational Gatherings, $5

You already know your hostess loves entertaining. Give her the gift of inspiration with this lovely cookbook filled with approachable, eye-catching recipes.

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2. Healthy Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $20-35

As essential to any gathering as wine, extra virgin olive oil begs to be shared around the table. Not only will it enhance the flavor of any meal, you’re giving the gift of health as well.

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3. Steady Stick Wine Glass Holder, $8.47 set of two

Your hostess can enjoy wine hands-free at picnics, concerts, and other outdoor get-togethers with these wine glass holders.

unique hostess gifts that aren't wine

4. Our Go-To Recipe Book from Period 6, $8

Hop on over to Period 6 Studio in Golden for ANY occasion that requires a gift, but for hostesses, we love this adorable recipe book to fill in with favorites.

unique hostess gifts that aren't wine

5. Succulents

Succulents beautify any space, fit almost anywhere, and require very little upkeep. They’re such a nice way to add life to your host’s home. Visit your local farmers market for a great selection.

thoughtful hostess gifts that aren't wine

6. Rewined Candles from Period 6 Studio

I told you Period 6 has the best gifts. We’re back for more with these hand-poured soy candles that give wine bottles another chance at life.(Yay for upcycling!) Plus, they even smell like wine! Chardonnay, anyone?

thoughtful hostess gifts that aren't wine

7. Colorado engraved Copper Mugs, $43 set of two

Who doesn’t love a refreshing Moscow Mule in the summertime? These cute mugs are made from 100% recycled copper and hand engraved in Colorado Springs.

thoughtful hostess gifts that aren't wine

8. Healthy Harvest Greek Olives, $10.99-12.99

Happy hour anyone? Olives are such a simple, classic snack. Eat them alone, or add bread, cheese, and wine for an elegant hor d’oeurve. Our olives are raw, low sodium, probiotic, and support small business.

hostess gifts that aren't wine

9. Slate Cheese Board Vintage and Vine, $21.95

If you’re near Boulder, stop at Peppercorn for this gorgeous soapstone cheese plate. It’s got pretty rope handles for easy carrying and your host can customize it easily with chalk.

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10. Healthy Harvest Balsamic Reduction, $21.99

We only have a few cases of this Boulder-made Balsamic Reduction left, so get one for you AND your hostess! As timeless and essential to dinner parties at wine, but even harder to find the real thing, our Balsamic will blow your hostess away.

Bonus! Just because a good wine is always in style..

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11. Bookcliff Vineyards Colorado Wine

Made in Palisade from 100% Colorado grown grapes, Bookcliff has a variety of award-winning wines for any meal or budget. Find them at the Boulder Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

What are YOUR favorite go-to gifts for party hosts? Share your favorite gifts, artisans, and stores with us in the comments below or tag us on Facebook and Instagram @healthyharvests

Gather round good food always!


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