Summer Entertaining: Host & Hostess Gifts
Summer is the ideal time for entertaining, and being a good guest is as important as being a good host. You don't want to show up to any party empty handed, but a generic bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers will likely be forgotten by the end of the night. Whether you are headed to a dinner party, casual barbecue, or weekend at the cottage, Room 2046 has host and hostess gifts to fit any budget. Read on to see some of our favourite ways to show your appreciation to your hosts and ensure you snag an invite to the next party all-in-one.
The first step to picking out any gift is finding a fun and original card to accompany it. Room 2046 has unique cards for every occasion, including ones to show gratitude to your lovely hosts. The Lucky Horse Press Thank You Great Host Card is made specifically for hosts, but we also carry a range of all purpose thank you cards such as the Dear Hancock Thanks Man Beer Can Card and the Flakes Paperie Green House Thank You Card that you can personalize to your heart's content.
Gifts Under $100
If you are shopping for a close friend or family member, going to a house warming party, or otherwise have a larger budget, Room 2046 has a selection of higher-end gifts that will delight any host. For home decor pieces that make a statement, try our collection of Atipico candle holders. We carry the Esag Two Stands Ceramic Candle Holder in both black and white, as well as a line of marble candle holders. The Atipico Tellus Carrara Candle Holder is made from authentic Tuscan Carrara marble, a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. These candle holders come in a variety of sizes, as well as in Marquina marble, known for its deep black surface and vivid white veins. Don't hesitate to check out these pieces online or in store – all our Atipico products are on sale now!
Gifts Under $50
For a more modest price point, take a look at the Concrete Desktop Planter by Kikkerland. In addition to holding succulents, this planter also has a terraced base to fit pens, business cards, and other small supplies. Help your host explore their creativity with Areaware Blockitecture, a set of architectural building blocks that can be used to make towers, cities, and dwellings. These aren't your average building blocks – they are inspired by colourful post-modern architecture and are entertaining for adults and kids alike. The Kikkerland La Savoie Large Book Box is another unusual but memorable host or hostess gift. This book has vintage poster design on its cover, but is actually a hollow box that can be used to stash secret items in.
Gifts Under $20
Even if you have a lower budget, Room 2046 has a variety of memorable, high-quality gifts to bring to your next event. The Belle and Union Farmer's Market Tea Towel is screen printed on wrinkle resistant fabric, serving as a stylish and functional kitchen accessory. Sloane loose leaf teas are another great addition to any kitchen, as they are delicious and come in charming tins. The Heavenly Cream Black Tea is velvety and smooth, with balanced notes of bergamot and creamy vanilla. Turkish soap is a natural and luxurious gift, made with pure ingredients and no additives, preservatives, harsh chemicals, or perfumes. The Goat Milk Soap is moisturizing and gentle for sensitive skin, and the lactic acid helps speed up the healing process on damaged skin and nourishes during the skin cell's rejuvenation process. Turkish soap also comes in other scents, including Grapeseed Oil for anti-aging and Orange Cinnamon to treat acne.
If you are in need of a quick and easy gift, don't miss our blog post on Room Service, Room 2046's modern take on traditional gift baskets. To browse our full collection of gifts for hosts, click here, and read part 1 of our summer entertaining blog series here. For more gift giving inspiration, check out our Instagram and Pinterest Gifts under $50, Gifts under $20, and Gifts for Food Lovers boards!