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Hostess & Teacher Gifts
Give your favorite host a gift he or she will love. Find the latest platters, serving dishes, cocktail glasses, and tasty treats you won't find anywhere else. At Crate and Barrel, you can find hostess gift ideas for any style or budget.
Because home gatherings often center around food and drink, kitchen accessories make great host and hostess gifts. We've compiled a collection of serveware, utensils and decor we think will inspire hostess gift ideas. Your host or hostess will likely be serving you in some way or another during the gathering, so serveware like gleaming glass carafes, beautifully-designed porcelain or stoneware dishes and salad plates is a great option. You also can't go wrong with decorative or seasonal dish towels, an especially good idea for a holiday host or hostess gift. If your host is keen on serving and imbibing in wines, liqueurs and fine spirits, cocktail glasses are a wonderful gift idea. At Crate and Barrel, we offer a range of beautifully delicate pulled stem and stemless wine glasses, as well as specialty cocktail glasses like moscow mule mugs. Inspire your host to create attractive, tasty platters of food to share with the gift of a cheese board or cheese board accessories like cheese knives and cheese markers. Celebrate your host's unique cooking style with fun, photography-filled cookbooks. Displayed on a kitchen shelf or spread across a coffee table or dining room table, cookbooks are both functional and aesthetically-pleasing.
What better way to show your appreciation to a host or hostess than to give the gift of beautification with home accessories. Candles are a timeless host or hostess gift idea, as they're a classic accent to any table, counter or mantel. We offer a selection of chic, understated votive candles and candle holders. Paired with our small tea lights and tea light holders, the votive candles create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in any home. Take it a step further with scented candles to add fruity-fresh or soothing floral notes to the home. Oil diffusers are a wonderful flame-free idea for a similar ambiance. Maybe you want to give a more personalized gift, with your own touch of style. Consider choosing a playful set of coasters to protect tabletops in the bar or den or a decorative tile for the host to hang in the kitchen or family room. If you know the host or hostess well, go for something bigger and pick out fun yet elegant painted vases that complement existing decor in the house. Put your words of thanks on paper in a guest book or decorative ledger, and gift it to the host. However well you know your host—a family member, a dear friend or a new acquaintance—you'll find a plethora of host and hostess gift ideas fitting of the occasion at Crate and Barrel.