Under-$50 Hostess Gifts
We found the perfect $9 gift, and more to get you invited back.
July 10, 2012
Add this sweet potato butter to waffle batter, spread it on a biscuit, or just grab a spoon and help yourself.
$9 for 16 ounces
Can't be there in person? Send a delicious message with this crowd-pleasing Merlot blend.
$25 each | SwansonVineyards.com
Almost anything butter can do, this bright, extra-virgin olive oil (from olives organically grown in Sicily) can do—but with heart-healthy antioxidants.
$29 | merlinmerchant.com
What's black and white and chic all over? These ceramic storage containers with chalkboard labels bring a
harmonious minimalism to the messiest kitchen.
ASA-Selection Memo Collection, starting at $9 each | GraciousHome.com
Nashi pear, white orchid, pink pepper, and other exotic ingredients make designer Jason Wu's scented candle as fabulous as his fashion
$48 | NeimanMarcus.com
Anybody can send roses—thank your host with this Dwarf Clementine mandarin orange tree instead. It arrives tangy, tart, and ready for planting.
$40 for 3-year-old tree | FourWindsGrowers.com
mother and three sisters swear by this fantastically nourishing hand
cream and balm, made with ingredients grown on a biodynamic farm in
Australia." —Peter Walsh
Lavender Hand Cream, $25 | Jurlique.com
Love Balm, $7 | Jurlique.com
These French-style caramels are handmade in California. It's always hard to give them away!
$12 for four-ounce box | LeBonGarcon.com
Thrill your vegetable-loving friends. The Vegetable Box, shaped like a mini produce crate, contains 14 tiny cookbooks (with titles like Carrots and Leeks and Corn and Tomatoes) and dozens of sumptuous recipes.
$26 | Amazon.com
Like olive oil before it, salt is getting a multiflavored makeover. Use these herb- and spice-tinged varieties as a garnish or to season meat and fish before grilling.
$14.50 each for 5.3 ounce can | hotpaella.com
"Don't let the fact that you have a sunny windowsill instead of a sunny yard keep you from growing a lush garden. Inside these reusable pails, you'll find soil, seeds, drainage peanuts, everything you need for a breath of August all year round." — Oprah
"The only jams I have in my house are Sarabeth's. I love every flavor she makes, but the orange-apricot marmalade is the one I reach for first."' '—Oprah
$32 | Sarabeth.com
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