Treating Your Hostess: Gift Ideas

As the days get longer and temperatures rise, our social calendars seem to blossom right alongside the peonies, hydrangea and other flowers of summer. Whether you’re invited to a garden party, al fresco dinner or weekend in the country, you’ll want to be sure to arrive with a special gift in hand to show your appreciation.

From flower seed-bombs to a designer carafe, The Salonniere’s selection of chic and affordable summer hostess gifts proves that a gracious manner and good taste will always get you invited back.


Under $15

Under $30

Under $50

What suggestions do you have for showing your appreciation to a host?

Image via Michelle Roller Photography

Carla is the founder and editorial director of The Salonniere, a delightfully informative website that features entertaining inspiration from the world’s top party connoisseurs. A successful entrepreneur, television host, former magazine columnist, celebrated hostess and nationally-recognized tastemaker, Carla has been featured in national news outlets including Town & Country, Veranda, Women’s Wear Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, CNN and Entertainment Tonight.

  • stuttgart kredit zinsen February 8, 2017

    I do love your dress! It's so beautiful and really my style as well. If I'd have the skills to sew one myself, I'd sew one quite alike. It also seems comfy to wear while painting or doing Qi Gong.Love your photos and today we are able to inhale some vitamin D as well. Finally! :)Enjoy these magical days and the wonder of nature!

  • River December 22, 2016

    спасибо за мнения,респект парни)насчет перегрузов и спектрального хаоса не первый раз мне говорят,свожу на мониторах и у меня все хорошо аА²ÑƒÑ‡Ð¸Ñ‚,по·Â´Ã‘ÃúÐÂÂжите как палить перегрузы сразу=)

  • rika May 22, 2014

    I liked the idea

  • Alyssa J Freitas May 21, 2014

    Great ideas! And after that, you’ll want to write a thank you note (see how here: