It can be tough trying to pick out the perfect gift if your friend is a real-life hostess who has the mostess. Maybe she needs things for the kitchen. Maybe something cute for her living room. Something practical, or maybe just something fun. Before you run through your list of usuals, check out this gift guide featuring 40 of our favorite spring hostess gifts that will make any all-star hostess smile. Whether you are looking for a DIY kit to hone her cheese-making skills or a light-up cocktail shaker to brighten her bar cart, these colorful + modern finds will definitely show her L-O-V-E.

tablet stand

1. Tablet + Phone Stand Kit ($19): Brighten up any space with this neon pink DIY tablet stand. Your friend will appreciate the fun pop of color and natural wood accent that this fab and functional stand brings. Whether they use it to read off a recipe while cooking or just to make work a little easier, this tablet and phone stand makes the perfect gift.


2. Karma Living The Snuggle Zone Blanket ($70): This ivory and patterned fuchsia cotton blanket is the one snuggle essential your friend never even knew she needed. Not only will this colorful blanket keep her nice and cozy, it鈥檚 the perfect way to add some color to her bedroom or reading nook.


3. Dot & Bo Go & Do Canister ($30): Now your friend can take her coffee and tea to go wherever and whenever she needs with this stainless steel canister. She鈥檒l appreciate the motivational message written in gold to remind her to get sh*t done like the #girlboss that she is.

hungoevr cookbook

4. The Hungoevr Cookbook by Milton Crawford ($10): The Hungoevr Cookbook is the everything-guide/cookbook your friend needs to cook up a tasty dish while curing a wicked hangover. If your hostess friend knows how to put away drinks all night long, this entertaining and helpful cookbook might be a welcome sight the morning after.

sugar set

5. Gourmet Island Sugar ($40, set of four): Whether it鈥檚 to spruce up a mixed drink or sprinkle over lemon bars, these unique and well-thought flavored sugars are just what鈥檚 needed to sweeten up your friend鈥檚 culinary adventures. With complementary flavors like coconut, lime, ginger and rum, this set of four sugars won鈥檛 take long to become her new favorite thing.

smartphone vase

6. Heather and Myles Geyman Bedside Smartphone Vase ($32): Not only will this sleek vase pretty up a bedside table with its chic design and allotted space for flowers, but it鈥檚 also a charging station! Functional and stylish is every modern woman鈥檚 dream come true, which means your hostess friend will definitely love it.

neon cactus

7. Love & Victory Large Cactus聽($58): If your hostess friend can be quite low-maintenance, you just found the perfect gift: Finally, a plant that your friend won鈥檛 have to water. It鈥檚 just the thing that鈥檚 needed to liven up a boring or empty space in the house, without worrying about upkeep.

tribeca jar

8. Shiraleah Tribeca Jar ($32): This brightly patterned ceramic jar is sure to be a welcome chic addition to your friend鈥檚 home. Display it alone, with other vases or fill it with flowers 鈥 the choice hers.

pickles kit

9. Saffron + Kumquats Homemade Pickles Kit ($16): Give your hostess a chance to expand her culinary ventures with this homemade pickling kit. She can try her hand at pickling all kinds of veggies, whether she likes sweet or spicy.

diamond glass set

10. Urban Outfitters Drink a Diamond Glass ($34, set of two): Add a little intrigue to your friend鈥檚 tableware with these faceted glasses. Whether she fills the diamond glasses up with bubbly or water, they鈥檙e sure to be a hit at future dinner parties.

asymmetrical candle holders

11. Poketo Asymmetrical Candle Holders ($35+): If you鈥檙e looking for a gift idea that isn鈥檛 predictable, these asymmetrical candle holders (sold separately) might do the trick. Their intriguing, visually askew design is one that鈥檒l have your hostess friend and her guests do a double take.

thermal mug

12. Hot Stuff Thermal Mug 鈥斅燘ut First, Coffee ($14): But first, coffee 鈥 is there really anything more that needs to be said? If your coffee-loving hostess friend likes her cup of joe to go, gift her this thermal mug that puts her #1 priority first.

best day ever drink sleeve

13. Too Cold to Hold Drink Sleeve ($20, pack of four): Keep your friends鈥 fingers from freezing off while sipping a cold one with these colorful drink sleeves. Once your friend slides her favorite beer into one of these sleeves, it鈥檒l likely be one of the *best days ever.*


14. DIY Journals: If you aren鈥檛 one to shy away from a challenge, this DIY journal is straight up your alley. The end result is an 眉ber cute hand-crafted notebook your friend can jot down her thoughts in, scribble down errands to run or use as a personal journal. (via Brit + Co)

Cheese kit

15. Urban Cheesecraft Deluxe Cheese Kit ($50): The ultimate cheese starter kit is here. If your friend loves to wine and dine, you鈥檝e just found the perfect gift. This mega kit includes five cheeses, a recipe handbook, dairy thermometer and whatever else is needed for your friend to become a proper cheese connoisseur.


16. Umbra Nose Place Like Home Tissue Holder ($9): Every time your friend reaches for a tissue, she鈥檒l have you to thank for gifting her this adorable house-shaped tissue holder. Designed to fit standard square tissue boxes, this holder disguises boring old boxes and elevates them aesthetically into your home decor.

woven placemat

17. DIY Woven Placemat: Hone your weaving skills with this DIY woven placemat that鈥檚 sure to be a great gift for your hostess friend. Use it as a place mat for dishes, a serving mat or even a centerpiece with flower-filled vases on top 鈥 it鈥檚 a versatile gift she鈥檒l definitely appreciate. (via Brit + Co)


18. DIY Fruit Slice Coasters: If you can set aside an hour of your day, spend it by making a set of six of these adorable fruit coasters. You鈥檒l only need about $11 dollars worth of material to whip up this super cute DIY. Their bright and colorful fruity designs are perfect for upcoming spring and summer parties. (via The Crafted Life)

carpe noctem pillow

19. Bright July Coral Carpe Noctem Pillow ($55): Carpe Noctem translates to 鈥渟eize the night.鈥 If your hostess friend is a night owl who does all her work (and partying) in the darker hours, there鈥檚 no better gift than this inspirational pillow to get her through the night.

crystals print

20. Avril Loreti Light Crystals Print ($20): This beautiful rainbow print was inspired by light refracting off crystals. If your hostess friend wouldn鈥檛 mind brightening up a bare wall, gift her this gem of a gift.

flashing cocktail shaker

21. Flashing Cocktail Shaker ($15): Fun meets practical in this flashing cocktail shaker. Your hostess will love the idea of lighting up the party by mixing delicious drinks all night long. For more fun all around, throw in some light up glasses or ice cubes.


22. The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson ($35): If hearing 鈥渆ggplant tacos with brie and cilantro鈥 doesn鈥檛 make your mouth water, we don鈥檛 know what will. Give your hostess ideas for her next dinner party with this cookbook that鈥檚 all about mixing up fresh ingredients to create some seriously yummy vegetarian dishes.


23. Giant Gem Speaker ($40): Does your hostess friend love to get down? Bring her this neon pink *gem* of a gift. You know it鈥檚 a good buy when it can play up to three hours of uninterrupted music.


24. Grow +聽Make DIY Hot Sauce Kit ($34): Some like it hot. If spicy is the way your hostess friend likes her dishes then you鈥檝e just found the perfect gift with this DIY hot sauce kit. This kit includes three hot sauce bottles with labels, assorted spices and peppers, recipes and everything else she needs to make three unique hot sauces.

rainbow chiller bag

25. Super Chill Cooler Bag 鈥 Rainbow ($34): Made of water-resistant matte leatherette, this uber cute cooler bag is just what your hostess friend needs to keep her drinks cool when on the go. It also doubles as a cute purse for whenever she hits the gym or the beach.


26. Peekaboo Tote Bag Blush ($36): Just imagine how pretty a bouquet of fresh flowers would look peeping from inside this tote! Its leatherette and translucent plastic design makes the Peekaboo tote bag one stylish accessory to carry around all your favorite goodies.

ice cream bank

27. Ice Cream Cone Bank ($15): Here鈥檚 an ice cream cone-shaped bank that鈥檒l make your friend happy no matter how much coin is actually in it. If you鈥檙e wondering how this adorable gift idea could get any better, it comes in 鈥済iant鈥 size now.

pineapple bowls

28. DIY Wooden Pineapple Bowls: Perfect for her desk space at work or even her vanity, these brightly patterned DIY wooden pineapple bowls are a welcome touch of color. They鈥檙e also great for storing and displaying her favorite trinkets or knick knacks. (via I Spy DIY)


29. Leif Hibiscus Bath Soak ($36): Hook your hostess friend up for a day of serious pampering with this ultra relaxing bath soak. There鈥檚 no other spa essential needed besides this soak, which features a hibiscus blend known to improve elasticity, even skin tone, exfoliate and moisturize.

copper shakers

30. Ladies and Gentlemen Studio Cylinder Shakers ($70+): Choose from copper, brass and aluminum shakers for a sleek metallic kitchen decor that your hostess friend will appreciate. They鈥檙e specially designed with a protective coating to ensure maximum shine, so you鈥檒l know she鈥檒l love them for years to come.


31. DIY Patterned Candles: Gift your friend a set of pillar candles you can make in 10 minutes or less. No kidding! What you鈥檒l need is a pattern you鈥檇 like for your candle, tissue paper and a hairdryer. In a few quick steps you can have a whole set of fabulously patterned candles. (via Brit + Co)

bottle opener

32. Fort Standard Crest Bottle Opener 3 ($60): If you鈥檙e looking for something a tad sophisticated, we鈥檇 recommend this bottle opener that鈥檚 been cast in solid brass. Its minimal design is one that鈥檒l fit seamlessly with any style aesthetic your hostess friend may have.


33. Poketo Ceramic Steamer ($125+): Your hostess friend will appreciate the modern and traditional blend of this ceramic steamer. Inspired by the age-old design of traditional food steamers, this one combines ceramic, cedar and terracotta materials in a stylishly modern take.

ice tray cactus

34. Sunny Life Cactus Ice Trays ($19, set of two): Whether your friend chooses to make chocolate cacti molds or cacti ice cubes, one thing鈥檚 for sure: She鈥檒l love this ice tray! Get ready to see cacti-shaped everything at all her spring and summer parties.


35. Sunny Life Watermelon Candle ($14): There鈥檚 nothing like the smell of fresh watermelon to get you pumped for the warmer months ahead. Get your hostess friend this refreshing watermelon-scented candle that鈥檚 soon to be her favorite spring item.


36. Sunny Life Pineapple String Lights ($25): There鈥檚 just something about pineapples that gets you thinking about your next trip to the beach. If her spring and summer night parties are the stuff of legend, then there鈥檚 no gift more fitting than these pineapple-themed string lights.

coasters 3d

37. Poketo Bower Table Tiles Coaster/Trivet ($20, set of six): Impress the hostess with discerning taste with this intriguing set of geometric coasters. Their unique design creates the illusion of three-dimensional squares.

serving tray mint

38. Hay Kaleido Tray ($25): These geometric metal trays are just the statement pieces your friend needs to display her favorite trinkets or even by itself, as art. But you鈥檒l want to let her know, they鈥檙e actually not meant for food 鈥 they鈥檙e too pretty for that.

handstamp keychain

39. DIY Leather Stamped Keychains: This unique and thoughtful DIY keychain takes 5 minutes to make. Which means once you finish personalizing your hostess friend鈥檚 new gift, you can make another for your other friend鈥檚 upcoming party, and then maybe one for yourself鈥 (via Brit + Co)

geometric photo frame

40. Umbra Prisma Multi Photo Display ($30): Get your hostess friend on top of her decor game with this modern photo prismatic frame. The metal wire frame is designed to be able to sit vertically or horizontally, so she gets to choose how best to display her favorite photos.

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