By Grace Gavilanes
With her help, we curated a collection of gift ideas that show your gratitude for their hospitality — and friendship.
Read more to see and shop her picks.
When it comes to giving a host a gift, etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore knows best.
“It’s the thought behind the gift that’s important,” says Whitmore of gifting something homemade. “It’s something that comes from the heart.”
“If the host is a cook for example, they might like spices or they might like something in their kitchen, like decorative kitchen towels or cocktail napkins,” says Whitmore.
“[Something custom] is somewhat of a luxury item,” shares Whitmore. “You can tailor it to the person’s personality.” We especially like this personalized, hand-poured candle.
Still stumped? Flowers — specifically, orchids — are always a good idea, according to Whitmore: “It’s something elegant but still cost-effective.”
“I’m not always in favor of bringing alcohol unless of course you know that person likes it and will drink it,” she says. And if they are fans of beer, brew up something extra special with a customized can labeL
“If they are into a hobby, like something that adds to their collection — those are the kinds of gifts I like to give,” shares Whitmore. If they’re into DIY and pottery, look no further than this kit,