The 20 Best Wedding Shower Host and Hostess Gifts

Your party planner deserves a lil' something.
Four wedding shower host and hostess gifts: wooden serving spoons, spoon rests, a succulent, and a thank-you gift box
Photo, clockwise: Uncommon Goods, AvadirAndCo / Etsy, Knack, LoganandCoCandles / Etsy
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Updated Jul 21, 2023
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The Salonnière 100—a list of top party hosts in the US—should definitely include your wedding shower planner. Let them know you think they deserve a spot alongside celebs like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon with a bridal shower hostess gift. After all, they accomplished the feat of gathering all your loved ones, arranging food and drinks, and planning fun activities. Not to mention: The decorations were oh-so-cute! It's not just proper bridal shower hostess gift etiquette, a thank-you gift for your couple's shower or bridal shower host will let them know they were the real MVP of the event. And it doesn't have to be big or expensive to get your gratitude across. We've rounded up the best bridal shower hostess gift ideas to suit any talented party planner and guest-of-honor budget below!

1. Heart-Shaped Serving Spoon

Wooden serving spoons shaped like hearts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This couple's shower or bridal shower host gift idea is as sweet as it's practical. Who wouldn't want to add a hand-carved, heart-shaped spoon to their serving utensil drawer? It'll look just as good on the countertop when it's not in use as it will as part of their table spread. This unique spoon brings a whole new meaning to the words "made with love."

2. Mini Dutch Oven

Mini dutch ovens from Le Creuset
Photo: Le Creuset

Cookware is a great hostess gift idea for a bridal shower, especially if menu planning is their favorite responsibility. This mini Dutch oven comes from the beloved brand Le Creuset. The eight- or 14-ounce size makes it great for serving sides and whipping up fast bakes. Plus, who doesn't love colorful pots and pans?

3. Unique Spoon Rest

State spoon rest bridal shower hostess gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

How about kitchenware that is colorful and uniquely shaped? A spoon rest in the shape of their home state is sure to be a conversation starter among guests, especially when it's made from mesmerizing glazed stoneware. We'd be more than happy with this one-of-a-kind keepsake as a thank-you gift for hosting.

4. Sleek Tumbler Set

Two stemless wine tumblers and a Winesulator from Brümate
Photo: Brümate

If you have a wine lover on your hands, we've found the perfect present. This gift set might be a little pricey, but it's totally worth it for the person who went above and beyond to throw you an awesome wedding shower. Your lovely host will receive not one, but two stylish stemless tumblers for sipping wine in their backyard, at the beach, on camping trips and beyond. But why stop there? They'll also get a matching Brümate Winesulator, which can maintain the ideal temperature of a full bottle of wine for over 24 hours.

5. Etched Bottle of Wine

Wine bottle engraved with the words "Thank you"
Photo: Mano's Wine

A bottle of wine is a classic host or hostess gift, no matter the occasion. But this bottle of wine goes the extra mile. It's engraved with the words "thank you" in fancy lettering surrounded by a sunburst—and it's all brushed with gold. What's inside of the bottle is just as delightful: a full-bodied California cabernet sauvignon.

6. Pampering Bath Set

Pampering bath set from Maude
Photo: Maude

Hosting an event can be exhausting! Help your party planner extraordinaire recover from the celebration with this relaxing set of soaking salts and coconut milk bath powder. The salts should gently exfoliate the skin and relieve sore muscles, while the coconut milk powder softens and hydrates—it's a match made in heaven.

7. Personalized Trinket Dish

Personalized trinket dishes featuring hostess's initials
Photo: Mark & Graham

Personalized presents always feel a little extra special. It shows the recipient that you chose something meant just for them—how sweet! This gorgeous trinket dish would add a decorative touch to any part of their home, whether it's their nightstand, console table or coffee table. The pastel designs are overlaid with their monogram in bold lettering. The best thing about trinket dishes is that they're practical as well as pretty. Your host can use it to store precious possessions such as jewelry or for everyday items like their keys.

8. Custom Gold Bracelet

Personalized gold bracelet from Baublebar
Photo: Baublebar

Nameplate jewelry is trending! A meaningful piece of jewelry is one of the sweetest hostess gifts for your wedding shower, especially if you're shopping for a sister or best friend who will need pretty baubles to wear to other prewedding events. This dainty bracelet shows off their name in 18K-gold letter beads with elegant negative space in between each character.

9. "Best Shower Ever" Candle

Candle that says
Photo: LoganandCoCandles / Etsy

A simple token of your gratitude is all you really need. This soy wax candle is labeled with the phrase "best shower ever" with space underneath for custom text—AKA no card needed. It comes in 17 different scents, so you're sure to find a fragrance your host will love.

10. Premade Thank-You Gift Box

Thank-you gift box including a candle, two boxes of candy, and mini matches
Photo: Knack

If you're short on time or don't feel creative, a premade thank-you gift box is just the way to go. This set includes a luxurious "gratitude" candle, two cute bento boxes of Sugarfina candy (Peach Bellini gummies and cherry-flavored rose gummies) and mini matches all wrapped up in Knack's premium gift packaging. You also have the choice to swap or add items to your gift box for the perfect present.

11. Beautiful Serving Tray

Floral serving tray
Photo: Rifle Paper Co.

Have you ever seen such an eye-catching dish? This laminated birch serving tray is covered in an allover floral print that's characteristic of Rifle Paper Co.'s vibrant designs. It'll seriously up their hosting game for whatever the next event may be. Or, it can just add a fun touch to their everyday dining experience. They'll never want to put it away.

12. Colored Glassware

Colored wine glasses
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

If there's one brand every good host has their eye on, it's Estelle Colored Glass. Their vibrant drinkware will be a center of attention at every future dinner party. Take the splurge for your wonderful host and scoop up a set of six stemmed wine glasses in their favorite color.

13. Daisies Grow Kit

Daisy growing kit
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Brace yourself for the cutest wedding shower hostess gift out there. This daisy grow kit comes with seeds, a terra-cotta planter and a coconut filter, so the plant can self-water and drain. In no time, they'll have white-and-yellow flowers popping up. The packaging even says "thank you" to double down on the sentiment.

14. Delicious Cupcake Assortment

Cupcake assortment from Baked By Melissa
Photo: Baked by Melissa

Who doesn't love cupcakes? They're fun, easy to snack on and incredibly tasty—especially when they're Baked by Melissa cupcakes. These bite-size beauties come in a colorful "thank you" box that makes them easy to gift. Choose a 25-pack of the site's "latest and greatest" cupcake flavors or opt for nut-free, gluten-free or vegan options.

15. Hand-Painted Coffee Mug

Hand-painted coffee mug with picture of dog
Photo: Anthropologie

Planning a party takes a lot of energy, so your host will need their caffeine fix. This adorable mug is the perfect cup for them to sip coffee out of. Inspired by antique French chairs and oil paintings, it features a fancy dog design at the center. It'll surely bring a huge smile to their face.

16. Flavored Coffee Bundle

Bags of flavored coffee from Grounds & Hounds
Photo: Grounds & Hounds

Of course, you can't forget the actual coffee. A portion of all Grounds & Hounds profits help fund rescue initiatives, so naturally, their coffee is a great gift for your dog-loving, overly caffeinated host. This gift set comes with four flavors of whole or ground coffee beans: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Italian Hazelnut, Madagascar Vanilla and Glazed Donut. Yum!

17. Hot Sauce Gift Set

Gift set of TRUFF hot sauce
Photo: TRUFF

This gift is for the host that really brought the heat. Give your wedding shower host this gift set from TRUFF. It's their best-selling assortment of Signature Black Truffle Hot Sauce, White Truffle Hot Sauce and Black Truffle Oil. It'll add a kick to anything they cook.

18. Succulent Centerpiece

Heart-shaped planter with succulents bridal shower hostess gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

While your friends or family aren't expecting a gift for hosting a bridal shower, they'll be pretty excited to receive one nonetheless. Especially when it's a gorgeous plant centerpiece. This heart-shaped frame crafted of reclaimed redwood is filled with six succulents to express how thankful you are for them. It's a low-maintenance garden (but a high-quality and unique bridal shower hostess gift idea) that they'll have for a long time.

19. Bread-Making Kit

Bread-making kit from Terrain
Photo: Terrain

If their interests include baking, trying new hobbies and all things adorable, this is a good host or hostess gift for a bridal or wedding shower. It's a flower pot bread-making kit (otherwise known as a super-fun way to spend an afternoon). The set includes four mini terra-cotta pots and the dry ingredients needed to make delicious bread and lavender butter.

20. Custom-Engraved Marble Coaster

Marble coasters engraved with names
Photo: AvadirAndCo / Etsy

Shopping for a couple's shower or bridal shower gifts for multiple hosts? These inexpensive wedding shower host gifts are just the thing, coming in at just $14 a pop. They're personalized with each person's initial or name, so each one feels truly special. The coasters are made from marble and wood engraved with your customization selection.

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