The 20 Best Host and Hostess Gifts for Your Prewedding Party Planners

Say thanks for an awesome engagement party, wedding shower or bach party.
Host and hostess gifts
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated Jun 10, 2022
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Your loved ones deserve a big thank you for helping you celebrate this enormous milestone. While thank-you cards will suffice for the majority of guests, there are a few MVPs who deserve something extra special: your hosts. To help you out, we've gathered gift ideas that your prewedding party hosts and hostesses will love. These presents are great for anyone who had a hand in bringing your wedding-related events to life. There's something for everyone, whether you need a present for the person behind your engagement party, a bridal shower hostess gift or something for your bach party planner. We've included plenty of affordable options, so expressing your gratitude won't blow up your wedding budget.

Personalized Trinket Dish

Prewedding party host gift monogrammed trinket dish

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 vintage-style floral design is overlaid with their first or last initial in bold white lettering. The best thing about trinket dishes is that they're practical too. Your host with the most can use it to store precious possessions such as jewelry or for everyday items like their keys.

Thank-You Gift Set

Thank You gift set with candle, candy and matches for host or hostess

How's this as a thank-you gift for your bachelorette or engagement party host? The set includes a luxurious "gratitude" candle, a cute bento box of Sugarfina candy (dark chocolate sea salt caramels and champagne 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.

Pretty Flower Soap

Rose petal soap gift for wedding shower host

If your engagement party, shower or bach party host loves to entertain on the regular, choose a gift they can use to prep their home for visitors. Guests will swoon over this beautiful handmade soap made up of creamy, moisturizing petals that are easy to snap off and use (and once they're all gone, there's a matching bar of soap at the bottom).

Beautiful Wine Glasses

Matching blush-colored stemless wine tumblers gift for host or hostess

Searching for good shower hostess gift ideas? Choose something for their home that's equal parts practical and pretty, such as serving dishes or glassware. Our latest obsession? These stunning stemless wine glasses from Estelle Colored Glass. They come in 15 beautiful colorways, from delicate pastels to vibrant jewel tones. This set of two will be a welcome addition to their kitchen cabinet.

Etched Bottle of Wine

Thank You etched wine bottle gift for prewedding party host

A bottle of wine is a classic host or hostess gift, no matter the occasion (showers and bach parties included). But this bottle of wine goes the extra mile. It's engraved with the words "thank you" in fancy lettering surrounded by bursts of gold. The inside of the bottle is just as delightful: a full-bodied California cabernet sauvignon.

Unique Spoon Rest

Wedding shower host gift of state-shaped spoon rest

Anyone who loves to entertain will appreciate unique serveware that'll brighten up their dining table. 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.

Pampering Gift Set

Relaxing bath products gift set for host or hostess

Hosting an event can be exhausting! Help your party planner extraordinaire recover from the celebrations 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.

Fun Baking Kit

Flower pot bread-making kit gift for shower or engagement party host

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

Dainty Pearl Bracelet

Cute pearl friendship bracelet bridal shower hostess gift idea

Shopping for your sister or a close friend who put together an awesome prewedding bash? A meaningful piece of jewelry is one of the best hostess gifts for your wedding shower or bachelorette party planner. This dainty beaded jewelry is a modern revival of the Y2K style you both probably rocked back in the day. Have it personalized with her initial, or buy two and you can each wear the other's initial as a sweet tribute to your friendship.

Mini Dutch Oven

Mini Dutch oven gift for host or hostess

Cookware is a great wedding shower host gift, especially if they're always putting themselves forward for hosting duties. This mini Dutch oven is a budget-friendly present that's really practical. While they likely already have a large Dutch oven, they probably don't have a smaller one that's perfect for serving sides and whipping up fast bakes. Plus, you can't go wrong with Le Creuset's renowned cookware. It's durable, colorful and heirloom-worthy.

Champagne-Scented Candle

Toast the Host champagne-scented candle for prewedding party host

A simple token of your gratitude is all you really need. This soy wax candle is labeled with the phrase "toast the host" and has an on-theme champagne-inspired fragrance. It's a sweet and simple gift for your bridal shower hostess, engagement party host or bach party planner.

Fuzzy Shearling Slippers

Fluffy slippers gift for bachelorette party, engagement party or shower hostess

Like we said, hosting guests can be a tiring task. Pick out a present that encourages your host to get off their feet for a while and take a well-deserved break. These fluffy slippers are like a cozy hug for their feet. Plus, they're made from naturally water-resistant and moisture-wicking materials. What's not to love?

Delicious Cupcake Selection

Thank-you cupcakes for shower or bach party host

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.

Heart-Shaped Serving Spoon

Heart-shaped wooden serving spoons in container unique host gift

This wedding shower host gift idea is as sweet as it is practical. Who wouldn't want to add a hand-carved heart-shaped spoon to their serving utensils? 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."

Deluxe Board Game

Mahogany Scrabble board gift for host or hostess
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Shopping for the king or queen of party games? Surprise them with an elevated version of their favorite board game. This deluxe Scrabble board is made from gorgeous mahogany wood and comes with signature ivory-inspired letter tiles. And get this: The board has a built-in lazy Susan for easier-than-ever gameplay. If you want luxury ideas for a host or hostess gift, look no further.

Mailable Gift Box

Greetabl fold-out gift card with gift for host of engagement party or wedding shower

Greetabl is a great go-to for bach, shower and engagement party host gifts. The site specializes in mailable gift boxes that fold out to reveal a personal message, photos and a pocket-size present of your choosing. The outside of the box features a fun print designed by one of the artists and designers working with the company. There are lots of cool gifts you can pop inside, from "thank you" shortbread cookies to whiskey stones.

Beautiful Serving Tray

Floral serving tray gift for bridal shower hostess

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.

Sleek Tumbler Set

Wine bottle insulator and wine tumbler gift set for host or hostess

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 prewedding party. 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. It's a cool gift idea for any of your hosts, from the engagement party to the wedding shower.

Monogrammed Marble Coaster

Monogrammed coasters gifts for bachelorette party hostesses

Shopping for wedding shower gifts for multiple hosts or hostesses? These cool custom coasters are budget-friendly, coming in at just $12 a pop. Plus, they're personalized with each person's initial so each one feels truly special. The coasters are made from marble and cork and hand painted in gold, rose gold or dark silver. There are also three different font options: modern, classic and script.

Succulent Gift Set

Heart-shaped succulent and champagne gummy bear gift set for host or hostess

Let the entertaining pro in your life know that they did a great job with this thoughtful gift set. It includes a cute heart-shaped hoya plant in a fashionable blue and white pot, plus a box of champagne gummy bears for good measure. As far as wedding host and hostess gift ideas go, this one is bound to be appreciated.

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