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Hostess gifts from Amazon — all $30 or under!

Now that the holiday season is on its way, I’ve been thinking about hostess gifts! After the last year and a half, I’m SO happy to get back in the swing of socializing and spending time with dear friends.

I’m always on the hunt for hostess gifts beyond the regular bottle of wine, so I put together some ideas for you. All are $30 or under and will arrive to your door quickly! Many of these are items I’ve purchased in the past and have absolutely loved.

(Please note that the links below are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you purchase one of these items, but there’s no additional cost to you.)

Olive and Linen makes luxurious towels for the kitchen and bathroom. I’ve bought many of them over the years, and I’ve found their products to be very high quality. The towels last forever and look great, wash after wash. Most of their towel sets are over $30, but I found this cute one for only $28. Better get it now!

People rave about this candle on Amazon, and for good reason! I bought one a few days ago as a thank-you gift for a friend, and it smells like an old-fashioned Christmas. I’m going to buy some extra ones in case we get any last-minute party invitations (fingers crossed)!

This cookbook is one of our favorites, and it’s a great choice for families with kids. Maria’s banana bread recipe is delicious, and I appreciate their focus on quick, healthy dinners that are easy for harried parents to pull together at the last minute.

This cookbook was written by the owner of our favorite Cuban cocktail bar in NYC. The bar closed a few years ago, sadly, but we still LOVE this book and use it all the time. It would be a cute gift combined with a package of paper umbrellas — instant party! Keep in mind, though, that some of the liquor needed for the recipes can get pricey, so this isn’t a great gift for someone on a strict budget.

This cookbook, written by one of my favorite food bloggers, has been on my list for a while. In fact, I’m buying a copy today for a dear friend’s birthday. And I highly recommend the blog — www.cookieandkate.com — for healthy, vegetarian recipes that are accessible to everyone and don’t require unusual ingredients. This is one of the few vegetarian cookbooks that appeals to meat-eaters as well as vegetarians, vegans, and everything in between!

These oven gloves would be a great gift for someone hosting a BBQ or a s’mores party! We gave John a pair last year for Christmas, and we use them almost daily. They’re big enough for his hands (which is saying something!), but people with smaller hands (like me) can use them, too. He appreciates the fact that they protect his wrists when he’s working on the grill.

I’ve got more gift guides coming to you soon. Happy party planning!