Sweet and Simple Magazine: 5 Summertime Hostess Gifts * Home & Garden

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5 Summertime Hostess Gifts * Home & Garden

Summertime is filled with bbq's, picnics, get togethers and reunions. When we think of hostess gifts for the casual outdoor parties it's a great time to give a little something to your sweet host that fits the summer occasion. Here are some hostess gift ideas that are stylish and useful too.
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Why not bring a batch of your best strawberry lemonade in a monogrammed drink dispenser. It's a personalized gift that your host can use over and over again all summer long.
Galvanized Metal Drink Dispenser Stand



A lovely arrangement of succulents in a simple stylish container of  is always a nice gift. Succulents are easy to care for, add texture and interest to an outdoor table and are great for any summer climate. Buy a selection of succulents and arrange them yourself or buy some like the beautiful container above from Another World Plants on etsy. I found a large selection of succulents and planters on etsy.
Another World Plants




Does your host like to grill? Mix up a batch of homemade BBQ rub or buy a set of your favorites. Stone Gable has a delicious recipe for a Magic Spicy BBQ Rub.
Magic Spicy BBQ Rub Recipe


Chili Lime Rub at William Sonoma. They also have a large selection of assorted BBQ rubs.



BBQ's, summertime dinner parties and family reunions always include nice cold bottled beverages. An interesting novelty bottle opener is perfect for the hostess with the mostess. William Sonoma has a nice selection to fit your hosts personality.
Anchor Bottle Opener