2019 Gift Guide: Hosting Gifts Under $25

It’s officially party season, meaning those invites are probably already trickling into your mailbox. While you don’t want to show up empty handed, that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank either so we rounded up some budget-friendly ideas under $25 that you can gift to the host/hostess of your next get-together.

Rubber Coaster Set form Most Modest \\\ $20
These modern coasters, made of pressurized rubber and natural cork, are modern and minimalist and will save your host’s furniture from stains and water rings at every gathering.

Adulting Fig + Cashmere Candle from Anecdote Candles \\\ $24
You can’t go wrong with a candle as a gift – they’re budget-friendly and delicious smelling – and this particular candle comes with a cheeky name and a satisfying scent.

Sip Smooth Straw – Set of 6 from HAY \\\ $25
Help your host/hostess save the planet by reducing their use of disposable plastic straws. Paper straws are the worst as they disintegrate in your mouth and drink, so glass is the perfect reusable option. This cool set from HAY comes with six fun colors and a convenient cleaning brush making them even more appealing.

Dosa Storage Box from House Raccoon \\\ $23
Handcrafted from Jesmonite, this storage box has a marble-like look making it a beautiful container to hold personal items and treasures. Plus, when you purchase this box, the brand plants a tree so you’re doing double good.

The Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles \\\ $24.95
This 1000-piece puzzle is quite the challenge – but it’s a super fun challenge anyone would love to take on! The moon image comes directly from NASA and it’s the sharpest image of the moon so far allowing you to see all the details and craters.

Isometric Notebook in Brick from Poketo \\\ $18
No one can have enough notepads around to sketch, make a list, or keep notes on. This notebook from Poketo has isometric paper for 3D drawings and lined paper for notes, making this the perfect gift for those spatial thinkers in your life.

Wooden Trivet from Tenzo \\\ $15
Another practical and extremely useful gift for your favorite host/hostess, this wooden trivet is a simple design that easily collapses for compact storage. When it’s time to serve a hot dish, the two pieces interlock creating an X.

Extra-Large Ice Cube Tray from W&P \\\ $14
For anyone who wants to elevate their cocktails, this tray makes oversized ice cubes to keep those cocktails, lemonade, or iced coffee nice and cool. Larger cubes mean the ice melts slower and drinks don’t get watered down so quickly, which makes happy people.

Slide Lighter from Tetra \\\ $22
Give the gift of always being able to light up with this rechargeable fuel-free lighter that’s outfitted with a heated-coil mechanism, just like every car used to have. The compact device, which charges via the included USB charger, instantly heats up so nobody has to go without.

Walnut + Pine Geo Planter from Botanicool \\\ $15
Pop a little air plant into this geometric planter and present it to the host/hostess of the party for a unique gift. Handcrafted in walnut and pine then finished with an organic beeswax, this geo planter goes a step farther than the often-gifted succulent in a tiny clay pot.

Gift Card from the Design Milk Shop \\\ $25
Lastly if can’t decide on a gift to take to the next event you attend, consider a gift card from the brand-new Design Milk Shop! The shop is stocked with just about anything you could think of, from bags, textiles, jewelry, paper goods, housewares, pet stuff, and more, so your recipient should have plenty of fun selecting their own gift.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.