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thoughtful hostess gifts for overnight stays

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I’ve received a lot of emails asking about hostess gift ideas for out-of-town stays – something different that what you’d typically bring to a dinner or cocktail party. One thoughtful idea for showing your appreciation is to give a gift geared towards rest & relaxation to help her recuperate after all the company is gone. Super stylish sleep masks or sleep-oriented bath products are great choices. (And if you’ve REALLY run her ragged, then I’m sure a spa certificate would be a welcome treat!)

Modern Wedding Invitations{pictured above} – argyle-print silk sleep mask & pillow set from ($42), assorted Cris Notti sleep masks from, and vanilla chamomile SLEEP body lotion and bath salts from

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

5 responses to “thoughtful hostess gifts for overnight stays”

  1. sharon says:

    The sleep masks are too cute. Great ideas!

  2. katie says:

    love the argyle sleep set – I want it for myself!

  3. Kelly Mahoney says:

    These are great tips for making someone feel welcome.

  4. Houses, Couches and Babies says:

    I love those ideas! I think you are totally right…you have to do something different than just a bottle of wine…the sleep masks really let the hostess know how much you value and appreciate sleep!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like to send a “six pack sampler” from Dale & Thomas Popcorn ( after my stay, thanking the hostess for letting us “POP” in! :)