The Best Inexpensive Hostess Gifts For The Outdoor Entertainer

Post Summary: Best Inexpensive Hostess Gifts Under $50

Whether they like to host casual dinners at the campsite or elaborate meals in the backyard, here are the best inexpensive gifts for hosts!

All of these items are under $50, and excellent gifts to bring to someone’s house who is hosting a party this holiday season.

The Best Inexpensive Hostess Gifts Under $50

Inexpensive Hostess Gifts - The Mandagies

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1. Seattle Candle Company ($10 – $45)

Incorporate the Pacific Northwest right into your home decor! These candles from Seattle Candle Co radiate a subtle and luxurious smell with scents like evergreen, coffee, and jasmine (to name just a few!). Made in small batches, hand-poured, and make with 100% soy wax, these are high-quality clean candles – the perfect gifts for hosts everywhere!


2. Woodward Canyon Winery’s Non-Vintage Red Wine ($25)

Playfully referred to as their “pizza wine,” Woodward Canyon’s Non-Vintage Red Wine goes perfectly with everyday dinners! Give this gift to the person who loves to host outdoor dinners, picnics, or barbecues in the backyard.

The wine bottle twist-top makes this bottle fuss-free, and it’s great to know this purchase supports local Washington growers!


3. GSI Outdoor Stemless Wine Glasses ($6.95 each)

Host dinner from *literally* anywhere with these GSI Stemless Wine Glasses. They are made of BPA-free copolyester which doesn’t shatter like glass. They also have a very low center of gravity, making them hard to tip over and helping them remain stable on uneven surfaces.


4. Feast By Firelight ($14.41)

This isn’t just a beautiful coffee table book. Feast By Firelight is filled with campfire, cabin, and outdoor-inspired recipes. Stunning photos paired with easy-to-follow instructions will inspire your loved ones to make outdoor-themed meals every day, whether that’s at home or at camp. They’ll want to pull out the slow-cooker right away!

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5. Trader Joes Gift Card

Cash is king, and those words can’t be truer than during the holiday season! A Trader Joe’s gift card (or really, ay grocery store nearby their house) is one of the best inexpensive hostess gifts you can give. It helps take the burden off of their pocketbook to feed their guests, and it’s actually a lot more helpful than you might realize!

Note: Many stores (including Trader Joe’s) only allow people to purchase and use gift cards in their physical brick-and-mortar stores. Stop by the store before you visit for last-minute hostess gifts.


6. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

YETI Rambler 20 oz

This stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum insulated tumbler is just what they need to keep their drinks hot (or cold) while running errands. And we mean, HOURSThis tumbler fits into your cup holder and has a magnetic slide closure for an extra barrier of protection and it helps keep heat (or cold) from escaping. *note: the magnetic slide is not leakproof


7. Firewood Log Carrier ($35)

Keep the fire going all season! This rugged and durable waxed canvas log carrier by Readywares is one of the best inexpensive gifts for hosts, and only gets better with every use too!

It’s the kind of item that will get passed down through generations, with its high-quality construction and usefulness in everyday life.


8. Radiate Portable Campfire ($27.99)

Elevate your next cold-weather gathering by gifting a s’mores kit on the go! Radiate makes small portable fire tins that make it easy for people to gather together while making less of an impact on the environment.

Don’t forget the other s’more making goodies too! Here’s what you should also include in this fun hostess gifts basket idea:


9. Table Topics Original Deck ($25)

Start conversations around the campfire, at the dinner table, or really, anywhere! Table Topics is a popular game that prompts conversations and makes a great hostess gift for dinner parties. This card game is a great way to meet new friends or learn things about your long-term buddies. No more awkward dinner silences!


10. Stasher Bags – 28 oz ($17.95)

No more zip-lock bags! Stasher Bags are a permanent alternative for packing snacks, leftovers, or really, anything else! Freeze them, pop them in the microwave, and throw them in the dishwasher. These bags make the perfect inexpensive hostess gifts for people who are always providing food for others!


11. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet ($17.95)

Give the gift of durable, lasting cookware! A classic 8-inch cast-iron skillet is an excellent present for the host who loves to cook and gather friends. It can be used at home, over an open fire, or on your camping stove.


12. Cohglan’s Picnic Table Cloth ($5.50)

Who says you can’t have an elaborate dinner set up at a campground? Dress up your table with Coghlan’s Picnic Table Cloth, an easy-to-clean and easy-to-store essential for the camp chef.

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13. UNPaper Kitchen Towels – Set of 12 ($30)

Know someone who is trying to switch out their kitchen essentials for something a little more eco-friendly? These UNPaper Kitchen Towels by Marley’s Monsters are a step in the right direction! This pack comes with 12x 100% cotton squares at a similar size as a paper towel.


14. Barebones Apron ($40)

In collaboration with Portland-local chefs, the Barebones Chef Grilling Apron was made specifically for fire cooking in mind. Truly a one-size-fits-all with it’s adjustable cross-body straps, it’s the gift for hosts that will last them a lifetime.


15. Stanley Pre-Party Shot Glass & Flask Set ($40)

From a mountain summit, outdoor concert, or bonfire gathering – you can bring the party with this pre-party kit by Stanley! The stainless-steel shot glasses are shatterproof, and the flask can fill all four glasses for the perfect cheers. It’s packable and light too, so you can bring just the right amount.


16. Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle 2.5 Qt ($50)

Stanley Classic Legendary Bottle

For the generous camp host, get them the Stanley Classic Legendary Vacuum Insulated 2.5 QT bottle. This size holds an entire pot of coffee and keeps it hot for up to 2 days. We’ve personally tested it out, and it’s the only way we’ll make camp coffee for a large group of people!


What are some inexpensive hostess gifts you are giving to someone this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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