HOST GIFTS FOR EVERY SUMMER PARTY
‘Tis the season of summer soirees! Whether you’re stopping into a backyard barbecue, swinging by your pal’s new apartment for rooftop drinks, or crashing for the weekend at your friend’s country pad, show the hosts and hostesses in your life how much you appreciate their generosity by bringing along a thoughtful gift just for them. To help you on your quest to be the best guest — and to help you score a repeat invitation! — we’ve rounded up our picks of the best host gifts for every kind of party this summer, all available at Simon. So scroll on for a bit of gifting inspiration, then stock up so that you never have to worry about arriving empty-handed!
The Seaside Daytrip
Your friend with the great place on the coast has invited you and the family for an afternoon of swimming and lazing under the sun. Bring something along that you’ll get to enjoy during your visit, but that will also get plenty of use for the rest of the summer.
The Backyard Barbecue
Your brother’s been itching to show off his BBQ prowess ever since he got that new grill, and this is the weekend that the epic cookout is finally going down. Give his cooking chops a little extra boost with a gift that could turn just about anyone into the ultimate grillmaster.
That friend from uni just moved into her new apartment and is getting the old gang back together for a night of drinks under the stars. Bring a little something to help in the housewarming department by dressing up her bar and show off those mixology skills.
Brunch at Your Co-Worker’s
You already know that she’s a whiz in the kitchen — after all, she’s hosting 20 people for brunch. She’ll be sure to appreciate a gift that acknowledges her prowess and will let her kick it up even another notch for her next party.
The Weekend Away
Your in-laws have very generously given you free rein at their holiday home for a weekend away from the kids, so as a token of your appreciation, be sure to leave the place just a little cozier than you left it. This is a space, after all, that’s all about relaxation, and they’ll be grateful for a little touch to remember you by.
Movie Night Under the Stars
The neighbours have set the bar high by installing an outdoor projector and speakers for summer film screenings in the back garden. But there’s one thing that no movie night would be complete without: snacks! Be the hero of movie night by showing up with armfuls of gourmet options for munching.