Best Host and Hostess Gifts Under $30

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Check out these delightful gift ideas to show your thanks -- without breaking the bank!
  1. MarieBelle Chocolates Blue Box Collection 9-Piece Box

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    Why we love it: These gorgeous chocolates are edible works of art.

    Price:
    $28, MarieBelle.com

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  2. Pizza Plates

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    Why we love it: This three-sided dish is designed to accommodate any version of the Friday-night favorite.

    Price: $25 for set of 4, UncommonGoods.com

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  3. BLiS Bourbon Barrel Matured Pure Maple Syrup

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    Why we love it: This artisanal maple syrup is the perfect topper for pancakes and French toast.

    Price:
    $19, BLiSGourmet.com

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  4. Bar Games Drink Mats

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    Why we love it: You can have hours of fun with these drinking games, puzzles and quizzes.

    Price:
    $12 for set of 30, CB2.com

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  5. Ring True Serving Set

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    Why we love it: This stainless-steel, alumnium and brass serving set is festive and affordable.

    Price:
    $28 for set of 2, Anthropologie.com

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  6. Antica Dispensa Oil

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    Why we love it: Foodies will appreciate this white truffle oil; it's delicious on salads and in a variety of cooked veggie dishes.

    Price:
    $28, Williams-Sonoma.com

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  7. Carved Bouquet Vase

    Why we love it: This striking cobalt vase adds a pop of color to neutral decor.

    Price: $24, Anthropologie.com

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  8. Etched Stemless Wineglasses

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    Why we love it: For a personalized gift, try these monogrammed wineglasses with a favorite bottle of wine.

    Price: $25 for set of 2, Etsy.com

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  9. Crackle Flute

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    Why we love it: This economical gift is festive and fun; give a pair of these glasses with a great bottle of bubbly.

    Price: $5 each, CB2.com

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  10. Chalkboard Jars

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    Why we love it: You can personalize these chalkboard cookie jars; fill them with your favorite treats for giving.

    Price: From $10 each, Pier1.com

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  11. Monogram Cheese Board

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    Why we love it: You can top this monogrammed cheese board with a selection of imported cheeses.

    Price: $22, CWonder.com

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  12. Round Slate Cheese Board

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    Why we love it: This elegant slate cheese board comes with a food-safe soapstone chalk piece, so your hostess can clearly label the type of cheese she’s serving.

    Price: $20, Swoozies.com

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  13. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

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    Why we love it: For the Man Men fanatic, this cookbook offers more than 70 recipes that were both popular in the 1960s and featured on the show.

    Price: $12, BarnesandNoble.com

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  14. Norpro Pete the Penguin Cocktail Shaker

    Why we love it: This fun drink mixer adds a whimsical touch to your home bar.

    Price: $30, Amazon.com

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  15. Insulated Casserole Carrier

    Why we love it: This handmade carrier will keep your dish hot en route to the party.

    Price: $32, Etsy.com

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  16. Charter Club Dinnerware Red Berry Rectangular Tidbit Tray

    Why we love it: You can also use this festive tray as a serving dish.

    Price: $30, Macys.com

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  17. Baton Lighter

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    Why we love it: Get rid of matchbook clutter with this sleek lighter.

    Price: $28, MoMAStore.org

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  18. Felicia Apron

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    Why we love it: This colorful apron keeps your clothes clean while you cook.

    Price: $20, Target.com

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  19. Magic Chain Wine Bottle Holder

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    Why we love it: This wine holder is a great conversation starter.

    Price: $30, WineEnthusiast.com

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  20. Homemade Baker’s Delight Set

    Why we love it: This personalized gift is so easy to put together. Fill a Mason jar with cookie ingredients, and print the recipe on a tiny card and then attach it to the jar with ribbon. If you wish, arrange the items in a mixing bowl.

    Price: About $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

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