Stylish Houseguest Thank You Gift Ideas

A couple of years ago my darling friend Kate invited myself and our friend, Maggie, to come home to Maine with her for a week of pure heaven. Her parents live on a lake and have guest cabins, and they generously opened one of them to us to stay in for the week. (Cold Stream Rentals). I had found a laser engraved map of their lake and was discussing it with my mom. My mom, being older and wiser in every way, suggested, "Well what a great gift that would make!" In my naivety, I replied, "Gift for what?" And she sagely replied, "Your thank you gift for them letting you stay in their cabin all week." AHHH yes. That gift. Great idea, Mom.

That vacation remains one of my favorite of all time. The three of us girls spent days lazily exploring the lake by boat, canoe, and giant unicorn floaty. In the evenings we sipped wine, ate charcuterie and played Phase 10 until the wee hours. I don't know that I've ever been so relaxed in my lifetime. We all agreed we simply must repeat that trip every few years forever, and I'm so glad my mother prompted me to bring an appropriate hostess gift to ensure my welcome in the future. I've rounded up several more of my favorite stylish houseguest thank you gift ideas to share with you!

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Turkish Towels

I'm singing the siren's song of Turkish towels. We took our honeymoon in part on the Aegean coast of Turkey and spent hours dipping into the warm water along the sea. Turkish towels proved to be a wonderful invention. They are thinner than the beach towels you usually find in the United States, and that's a good thing! They absorb moisture quickly and completely and dry very quickly as well. Because they are thin they roll up quite tightly so you can fit it in your suitcase without the added burden of a traditional beach towel. The best part? They are HUGE so it's easy to wrap up in one after a swim. These make a great stylish houseguest thank you gift when visiting friends and family who live near the coast or on a lake. We have these towels in four colors.

Handmade Mini Copper Mules

So freaking adorable! For when you want to shoot tequila but stay classy AF. This set of six mini mules is a perfectly stylish houseguest thank you gift and is sure to provide amusement during any party.

1byone Nostalgic Wooden Turntable Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player with AM/FM, CD, MP3 Recording to USB, AUX Input for Smartphones & Tablets and RCA Output

My husband and I gifted one of these to each set of our parents at the rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding. We included a record of the song they would be dancing to at our wedding, "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers with the gift. The gift was a hit with both sets of parents and the guests in attendance who saw the gift. It's generous enough to show you appreciate and care while providing lasting value and entertainment. Check out the model we bought here.

Together: Our Community Cookbook

Hubb, the Arabic word for love, is the name of the kitchen formed by women of the families who befell the tragic Grenfell fire in the summer of 2017. The kitchen fostered a community of women and a This book is brimming with savory recipes from across the Middle East, Mediterranean, and North Africa. This collection of recipes tells the stories of their individual cultures and families while telling the story of this West London community. A portion of each book sale goes to helping the Hubb Community Kitchen. This makes a stylish houseguest thank you gift for the humanitarian or foodie in your inner circle. Gift your host with a meaningful gift by clicking here to purchase.

Handmade Copper Mules

As long as there is summer, the Moscow Mule will never go out of style. There are few pleasures in the worlds quite like the first sip of a crisp and limey Moscow Mule in the dog days of summer. The beauty of these handcrafted copper Moscow mule mugs is that they will never go out of style. Classic design and superior craftsmanship make these a stylish houseguest thank you gift that your host will treasure for years. Do your host a favor and pick up a set of Vesper & Vine's 18oz Copper Moscow Mule Mugs.

Wine Folly Master Guide: Magnum Edition

Madeline Puckett is your older, cooler cousin who has an apartment in the city and knows the bartenders at all the most fashionable bars. I'm in love with this girl and you will be too. She beautifully brings color and illustrations to the wine world through graphics with tasting notes, pairing guides and color wheels. Check out her master guide here!

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