You’re led to a delightful dinner or have recently stayed over at a buddy’s place — what do you get them to thank them for their hospitality? I’ve always liked to give exceptional gifts to my hostesses. Have a look at my 20 favorites, in the easy treats into the major splurges, here. — Maria Fe out of Layers of Meaning

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The Bloom Collection Vase by Aedriel Originals – $15.99

The unique curve of this vase imitates a flower leaning toward the heat of the sun. This vase is just one of my favorites.

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Pair of Sphere Vases by RouDesigns – $38

I really like to keep flowers throughout my home all year round, and these vases are ideal for a little flower arrangement. Just be certain you include the flowers when you devote your hostess her gift!

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Eucalyptus Mint Organic Foaming Soap by Mirasol Farm – $7.75

One of my favorite scents is a combination of fresh eucalyptus and mint. Any hostess will love this soft and slick organic foaming soap. The jar is ideal for a powder room or kitchen sink.

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La Bamba Dancing Bear mug by Corduroy – $25

Personally, I like to drink chamomile tea every morning. Whether you’re a coffee or tea drinker, this adorable coffee mug is guaranteed to lively up your day!

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6 Herb Markers by AntoArts – $18

I’ve recently gotten into gardening myself and those cable wrapped markers would be the ideal way to bring some fun into my backyard. Whether your hostess has an indoor or outdoor garden, the mark will help her identify all of the herbs and spices immediately.

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Kiss and Hug Small Needlepoint Kits by Emily Peacock Tapestry – $160

If your hostess is a bit more crafty, then those needlepoint kits are ideal for her! Easy-to-follow color graphs are included. This is a project I’d really like to try and also the end product is priceless.

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Porcelain Lace CupHideminy Lace Series by Hideminy – $35

I’d personally use this ceramic lace cup as a jewelry dish. Whether your hostess uses it in the kitchen or in her bedroom, then the delicate lace detail makes this the perfect chic gift.

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Handmade Leather Journal from Peaseblossom Studio – $33

I am loving the indigo colour of this handmade leather journal. Great for jotting down daily reminders. I’d buy a couple of as a hostess gift. They would look perfect at a bookshelf too.

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Worlds Away Kit by Augury – $28

Not certain if your hostess has a green thumb? This terrarium kit is ideal for anybody free of gardening abilities. The kit comprises a lovely orb, easy-to-care-for succulents and stone, as well as layout and care directions. I think even I could become a master gardener!

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Whale Tissue Holder, Yellow by Sparkly Pony – $39.99

How adorable and whimsical is this facial tissue dispenser? This handmade wooden whale will surely add charm to any powder room or children toilet. (Maybe I’ll even order an additional one for my son’s toilet.)

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Salt and Pepper Shakers by RouDesigns – $22

I love these shakers. Made from white smooth ceramic, they also comprise rubber stoppers at the base. I’d personally keep these in my table constantly; they’re the great little tabletop accessory.

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Monogramed Caviar Tray by Jill Rosenwald – $200

Destined to be a classic, this elegant monogrammed tray offers beauty and function. I wish I’d discovered this tray last year, as it would have been a perfect gift for the ladies that hosted my baby shower.

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Magic Egg Yolk Candles by Kittredge Candles – $6

There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting candles as gifts. These true to life”eggs” make for a great conversation piece.

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“A Macaron a Day” 8 x 10 print by Lucile’s kKitchen – $19

A macaron per day? Do not mind if I do. That is a limited version 8 x 10 print from an original watercolor and ink illustration, and could be excellent for any hostess having a sweet tooth.

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4pc Superior Servers Set by Ladies & Gentlemen – $140

I really like the retro feel with a modern twist of this 4 piece over-sized server set. Perfect for serving baked sandwiches and dishes. Your hostess will love it!

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Brand New Porcelain Coyote Skull by Beetle and Flor – $125

I really like skulls and I love gold. This ceramic coyote skull with gold teeth is perfection — Ideal for a coffee table or a little entry table.

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1890s Antique Soda Bottle Candle by Pollen Arts – $23

Do you love antique bottles as much as I do? Then this antique bottle–shaped candle is the best gift for you.

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Tree Stump Place Card Holders Set of 4 by Michiko Shimada – $24

This tree stump place is intended to be used as place card holder, but I’d use it like a photograph holder instead. You can even take some pictures of you and hostess and include them on your gift — genius!

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Russian Doll Matryoshka Lavender Bag – GBP 6.25

This Russian doll lavender sachet is filled with all the best dried French lavender and is small enough to tuck away in a lingerie drawer or hang out of a door cupboard. Your hostess will love the fresh and floral odor of her clothing.

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Buckley Chevron Mug – $80

Your hostess — or you — can have a piece of the design world. This mug was originally created for interior designer Erin Gates. In my opinion, your dawn has just become immediately chic!

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