Customizable doormats, monogrammed frames: Hostess gift ideas with RetailMeNot's Sara Skirboll

- Every good guest knows the golden rule: never show up empty-handed! With the unofficial start of Fall and school back in session, many people will soon be in need of a break from reality and start hosting dinner parties and backyard soirees.

As a guest, getting the appropriate gift can seem like a big task - and an expensive one, as well.

Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert from, shares some creative and thoughtful gift ideas to save your sanity and your wallet - and they’re all under $50!

JOSIE B: Customizable Doormats
● Over 60 designs to choose from or you can customize your own doormat
● Shoppers can find these styles at
● Deal: Mats starting at $40

BED, BATH AND BEYOND: Personalize your gift-frames/trays
● A little personalization goes a long way and also makes for such a thoughtful gift for your host.
● A monogrammed picture frame or serving tray is something they can always look back at and think
of the fun times you shared together.
● It also makes for a timeless gift as they can use it for future holiday gatherings and special
● A custom gift basket is also a great option and party-goers can add in their hosts favorite wine or
● Shoppers can look a t Bed Bath and Beyond for all types of personalized gift options and make the
perfect message for your host.

MODCLOTH: Kitchen items
● If you are in a pinch and unsure of what to get your host, some fun and funky kitchen items always
do the trick - and will always have them thinking of you.
● A punny tea towel or oven mit is sure to make them laugh every time they are cooking.
● A fun patterned apron, set of bowls, spoons or coasters also adds some pops of color and
excitement to the their everyday cooking and cleaning routine.
● Modcloth has some adorable options to choose from, all ranging from $12 - $45.
● Deal: Great news for shoppers looking to buy multiple gifts for some upcoming parties, Modcloth is
also offering 15% off orders of $100+
● Items:
● Be-claws of You Cat Tea Towel
● Paper Source Prima Llama Cotton Tea
Towel Set
● Most Likely to Microwave Oven Mitt
● Feast Expected Oven Mitt in Cat
● Mixer Upper Enamel Bowl Set
● Reporting for Fruity Apron
● H ave the Vinyl Say Coaster Set
● Scoops of Flower Measuring Spoons

SUGARFINA: Candy for Breakfast Collection
● For the sweet-tooth in your friend group, the Sugarfina “Candy for Breakfast” Collection sweetens
up any morning routine with cereal inspired candies & chocolate bars.
● If you’re anti-sweets in the morning, use this is a “breakfast for dinner” themed treat after the dinner
party with friends.
● The collection has a variety of sweet treats including:
○ Gummy eggs
○ Cinnamon crunchies
○ Fruity loops
○ Marshmallow cereal chocolate bar
○ Fruity cereal chocolate bar
○ Cinnamon cereal chocolate bar
● Deal: All of these delicious morning treats are under $10 and shoppers can find these at Sugarfina
locations or online. Shoppers can also free shipping on orders $50+


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