Hosting is an art. A memorable dinner party doesn’t appear out of thin air - people who love to host put a lot of preparation into making things perfect. 

If you’re lucky enough to know someone who loves hosting, don’t go for the easy option (i.e. a bottle of wine). Show them you know them with something a little more special. Hosts are homemakers and foodies - people who love taking care of and showing off to others. They’ll appreciate gifts that can make that experience even more special.

From quality tableware and super strong goblets, to iron pepper grinders and dutch ovens, we’ve got all sorts of gifts for the perfect host. And even better, every single one of them is built to last a lifetime.

1. A linen tablecloth

For effortless elegance, you can’t beat a 100% linen tablecloth. Keep it rustic by leaving it unironed.

There’s nothing that elevates a dining table quite like laying out a tablecloth. But forget starched cotton or busy patterns - these effortless linen tablecloths keep things casual, yet sophisticated. Even better if you hang-dry them, but skip the ironing for a subtle wrinkle.

In a variety of colors, these linen tablecloths by Piglet are the real deal. Made from 100% stonewashed French linen, they’re supple, strong and will last a lifetime of dinner parties.

2. A set of linen napkins

These quality linen napkins add a touch of class to any dinner party. Mix and match with a linen tablecloth for effortless style.

If you think your special someone might want to take their table setting to the next level, gift them some of these beautiful linen napkins. They look great folded under your cutlery, or tucked through a napkin ring.

Matching our linen tablecloths, these Piglet napkins come in sets of 4. These napkins will last a lifetime of use, and they just get softer and softer the more you use and wash them.

3. A stoneware crockery set

This 12-piece set of dishware is built to last, thanks to its stoneware construction and chip-resistant glazes.

For anyone who loves to host, getting crockery that you love is a holy grail. Our Tognana crockery comes in this classic creamy white to match any decor - and it’s built to endure a lifetime of everyday use. This is all thanks to its stoneware construction, which has also been lab-tested for durability and strength. 

The glazes are resistant to stains and chipping, and each piece is even oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. They’re tough enough for everyday, and stunning enough for special occasions.

4. A beautiful set of cutlery

A proper silverware set is the gift of a lifetime. Well-made cutlery really makes a difference to a table setting, and can be handed down for generations.

If your special someone loves to host but still has bent, mismatched cutlery leftover from their student days, a new set could make a really special gift. Crafted from 18/10 stainless steel for extra durability and shine, this cutlery by Liberty Tabletop will last a lifetime and more.

Liberty Tabletop is the only flatware manufacturer in the USA, employing American craftsmen and using the highest quality materials. Made from 18/10 stainless steel, it will retain its attractive luster as it is passed down through generations.

5. Tough yet sophisticated goblets

These Tognana glasses combine elegant, classic styles with sturdy tempered glass. 

This elegant set of three goblets comes with a unique diamond embossed pattern that reflects light and enhances any table setting. It is made from durable, lead-free glass and looks sophisticated around any table. A top-class (but affordable) gift for those who love to host.

6. A set of (super-strong) iced tea cups

Beautiful, unbreakable and made from pure recycled copper, these cups fit perfectly in the hand - ideal for water, cocktails or iced tea on a hot day. 

Looking for something a little more special? Sertodo Copper excels in heirloom-quality products made from 100% pure recycled copper, expertly handcrafted by artisans in Santa Clara de Cobre in Mexico. 

Choose their range of shot cups, mint julep cups and even copper coasters. Anyone who loves a cocktail party is sure to appreciate serving in these.

7. A handmade wooden serving spoon

Earlywood Long Server

These versatile serving spoons are perfect for dishing out all kinds of foods, from mashed potatoes to salads.

Handcrafted in Montana and carrying a lifetime guarantee, this beautiful Earlywood serving spoon is built to endure. Your perfect host will love the triangular cross-section of the handle, which translates into a comfortable, stable grip.

Earlywood utensils are all made from responsibly-sourced hardwoods - in this case, jatoba or hard maple - which are dense and durable. This means they can be passed down for generations. Each one is handmade in Red Lodge - a pocket of wilderness paradise located at the base of the Beartooth Mountains in Montana.

8. A stainless steel cafetiere

This sleek, stylish french press is a coffee lover’s dream, with a double micro-filter that produces smooth, grit-free coffee.

For impromptu coffee mornings with friends, any host will love bringing out this large stainless steel cafetiere. Not only is the steel body far more sturdy than its glass equivalent, but it also keeps coffee hot for longer.

Espro’s collection of coffee presses range from sturdy double-walled stainless steel models to travel french presses and even pour-over kits. With patented double micro-mesh filters in all of their products, the Espro result is a richer, more flavorful coffee with a smooth mouth feel. 

9. An enameled Dutch oven

Take showstopping dishes straight from the oven to the table with this lifetime guaranteed Dutch oven. Made from enameled cast iron with a lightweight, insulating lid.

One-pot dishes are perfect for entertaining - even better when you can take them straight to the table in style. This pretty Dutch oven by SAVEUR Selects is made of cast iron, coated with a durable ceramic enamel. Its double-walled stainless steel lid locks in heat and moisture, whilst keeping the overall weight down.

Dutch ovens are perfect for one-pot dishes such as braises and stews - use them to sear your ingredients first and then have them bubbling away low and slow for hours. They’re also brilliant for baking.

10. A cast iron pan

This cast iron pan will last several lifetimes. Foodies will love its outstanding searing capabilities and versatile nature.

Every cook needs a cast iron skillet, and these Finex pans are exceptional. They’re made from premium American cast iron with a polished surface that makes cleaning easier and prevents sticking.

Each Finex pan goes through a meticulous process that involves cutting, shaping and refining before it is polished, seasoned and assembled by hand in Portland, Oregon. Each one carries an incredible lifetime guarantee, reflecting their quality and durability.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our top gifts for foodies here.

November 07, 2022 — Jana Pleyto