Your friend who loves to host has invited you to another event. Unlike the several times you’ve been to their house recently to catch up over a delicious home-cooked meal, this event is an extra special occasion. It’s their birthday and you’re ready to spoil them with a well-thought-out gift. The only problem is… it seems they have everything already.
So, what do you get the host who already has it all?
When it comes to gift-giving, thinking outside the box can go a long way in creating a special experience for the receiver. We’ve curated a list of unique gift ideas that would make the perfect addition to any host’s collection of serveware. From items they didn’t know they needed to fun updates on the things they already have, these gifts will make them take notice and make sure to get you invited back…
1. A Serving Tray That Stands Out
You know they definitely have a tray, likely many of them, so make sure to bring them something that really stands out.
The Stainless Steel Oblong Tray with V-Design is decidedly bold, yet neutral and versatile enough to complement almost any decor. From the kitchen to the entryway to the powder room, this high-style multi-purpose piece will surely be put to good use.
Note: Pair it with the Stainless Steel Square Napkin Holder with V-Design for an even grander gesture.
2. Bowl and Server Sets With A Twist
The salad is not typically the most exciting part of the meal, but every good feast needs to have at least one. Here are some of our favourite bowls to enhance the presentation and turn any salad into the star of the show.
Whether serving a classic simple Caesar or a sophisticated kale creation, the Wheelbarrow Salad Bowl and Servers Set brings excitement to any table.
Whimsical yet elegant in wood and metal, this salad “bowl” will be a conversation piece – no matter how spectacular or soggy the salad may be.
Beatriz Ball Vida Bloom Melamine Medium Bowl
With a ceramic-looking exterior, the Vida Bloom is crafted with luxury melamine, making it perfect for any indoor or outdoor event.
Its versatile design will give the host the option to use it as a stunning salad bowl for any event or a unique, day-to-day fruit bowl.
3. For The Aspiring Sommelier
Thinking about bringing a nice bottle of wine but also want to add a little something that lasts a bit longer than through the appetizers? The Zwilling Sommelier 18/10 Stainless Steel Drop Ring is just the thing. This sharp-looking wine drip collar adds a touch of distinction to the bottle while preventing wine from dripping on the magnificently set table.
Not sure if they would go for a Rose or a Cabernet? Play it super safe and instead bring the whole Zwilling Sommelier 4-Piece Wine Tool Set, complete with corkscrew, decanter, foil cutter and the drop ring, all presented in an elegant gift box.
If they “have it all” they most definitely have coasters. But a great host can never have too many coasters. These beautiful pieces will be sure to make an impression.
The Corfu 4-Piece Set Agate Coasters have your host and the coffee table covered. Available in a breathtaking blue or a tasteful taupe agate, they will look great whether on the table or simply set in their metal tray for display.
5. A Cake Plate Set To Brighten Their Day
One can never have too many cake plates – especially when they come with cute inspirational messages like the Porland Be Happy 4-Piece Cake Plate Set.
Crafted in premium porcelain and manufactured in Europe, each set includes four dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven-safe plates to make your host’s job that much easier.
6. Dreamfarm Kitchen Tools
Dreamfarm tools are some of our favorite go-to gift ideas for anyone. Their products are carefully crafted to make life easier for anyone who loves cooking (or eating).
EVERYONE loves a good piece of pizza and it seems like lately everyone is into at-home pizza ovens. But whether they're being made homemade or being picked up from the hottest spot, pizza is always a win.
Which is why the Dreamfarm Scizza Pizza Cutter is arguably the most useful gift you could gift a host. This pizza cutter neatly slices any pizza on any surface and can also be used to serve. This scissor-slicer hybrid is just perfect for accommodating that ever-dieting guest who just wants “a sliver”.
The Dreamfarm White Icepo is the ultimate ice cream scoop that serves a perfect half-cup portion and creates adorable instant ice cream sandwiches. It’s easy to use with a simple design, allowing for quick serving and happy guests.
Whether it be brunch or a barbeque, a good carafe always comes in handy when entertaining.
Help out your hosts with the practical pitcher they don’t have - or could definitely use more of – the Zwilling Sorrento Plus Double Wall Carafe.
This elegant carafe created by Italian designer Matteo Thun maintains the ideal temperature of both hot and cold drinks.
The lightweight yet durable double-wall glass stays comfortable to the touch and free of condensation – making it all good until the very last drop of that latte, lemonade or limoncello.