What We're Loving: Williams-Sonoma Hostess Gifts

Use these presents as low-cost alternatives this summer

It’s wedding season, and while this may mean figuring out ways to avoid wearing a heinous bridesmaid dress or keeping yourself from having to sit next to an ex-boyfriend at the rehearsal dinner, it also means attending showers, engagement parties, and the big day itself — which means presents.

For those looking for presents that are both elegant and cost-friendly, Williams-Sonoma’s hostess gifts provide a wonderful alternative to breaking the bank at some high-end department store. Provide some color for the bride’s new kitchen with the toile Juiliette aprons, oven mitts, and pot holders, or spruce up her bathroom with a set of essential oils, soaps, or linen hand napkins.

For the more food-oriented couple, the CC Made Caramel Corn Gift Set featuring caramel corn, spiced almond caramel corn, Madagascar bourbon vanilla caramels, and Sel Gris caramel sauce would definitely be a good choice, as would the Almond Toffee Tower with Crushed Nuts, featuring dark chocolate with almonds, milk chocolate with peanuts, and white chocolate with macadamia nuts all atop toffee squares.


Even if you forget your maid-of-honor duties or get a little too aggressive on the dance floor, if you bring any of these great presents, all will be forgiven (OK maybe not quite, but they're great gifts!).