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10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

Whether you're a guest at a friend's cottage or a dinner party thrown by a DIY-er, we've got the hostess gift that will guarantee you a return invite.
10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

Last-minute hostess gifts 2016

For the entertainer

This set of four napkins are perfect for summer bbqs. Made from 100% cotton, they'll make any meal feel like an outdoor picnic. $9/set of 4, Indigo.

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the jam and pickler

A simple gift that your host will have for years to come. This horn jam spoon, made in Lancashire, England, has a tapered bowl, which allows you to scoop the very last drop from the bottom of the jar. The jam is of course optional, but we couldn't resist this preservative-free apricot and lavender blend, made from ingredients sourced in France. Spoon, $25, Jam, $15, Hopson Grace.

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts
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For the lounger

Because everyone needs (and wants) a giant donut pool float. This is a great gift if you're going up to someone's cottage for the weekend with kids. $20, Indigo.

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the card player

This box, made from 100% engineered wood, has a grey and black screen-printed top and is perfect to store small trinkets like cards, poker chips and other knick knacks at the cottage. $28, CB2.

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the drink maker

These fun ice cube trays turn water into a frozen diamond — so your guest's drinks will always be on-point. $15, West Elm.

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts
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For the farmer’s market enthusiast

Kale lovers, unite! This 100% all natural cotton canvas tote has reinforced handles so your host can load the bag with lots of goodies. $35, Etsy

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the city dweller

This herb gardening jar comes bundled up as a DIY kit, with everything to start growing organic herbs in a mason jar. Not only are the herbs organic, but the jar is self-watering, too! This kit grows cilantro, but there are many different colours of jars and herb varieties available. $25, Indigo

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the DIYer

This easy tie-dye kit uses a no-mess, dripless applicator, and the dye can be applied like paint to decorate the included cotton scarf or your own cloth products. Also comes with a booklet with instructions for tie-dye, shibori dye, vat dye, and painting and stamping techniques. $30, Old Faithful Shop

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts
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For the sports enthusiast

A day at the beach will be that much more fun with this four-piece paddle set, printed in bright colours and stripes. $28, Hudson's Bay

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

For the early riser

Dubbed the "cozy mug" and made from durable stoneware, this vintage-inspired piece brings rustic cottage charm to any kitchen. $12, Drake General Store

10 last-minute (and totally inexpensive) hostess gifts

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