Glam Summer Hostess Gift Idea

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I'm mildly obsessed with One Kings Lane. I browse once a day, sometimes twice, to ogle the beautiful furnishings and vintage finds. Okay, maybe it's a full-on obsession after all. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

One Kings Lane Lantern Stuffed with Hostess Gifts

I just like to imagine a lifestyle where several china patterns and sets of flatware are positively necessary and toddlers color on 17th-century Spanish Colonial vargueños. Plus, the site offers great interior design and gift inspiration.

Coincidentally, they're having a sale on lanterns through Monday, which I was just coveting for my terrace while putting together this Fourth of July inspiration post. That's where I spied this adorable hostess gift idea:

The next time you’re invited to a barbecue or cocktail party, tote a lantern filled with bar essentials. Include a bottle of the hosts’ favorite tipple, beverage napkins, straws, a bar snack, fresh fruit, a mixer, and a citrus reamer.

Packaging as part of the gift is always a winner and while lanterns provide a chic summer vibe, candles are not the most practical gifts for parents so this is a great alternative. If alcohol's not your thing (or your hosts'), I think it would work just as well with flowers, seashells, salt water taffy or whatever little gifts you think your hosts would appreciate.

I can't wait to try this one out. What's your go-to summer hostess gift?

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