Nobody likes to show up to a gathering empty-handed. But what to bring? A good hostess (or host) gift should convey an appreciation for the time and effort he or she invested so everyone would have a great time. Hosting is a lot of work! Hostess gift etiquette would suggest a thoughtful thank you tailored to his or her personality. As Minnesotans, we pride ourselves on our courtesy and so we all strive to find the perfect gift to show our sincere appreciation for the host, no matter the occasion. All of the gifts here fit the bill, and all are Minnesota brands!

Gifts to Share


Gifts to share can include any goodie that the hose or hostess would enjoy. Without expectations for when your MN goodie will be shared, these gifts can range from drink mixers to sweets. We love handmade boutique gifts like 3C truffles or Snowman Macarons from Amy's Cupcake Shoppe. These gifts offer a gourmet thank you that show how much you appreciate the invite. 

Gifts for Home


Bring a hand-poured soy candle or fun decor that suits the host's taste. Minnesotans are innovative makers, and there is no shortage of local gifts that the host of the party will love.

Gifts of Self Care


A self-care gift is any gift that allows the host or hostess to take a little time to refocus his or her energy. After all that work, it's nice to take a minute for oneself. As Minnesotans, we often strive to be ultra-productive which can drain creativity. Give the gift of a little "me time" with a soft wrap, skincare, or a little luxury treasure.