Everyone has that one friend who lives to host and entertain guests. They love to invite people over and can put up a party for 10 in under an hour. You love going to their house for a potluck because they’re your good friend but also, because they understand the beauty of a half-a** dinner party. And if you can’t think of anyone that fits the description, surprise Mama, it’s probably you.
Potlucks and dinner parties are meant for quality time with friends and family, hilarious jokes, and maybe a competitive game or two. It’s truly an event that brings people together, and it’s usually the job of one person to make it all happen. Well, it’s time to give back and say thanks for all the happy memories.
If you’re looking for potluck gift ideas for your favorite party hostess or home chef, this list will help you find something they’ll love (and will actually use). From utensil organizers and casserole dishes, all the way up to portable bar carts (because who wouldn’t love that?). This list covers it all. Ahead are 18 summer potluck gifts for someone that loves food, hosting, and entertaining. Get ready to bask in the credit for making future gatherings even better, because these items are on every hosts’ potluck checklist.
Best Potluck Gifts
How many open chips bags are left around the house after a potluck? There’s a good chance there’s more than two that are half full. If you hate it when you open a snack or ingredient and find that it went bad after not properly sealing it back up? This tool, which looks like a straight iron, singes the plastic back together, so it keeps your food fresh for longer. Get this instead of buying airtight bags anymore and reuse the same one you’ve got.
Whether they’re being used to store food in the fridge or as serving bowls at the party, these glass containers are great! This set of four also come with four bamboo lids that can be used as a cutting board too, and we love a gift with multiple uses. One Amazon reviewer said, “One of the best glassware I’ve ever owned! Love them so so much. They hold up really well and are very very durable. Perfect for leftovers and my hubby has been wanting to take them to work with him because she loves them so much! Also, they are SO easy to clean, which I love. I do not have a dishwasher so I’m always looking for something easy to clean because mom life, I do not have time! But these are game changers, they clean like magic!”
Potlucks and dinner parties (unfortunately) means tons of dishes for the host after the party is over. Help them out by gifting a few dish towels (12 to be exact). Chefs just want simple towels that’ll get the job done. And yes, white is actually ideal because you can toss them in the washer and bleach them if they get stained. These 100% ring spun cotton towels are lightweight, yet extremely absorbent, and you get 12 for under $15, which is a really good deal. Not the most “glam” present, but a super useful one.
You reap the benefits, she does all the work and she loves it. It’s a win for all so why not give her a gift this year that will make her already amazing gatherings even better?
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This is the perfect baking and serving dish. It will make the host proud to serve her macaroni and cheese out of it, they’ll love taking it to the neighborhood potluck as well.
Rose gold is all the rage and every host needs these platters with rose gold stripes to go with their cupcakes and deviled eggs. It’s all about presentation and these babies definitely present.
This beverage dispenser will make it easy on the host, and easy on their guests, to keep the cocktails, cocktails, iced tea, and lemonade flowing at all her soirees.
And speaking of beverages, this Sodastream sparkling water kit is perfect for potlucks because you don’t have to go broke buying fancy sparkling water and guests can make their own flavor.
Nothing says, “Come and get your food yourself” like a caddy that can hold all the utensils and napkins. We love this acrylic one — it will go with fancy silverware and looks great when filled with the plastic stuff, too.
Every hostess loves lighting (and receiving) a good candle. Their place will look great as guests arrive and smell amazing even if they didn’t have a chance to clean first.
The perfect party has the perfect music whether it’s a dinner gathering, or a full-on cut-the-rug-all-night-long bash. We love the sound of this wireless speaker.
These glowing indoor/outdoor lights will set the stage for every event they host. From holiday dinners to kids’ graduations, lights always warm things up and make people feel nostalgic.
Not only are these petite crock-pots adorable, your potluck can include more dishes in these 1.5 quart numbers..
A bar that’s portable and can pop upon any room of the house, and be taken outdoors? Yes please, those are the parties you want to attend!
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