Weekend Getaways: Best Gifts for Hosts

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Anyone heading to a friend’s beach/lake/country house this weekend? We are. And we’d like to bring a gift — nothing extravagant, but something more unique than a bottle of wine. So we rounded up some homemade food gifts from our archives, plus some store-bought items (in case packing has left no time for strawberry jam). Read our list below…

The gifts you make yourself…

  • Lemon Melting Moments. They freeze well, so you can make ahead and pack them while they’re still cold.
  • Interesting spices or salts. If you’re visiting someone in another part of the country, bring a local product — or any little treat (even if it’s something from Dean & Deluca) that your host may not buy for herself.
  • We think anyone would be happy to see a loaf of fresh-baked bread. (If you are one of these people, we recommend inviting Emma for the weekend.)

Another idea that’s home-grown, although maybe not by you: A simple pot of basil from the farmers’ market. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

…and those you can order online.

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What are the best gifts you’ve geen given as a host?

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