It’s just about time to break out the sparklers, American flag t-shirt and, oh yea, the grill. Friday is the 4th of July! If the pressure’s off you this year and you’re spending the day in someone else’s backyard eating hot dogs and hamburgers, you’re going to need a great hostess gift.

Think about it like this, someone else is spending their holiday helping to make your’s great. Doesn’t she deserve a small token of appreciation? You bet! Check out this list of four great gift ideas for the hostess.

Multicolored Tray with Metal Handles (Seagrass, Winnetka, IL)
Multicolored Tray with Metal Handles
No doubt there will be drinks and finger foods served at whatever 4th of July festivities you attend. Why not give the hostess a beautiful new serving tray like this one from Seagrass? This multi-colored tray with metal handles has a weathered finished. It’s perfect for casual entertaining.

Not sure she needs another serving tray? Give a Seagrass gift card instead. She’ll be able to select a new home decor piece that’s just right.

Horn 4×6 Frame (Task, Brooklyn, NY)
Horn 4x6 Frame
You can’t go wrong with a classy picture frame as a hostess gift. This one from Brooklyn’s Task is stunning. It holds a 4” x 6” photo that can be displayed vertically or horizontally. What makes this frame so unique and gorgeous? It’s crafted using squares of water buffalo horn. No two frames will be alike.

Afraid your hostess may have too many picture frames (if that’s possible)? Opt for a gift card. Then she’ll be able to choose from all of Task’s fabulous merchandise.

Tea gift box (The Detox Market, Los Angeles, CA)
Tea gift box
Throwing a party can be stressful. Give the hostess a way to relax once all the guests are gone. The Detox Market’s tea gift box is the perfect way to help the hostess unwind. This tea collection offers a selection of 9 different black green and herbal teas.

Is she not into tea? Give her a gift card, so she can choose whatever she wants to help her relax after a day of entertaining.

Sea Salt Candle (Red Barn Mercantile, Alexandria, VA)
Sea Salt Candle
Even if you’re not attending a 4th of July celebration anywhere near the beach, bring a little bit of the beach to your hostess. This sea salt candle from Red Barn Mercantile is wonderfully fresh. Your hostess can relax to the fragrance of the sea long after you and all the other guests have gone. This is a handmade soy-wax candle that will give her up to 80 hours of relaxation.

You can also give a gift card, if you’d like for her to pick out something special for herself on you.

The 4th of July is definitely one of those days you want to break out your best red, white and blue ensemble… especially if you’ll be attending a party. Just because it’s a patriotic party, though, doesn’t mean you need to limit yourself to red, white and blue themed hostess gifts. Choose one of these great hostess gifts or opt for a gift card, so she can treat herself to something she’ll love every day.

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