The most elegant oils, for overnight stays
via amazon.com If you are staying overnight—or over two nights—you may want to go for a $50 to $100 gift, and also make sure to take the host out to dinner or brunch and chip in with daily chores such as setting the table, clearing the dishes, and keeping your room clean. “The hostess gift is not ‘payment’ for the kindness; it’s simply the first gesture of gratitude. You should still contribute with other kind gestures or experiences, like something for the house or pay for theater or sports tickets while you are together,” says Gottsman. For the hostess gift, consider a Frescobaldi Laudemio First Pressing 2018 30th Anniversary Special Gold Edition olive oil—an extremely elegant version of the standard EVOO that won’t soon be forgotten.
Thoughtful has a scent, for overnight stays
via amazon.com Fragrant soaps and candles are also always welcome. Take the guesswork out of giving with classic options like the NEST Fragrances Discovery Candle Set, a delightful set that blends bright and night thanks to an assortment of ten different votives.
Something to top every meal, for overnight stays
via amazon.com If you’re planning to stay through at least a few meals, try bringing condiments that will highlight all the best ingredients. Your hostess will love slathering this Red Duck Traditional 3-Sauce Sampler Set on breakfast sandwiches, grilled lunches, and oven-roasted dinner favorites. It comes with an Organic Original Ketchup, Smoked Applewood Molasses BBQ Sauce, and a delicious bottle of Approachable Mild Taco Sauce.