Summer is almost officially here, along with some much-needed sunshine (finally!) We’re ready for sizzling grills, poolside lounging and time spent with friends and family. If you find yourself at a different backyard BBQ or cottage every weekend this summer, you’re going to want to have a few gift ideas on hand for your host/hostess! We’ve got you covered for every occasion with these sizzling gift essentials, that will surely get you an invite to the next summer bash.
La Crema, Monterey Rosé
Gifting a bottle of wine doesn’t need to feel like a safe option when it’s the vibrant and crisp La Crema Monterey Rosé. Made from 100% pinot noir grapes and fermented in stainless steel, this refreshing wine can be paired with a strawberry spinach salad. It’s also delicious to sip on while lounging by the pool. Your host will be tickled pink knowing they have this sunny California rosé to look forward to.
Find it: LCBO May 25 ($27.95), SAQ ($30.00) and Select Private Liquor Retails
NADÈGE Patisserie, Pretty in Pink Gift Box
Nothing says merci beaucoup, like NADÈGE Patisserie’s Pretty in Pink Gift Box. Featuring an impressive selection of sweets including raspberry biscuits, a 12-piece macaron travel box, and chocolate mendiants, this box has something for every kind of host.
Northern Maverick Brewing Co., White Truffle Pilsner
If your host loves beer, stop by Northern Maverick Brewing Co.’s Bottle Shop and pick up their new White Truffle Pilsner. The first of its kind in Canada, this unique beer is brewed with Italian white truffle and has a delicate and earthy aroma. Head to the dock and serve it alongside a beautiful charcuterie board and watch the sunset. HEAVENLY!
Come to the cottage prepared with a West Side Beef Cottage Pack, filled with fresh, farm-raised proteins for breakfast, lunch and dinner – from burgers and chicken to bacon and eggs! A new offering from the Ontario-based local meat share service, this fully-stocked order is perfect for a busy cottage weekend with hungry friends.
Find it: West Side Beef’s website ($125) *Currently only available in Toronto
Lagostina, Five Cup Coffee Press
All busy hosts will appreciate this caffeine-infused thank you. No dinner party is complete without dessert and coffee, making Lagostina’s5 Cup Coffee Press a thoughtful gift that will come in handy. Present it with a bag of freshly ground espresso beans and they will be thanking you the next morning as they make a fresh cup.
Small but mighty, All-Clad Canada’sWaiter Stainless Steel Corkscrew is an instant upgrade to any bar. This all-in-one opener cuts through foil with ease and makes opening any bottle a breeze. The perfect token of appreciation when attending a dinner party or cottage weekend. This is a timeless gift all hosts will love.
What are some of your go-to summer host gifts? Share in the comments. We’d love to know.
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