Love these hostess gift ideas!! Great for parties or dinner parties, Thanksgiving dinners, or even a thank you gift for a baby shower! Thanking a hostess with hostess gifts after a dinner or dinner parties is so important, but sometimes finding a last minute or DIY hostess gift idea can be a challenge. Check out this post for hostess gift ideas for thank you gifts. When to bring a Hostess Gift. Hostess Gift Etiquette Guide.