Here are a few ideas:
Diptyque. It helps if you know of a particular scent and brand that the host prefers. WARNING – unless you are sure it is one of their favorites do not go this route as an unwanted scent is just that – unwanted! And your role as a guest should never be related to the term unwanted.
Flowers – try to go seasonal with these. Poinsettias for Christmas, tulips in the spring, sunflowers in the summer etc…. Even better a single, pretty flower in this cute bud vase – extremely affordable at $2.95. Snip the flower from your garden or better yet, your neighbour’s!
We can always use an extra dishcloth – and when it is as fabulous as this cupcake from todryfor.com it has to be appreciated!
fancy salt. Okay, I know what you are thinking salt is salt – but once you try some fleur de sel or Himalayan pink sea salt, you will be wondering what you have been doing with that blue and white box your whole life!
Of course the best hostess gift is a charming guest!