Ah, that time of year is upon us once again when the elites of the city pour out like a mass exodus to The Hamptons. And, you’ve just snagged an invite to a weekend away at a friend of a friend’s, here’s our tips for getting that return invite next year.
First of all never show up empty-handed to The Hamptons, thats just a no-no. We know what to bring can be daunting, which is why we have compiled a list of some of our favorite hostess gifts to make you the perfect guest at your summer getaway this summer.
Here’s a tip, the elites love healthy food and this summer don’t be surprised if Pink Pineapples are all the rage. Like a Maui Golden Pineapple (if you’re on the west coast do bring or if you’ve just come back from Hawaii also a solid gift).However, this pink pineapple is positioning itself to be both a popular attraction at summer get togethers as well as a unique hostess gift that will make you the stand out guest. As a bonus this gift is a great conversation starter to meet new people. You can snag one here.
While we’re on the subject of pink, if you’re arriving for cocktails bringing this pink tequila is also a fun way to thank your hostess with a uniqie gift that is also useful. Who doesn’t appreciate a nice bottle of Don Julio? We know we do. Since this bottle is a bit on the pricer end looking at a $129.99 price tag we went on a mission to find a comp in a more affordable price range. You don’t need to break your bank account to be a great guest. Cali Rosa also has a super cute bottle of pink tequila you can bring. It’s more affordable landing around $47.99 but the bottle’s cuteness makes it also look more high end which is always a bonus, and yes, the tequila is tasty as well. Shots anyone?
The elite’s love lawn games, and while they may have a tried and true set of their own, another great hostess gift is this pickleball set from Anthropologie. The design is so adorable and it’s something the entire party can enjoy if you’re off on a weekend getaway for The Hamptons. You should plan on beach and lawn activities which means packing your wardrobe accordingly. Bringing this set makes a perfect thank you to your hosts as it can create an activity for guests as well as a longlasting activity for them to enjoy long after your weekend. And that, ladies and gents is how you get asked back. Part of being a good guest is all about knowing how to give thoughtful gifts.
Will it be a rainy weekend in, for a more cozy vibe? Sometimes Hamptons getaways can be smaller and more intimate, perhaps your friends own or rent a small cottage they enjoy and this is where board games come into play. Anthropologie delivers once again with this bookshelf worthy edition of Clue. Your hosts can display and also play it for many years to come. It’s aesthetically pleasing which also doubles as a great conversation piece. Great finds on classic games we all know is always a welcome thank you.
Do you have an engagement in The Hamptons that revolves around charity, or perhaps you’re staying at a charitable host’s home? Tory Burch has been making quite the comeback and for $30 the brand’s “Embrace Ambition Bracelet” gives back and is also a lovely fashion piece that is perfect for summer and comes in a large array of color options.
Let us know what your thoughts are on this mini gift guide and what you’d bring as your choice to your fabulous weekend in The Hamptons.