Gift Scoop || Extended Stay Gift Ideas

Now that summer is here I'm sure many of you have extended stay invitations to friend's homes, be it for weddings, for a long weekend, or for a quick jaunt to the mountains or beach.  And I know you all want to be a special guest to these friends and surprise them with a unique and thoughtful but not too expensive gift.  This gift should show your appreciation for such a formidable invitation.  I have gathered a few fun ideas for you.

One || These fun John Derian plates are so much fun.  They are melamine but imitate fine china designs.  They are perfect for picnics and backyard barbeques plus the fact that they start at $8.75 is quite a treat.  Add to a set of these plates some fine cheeses and crackers and you have a perfect gift for your hosts.

Two ||  I almost died when I spotted this raffia bowl (its on sale too! for $28).  It's colorful, beautiful, and so practical.  This is a perfect basket to add anywhere to add some texture and ethnic personality.  Add some delicious fruits to this basket and you have a gift that your hosts will enjoy.

Three  ||  The reliable L.L.Bean Boat tote.  It is so practical  and classic.  Have it monogrammed with your hosts initials.  Add some beach towels from Target (monogram these as well) and your hosts will be thanking you all summer!

Four ||  These cute little votives are so elegant and chic.  Buy several of them and use as vases.  Fill them with some beautiful blooms and they will brighten your hosts' home immediately!

Five ||  This fabulous wine stopper can be the perfect keepsake that will be used again and again.  Add a fine bottle of wine and you have the perfect gift that you will likely get to enjoy as well.

What are your go to gifts for extended stays?