The Best Thank You Gifts For Your Summer Host

Getting an invitation to someone's beach house is meaningful milestone, whatever your relationship to the host: This person likes you enough to graciously offer you a free place to stay. Since some R&R at the beach is one of the best way to a summer weekend, it's only fair that you show your gratitude with a thoughtful gift upon arrival.
There are no rules on what makes the perfect housewarming present for a holiday home, but it never hurts to give something your host can actually use. We've rounded up 10 cute and practical essentials that will be appreciated — and ensure you get another coveted invite next year.
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Savoring cocktails on the beach is that much more enjoyable with this insulated water bottle — it keeps drinks cold for over 25 hours.

Corkcicle Canteen Water Bottle and Thermos, $32.05, available at Amazon
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This seafood-themed bottle opener will be an interesting addition to any kitchen counter.

Paul Smith Brass Crab Claw Bottle Opener, $85, available at Paul Smith
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If you didn't pose for an Instagram shot with a pineapple sipper cup in your hand, did you really go to the beach?

Urban Outfitters Disco Pineapple Sipper Cup, $12.95, available at Urban Outfitters
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Bringing your host a basketful of fresh fruit is a thoughtful way to say thank you.

Anthropologie Wired Basket, $38, available at Anthropologie
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Summer means lots of time spent in the backyard — these adorable string lights will instantly make your barbecues more fun.

Sunnylife String Lights, $31, available at Amara
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Trust us: Seahorse floats are the new unicorn floats.

Funboy Metallic Seahorse Pool Float, $99, available at Funboy
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With hints of ocean mist, sand jasmine, and coconut wax, this candle will bring back the best beach memories.

JS Candle Studio Life's A Beach Votive, $12, available at Wolf & Badger
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Board games are pretty much a given when you're sharing a beach house with a bunch of people. This adult jenga game — with funny instructions engraved on each block — will make game night even more fun.

WorkedWood Party Jenga Game, $40, available at Etsy
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Any host would appreciate a soft Turkish towel that dries quickly.

Mayde Avoca Towel, $59.95, available at Mayde
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This lightweight carry-all will be a lifesaver at the beach or for a farmer's market run.

GiftsHappenHere Personalized Zebra Picnic Basket, $28.95, available at Etsy