Host and Hostess Gifts that Get You Invited Back!

Summer is the time for visits with friends and family often to wonderful getaways by the beach, lake, and mountains. Bringing or sending a host & hostess gift for that bungalow stay is a way of expressing gratitude that lasts beyond your stay and reminds your hosts of the good times you shared together.  

5 Great Host & Hostess Gift Ideas


We've found that Art Prints are a popular gift choice at our brick and mortar store, The Paper Mouse. The color and printing of the prints is exquisite. Purchase a frame and it's ready to add color and style to any room.

Art Print - Kitchen Flowers

Art Prints - Tree


Paperweights make a special personalized gift. First choose an illustration that relates to something you did together (peach picking, whale watching, etc) or speaks to the region you're visiting. Then it's your turn to be creative with the personalization. Of course, you can use the host/hostess's name or the name of the house, beach, lake, or region, but maybe there's a fun phrase or moment that arose from the time spent together that will elicit smiles for seasons to come. 


Our all-time most popular item! These little gems come beautifully presented and add charm to any handwritten correspondence. With a vast array to choose from, you're sure find something that perfectly resonates with your host and/or hostess!


What a treat to have personalized stationery! We have 4 different options to choose from...

Signature and Small Note Cards - Always a welcome luxury, our duplexed note cards have rounded corners and illustrated envelopes besides Felix's delightful illustrations. They're a pleasure to write on and a gift to receive. Our Signature Note Cards are 5x7 and Small Note Cards are 3.5x5, perfect for thank yous. 

Small Note Cards | Retro Typewriter 

Signature Note Cards | Circus Girl

Writing Papers - A pleasure of writing on 100% cotton paper!  Sheets get folded and slipped into envelopes before they're off to their recipient. 

Writing Paper

Writing Paper

 Themed Note Cards - 2 each of 4 themed illustrations in a boxed set because it's fun to have a choice!


For bookworms of all ages. With 5 illustrations in each set, these bookmarks add story to a book collection, and they're a surprise and delight to receive. You can see the entire collection here

Illustrated Bookmarks | Deep Blue Sea

Of course, there's more. Maybe your host/hostess is a master in the kitchen or has the best book collection ...and if only they shared! We've got you covered!

Summer is for making memories. Wishing you many happy ones this summer!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite Felix Doolittle go-to host/hostess gift is.

Loren Sklar