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Host and Hostess Gifts that Get You Invited Back!

Summer is the time for trips near and far, and visits with friends and family often in delicious places at the beach, lake, and mountains. Bringing or sending a host and hostess gift for that bungalow stay is a way of expressing gratitude that lasts beyond your stay and reminds your guests of the good times you shared together.  

5 Great Host and Hostess Gift Ideas


Felix Doolittle 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 and it's the closest approximation to Felix's original watercolor artwork. Purchase a frame and it's ready to add color and style to any room. Watercolor Art Print by Felix Doolittle

Watercolor Art Print by Felix Doolittle

Watercolor Art Print by Felix Doolittle


Paperweights are a unique personalized gift. Choose an illustration that relates to something you did together (peach picking, whale watching, etc) and then be creative when you're thinking of the personalization. Use the individual or family's name, the name of the house, or the beach, ocean, lake, or region you are visiting. Maybe there are fun phrases that arose from the time spent together that will elicit smiles for seasons to come. 

Personalized Oval Paperweight

Personalized Oval Paperweight


Our all-time most popular item! They're beloved, come beautifully presented, and add a lot of personality to written correspondence. With a vast array to choose from, you're sure find something that perfectly resonates!

Illustrated Return Address Labels


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

Signature Note Cards - Our duplexed note cards with illustrated envelopes and rounded corners come boxed in an upright box. Available in 5x7 and Small Note Cards in 3.5x5 with optional address seals.

Signature illustrated note cards

Writing Papers - Printed on 100% cotton paper with optional address seals. Fold the sheet and slip them into envelopes before they're off to their recipient. 

illustrated Writing Paper by Felix Doolittle

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

Personalized Themed Note Cards by Felix Doolittle


We can barely keep these stocked in our stores.  With 5 illustrations in each set, these bookmarks can be shared in a family or are perfect for the reader of multiple books at that same time. See the entire collection here

Illustrated bookmarks in themed sets by Felix Doolittle

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


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