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top flight:

hostess gifts
 by destination

She invited you on the perfect getaway, so thank your hostess with a beauty offering thoughtfully matched to her environment.

Written By ERICA LOPEZ

As Labor Day approaches, so does your summer travel finale. And with any luck, you’ve secured an invite (or a few of them) to an idyllic end-of-season locale. Whether you’re yachting in the Caribbean, camping by the majestic redwoods, or spending the weekend seaside, thank your hostess with a beauty gift tailored to her habitat.

Ahead, a selection of thoughtful gifts that will surely be well received.

gifts by
location

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Pack a Mason Pearson brush for your woodsy entertainer. It’ll save her time commuting to the city to see her hairstylist.

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With each spritz of this light crisp fragrance, your hostess will be transported to her Hamptons getaway long after the vacation ends.

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When your nearest and dearest invites you to spend the week chartering a yacht in St. Martin, you show up bearing an appropriately luxurious SPF (you may even consider packing multiples to share with fellow passengers).

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She has planned the perfect barbecue, complete with your favorite strawberry-rhubarb pie. Thank her with the gift of beauty sleep, courtesy of this wrinkle-preventing silk pillowcase

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For the cosmopolitan hostess who is comforted by the glow of the city skyline, give the gift of ambience. Rooftop bonfires are verboten, so dress up her terrace with the next best thing—this woodsy candle from Diptyque

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The gift of serenity is difficult to replicate, but a moment with May Lindstrom’s Jasmine Botanical Mist is the next best thing. Have your yogi host lightly spray this facial mist before getting into Savasana.

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No one will appreciate this skincare necessity (made with organic antioxidizing ingredients from grapeseed and beyond) more than the oenophile in your life. (Similar results have been observed after imbibing a glass of her finest rosé.) 

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Between dips in the pool and lounging in the dry heat, this botanical body oil will preserve your hostess’ perfectly tanned skin.