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We’re always looking for really good hostess gifts to keep on hand during the holidays; after all, you never know when you’ll get an impromptu invite, and mom taught us better than to show up empty-handed. That said, the most elegant hostess gifts don’t have to be the most expensive. Most of these are under $50, and the good news is that those you don’t give away you can store for future birthday parties — or even better yet, keep them for yourself.