Editor-in-chief Michelle Kelly’s picks: 17 host gifts that will score you a return invitation

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The luckiest non-cottagers among us (me!) get invited to enough friends’ getaways that a cool lake dip is possible on most summer weekends. I have a professional advantage here, and am well aware of it, and that’s probably part of the reason why cottage hosting gifts are my jam. Cottage owners are often funnelling their own resources into the business of upkeep and maintenance, so it’s a guest’s job to bring the extra stuff, be it for the kids, the adults, or even future guests. Herewith, a few gifts to take on your next cottage weekend—ones that might even help score you a return invitation. 

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