What Do You Give To The Host Of Your Party?
Ditch that bottle of wine! Here are more useful gift ideas.
So you’ve wrestled the arm of your dear friend into hosting a holiday dinner party for ten people. She will be exhausting her space and time fixing up her home, organizing the househelp, and possibly donating a special dish or two (or shouldering all the food!). Now don’t just waltz into the party bearing a bottle of wine (although that might be good after a long night), or with nothing at all!
According to etiquette maven Emily Post, dinner party guests should bring a hostess gift, unless they are close friends with the host and meet up frequently. Even a small, thoughtful gift like a potted plant, trinket, or food gift is much appreciated, and would be considered as a thank-you for her efforts in setting up the party. Here are some useful and beautiful hostess gift ideas:
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