When attending a party, I always like to bring a little something to say thank you. This is easiest if you know a thing or two about the host/hostess and can personalize the gift. If you do not know your host, do not fear, there are plenty of gifts all can appreciate. Here are some of my favorite gifts to give in thanks-
A galvanized bucket filled with a potted plant- something that your host can use later.
If the host is a great cook, give an interesting spice along with a recipe.
Four tea towels rolled up, tied with a thin ribbon and placed in a decorative tin.
If your host/hostess is particularly charitable, donate a small gift in honor of him/her to a favorite charity. Give a card that describes the gift and the charity. There is no need to name the amount, it is the thought that counts.If bring a bottle you must, make it something interesting and smile inducing, such as a bottle of Cava or Prosecco. I prefer Mastinell cava, delicious.
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The bottom line is, it is always nice to give a thoughtful gift. Your host/hostess will certainly appreciate the gesture. Be fun and creative!