My bf invited me to a dinner party given by some friends of his (a straight couple). I've never met them. What are some safe, yet thoughtful, hostess gift ideas?
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|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 18, 2023 6:22 AM|
Bring them a hardcover copy of "The Art of the Deal."
It'll be a great icebreaker and conversation starter.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 9, 2023 3:21 PM|
This LoveHoney strap-on pegging kit is for sale.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 9, 2023 3:21 PM|
A very nice box of chocolates.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 9, 2023 3:21 PM|
Are they drinkers, OP? If so, a decent bottle of wine/champagne will do.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 9, 2023 3:36 PM|
Something homemade, like jams or banana bread.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 9, 2023 4:13 PM|
Wine. Make sure they drink, though (not recovering alcoholics).
Price range? I'd say, spend at least $25 on the bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||November 9, 2023 4:33 PM|
If you’re the plus one it should be your boyfriend’s responsibility to bring a gift from the two of you, not yours. But I hate the whole concept of hostess gifts for a dinner party. For a weekend stay, yes, but not for a meal.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 9, 2023 4:38 PM|
A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée and a small box of To'ak chocolates.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 9, 2023 4:49 PM|
Three grams of meth.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 9, 2023 5:29 PM|
Flowers and/or bottle of wine (a decent bottle).
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 9, 2023 5:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 9, 2023 5:48 PM|
Do not bring flowers, r10, it's a pain in the ass to have to get a vase, cut the stems, arrange and then decide where to display, as there probably is already a centerpiece on the table, all while welcoming arriving guests.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 9, 2023 5:48 PM|
A fruitcake will be a hit (brought by the fruits)!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 9, 2023 5:51 PM|
My help always appreciates a homemade pot of jam for the holidays.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 9, 2023 5:51 PM|
wine is the best bet imo, just find out if they prefer whites or reds
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 9, 2023 5:53 PM|
^ They will feel compelled to open it and if it clashes with dinner, it's all YOUR fault!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 9, 2023 5:57 PM|
An 8 ball and a carton of smokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 9, 2023 5:58 PM|
I thought you’re not supposed to bring flowers (you’re giving the host a task to do at the start of the party); wine (you’re telling the host you know better about which wine to pair with dinner); or candles (everyone knows this is the bare minimum).
I think homemade cookies or nice breakfast pastries are preferred.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 9, 2023 5:59 PM|
Bring a pre-roll, something sativa.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 9, 2023 6:08 PM|
a small bouquet of fresh flowers for the house
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 9, 2023 6:13 PM|
Bring cupcakes and demand they be served at dessert.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 9, 2023 6:13 PM|
Poppers and a double-headed dildo.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 9, 2023 6:15 PM|
It's mega-bourgeois, not to mention awkward for the host, for the invitee to bring a gift to an event of this nature. The demonstration of appreciation is sent to the host/hostess within a few days after the event, and begins with the words, "Thank you so much for the...". The bestowing of objects, booze, and the like are for birthdays and holiday parties, not dinners or luncheons.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 9, 2023 7:08 PM|
* IS for birthdays...
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 9, 2023 7:09 PM|
You have a choice of a pot of basil or marmalade.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 9, 2023 7:53 PM|
A flower arrangement delivered the next day is classy.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 9, 2023 8:48 PM|
Sort of agree with R23, which is why it has to be something that you recently discovered bought and are now buying for everyone as small gifts. Trying to think of what that could be…
A small but useful kitchen implement like sturdy tongs or a ceramic Italian lemon squeezer or….loose Japanese tea like Gen Mai Cha or bergamot earl grey or a reusable Baggu bag set…. Special candy from another country—unusual flavor like lemon or cardamom. Or, echoing the pre-roll suggestion you could get fancy weed sodas and seltzers. They aren’t strong or scary but a little festive.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 9, 2023 8:53 PM|
^^^ something you bought randomly and love and are now giving to everyone as small gifts.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 9, 2023 8:57 PM|
A box of chocolates preferably from a local candy store.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 9, 2023 9:08 PM|
Wine is ridiculously expensive in America.
A box of chocolates is always a good idea, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 9, 2023 9:12 PM|
A box of chocolates is best.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 9, 2023 9:18 PM|
No one wants your shitty Whitman’s sampler.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 9, 2023 9:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 9, 2023 9:30 PM|
A set of 3 Japanese Midori notebooks in size A6 in a plain box.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 9, 2023 9:54 PM|
Two by four double-barreled dildo.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 9, 2023 9:59 PM|
I respectfully disagree with R7.
When someone invites you into their home for dinner, you must bring a gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 9, 2023 10:00 PM|
Something for their dog or cat.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 9, 2023 10:23 PM|
A game like Apples to Apples or Jenga.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 9, 2023 10:24 PM|
Paper towels or something else useful.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 9, 2023 10:26 PM|
A full, healthy bay plant in a 5” plain terracotta pot. They can use fresh bay leaves in cooking or enjoy as an attractive topiary plant.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 9, 2023 10:27 PM|
Go to Sonic or similiar and buy a bag of their ice and get a six pack of weed seltzers and sodas and glass bottle Cokes.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 9, 2023 10:33 PM|
An attractive small nightlight. They can plug in the bathroom or hallway or regift to someone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 9, 2023 10:34 PM|
"A New Car!" -- said like the announcer on The Price is Right
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 9, 2023 11:01 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 9, 2023 11:04 PM|
If you bring chocolates, make sure you ask for them loudly after dinner, and then say, “Don’t be shy; I’ll go first!” and eat half the box.
If you bring wine, be sure to ask for it back if they don’t serve it with the meal.
Or alt, yell, “I breeng hostess gift!” and go throw mints on all the bed pillows.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 9, 2023 11:05 PM|
The only hostess gift I would want is a kitten.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 9, 2023 11:06 PM|
A marble rye from Schnitzer’s
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 9, 2023 11:16 PM|
What R7 said.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 9, 2023 11:21 PM|
$10 gift card for the most deplorable fast food in town.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 9, 2023 11:26 PM|
vintage porn magazine in a brown envelope
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 9, 2023 11:27 PM|
2 Miller High Life tall boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 9, 2023 11:36 PM|
beer pong red plastic cups
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 9, 2023 11:37 PM|
joint. just have it your pocket and take it out and present it with a hand flourish, saying "mi lady"
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 9, 2023 11:38 PM|
If you have to remove your shoes in the host’s house the obligation of a gift is dispensed.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 9, 2023 11:54 PM|
empty lima bean can filled with live worms.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 9, 2023 11:58 PM|
[quote] A fruitcake will be a hit
I'm a weirdo who actually LIKES fruit cake.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 10, 2023 12:05 AM|
How about a holiday candle?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||November 10, 2023 12:10 AM|
The Holy Bible makes a nice gift. And makes for good after dinner reading.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 10, 2023 12:10 AM|
Barbie movie merch. Jump up and down, and squeal "Barbie! Barbie!" when you present it.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 10, 2023 12:17 AM|
Well apparently this is more of a potluck and the bf is bringing a dish, so I guess I'n off the hook
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 10, 2023 12:41 AM|
Actually if it is a pot luck you could then bring wine.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 10, 2023 12:44 AM|
Definitely bring wine if it’s a potluck because there probably won’t be any otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||November 10, 2023 12:49 AM|
A potluck? You must be lesbians.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||November 10, 2023 6:34 PM|
If it's a potluck, I say to hell with a hostess gift. Your dish that you bring is enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||November 10, 2023 6:44 PM|
A hardcover copy of “The joy of gay sex”.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||November 10, 2023 6:46 PM|
Or, a pop-up book of "The Joy of Gay Sex."
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 14, 2023 10:41 PM|
Fuck the book, just hire a couple of whores to act out The Joy of Gay Sex as the evening’s entertainment.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||November 14, 2023 11:01 PM|
Guacamole and a bag of chips and/or hummus and a bag of of baby carrots.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 15, 2023 2:55 AM|
A scented holiday candle would be my suggestion boxed appropriately - autumnal or Christmasy.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 15, 2023 3:03 AM|
If it's a pot luck, bring them a pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||November 15, 2023 3:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||November 18, 2023 6:22 AM|