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Nov 13, 2013 04:43 PM

Host Gifts

I'm invited to Thanksgiving dinner at a new friend's house. What would you suggest as a gift? I can't bring any food as she has it all planned down to the last green bean.
Thanks for any suggestions...

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  1. I would bring a pound of their favorite coffee, if they drink coffee...or a gift card to a local coffee shop in a nice card. I'm never *not* up for a hot drink during the holidays.

      1. Flowers. A box of good chocolates. A bottle of wine. A set of nice dish towels. A potted plant. A tray of cookies/brownies.

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        1. re: boogiebaby

          The flowers bit always brings up the complaints of the need to interrupt prep and deal with the flowers. So, I take flowers already in a vase, arranged, and in water--no stopping meal prep, and the hostess can put 'em whereever the heck she wants, even in the trash.

          1. re: boogiebaby

            Say no to the flowers and chocolate unless you know your host loves it.

          2. Something she can have for breakfast for the following morning, muffins, coffee, etc.

            1. Cocktail Napkins with cute cocktail sayings are popular in my area. A set of nice dish towels (could be Christmas or Thanksgiving themed). A flower arrangement already in a vase or display container.