Being a guest is equally as important as being a host. Your host has gone through a lot of effort to have you in their home. The best thing that a guest can do is to notice and acknowledge their host’s efforts…comment on the table setting, flowers, music, food, etc.
In my opinion, a gift is also a great way to let your host know how much you appreciate their hospitality. I like to give little things that they would not necessarily buy for themselves yet are useful.
- luxury soaps/lotions
- Book tied with wire ribbon
- well made dish towels
- tools for opening wine/beverages
- serving platter or bowl – glass or neutral unless you know the style of their home
- treats for their pet
- Wine or their favorite specialty beverage