It’s usual in many traditions and cultures to take a gift along with you when visiting a new place or any place for that matter. The idea is not to go empty-handed as your host will also not be meeting you empty-handed, so it is proper you go bearing gifts. It’s also a sign of appreciation for the warm gesture of hosting you.
So, what cool host gift can you get for your host? There is no hard or fast rule to the gifts you can get for your host. If you are familiar or very close with your host, you can get something that speaks to their heart. And if you get invited for a home dinner, for instance, you could go with a bottle of wine, a plate of pie, or anything that could serve as dessert.
This weekend we visited Pilar and her family on Fire Island, and Clara brought a whole bag of Tattly tattoos with her (she had come to my office the day before and got a whole lot of them from an editor who had been working with the Tattly creator on a project).
While sticker tats may not pass as conventional host gifts, we knew our hosts would love them, and we were not wrong. Thankfully.
When the tattoos came out, the kids decided to put the “YAY” bursts on their ankles, friendship tattoo style. Then the adults got in on it. The friendship bracelet above was a big hit, and four days later, it is still is intact. Even the grandparents put them on. It’s definitely something to bring around when you are a weekend guest.
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