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Thisismynewname123 Sat 06-Apr-19 12:08:59

What do you take as a gift when you're going to someone for dinner? I'm so bored of always taking a bottle of wine, broken up with the occasional flowers or boxes of biscuits or chocolates

DontCallMeCharlotte Sat 06-Apr-19 12:14:50

Flowers and a bottle of fizz (and hope they open it grin).

Thisismynewname123 Sat 06-Apr-19 12:17:13

Thanks, but that's what I always take, and I think I need to be a bit more imaginative!

chocolatebuttonsandcheese Sat 06-Apr-19 12:18:52

An orchid

missmartini Sat 06-Apr-19 12:19:58

We had friends round for dinner a while ago and she brought me round new coasters, a little plaque thing that was a wee quirky message about gin and one of those declared wine glasses. They brought a cook boom for DP as they know he loves cooking and a wee selection of spices and things in a nice wee box for him.

Was different from the usual flowers and wine and was a lovely wee touch I thought!

missmartini Sat 06-Apr-19 12:20:44

So many typos sorry....

* had a message about gin
* decorated wine glass

iklboo Sat 06-Apr-19 12:22:16

Nice candle
Potted plant

ourkidmolly Sat 06-Apr-19 12:22:52

Rather than a load of wee bits and pieces like decorated glasses (straight to charity shop), I'd actually prefer fresh flowers and fizz. Classics for a reason. Stick with it. No one really wants crap like spice boxes, heading for landfill in 2 years, probably unopened.

Fillybuster Sat 06-Apr-19 12:24:39

Recent offerings:

Cook books; naice hand cream, soap or candle; selection of different salts or spices in funky test tubes; bath smellies; really nice picture frame; posh body cream or body scrub; planted arrangement rather than flowers; set of coasters; set of botanicals for gin making.

iklboo Sat 06-Apr-19 12:27:29

I'd be a bit hmm if I was hosting a dinner party and someone gave me a cook book. I'd think they were dropping a not so subtle hint grin

TheFlis12345 Sat 06-Apr-19 12:27:57

Fancy chutney and crackers for cheese always go down well. Friends have also bought us posh cupcakes which were much appreciated.

LeNil Sat 06-Apr-19 12:31:28

Solar lights for the garden.

BeanBag7 Sat 06-Apr-19 12:32:29

I would always bring a consumable as many people dont want more stuff to clutter up their house. Something to be shared on the night like chocolates, wine or petit fours. Flowers also fine.

DontCallMeCharlotte Sat 06-Apr-19 12:38:25

Okay but I really like getting flowers and fizz grin

Ohyesiam Sat 06-Apr-19 12:43:00

If not flowers and fizz( which I love getting) something else comestible , it’ll just get Kondo d.

Purplehammer Sat 06-Apr-19 12:54:15

That favourite MN gift .
Adopt a goat in their name, give them pleasure for years.

BlueMerchant Sat 06-Apr-19 12:59:44

I'd be happy with flowers, fizz or chocolates.
If someone turned up with hand soap set I'd feel a bit uncomfortable. (Are they saying our hand soap is naff or worried we don't use soap etc etc)blush

BlueMerchant Sat 06-Apr-19 13:00:44

Can you tell I'm a huge over thinker!grin

bridgetreilly Sat 06-Apr-19 13:01:08

I would always bring a consumable as many people dont want more stuff to clutter up their house.

THIS. If you really want something different, make your own marmalade or chutney and take a jar of that.

Friedspamfritters Sat 06-Apr-19 13:03:19

Anything consumable is good I think, I once got given a lovely selection of chutneys which I loved. I also have a friend who makes his own curry pastes from his mum's family recipe which was amazing. I think anything local and a bit unique is also nice (e.g. we have a really nice local company that produces amazing honey). I don't like getting actual "stuff" I have to find a permanent place for.

PineapplePatty Sat 06-Apr-19 13:03:55

If someone bought a cookbook for me I'd be insulted.

Londonmummy66 Sat 06-Apr-19 19:55:30

Anything from Laudree....

user1493413286 Sat 06-Apr-19 19:57:59

I prefer a nice bottle of fizz to anything else but then I’m quite minimal in my home

PinkHeart5914 Sat 06-Apr-19 19:58:43

I want fizz, wine Or chocolate

No plants, coasters or other clutter.....

Merryoldgoat Sat 06-Apr-19 20:01:36

I adore flowers and love getting them.

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