POPSUGAR Food Poll When You Go to a Party, Do You Bring the Host/Hostess a Gift? by Food 11/30/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More PartyPollHostess Gifts Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian Tech Love and Sex DIY Home Food Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. sumnboutme 7 years If it's a pretty formal event, I do. If it's just a dinner with my firends, not really because it's usually pot luck. aimeeb 7 years cosmetics-that's rude! aimeeb 7 years cosmetics-that's rude! aimeeb 7 years Why something expensive for a dinner party or such? It's just polite to bring something simple it's not as if it were a birthday and you're bringing a gift. aimeeb 7 years No you would just offer for next time. michichan 7 years How about dinners out, if they're paying. Do you bring a gift then? michichan 7 years Would you prefer a functional gift or something fancy? aimeeb 7 years Ya a lot of people do, it's amazing how rude some people are... Hautie 7 years Always. But I am surprise by how many people don't. It is just bad manners to show up for a party without a small item for the hostess. No matter how casual the get together may be... you always take something. emalove 7 years ALWAYS, even if it's something small. I think it's kind of rude not to. cosmetics-queen 7 years Sorta off the subject...i remember one time i got invited to a new friend's house warming party she had asked everyone to bring their own alcohol to drink but when everone showed up with a bottle of wine she kept it for herself. (keep in mind we all brought her gifts for her new home). Random2 7 years It depends on the type of party. I'm taking a gift for the hostess of a dinner party I'm going to tonight, but if it's just a casual get-together with friends, usually not. kiwitwist 7 years I do usually but not when it is my family. pixelhaze 7 years I was going to check the sometimes option, but couldn't think of an example when you wouldn't. So always :)Of course, according to the comments I've read above it all depends on what you consider to be a "party." pixelhaze 7 years I was going to check the sometimes option, but couldn't think of an example when you wouldn't. So always :) Of course, according to the comments I've read above it all depends on what you consider to be a "party." LolaKat 7 years Yes, even to my parents or my bf's parents. Wine or a super nice loaf of bread from a specialty bakery (I know, maybe just in my circle) is always appreciated. LolaKat 7 years Yes, even to my parents or my bf's parents. Wine or a super nice loaf of bread from a specialty bakery (I know, maybe just in my circle) is always appreciated. meijan415 7 years absolutely yes! definitely as a gesture of appreciation for the host/ess. Marseeah 7 years Usually! But if it's a just-hanging-out-with-best-friends-after-work thing, I generally don't grab anything. But otherwise I bring wine or Prosecco. YUM. aimeeb 7 years julieulie great thoughts... aimeeb 7 years julieulie great thoughts... michichan 7 years Flowers are a good idea too, thanks! michichan 7 years I always ask what I can bring-they'll usually askf ro wine or salad or dessert. julieulie 7 years It depends on the party. If it's an actual coordinated party or brunch or real get-together, I always bring food of some sort (muffins, a cake, if it's being held by one of my bachelor friends I might bring him a cooked dinner for the next few nights) or at least a bottle of wine. If it's a last minute phone call asking if I want to come over in an hour, then generally not, unless I have something already baked or I run into Whole Foods and pick something up from the bakery. Marci 7 years Always. Even if the host insists not to. A bottle of wine, flowers, some baked goods I know they like.