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 Sign up for our daily newsletter > Follow us on Pinterest Source Read More PartyPollHostess Gifts POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter Personalize Home Love and Sex Tech Vegetarian DIY Food Sign up with facebook or 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.