MODERN MANNERS MONDAY • Good Guest
A good guest should always bring a gift. You should never walk into someone's home empty-handed.
Always bring a small, thoughtful or even a homemade gift. Even if you were told not to bring anything.
Wine is always a great gift, but you should not expect the host or the hostess to open it. Often a host or hostess will already have chosen a wine to pair with the food he or she is serving.
I also do not recommend bringing cut flowers as a gift. It takes away from the hostess to find a vase and arrange the flowers. Your hostess may have her own flowers and a theme for her party and it will clash. .