When you are invited to dinner at another person’s house, do you bring a present?
Arriving with a “hostess present” in hand is one of the unspoken rules of entertaining. It can even be considered a test when wealthy or well-connected people invite you into their home for dinner.
Did you arrive empty-handed?
Emily Post lays out the basic guidelines. It’s a tradition that’s been going on for a long time. When the three magi arrived in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, they brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. This aligns with Emily Post’s advice of bringing a gift for the honoree.
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