The Best Hostess Gifts for the Summer

Here in the south we love our hospitality and always bring a hostess gift when invited to a friend’s house for dinner or a backyard BBQ.  If you’re lucky enough to score an invitation for a weekend at the summer home of friends (or friends of a friend, or seasonally strategic acquaintances), it’s in your best interest to make it worth their while. The golden rules are: Be nice, tidy up after yourself, offer to help out in the kitchen — and come bearing gifts. The ultimate present is one that can be enjoyed over the weekend, and the weekends to come...

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