Nice People never show up to a party empty-handed, and since you're a Nice Person, you need a gift idea. Handing a busy Hostess a bunch of fresh cut flowers is giving her a job in the middle of a party. We don‘t recommend it.
A bottle of wine is almost always welcome, but your bottle will be glanced at, set aside, and either opened or put away and forgotten unless you make a big deal about how "special" it is, (and you don't want to be that guy).
Instead, we recommend that you go the extra mile and bring something that’s equal parts practical, refined, and thoughtful. Something that will last longer than wine and leave a great impression every time they use it! TOP TIP: Smart Gifters buy ahead in bulk and never have to worry about a last-minute dash to the shops for a suitable present to bring.
They’re on sale now. You know what to do.
Expect to be asked back again. And bring a refill next time!