A Christmas gift for your host or hostess is appropriate, and always a good idea, if you are going to be a guest in anyone's home this Season.
Your host probably won't expect a Christmas gift - we're all so much less formal than we used to be, aren't we? - but it's such a nice gesture.
Did you know that the old English word "wassail" is associated with Christmas socializing? It comes from the Old Norse "ves heill", which means 'to be of good health'. To 'wassail' eventually evolved into the tradition of visiting neighbors and friends on Christmas Eve - and drinking to their health, of course.
Many of us have carried on this fine tradition - not just on Christmas Eve, but throughout the holiday season. How many people have you said, 'Oh, let's get together over the holidays!' to? And how many social events will you attend?
So if this Christmas will see you doing any wassailing (which is NOT the same as 'sailing', by the way ;- ) - if someone's taking you sailing this Christmas, you might want to check out these great nautical gifts
, though!), consider getting a small Christmas gift for your host - you'll probably find a good Christmas gift idea