With all these parties during the holiday season, it's only the polite thing to do to bring your lovely hostess something small as a "thank you for having me." Everyone and their mother brings the cliché bottle of wine, which is great and much appreciated, but this holiday try and think outside the box. Sometimes it's hard when you're a horrible cook, so for the sake of everyone's stomach, it's okay to purchase something super cute or unexpected that your hostess will love. It's the best way to not be left out in the cold during her next bash.

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