Post # 1
I will be all alone on Christmas so one of my co-workers invited me over to his house with his family on Christmas night for Christmas dinner. How sweet 🙂 I obviously should bring something. I already am going to bring a tin with some of my world famous fudge but I’m looking for something else to bring as well. My first thought was wine but I am not sure if they drink. I don’t know if they are Hindu or Christian and I don’t want to ask. I don’t know if they celebrate Christmas or are inviting me over for dinner and it just so happens to be Christmas. They also have 2 young children (unsure of the ages) and my mom tells me I HAVE to bring something for them too. Do I?? I could bring some food item but I don’t want to step on the cooks toes!
Post # 3
I would bring some flowers, and something little for the kids (like a $10 gift certificate for each kid to Barnes and Noble or Toys R Us or something)
Post # 4
hmmm my guess would be they are Christian if they are having a family dinner on that day. does your coworker drink? you can always ask him if he thinks his family would enjoy a bottle of wine. because that seems like a good option! otherwise the fudge of some cookies sounds pretty safe.
Post # 5
I would bring a festive floral arrangement…just something to look pretty.
Post # 6
Fruit is always good–maybe something festive like clementines, a couple pomegranates, and a coloring book or sticker book for each little one.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
A fruit basket is usually nice, simple and thoughtful.
For the kids, maybe some toys or books would suffice. Or even movie coupons.
Post # 8
@Lily_of_the_valley: As long as you bring anything, regardless of what it may be, it’ll be seen as a nice gesture . The fudge sounds delicious, and as for the kids, maybe a small gift card should suffice. Or even more sweets, like a box of chocolates. When it comes to wine and alochol, it really depends on the family, but most of the Indians I know shy away from that.
Hope you have a good time!