What is an appropriate gift to bring for a Muslim host & hostess?
January 7, 2014 1:45 PM Subscribe
Etiquette Filter: My partner teaches music lessons and the parents of two of his students have invited us to dinner in their home. In addition to the regular payment for the lessons, they are very generous and bring him a gift nearly every time they come for lessons. What gift should we bring for the host & hostess?
posted by nathaole to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know that my default hostess gift (wine) is absolutely not appropriate in this situation. In the past, they have gifted him with things like homemade soup, homemade hummus and pita, a box of Turkish delight (lokum), and a gift from one of their recent trips to Turkey. She is an artist and during their last lesson in December, she gave him one of her paintings.
Thank you for your suggestions!