You shouldn’t have! It’s the rally cry of hosts across the country as their brunch, dinner, and overnight guests arrive with some well-intentioned offering that ends up creating more work, or just throwing a wrench in a their decor – or dessert plans. So skip the grocery flowers in need of a trim and five-minute vase search and embrace a more thoughtful approach. The key to a universally-cherished hostess gift is in our 3 U’s of etiquette. Your present should be Unobtrusive, Useful, and Urbane. Meaning it can fit in anywhere, do anything, and elevate every single moment. So: simple, elegant porcelain bowls that look amazing empty or when filled with potato chips, a sumptuous crystallized decanter that doubles as a vase, or a pair of beach towels to brighten up your hosts’ linen closet – and next picnic. Because really? You should.