Never show up empty-handed.
Every summer, we return to the time-honored tradition of mooching off of friends and family with beachfront homes—and with it comes the anxiety of figuring out a gift that will guarantee next year’s invitation. Whether you find yourself staying with your in-laws, a wellness-obsessed couple, or your friend and his Internet-famous pet, we’ve got just the thing for every type of host.
THE ACTIVE RELAXER
The hosts: Has a fully scheduled lineup of activities for the weekend, has never taken a nap in his life.
What to bring: An Akiko Petanque set ($225) adds a touch of sophistication to the sports equipment littering the lawn; rainy days call for a Deluxe Wooden Backgammon set ($49.99); wrap up post-swim in a set of Roberta Roller Rabbit beach towels ($150 each); and add an inflatable burger ($45) for all occasions.
Read more at: http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2015/07/hostess-gift-guide-to-get-invited-back