I’m going to be staying with a friend at his place for a few days. We’ll also be taking road trip together in his car. I’d like to bring a gift as a thank you. I’m looking for gift suggestions as well as approximate price range.
Only restriction is that it can’t be large and can’t be a liquid as I’m planning to do carry on.
Take them out to a (very nice) dinner, or buy them some nice alcohol they enjoy once you’re there. Don’t gift something they wouldn’t otherwise enjoy, though. Like if they hate going out and you insist on taking them out, make them a nice dinner in instead (along with all clean up).
When I’m a house guest, i routinely take my hosts out to a nice dinner. I rarely bring then anything in addition to that, but when i do it’s usually something that’s about our relationship. (Like, i once gave a friend a jigsaw puzzle I’d had made from a photo of the last place he took me to.) I guess I’ve i stayed in my brother’s apartment for a few days when he wasn’t there, and i left him a nice coffee maker, since his apartment didn’t have one. But that’s risky, because you might be leaving clutter.
If I’m just a guest for supper, i bring dessert, or wine, or nice chocolate, or nothing.
For this friend, if I were to bring alcohol the appropriate version would be red wine. If I see something nice in duty free that may be an option or maybe I will just treat a lot there too. Perhaps both.