Miss Manners by Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin

Bridal Shower Hullabaloo

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is there an ungendered term for “hostess gift”?

GENTLE READER: Yes. “Gift.”

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