How to Be a Good Holiday Guest

It's that time of year—office parties, your mother-in-law's holiday brunch, your best friend's cocktail soiree. Navigating the slew of holiday get-togethers can be quite a challenge: What makes a good hostess gift? What should you wear? Can you bring the kids?

Luckily, Real Simple has pulled together some guidelines for holiday guest behavior. Here are some tips:

-Don't give flowers when going to an open house party; they may not match the host's decor. Instead, give a potted plant that will last for months and years.

-If you're spending the weekend at your in-laws, allow your spouse some alone time with his family, which also gives you space to decompress.

-Don't hand out gifts for your co-workers at the office party unless you have one for everyone. Wait for another opportunity to give your gifts.

Want more etiquette tips? Check out the full article on RealSimple.com here.

What do you think is the biggest holiday party faux pas? Chime in below!

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