I've befriended a kinder mum (DS's BFF's mum), and she's invited me to her husband's birthday party on the weekend. I've only met him twice, so obviously I don't know him at all really. Would I be expected to buy him a present? Can anyone suggest something little that I could get so that I'm not turning up with nothing, but not spending a lot of money on? Or do you think I wouldn't be expected to, given how new the friendship is? All alcohol and food is supplied for the party and it's going to be a bit fancy as they're both doctors (he's a surgeon) and they're pretty well off, so I don't think bringing a bottle of wine would be suitable.
If you were hosting a party for your DH, would you expect a new friend to buy him a present??