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If you are given any trouble, explain that you are not giving the gift, but retaining ownership of it and are allowing the hostess to use it in perpetuity.
Let's assume we're not dealing with wrapping paper. (E.g. put it in a nice gift bag instead.) And other muktza-type issues have been addressed (there was the non-Jewish guest who brought cut flowers, and the hostess asked her nicely to set them down on the countertop as you can't put them in water on shabbos!) Similarly, if the gift was outside the ...
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