Simple Thank You Gifts For A Host

by Guest Blogger on 2011-02-187

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hosting Mr Credit Card from I found out that he was not only a fanatic about credit cards but that he was also interesting and knowledgeable in so many other areas (especially on the topic of advanced investing). Since I put him up for a few days, he paid me in his own ways (which he will discuss here). He recently updated his credit card recommendations for 2011 so please check out his site if you are looking for a new card. Or you can also compare credit cards here and see my own recommendations if you so wish! Following is Mr. Credit Card’s account of his visit to the SF Bay Area.

I flew to San Francisco a few weeks ago for a business meeting and decided to meet up with the Silicon Valley Blogger (along with other online publishers and bloggers). SVB kindly offered me lodging for that weekend. Well, I guess it’s hard to turn down this opportunity given that we’ve talked over a radio show and have shot emails back and forth for ages!

Time flew and before I knew it, I was at the PHL airport on Friday. I was scratching my head and figuring out what to buy for her and perhaps her family as a token of thanks. I frantically looked at all the shops around the airport terminal after I passed security check. Then I decided that I would get something for her kids instead. But I wasn’t sure how old they were, so I called her to find out her sons’ ages. Not long after, a cool T-shirt shop caught my eye. And since I had no time to decide, I simply bought a pair of T-shirts. 🙂

Thank You Gifts For A Host
Nicely ironed!

Thankfully, her kids liked my presents, and so did SVB (which I found most important!). But I felt that simply buying 2 shirts for her boys was not enough. So on Sunday night, I decided to buy her family dinner. We decided to go get sushi. Dinner was a delight!

California Roll
My favorite dish: Salmon with special spicy sweet sauce, green onions, and tobiko baked on top.

So that is my way of thanking SVB for letting me stay at her place. My visit proved to be quite a great opportunity to meet up with people in the same business circle. Plus I got to know her and her family so much better. Question to all of you is: did I thank her enough? What would you have given your host if you stayed at their place for a few days? You can also find some other tips on this subject in SVB’s article on how to cut down on travel costs as a gracious houseguest.

From SVB: I had a splendid time getting to know one of the smartest bloggers around. It was an absolute pleasure to host Mr. Credit Card and I was glad I had a chance to pick his brains on some topics. I think my business and investing IQ ratcheted up more than a few notches after I finally got to meet him in person! 🙂 If you’re a PF blogger visiting the West Coast, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

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Labib musyaffa February 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Nice post…. thanks.

Squirrelers February 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I saw those same t-shirts and considered them as a gift as well! It may have been Minneapolis where I saw them? Don’t remember, sometimes airports can blend together a bit. Anyway, good to read about blogger hospitality and camaraderie:)

Mrs. Accountability February 19, 2011 at 9:29 am

How cool! I think Mr. Credit Card did great on the thank you gifts. 🙂 It sounds like you had a lovely time visiting. It is always fun to meet up with other bloggers, especially when they are willing to offer advice and tips on blogging. Thanks for sharing.

Silicon Valley Blogger February 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

Those are cute shirts. I guess Mr. CC has better taste than I thought! Okay I keed! 😉

@Mrs. A,
It is awesome! Mr. CC is a really fun guy! 😀 …. And yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting with Jeff Rose ( and his wife Mandy for dinner at a Fisherman’s Wharf Italian restaurant. It was so much fun! LazyManAndMoney and his wife were there to join us of course. It was an impromptu get together as Jeff was here on business. My goal is to get to meet you all one blogger at a time!

Kosmo @ The Soap Boxers February 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

“My goal is to get to meet you all one blogger at a time!”

I’ll swing by on my book tour 🙂

Silicon Valley Blogger February 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Hell yeah, that would be awesome!! You are one of the more enigmatic and intriguing dudes I know online. It would be truly exciting to get you and LM in the same room so we can all gab about the macabre…. 😉

Kosmo @ The Soap Boxers February 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

I’ll let you know when I’m able to convince my publisher to front the money for a tour. He can be a bit miserly. Bah.

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