If you invite me over for dinner or a party, you get the following choices:
-The cheapest, yet most exotic sounding bottle of wine available from some obscure wine region like Slovenia
-A dessert, commissioned to my mother, though at the last minute purchased from IGA, and repackaged to look home made
-A useless gift, re-gifted from past parties, you know the kind, votive candles, cd holders etc.
I usually get an email within five minutes, assuring me that I need never bring anything when I come over =)