House guests often get a bad rap. It`s not easy being one. While visiting friends and family can be wonderful and oftentimes, these visits are long overdue â€¦ staying over one or two nights might just remind you why you don`t do it more often. It can just be plain difficult to adapt to someone else`s life at home. But if you are going to be a house guest for a night or two, start things off right from the moment you step foot inside the house you`ll be calling home for a little while. Show up bearing gifts. Bribe your host or hostess with something that`s sure to delight. Pictured left to right: Happy Hour Carafe and Glasses ($32), Towering Espresso Set ($32) and Weighted Sphere Vase ($72), all from violet.com.