Something you have created yourself would be the best! If you sew well, then sew something awesome; if you potter, then potter; if you carve, then carve... Not that carefully choosing something to buy doesn't mean anything, it is just that in this day, age, and culture, buying something is kind of too easy. Do you know what the host parent's tastes/hobbies/passions/styles are?
I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC