garlic salt or salt and pepper
Dill relish is another thing that's not necessary to keep around. I don't like sweet pickles even though I like sweet relish, so I prefer to chop up a dill pickle if I need dill relish, and keep a jar of sweet relish around.
Speaking of pickles, pickle juice is amazing. It's great as a marinade or to chase shots with. I don't even like whisky, but I'll drink it with a pickleback.
Never buy anyone a coffee cup as a gift unless it's a very awesome coffee cup. Nobody needs any more coffee cups.
Don't be a party pooper if you aren't interested in the sporting event or the awards show. Volunteer to cook since the people who are interested will want to watch. They'll love you and you'll love impressing them with your offerings.
EDITED TO ADD:
The thing that made me think to post this in the first place. Those little jars of gravy are awesome. Sometimes you just want a couple of tablespoons of gravy!