Please advice.... This is a really long relation here (not even a relation, really!). My second cousin's friend lives in my city. He and his wife had their first baby last year. I have never met this couple, mostly because of the ongoing pandemic. I have talked to the wife a few times and helped her get into the journalism program earlier this program. She calls me Bua ji and has been nice during our conversations. I have never talked to my cousin's friend- her husband! Anyways, she just sent me an evite for their son's first birthday. I don't mind going and I told her that because it is during the middle of the week during work hours I will come by myself. Now my question is- what is the etiquette of meeting this family for the first time? I will get a present for the birthday boy. Should I get something for the couple too? I was thinking to get a gift card (I don't know what---William Sonoma?) but wasn't sure if that's okay. I would like to hear from the experienced ILites. Please help me out!