The point is I want to repay his kindness and generosity somehow but I don't know how. The next time I make a German meal (which is my heritage and we've discussed it before) I want to bring him some but beyond that I don't know what would be appropriate. I knit so I was thinking I might knit him something traditional but I didn't know if that would be innapropriate. He is married with two sons and they are curretly in Saudi Arabia but will be here in a few months and I don't want to offend her. What could I do? If I do knit something what would be a good thing to make for him? Does anyone have patterns? I would also like to make something for his wife and children but I read that it's considered rude to ask about a man's wife directly. Please help! I want to repay his kindness and welcome his wife and children back when they return. Thank you so much ladies!