i think you try to give him something else and if he has gifts left he'll tell you what he has? I tried that in the past but it seems he's a little buggy. One day he gave me back a bunch of different items i had given him over several days. He said something along the lines of " i have so and so for you but i don't/remember who gave it to me""
Kepi, sounds like your butler has been dipping into the hooch.
Sakmet I do what Kepi does, I try to give the butler something new and she asks me if I want to switch it out with what she already has. She can't keep track of more than one pile of stuff at a time.
I'm pretty sure my botler pilfered 12 awesome stews from me. When I tried to load up more (it was down to 4 or so), it took both stacks that I had on me instead of the one stack it asked for. I think it's a botler conspiracy. They've observed and learned how to hoard from us, and are now building up the Fort Knox of prepared food somewhere in Aranna.
If you start to give your butler something new, he/she will tell you what the current gift for visitors is, and how many are left. You can then choose not to leave the new gift if you want. I think I will probably change this so that it tells you what is left when you mouse over the verb.
There were some bugs with this, and some fixes went out on Tuesday, July 31. The gifts that kepi got back with the "I don't remember" message would have been ones that got "stuck" before the fix. OceanState, your butler should no longer be stealing stuff from you. If it happens again, please submit a help case right away.
I'll have to log in to check it out, but I thought you could give your butler two different stacks so that return visitors might have a chance at another gift. In any case, I like the butler giing out gifts, it's one way to thank people for coming onto your street increasing your IMG.