Post # 1
My sister bought a house. She got married about a year and a half ago, and got most of what she wanted off her registry. Basically, I think she’s good for kitchen stuff.
I want to get her something special, but practical. Their new place is a lot bigger than their past places, but getting furniture is a little hard without knowing what she is going to get, and is probably more expensive than what I want to spend. I’m thinking of spending about $100.
Post # 3
How about a nice welcome mat. I know its not something that she will keep forever and ever, but it will last many years! And its appropriate as a housewarming gift and useful.
And depending on how recently she moved, maybe a prepared dinner because with the chaos of unpacking which can take awhile its nice to not have to dig through boxes and make a mess to get dinner.
Post # 4
How about a door knocker, door #, door last name thingie?
We’re moving into our new house in a couple months are those are things I have thought about!
Post # 5
A magazine subscription to Bon Appetit!
Post # 6
@regberadaisy: Great idea. I’ve purchased nice metal house plates with the owner’s name and house number for presents before, and they always go over well. It makes it all very official!
Post # 7
It’s not brand new, so it should already have house numbers and a doorbell, but I like the name and the welcome mat ideas. I’ll have to check out Bon Appetit, I haven’t heard of it before!
Post # 8
What about gardening tools? Thats not usually stuff you put on a registry, but it will come in handy keeping up with the lawn.
Post # 9
You’ll be surprised how many older houses don’t already have house #s! 🙂 The house we’re purchasing has house #s as well but I’m looking into new ones that match our style more. The ones on there are very typical classic Lowes ones. I want a more modern aluminum finish #s.
And I know some people just like the look of a engraved door knocker on their front door. Not my personal taste but some people just do. 🙂
Thanks! we’re moving into our new house in a couple months so these are things I’ve been thinking about! 🙂
Post # 10
The theme seems to be outdoors! (Or else ‘food service’ – takeout/dine in or magazines).
She hasn’t moved yet, and I’ll be helping her move, so I’ll have a chance to check out the house numbers before she’s settled in.
Post # 11
@AB Bride: I don’t know if you are a gift card person but once my husband and I bought our house ALL we wanted was gift cards to Home Depot or Lowes. They came in SO handy for little home improvement things we wanted to do to make the place ours.
Post # 12
Gift cards to home improvement stores are super handy! I loved getting them after we got into our home. You could also get a little something cute to go along with it if you don’t like that idea of just a gift card.
Post # 13
A cute idea my mom has done for housewarming giifts a few times, is a silver clover for above the front door. You can get them at Irish gift shops. I know this wouldn’t go over for everyone, (we’re from the southside of Chicago, lots ‘o Irish in these parts!), but if your, or BIL’s family, is Irish it’s a cute idea. It’s supposed to bring good luck to the home.
It looks like this, except I’ve always seen them in silver.
Post # 14
@Moose1209: I’m not against GCs, but since this is my sister at the very least I would like to give her a physical gift with a GC.
@Ms. Peach: That’s really cute!