(Closed) Housewarming Gift

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Totally boring and practical, but what about a fire extinguisher?  Or a gift card to Home Deopt or a decorating type store?

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Akron, OH

A really nice set of glassware (wine, beer). Or a nice plant is always a good idea. Candles too! Or get them wine with a fancy opener.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ryansgirl:  A tree for them to plant in their yard.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

+1 for what MrsBananas suggested!  No one ever thinks about getting a fire extinguisher, but it’s probably the most practical gift.  When Darling Husband and I first bought our home, the gift cards to Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond were the most helpful.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Gift card to Home Depot or Lowes! Or Home Goods (LOVE that place). We got a bottle of champagne and a nice plant as house-warming gifts for ours.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I think you can’t go wrong with a Yankee Candle and a bottle of wine!  I especially love the “Home Sweet Home” scent.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ryansgirl:  i think a giftcard to Bed, Bath and Beyond, Lowes or Home Depot would be useful!

for my housewarming we were given a bunch kf giftcards and I didnt mind them bc they came in hangy fkr fixing things. One of my cousins bought me a wall hanging with a quote on it-but she knows my style very well! Sk i would only suggest that if you know they will like it.

another idea is maybe a personalized cutting board? Same cousin bought me that as part of my wedding gift, i absolutely love it. It had our names, wedding date and a quote that said “if you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A good bottle of wine is always a nice gift, though not very creative, who doesn’t like wine πŸ˜‰ When we moved in together, someone got us a bottle of champagne and a set of champagne flutes to celebrate, which was very cute.

I wouldn’t buy any decor unless you know they’d love it. I’m not sure a plant would be a good idea because it’s something they would have to keep after, unless it’s a bouquet or vase of cut flowers.

My mom used to love this little pottery shop that made really unique and pretty pieces and used to gift serving bowls and platters a lot. All new couples could use that.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Ryansgirl:  Do you know how long they’ve been together?  If they’ve lived together prior to moving in?  A bottle of wine with a giftcard to a place may be nice.  My husband and I had almost everything we needed so a giftcard would have been nice instead of something else to clutter our house.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Ryansgirl:  I would go for something cute and practical, like a vase! You just can’t have too many! If you know their tastes, something like a teapot might be well received, but of course, only if they are tea drinkers!

The most practical gift I have ever received was toilet paper… It was rather unusual but the amount they gave me meant that I didn’t have to buy any for months! It did make me smile haha (but I’m not really recommending that as a gift idea) πŸ˜› I have to admit it did make me wonder what they thought of me… Did they think I really needed it? Haha πŸ˜€

I’m sure they’ll love whatever you get them, it truly is the thought that counts πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee

These are more practical than cute:

Like PP said, a fire extinguisher is a great gift. 

Every home should also have a small tool kit. Most hardware stores have several to choose from. You might also want to supplement  it with duct tape, command strips and a variety pack of screws and nails.

Good first aid kit.

Paper products. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have always been taught to give bread so they will never be hungry, wine for prosperity and salt so their life will always be full of flavor. When I have done that I am looked at funny, it’s not a common thing apparently. Wine/ champagne and the PPs idea of home depot gift certificate would be nice

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