(Closed) NWR–a good housewarming gift?

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Art? I am always a fan of art. And a gift card 🙂

I love things I would never buy myself. Like a really great expensive candle. Diptyque for example.

Monogram towels are lux and great and if you shop around not that expensive

A subcription for weekly fresh flowers

Hope this helps!

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

You could get her some great tea towels from Anthro and then one of their ADORABLE aprons. They had some fantastic ones when I was there a few days ago. I’m also always a great fan of stuff from WS. I just want to hump half of the things in there. (Well, air-hump the knives cause, well, that’d be dangerous).

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

dont know about meaningful but for useful but when my friend got married i sent her a slow cooker at crate & barrel (i love the US stores!!!)  http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=640&f=27580&q=slow+cooker&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1

as a working woman she says she loves it and she said she thinks of us every time she uses it

otherwise im a big fan in buying quality towels for new homes/couples

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Do you know if she has a gas or electric range? Some of my ideas for you might bank on a gas range.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I will either bring a Money plant with a gift card if I don’t know them very well.

If I do know them I make a gourmet food – candy crackers and snacks basket for them, b/c when you first move in, it’s nice to just nibble on things 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I always go with some kind of “hostessware”, pretty serving dishes, a centerpiece bowl or a vase.  Something that she can either display or show in some way.  If she likes sushi, a friend of mine bought me a really nice serving set with sake cups, it was so cute.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

I’m loving aprons right now. That might be too domestic for her, but if someone bought me an apron I’d be so happy.  Otherwise, someone gave me a voluspa candle set for my house and I loved it!  OR that signature candle at anthro smells delicious!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Or how about a little basket of home essentials?  You know, things that you are glad you have around but sometimes forget to buy?  Maybe coasters, dishtowels, oven mitts, and some candles–it doesn’t have to be huge, but if you put the basket together well it could be really cute. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I love cookbooks — or awesome art or coffee table books to display.  Or how about a really nice vase?  That way, she’ll always have something on hand to use whenever anyone buys or brings flowers!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Lately, I have bought several hostess gifts on One King’s Lane… it’s a private sale site like Gilt or Rue La La but only house stuff.

They usually have some really cute napkins, placemats, or serving items on sale.

The only thing is that the shipping takes a while so it’s not really a good choice for last minute items. I try to have a couple of hostess gifts on hand, though.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Maybe something fun for a party that she can host in her new home (i.e. board games, poker set, DVDs, etc)?   I found that when I had my first place I really wanted to entertain at home more than going out, but mostly small, casual parties.  I didn’t need a lot of fancy serving ware as these were mostly for 4 – 8 good friends and very informal (i.e. Academy Awards viewing party, chili cook-off).  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One of the best housewarming gifts I’ve seen is a beer bottle opener; you know, the kind that mounts to the wall that thay have in bars? I know it sounds very un-classy, but dude, those things get a LOT of use!

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