Housewarming gift
Jennifer D.
April 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My good friend just bought a new house and I want to put a gift basket together for a housewarming gift! Any ideas?
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Interiors International, Inc.
Wine, cheese and chocolate oh sorry I was just thinking of myself, lol.
April 1, 2013 at 8:13am     
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Purcell Quality, Inc.
Gift card to a home store in a style that she likes, maybe include some new kitchen gadgets too?
April 1, 2013 at 8:24am     
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maureenroth
A friend once gave this to us and we thought it was" wonderful":

'Any fan of It's a Wonderful Life knows the scene where George and his wife Mary present their friends, the Martini family, with symbolic housewarming gifts for their new home in Bedford Falls. You can mimic that gift by filling a basket with the following items. Be sure to include a card with the accompanying quotes from the movie:
Bread - ("That this house may never know hunger")
Salt - ("That life may always have flavor")
Wine - ("That joy and prosperity may reign forever")'
April 1, 2013 at 8:25am     
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smgolf12
Love all the ideas above ... on a practical note, you may add to those baskets a gift certificate to home depot.
April 1, 2013 at 8:34am     
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Jayme H.
If they like wine, a couple nice bottles and some good quality cheese and crackers...a party in the making!
April 1, 2013 at 9:01am     
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A. Peltier Interiors
I did an entire article on this subject, check out the ideas here: http://www.peltierinteriors.com/gift-ideas-for-every-occassio/
April 1, 2013 at 9:12am     
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Jennifer D.
Thank you everyone! I am going to use everyone's ideas and put a gift basket together! xoxox
April 1, 2013 at 11:11pm   
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Darzy
Great ideas! On a practical note and boring note, I would love to receive 300 count bedsheets or plain white fluffy white towels for everyday shower use. Yawner, yes but I love fresh new sheets and towels.
April 1, 2013 at 11:17pm     
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Darzy
PS... to make the bedsheets more "exciting" I would add Eucalyptus linen spray (available at Bath and Body Works). It makes the bedding smell so relaxing and spa like.
April 2, 2013 at 12:34am     
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chefandras
We make baskets with European handcrafted glasses , cured meats , high end chocolate and biscuits , teas , some hand selected whole fruit , a smal cutting board , and a nice table cloth with a couple napkins...
All the item in the basket is carefully selected by Chefandras / caramellacatering Kingston Tn . 37763 .. Tel 865-771-3401
April 2, 2013 at 2:00am   
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smgolf12
Darzy gave me the idea of adding dish cloths in the basket, we never have enough of these.
April 2, 2013 at 6:09am     
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smgolf12
A nice piece of paper rolled with the inscription inside of the Houzz link :)
April 2, 2013 at 10:34am     
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smgolf12
This is something I just suggested for someone else who looking for a housewarming gift: a fan deck from benjamin moore or other companies. This could allow her to see all paint colors available to her in the comfort of her home.
April 4, 2013 at 6:42pm     
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K B
@smgolf12--Love your suggestions. Do you do birthdays and anniversaries as well?
April 4, 2013 at 6:45pm   
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smgolf12
Thank you K B. I must say, I do like to think about gift ideas:)
April 4, 2013 at 6:48pm   
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suzanne_m
I just would like to inform you that I changed my username from smgolf12 to suzanne_m.
April 12, 2013 at 1:17pm   
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