Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shopping List: Housewarming Gifts


My dear friend Lauren just moved to a new house, and on Saturday she and her roommate are celebrating with a party. While they're infusing vodka with lemons, limes, and a pomelo, I'm shopping for housewarming gifts. If you were moving into a new house, what kind of gift would you prefer? 

How about a piece of art to commemorate a friend's new city?
Nashville Neighborhoods print by thehoodshop on etsy
Perhaps a cheeky doormat for the new entry?
Come In/Go Away mat
Attract luck and prosperity to the new home!
Lucky Bamboo in a Round Ceramic Planter
Would pillows make a new place cozier?
Scrabble Throw Pillow Covers by dirtsastudio on etsy
Or perhaps something to make the new garden more welcoming?
Capiz Shell Wind Chimes
Let's be honest: When you move, you end up needing things that aren't glamorous. The last time I moved, I would've been thrilled to receive a power strip, a huge box of trash bags, a toolkit, and a big package of light bulbs. There were so many annoying, unexpected late-night trips to Target during my first month here! But Lauren deserves something much prettier.

11 comments:

  1. That print from The Hood Shop is the deal of the day for Big Deal Nashville: https://thebigdealnashville.com/bigdeal/2012/03/08/deal-of-the-day

    I was thinking about buying one for our house!

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  2. Really? That's WEIRD cuz I drafted this last night! It's the Big New Thing, excellent. You should get one! It will frame up so nicely.

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  3. These are such great ideas! I totally agree that you always get not-fun stuff when you move to a new place - why not fun stuff? Love the Scrabble pillows and the doormats : )

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jenn! Having a new place requires so many boring purchases, right? I ended up making a terrarium for her rather than buying something, but I may end up purchasing the mat anyway.

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  4. Definitely a fan of the scrabble pillows, but I really like the Nashville neighborhoods poster.

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  5. All good gifts! Another idea I go for is something for the kitchen. A nice spice or spice blend, like harissa, in a cool container or something. I recently received a beautiful tin of paprika. Love it!

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    1. Wendy, I can't believe I didn't even consider a gift for the kitchen. That is such a good idea! This is why I need to read your blog more often.

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  6. LOVE those scrabble throw pillows, and that mat is awesome!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like. It's nice to see you here. I start the morning with coffee and your blog. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. Great hop Kristy. Well done you! Now this is certainly incentive for me to pull my finger out and finish those house blocks. Two down, two to go!
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