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Housewarming gift ideas?
House & Home / 10:19 AM - Thursday May 21, 2009

Housewarming gift ideas?

What is a good housewarming gift, for a woman that does NOT have a green thumb (plants are out of the question), and who cannot, and will not try to cook (anything cookware is out of the question)? She's young, single, and it's her first house.

- Asked by wudaddy, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, 36-45, Dallas, Law Enforcement

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- Response by newnumbersguy32, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 36-45, Financial / Banking

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Whoa, she will not try to cook, ack! I was going to suggest a cookbook for Dummies but that would be an insult, lol! How about matching kitchen towels and potholders, something for the bathroom, like candles, soap and bath towels or some scents from Bath and Body Works?

- Response by hulagirl55, A Sportif, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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u could get her a really nice picture frame.....or a table book. there are alot of really good ones out right now....depending on how much u wanna spend. there is a really good one out from columbia i think. or if u know her taste in art u could get her a picture for one of her rooms.

- Response by phenomenal1woman, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Chicago

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A nice blanket so she can stay warm and toasty watching TV. I like those ones that are kind of furry I am not sure what they are for sure but they are so soft and warm.

- Response by nikki_coffman, Female, 36-45, Managerial

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How about a trip to a local print shop where she could pick out something to hang on the walls?

- Response by southjerseygirl, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Administrative

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Gift Certificate to Pier One Imports or something like that

- Response by seasons4, A Sportif, Female, 46-55, Financial / Banking

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Luxrury bed sheets.

- Response by spadeace, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Who Cares?

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A gift certificate to Bed, Bath and Beyond or Linens and Things, or Home Depot or something like that? This way she can choose exactly what she wants and needs.

- Response by A Married Girl, Female, 56-65, Artist / Musician / Writer

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How about some bathroom towels? Or couch pillows? Or maybe a wall-hanging?

- Response by grammapris, A Married Girl, Female, 46-55, Retired

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i don't know a gift basket?

- Response by A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Other Profession

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I am not a huge fan of gift certificates but I think in this case, it is perfectly acceptable. Other than that, maybe something whimsical like a cool wind chime or wine bottle holder.

- Response by livestolaugh, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Managerial

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My bestfriend is the same way! The only rooms that were left was her bedroom and bathroom. I think bedrooms should be more of one's own personal taste. So, that left the bathroom. I love giving homemade gift baskets as housewarming gifts.

I got the biggest white basket I could find and stuffed it with white fluffy towels, her favorite soap(s) variety of different smelling oils, scented candles, body scrubs, bubble bath and a bottle of her favorite wine. She loved it!

I went with basic white for everything because I didn't know what colors she was going to use in her bathroom and I think white will compliment any color. Women are funny that way. She now uses the large gift basket as a laundry hamper for her wet towels.

- Response by sugarlump, An Alternative Girl, Female, 29-35, Artist / Musician / Writer

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DVD player? How about an automatic rice cooker? They're cheap and fool proof.

- Response by llafsroh, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Boston, Science / Engineering

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Do not buy her any type of "decoration" for her house, by that i mean wall hangings, painting, candle holders etc etc. Think about it, she may not have the same taste as you. she will be stuck having to hang or place out things she hates, Just to please someone else.
I'd suggest a gift card if don't really know what she likes.

- Response by beanielou, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Who Cares?

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A good set of silverware:)

- Response by bwills3682, Female, 29-35, Portland, Managerial

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How about bedsheets? Find out what color sceme her bathroom is and all kinds of things there. A night stand lamp? Candles are always a big hit . Use your amagination.....Let me know what you get her .

- Response by louisenest60, Female, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Other Profession

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I would probably get her some beer/wine glasses, stuff for her bathroom(shower curtain, mats, toothbrush holders, soap holder, etc), knick knacks to put around the house, or even sheets or a comforter for the bedroom...I have a niece who doesn't cook or have a green thumb and she thought that getting stuff to put around the house and in the bathroom was awesome and she's 23...:D

- Response by fastball, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45, Edmonton, Self-Employed

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designer candles and holders...the smell good stuff....can't have enough candles...

- Response by sushihoney, A Cool Mom, Female, 36-45, Las Vegas, Other Profession

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Maybe a nice, cozy blanket or either a fun serving tray. I have been able to find some unique serving trays at TJ Maxx! When my new neighbors moved in next door I prepared them some muffins, yogurt and fruit that I took them on my tray.

- Response by msgg, A Creative, Female, 36-45, Managerial

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a really NICE $5 greeting card, maybe a funny one or one with music and a WalMart giftcard for $50 or $100 depending on how much you like her! LOL.

She can get ANYTHING at WalMart! and quite a bit for $50!!

- Response by discotrash, A Career Woman, Female, 29-35, Las Vegas, Other Profession

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Get her the Martha Stewart DVD Set. I assume she'll sit on her ass in front of a screen and watch stuff.

- Response by ocelotspot, A Hip Hop Girl, Female, Who Cares?, Other Profession

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