Housewarming Gifts

• 30 August 2007

Know someone who just moved into a new apartment, condo, co-op, home, etc.? Keep reading...

A few years ago in MS Living there was a wonderful article under "Good Things" about housewarming gifts. I've saved it over the years and use it for a reference point every so often. Hands down it's the best write-up I've ever seen on housewarming gift ideas. Here are a few of my favorites:

A piece of pottery, a nice vase or some other decorative object from a local gallery / store...

Evergreen Art Gallery & Framing is a great stop for something like this here in SLC.

Breakfast in a Basket...

Making breakfast is one of my favorite things to do. We could all have fun with this one! Plus, the newcomers could use the basket for something useful in their new home.

Hanging pictures is one of those things that takes a lot of thought and time, which usually equals "doesn't get done" least not within a semi-reasonable time frame! That being said, we can't deny how much wall art cozies up a space. Help your new neighbor speed up the process by putting together a collection of everything they need to hang pictures...after 9 moves I have this one down pat.

* hammer
* picture hanging nails and hangers in three different sizes
* kraft brown paper for tracing
* pencil
* masking tape or blue painters tape


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