House Warming Gift Ideas required!

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  • ibenam 11 Oct 2012 13:44:02 1,376 posts
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    Need to buy a house warming gift for a Business colleague,

    Dont want something too gimmicky where one minute you think "oh thats cool" and the next it's in the drawer gathering dust.

    Wouldnt want to spend more than 20.

    Linky's would be good!
  • richarddavies 11 Oct 2012 13:46:39 2,623 posts
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    I moved house last week and had the week off work to move in. Came back in on Monday and I got a few general household bits as presents but one of my work mates got me a baseball bat as a gift..... I really didn't see it coming I'll say that.It's taken pride of place at my front door though. Get em one of them.
  • Tonka 11 Oct 2012 13:49:03 20,143 posts
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    Bowls. Sallad bowls, snack bowls, mixing bowls, glass bowls, plastic bowls, ceramic bowls.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • ComradePete 11 Oct 2012 13:52:02 478 posts
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    Crown green bowls?
  • Mageme 11 Oct 2012 13:54:40 2,008 posts
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    Candles or scent sticks. Or scented candlesticks.

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  • Blakester 11 Oct 2012 13:54:55 3,589 posts
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    A spitoon.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • mrpon 11 Oct 2012 13:56:19 28,692 posts
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    A handheld hoover. One minute you think "oh that's cool" and the next it's gathering dust.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • smoothpete 11 Oct 2012 13:57:42 31,450 posts
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    Tradition would suggest buying a plant of some kind. I usually buy my friends a cactus when they move house. It's good luck, if you are superstitiously inclined.
  • Deckard1 11 Oct 2012 14:01:08 27,568 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    A handheld hoover. One minute you think "oh that's cool" and the next it's gathering dust.

    Hush you ponce

  • Mr_Sleep 11 Oct 2012 14:42:01 16,920 posts
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    Can't go wrong with decent wine glasses. You should get a decent enough pair for 20.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • THFourteen 11 Oct 2012 14:48:23 33,089 posts
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    spice rack with extra hot chili powder from the proper indian shop
  • Blakester 11 Oct 2012 14:48:25 3,589 posts
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    Serious answer.....a bottle of Honey Jack Daniels.

    They will thank you profusely afterwards.

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • THFourteen 11 Oct 2012 14:50:53 33,089 posts
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    i hate whiskey.
  • DaM 11 Oct 2012 14:56:46 12,967 posts
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    ComradePete wrote:
    Crown green bowls?
    /applauds

    Rice cooker or popcorn maker.
  • Blakester 11 Oct 2012 14:58:37 3,589 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    i hate whiskey.
    It's not whisky, it's bourbon. :)

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • Sid-Nice 11 Oct 2012 15:02:12 15,852 posts
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    A Molotov Cocktail guarantees to warm any house.

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  • Deleted user 11 October 2012 15:03:05
    A Camembert Baker?
  • shamblemonkee 11 Oct 2012 15:05:29 14,294 posts
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    B&Q or other DIY style voucher in combination with a potted plant
  • ronuds 11 Oct 2012 15:07:21 21,788 posts
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    A gift basket with fruits, chocolates or something. Something most enjoy and they don't have to keep.
  • Benno 11 Oct 2012 15:07:28 9,813 posts
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    Buy them a slow cooker. Instant ticket to batch cooking wonderful stews!
  • roz123 11 Oct 2012 15:08:44 7,112 posts
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    A banana hanger, as these days bananas are too good for bowls

  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 11 Oct 2012 15:09:10 7,007 posts
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    How about a traditional one of Bread, Salt and Wine? (Which I know from "It's a Wonderful Life")

    Bread so the house may never know hunger
    Salt so that life may always have flavour
    Wine so that joy and prosperity may reign forever

    It's a little cheesy but I like it!
  • ronuds 11 Oct 2012 15:09:51 21,788 posts
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    That tube one is fancy. Be a pain if I wanted a green apple, though.
  • Razz 11 Oct 2012 15:13:08 60,993 posts
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    I usually buy people a novelty dressing gown, shoe tidy or magazine rack for the bog.

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  • SClaw 11 Oct 2012 15:27:11 826 posts
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    It wasn't really a house warming gift as much as a wedding gift, but I think it fits. Two giant ceramic spheres. I bit like these, but much bigger and neon blue:

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    Someone else was meant to get something that looking like a cock to match, but they wussed out.
  • Lt_Drebin 11 Oct 2012 15:48:41 146 posts
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    The best housewarming gift I ever received was my bonsai tree. Always wanted one and it was awesome (until I killed it).
  • Mikeeeboy1 11 Oct 2012 16:32:08 167 posts
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    A nice morta and pestal.
    They will think your coultured
  • Deleted user 11 October 2012 16:53:17
    A food flask and a Tesco sandwich.
  • BinaryBob101 11 Oct 2012 17:44:09 22,629 posts
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    With a side order of a pair of fans. So he can sleep properly.

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  • ibenam 11 Oct 2012 22:43:56 1,376 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    A gift basket with fruits, chocolates or something. Something most enjoy and they don't have to keep.
    Cheers for all of the suggestions,

    Ive gone for Mr Round's sensible & practical idea.

    The Banana/Fruit dispense by roz123 came a close second only becase i think it will be a pain the in the ass to constantly re-stock!

    Bonsai tree by Lt_Drebin came third but it reminded me too much of this :'(

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