Housewarming gifts

Checking out your girlfriend's new condo can be a fun and enjoyable time (especially with a bottle of wine). But, sometimes, picking out the housewarming gift can become surprisingly stressful. Not knowing your friend's color scheme or the mood and feel of the new place can create some hesitation when selecting a gift.

A good rule of thumb is to keep color-neutral, so it blends well with whatever color scheme the hostess may have already selected.  Another good rule is to find some useful piece that will appeal to the hostess (so, if she likes flowers, get her a beautiful vase!).

Here are some gift ideas that will not only be appreciated for their uniqueness in design and style, but will also be used inside the new digs.  Feel free to share your housewarming ideas!


Row 1: (1) Wave Magazine Rack, $140, MoMA (2) Lumen oil candle shadow projectors, $48, MoMA
Row 2: (3) Pig chip and dip server, $40, Umcommongoods.com (4) Giro apple slicer, $38, Amazon
Row 3: (5) Kosta Boda Glass Heart Bowl, $100, Nordstrom (6) Nikko Fountain, $24.95, Z Gallery (7) Folding Bird House, $50, MoMA
Row 4: (8) Embossed Numbers Wall Clock, $49.95, Crate and Barrel (9) Shelter Dogs Coffee Table Book, $19.95, Border’s (10) Sand Hourglass, $29.95, Z Gallery (11) Sterling Forest Wall Art, $79, West Elm
Row 5: (12) Shesham Wine Rack, $32.95, Crate and Barrel

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