House Warming Party

United States
August 20, 2009 4:53pm CST
A friend of the families just bought a house with her boyfriend and they are so excited, and hopefully will be having a house warming party pretty soon as they don't have much since its both their first time out of their parents house so they don't really have anything to move out with. What do you suggest buying them for a house warming party since they will be needing everything and everything? I have been thinking about buying a laundry basket and filling it with some miscellanies things that you will need around the house, do you think this is a good idea or should i buy some big thing?
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@hagirl (1296)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I believe that would be a great gift. I was at a wedding shower not to long ago and both were coming from parents house also. They got a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies. It was a large one so it also included toliet paper, paper towels, freshners, candles, and other cleaning supplies. They also supplied them with a mop and broom to go with the basket. I thought it was a neat idea cause You would not believe how useful these items will be moving into a new house or apartment.
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• Canada
22 Aug 09
Don't forget a plunger... for some reason, it's one of those things you never think of until the worst possible moment LOL
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
23 Aug 09
A plunger with a matching toliet brush. Little things like those are so important. Even when you go to wal-mart to house shop those are the things you miss when moving if needed. Good idea. I do not know where you live but the Dollar Tree, or Dollar Discount are the best places to get some of these items. Nothing is over a dollar at these stores. Everytime I go in these stores I come out about $30 poorer.
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• United States
20 Aug 09
Your idea sound great!!! Or you can always give them a gift certificate for WalMart or any other store you think they might shop at. :)
• United States
20 Aug 09
IKEA! WOW...now we are talking lot's of money. Big jump from toilet paper...LOL...
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• United States
24 Aug 09
Your idea sounds good. Also, I mean you can always buy little stuff that people always seem to forget as well. Bathroom stuff, such as curtains, tooth brush holder, etc. I like your idea too about filling it with little stuff.
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• Canada
22 Aug 09
Typically, house warming gifts are not really big. That's generally not the intention of a house warming party. Don't feel obligated to think of it like a wedding gift, for example. It's just an offering meant to wish the couple well and many happy years in their new home. The laundry basket is a great idea. Another suggestion to add to what others have contributed would be a couple of sets of bath towels, some dish towels and dish cloths. The Walmart I go to was liquidating some towels lately - a really nice sized bath towel was $3, the hand towel was $2 and the wash cloth was $1. When you can find them on sale, it's a gift that looks really nice but doesn't break the bank either - and of course the laundry basket is a perfect way to present them. If you want to "fancy it up," tuck in some neutral colored candles of varying sizes (maybe vanilla or gardenia) and a nice glass plate to arrange them on (you can get those candle plates at the dollar stores usually). I hope you have a great time at the party!