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Housewarming gift January 28, 2008

Filed under: Gifts — lauravw @ 9:26 pm

My parents will be moving house in a month or two, and I’ve been gathering bits and bobs for the housewarming present I’m giving them.

It’s a collection of useful household items, presented in a pretty container and tied with ribbon. I tried hard to think of all the things a person needs when they move house, and think that if I had had all of these supplies gathered together in one container it would have been very helpful.

Housewarming gift

The metal pail is from a little gift shop near where I live, and I’ve filled it with:

  • Key tags to help them label all their new keys
  • Plasters/band-aids
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • Sellotape
  • Glue
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Blue tack
  • Matches
  • Cloths
  • Plastic food containers
  • Postage stamps

Other things I thought might help people in a new home included: menus from local takeaway restaurants, leaflets about things to do in the local area, a torch and batteries, address labels, a notebook and pens, candles, and an emergency bar of chocolate (or six).

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2 Responses to “Housewarming gift”

  1. Ali Says:

    Amen to the ibuprofen! What a lovely gift idea.

  2. dottycookie Says:

    Brilliant idea. I may have to store that one away for future use.


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