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GIVE THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING GIFT

GIVE THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING GIFT

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Is it just me and my age or does it seem like EVERYONE is moving at the moment?! I once read that you should never turn up to someone's house empty handed. Even if it's a flower picked from the garden or a home made dessert there's nothing like receiving a gift for your home from a friend. I've made a selection of some banging gifts that will suit every new homeowner, from the bachelor to the glamour puss.

 

FOR THE FOODIES

We all know them. They're constantly uploading instagram pics of gastropub lunches or their latest food masterpiece and they don't like to eat at Pizzaa express or Nandos. They will definitely invite you round for a dinner party. Here's what to give the foodie in your life. 

Any cook will loves this pestle, mortar and herb cutter. Make sure they put it to use the next time you go round for dinner. Herb & Spice Prep Set, £24.50

Any cook will loves this pestle, mortar and herb cutter. Make sure they put it to use the next time you go round for dinner. Herb & Spice Prep Set, £24.50

You can't knock these dip dye dinner plates from Royal Doulton. Forget Ikea basics! Royal Doulton 1815 set of 4 Dinner Plates, £30

You can't knock these dip dye dinner plates from Royal Doulton. Forget Ikea basics! Royal Doulton 1815 set of 4 Dinner Plates, £30

Mike and Krisi of Bluebird Tea Co are friends of mine and make the best blends of loose teas. I have tried this Earl Grey Creme and it is so fragrant. Earl Grey Creme loose tea leaves, Bluebird Tea Co, £4.50

Mike and Krisi of Bluebird Tea Co are friends of mine and make the best blends of loose teas. I have tried this Earl Grey Creme and it is so fragrant. Earl Grey Creme loose tea leaves, Bluebird Tea Co, £4.50

 

FOR THE ARTY TYPES

These guys have probably just moved into a warehouse style apartment in the trendiest neighbourhood and can usually be found hanging out at the new indie coffee shop. Their house will be effortlessly cool and probably white all over. Pretend you're 'down with the kids' by passing on one of these. 

This print is a bit graffitti, a bit 80s. Lovely. Born To Be Wild print, Leah Flores at East End Prints, from £25 

This print is a bit graffitti, a bit 80s. Lovely. Born To Be Wild print, Leah Flores at East End Prints, from £25 

This new coffee table book from iconic photographer David Bailey will put you in their good books. Ha. David Bailey's Stardust Coffee Table Book, £40.50

This new coffee table book from iconic photographer David Bailey will put you in their good books. Ha. David Bailey's Stardust Coffee Table Book, £40.50

I absolutely LOVE these neon single stem vases. You can also choose the finish of the material. Neon single stem vases, £16 each

I absolutely LOVE these neon single stem vases. You can also choose the finish of the material. Neon single stem vases, £16 each

 

FOR THE GLAMOUR PUSS

She's in love with handbags and shoes. She's probably got a newbuild flat and her kitchen looks like it's never been used. Her hair always looks soft and shiny and I bet she has Legally Blonde on DVD. Get invited into her cosy, luxurious home by making her feel special with one of these gifts. 

Scented candles just never get old. Nothing beats the smell of crisp white freshly washed linens. Votivo scented candle in Clean Crisp White, £28

Scented candles just never get old. Nothing beats the smell of crisp white freshly washed linens. Votivo scented candle in Clean Crisp White, £28

Think those beauty subscription boxes, but with flowers. They fit through the letterbox and everything! Postable flower subscription from Bloom & Wild, from £13.95

Think those beauty subscription boxes, but with flowers. They fit through the letterbox and everything! Postable flower subscription from Bloom & Wild, from £13.95

It's pink. It's got a cool print on it. Ikat Blanket, Zara Home, £29.99

It's pink. It's got a cool print on it. Ikat Blanket, Zara Home, £29.99

FOR THE GENTLEMAN

Forget your usual chavvy bachelor assumptions, this guy is as intellectual and suave as they come. No Scarface or Pulp Fiction posters in this guy's house. He will definitely have an amazing pair of slippers and a book collection that I would kill for. Show him you can get on his level with a housewarming gift liek one of these. 

To me whiskey tastes like fermented wood water but it seems those of the gentlemanly type like it. These whiskey glasses look pretty slick. Normann Copenhagen set of 2 Whiskey Glasses, £32

To me whiskey tastes like fermented wood water but it seems those of the gentlemanly type like it. These whiskey glasses look pretty slick. Normann Copenhagen set of 2 Whiskey Glasses, £32

He'll get stuck into this box set from the master that is Stanley Kubrick. Now you just need some gourmet popcorn to accompany. Stanley Kubrick 10 disk DVD Box Set, £21.26

He'll get stuck into this box set from the master that is Stanley Kubrick. Now you just need some gourmet popcorn to accompany. Stanley Kubrick 10 disk DVD Box Set, £21.26

I have no idea how these things actually work but I'm sure he does. This will look great in his kitchen. La Cafetiere Classic Espresso maker, 3 cup, £28

I have no idea how these things actually work but I'm sure he does. This will look great in his kitchen. La Cafetiere Classic Espresso maker, 3 cup, £28

 

Do you know someone moving home that you will be buying a housewarming gift for?

S x

WHY DOESN'T MY HOUSE LOOK LIKE THIS?

WHY DOESN'T MY HOUSE LOOK LIKE THIS?

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INTRO TO: JEFF ANDREWS