A. This is a topic I love. There are so many scenario’s that make this question either very difficult, or very easy. Of course it always depends on what any given individual needs, or where their taste lies. In my opinion you want to get something that is helpful, enjoyable, and really stands out. We all want to give the best gift at these parties, and a bottle of wine doesn’t always cut it.
Check out this list of address numbers that would make for a great gift. Just choose the one that your friends would prefer. Do make sure you feel confident in this decision, this is a big deal for a home owner. No pressure of course.
Gift Baskets with a Theme
Gift Baskets are such a good idea because they are something that you create on your own, by taking in to account your friends exact needs. Create a basket with a theme. Dinner basket (shown above), tool box, pet kit, bathroom goodies, or baking kit. Remember to make it unique, and to make it look extra nice. They will love it.
This retro bird house is great for anyone who loves the outdoors. A bird house is the most fun gift to give when your friends or family got themselves a place with great outdoor space. It’s a reminder of how lucky they are and it’s probably not something that they’ll receive 2 of.
I love giving welcome mats. Make it personal, and make it simple. You don’t want to get anything too out there, or else you run the risk of it being tossed in to some closet somewhere. Check out this post on welcome mats, and choose your favorite.
Planter with Succulents
Make your own little planter and fill it with succulent. A Beautiful Mess has a tutorial on how to make these really cool little guys. I recommend succulents because they are the easiest to care for.
Dish towels and tea towels can make a nice simple gift. Especially when you get some great looking ones like these from Anthropologie.
No I am not saying you should go out and buy a cart and all the fixings. Instead, you could get them supplies to make a bar cart something real. Maybe team up with other friends and allow for each person to get a piece. Check out the list of supplies for idea’s.
Uncommon Goods has this great Take out Menu Organizer. As we all know, moving to a new place means having to keep track of new menu’s. Well this handy little guy should do the trick nicely.
Personal Address Labels
It’s a very nice gesture to get something personally made. Address labels are probably the easiest thing to do, and are great to receive as a gift. This is something people never get for themselves. So make them nice, and the receiver will no doubt love them. Zazzle has some pretty cute labels to choose from.
There are so many different type of delivery services out there, it’s hard to choose the best one. One that I often think of as being very popular is Farm Fresh To You. You can have fresh fruit and vegetables delivered right to your friend’s door. It is such a good idea for those who appreciate having access to such healthy produce. People love knowing they will have something delivered right to their door for a good period of time.