house warming gift ideas?? calling the POCS gang to the rescue

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Registered: 08-06-2009
house warming gift ideas?? calling the POCS gang to the rescue
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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 8:53pm

Both of my boys moved last weekend to new abodes. I'mstill looking for something to surprise them. Got any clever ideas to share with me? What have you given, heard about, or received??

My first thought was a doormat, then a cookie jar, now I'm considering wall art?

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Registered: 08-06-2009

Hi Sue,

What a cool link.

I don't thiink it is legal to mail alcohol is it? So the wine would be out. My husband has been saying to do $... I wanted to surprise them.... a salt mill could be a flavorful idea.... what movie was it that had the bread machine as a gift maybe it was for a wedding gift and seems like it had Will Ferrell...I remember the boys laughing about a bread machine I purchased because of the movie... hmmmm

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There are some online sales places that'll ship wine (with a gift basket), or just do something wine-related like a good bottle opener or one of those clay things that holds a bottle to keep it chilled? (sorry, not a Will Ferrell fan!)
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Things MEN never think to buy for themselves: Dishtowels, dishcloths, potholders, mixing bowls, baking pans, cupcake pan, tupperware/rubbermaid, chip&dip, serving bowls, paper towel holder, bathroom toilet paper holder, etc.

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Hi Sam,

You got me chuckling with cupcake pan! The other day at work we got these little cupcake appliances in...I was like why?

I sent them tea towel and oven mitts before they moved with a fall pumpkin motif. So great minds think alike! My mother still works part time in a cooking store... so they have a pretty good start on knives and pans from her.

I like your Christmas ornament idea.

We were talking last night of tossing a bunch of our decorations... might be the choice to send a sorta advent a day ornament!