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Practical odds and ends for the new homeowner

My little bro just bought his first place. What are some things you need as a new homeowner that he might not have as a former apartment dweller? Looking for housewarming/Christmas ideas. The more practical the better. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 30, 2015 - 37 answers

Tips/ideas for low-stress long open house & park party to celebrate baby

Hi! Mrs ManInSuit and I are planning a party to mark the arrival of little six-month-old BabyInSuit. The plan is for an all-day causal open house, with a trip to the park. Looking for tips on how to make this fun and nice for the guests, and minimally stressful for us. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Sep 12, 2015 - 14 answers

Overthinking Flowers -- Japanese Edition

I would like to send a colleague a housewarming gift. Tomoya has recently moved from Japan to the UK with his wife and two babies, and they are finding the change challenging as none of them lived in the UK before. They have moved out of temporary apartments into a house, and I would like to send flowers as a welcoming gift. Is this an appropriate gift and should I avoid any particular colours/flowers? [more inside]
posted by TriparteGoddess on Apr 10, 2015 - 11 answers

Best housewarming gift for small apt living?

A friend recently downsized from a large house to a small apartment near the beach. That makes two adults and a dog living in a (700 sf? I can't be sure) home. What is a gift that I could give that wouldn't just be clutter, or better yet could improve their household? Obviously it should be small, and it has to be something the TSA won't confiscate because I will be flying across the U.S. to visit.
posted by Monochrome on Apr 9, 2015 - 27 answers

Hosting gift for Gujarati couple

What sort of "hosting" gift should I bring to an Indian (Gujarati) couple who have invited my husband and me for lunch in their new home? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Nov 19, 2014 - 8 answers

How to host a big party in a small place?

My partner and I are hosting a housewarming party and we've invited more people that I think we can accommodate. What's the best way to make sure the party goes smoothly and what are some things we can do to help things along? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2014 - 17 answers

Welcome to our company! Here, have a pony.

My office is looking for ideas on housewarming presents to welcome new employees. (Semi urgent as we have someone new starting Monday.) [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 24, 2014 - 33 answers

Housewarming gifts, long-distance edition

I want to send some thoughtful gifts long distance to a sweetheart who has just moved into a tiny new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Sep 1, 2013 - 14 answers

a smelly situation

Our friend gave us a loathsome housewarming gift, and we are in an etiquette bind! [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Aug 7, 2013 - 47 answers

Charitable Nest-Feathering

Are there any charities I could support whose goal is to give people kitchen linens and textiles? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Sep 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Not a nautical themed pashmina afghan, please.

I'm looking for a gift for someone who just bought an ancient 35-foot yacht that she intends to spend the next couple of years renovating, and then live in. I want it to be kind of a house-warming gift, but, y'know, for a boat. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 29, 2011 - 19 answers

...but you're so tough to shop for!

Help me find a good, cheap, interesting birthday/housewarming gift for a great person! [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me find a housewarming gift that I can travel with...

Help me find a housewarming gift that I can travel with... [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on May 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Housewarming Gifts For People I Don't Know

What is an appropriate housewarming gift for someone I don't know in person? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Apr 29, 2011 - 12 answers

To make a man happy...

Someone I care for deeply is splitting up with his wife and moving into his own apartment. They have been together for 8 years, and he was married before as well, so he hasn't lived on his own very much in his adult life. I'd like to send him something incredible. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Aug 9, 2010 - 9 answers

My little sister's growing up :'(

My younger sister is moving in with her future-fiancé. How to mark this passage, and what house-warming gift to buy them? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Kitchen madness

Two left feet and some bright kitchen gift ideas.... [more inside]
posted by puckish on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

What's an appropriate housewarming gift?

I'd like ideas for a housewarming gift for my boyfriend and his aunt. I've only spoken to the aunt a few times. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2009 - 9 answers

I REALLY don't want to go the gift card route...

Help me pick an awesome housewarming gift for a first-time homebuyer. [more inside]
posted by Girl Scout of Death on Jun 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Will I have to hide my collection of "R"-rated movies if I have them over?

How should I interpret these recent interactions with my new, very-LDS neighbors in Sandy, UT? Will a housewarming party be more awkward than it's worth? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 19, 2009 - 26 answers

Paging Miss Manners

What is a cool, upscale housewarming gift for successful professionals? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on May 15, 2009 - 24 answers

Please help us make our Oscars/Housewarming Party a success!

Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Awesome Housewarming Surprise Ideas?

My bf just moved into his new apartment last week, but will be out of town for the next two weeks for the holidays. I have the keys to his place and I want to make the place a little homier while he's away, without being too overbearing. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 19, 2008 - 34 answers

Housewarming gifts in Burlington, VT?

What recommendations do you have for a housewarming gift in Burlington, VT? [more inside]
posted by Read on Feb 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Fabulous food for a hip party?

I need recipes and ideas for appealing appetizers and cool party food for a hip get-together! [more inside]
posted by lychee on May 31, 2007 - 31 answers

Offbeat eatable housewarming gift for a friend?

I need an awesome housewarming gift for my friend that can be drop-shipped from the other side of the country. Recommendations? (posted anon because this friend reads MeFi). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2006 - 19 answers

An evening with James Bond

I'm moving into a new apartment and am throwing a party - an Evening with James Bond - to break the new place in. (Really I just want an excuse to watch From Russia with Love and Goldeneye with friends.) What are some creative ideas for decorations/games? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Aug 1, 2006 - 21 answers

housewarming party: a do or don't?

When is it tacky to have a housewarming party? [more inside]
posted by Lisa S on Jul 29, 2006 - 27 answers

bread and salt and wine and ...

A friend of mine is moving into a new house and I'm planning to bring her bread, salt, and wine on my first visit. Where do I find primo artisan bread in Los Angeles and what reasonably priced wine would the hive mind recommend to go with a meal of bread and salt? [more inside]
posted by rdr on Apr 18, 2006 - 17 answers

More songs about buildings and . . . more buildings

I'm putting together a care package for a friend of mine who just bought her first condo, and I'd like to include some music. My mixtape muse has fled, and I need suggestions for songs about real estate, houses, condos, mortgages - you know, the usual stuff of melodic inspiration.
posted by bibliowench on Feb 18, 2006 - 20 answers

Puja gifts

What should I do/bring for a Narayan Puja? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Sep 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Being a New NeighborFilter

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good way to get in good with my new neighbors? [more inside]
posted by softlord on Jun 10, 2005 - 17 answers

Housewarming gift for first time home owners?

Suggestions for a housewarming gift for first time home owners? (Other than a bottle of booze or wine or candles.)
posted by sharksandwich on Sep 5, 2004 - 9 answers

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