¿¿¿¿Housewarming Gifts???

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    May 20, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    I am going to a house warming tomorrow for a gay couple, and wasn't sure what to get them. I know I could get a bottle of liquor but they already collect a ton of liquor so i wanted to get them something else.

    I was thinking of like a herb box or a cute bonsai tree. My roommate suggested getting a mint plant + a bottle or mojito rum ?

    Idk what have you guys given/ or would like to have gotten for a housewarming.



    p.s. the couple are the stereotypic upper middle class gay white male couple.
  • Profire

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    May 20, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    If they are a typical upper middle class couple, than a bottle of wine is always cool.
    Get a bottle of wine that is unique, has a personal connection to you, difficult to find, etc.

    Few examples:
    a) I am from NM and there is a winery in NM that produces pretty good sparking wine. Its always cool to make the connection that is personal.
    b) One of my favorite sparking wines is Lucien Albrecht Cremant dAlsace. Its a great bottle of sparking wine, fairly inexpensive (~$25) and a lot of people won't drink sparking wine except for special occasions so its nice to get a bottle and open it.
    c) Someone watched my dog for a month while I had to travel for work and he wouldn't take any money from me. I knew he really tried to impress his father-in-law, who was mega wealthy and I knew he likes Sauternes. I found a 1976 Chateau d'Yquem and gave it to him as a way of saying "Thanks". He told me a few months later that his father-in-law was really impressed and he scored major points with him.

    Make it personal and almost anything is acceptable.

    Good luck.
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    May 20, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    If they like alcohol, then get them some glassware for drinking the alcohol.

    Personally, I would just get them a mega pack of Swiffer dusters. Every household needs those! icon_lol.gif
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    May 21, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Profire saidIf they are a typical upper middle class couple, than a bottle of wine is always cool.
    Get a bottle of wine that is unique, has a personal connection to you, difficult to find, etc.

    Few examples:
    a) I am from NM and there is a winery in NM that produces pretty good sparking wine. Its always cool to make the connection that is personal.
    b) One of my favorite sparking wines is Lucien Albrecht Cremant dAlsace. Its a great bottle of sparking wine, fairly inexpensive (~$25) and a lot of people won't drink sparking wine except for special occasions so its nice to get a bottle and open it.
    c) Someone watched my dog for a month while I had to travel for work and he wouldn't take any money from me. I knew he really tried to impress his father-in-law, who was mega wealthy and I knew he likes Sauternes. I found a 1976 Chateau d'Yquem and gave it to him as a way of saying "Thanks". He told me a few months later that his father-in-law was really impressed and he scored major points with him.

    Make it personal and almost anything is acceptable.

    Good luck.


    I might just use that idea, but I should also ad that i don't drink. So I think giving any type of alcohol might come off as insincere.
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    May 21, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
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    May 21, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
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  • tallguy86

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    May 21, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    I have 3 gifts I give depending on who it is for.

    1) Booze - The most generic one for those I am not very sure on at all...it is something anyone can use.

    2) Board Games - Here you have to know them a bit more but if you know them fairly well and their interests it is often something they can use a lot!

    3) Art - This is one where you have to know them very well. I love to paint and have given art as a house warming gift to my close friend and her husband I painted. I did it for their new house knowing their tastes and decorating style so it was suited specifically for them. That being said, even if you don't paint but know them quite well you can find some form of art that would suit them with minimal effort.