Help me…it’s so cold my brain has frozen.

January 29, 2006

What do you get as a housewarming gift for the man that has just moved into a new flat and had to buy everything new anyway.

I would get a plant but due to my disasterous track record with keeping plants alive I’m not sure I am even allowed to purchase them anymore.

I would get alcohol of some kind but as I am going for dinner I will be taking wine anyway.

Any fun ideas? I need to get something tomorrow lunchtime.


  • Reply running42k January 29, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    How about a cork screw or a wine carafe?

  • Reply monkey typist January 29, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    for some reason my first idea was the fridge magnet poetry sets- is that really crap?

    ooh, or how about kids fridge magnet numbers/letters?

    or something practical but nice like tea/coffee type things (like wittards gift set type things) no, thats quite girly actually.

    shot glasses..?

    id take a really tacky fake plant actually…

  • Reply Huw January 29, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Things I have needed at various times for my bachelor pad (not especially wow-exciting, but maybe it’ll help):

    -a lamp
    -comedy oven gloves
    -bin (yes, that is super boring)
    -wine/pint glasses
    -a throw for the sofa (essential if, like mine so often is, the heating is buggered)
    – a personalized mug of some description

  • Reply Anne January 30, 2006 at 5:56 am

    When I had my move-in party my favorite gift was one of those really cool wine openers. The ones with the handles that sit out on the counter and opens the wine with 0 effort from you…makes that 7th or 8th bottle not so tricky to open!

  • Reply soulmining January 30, 2006 at 11:50 am

    I was given a posh set of chopsticks, that was cool.

    Still like the plant idea though… not the sort of thing us blokes tend to buy for ourselves but adds a bit of nature to a flat.

    Like the fridge magnets suggestion too!

    Let us know what you decide…

  • Reply Mouldy January 30, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    Cheese. Take cheese.

  • Reply randommummy January 30, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    So what did you take?

  • Reply Léonie January 30, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    I suck at getting presents for people. Mainly because I’ve over-thought it and usually end up hating whatever I’ve bought with a vehement passion by the time I actually give it to them, so I get all depressed and sullen.

    But I like the idea of a bottle opener that you attach to the work top.

    Hope you found something good in the end…

  • Reply Mouldy January 30, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Do you love cheese?

    If so visit

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