Your bestie just bought their first place and you want to give them a lavish gift with a hint of luxury. Sometimes we like to splurge on the special people in our lives, particularly this time of year. These thoughtful gifts, all for under $200, are designed to help pamper that special someone who has been scrimping and saving. Just bought a place yourself? Why not put these items on your personal wish list?
- A customized welcome mat
To showcase a little of their personality at their front door.
- A good bottle of sparkling wine
Let them celebrate their new home with a good bottle of Moet or Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne. Feeling extra generous? Add in a wine stopper, aerator, or carafe.
- Tea box with quality teas
Nothing says indulgence like a wide selection of afternoon teas, complete with quality display-worthy container.
- A little blue box
What could be better than flowers in a vase from Tiffany’s
- Gift cards of luxury to upgrade their home décor
Think Crate and Barrel, William Sonoma, Holt Renfrew, The Bay, West Elm, or a neighbourhood gem like Leslieville’s Black Rooster Décor or the Junction’s Cornerstone.
- A quality personalized key ring to last for years.
- A gift of charcuterie for the emerging host
Nothing says modern hosting like a charcuterie board, cookbook, olives, and cheeses.
- A work of art
Gift certificates for printing and framing their favourite photos and prints is a great way to let them add their own flare to their new house without the IKEA art work (not that there’s anything wrong with it).
- Gift Card for a night out at the local “hot spot” restaurant in their new neighbourhood.
- Fill their pantries
A gift of tasty snacks from a monthly delivery service is the gift that keeps on giving, long after the housewarming. You can send six months of snacks for less than $150.
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