Brilliant Birthday Gifts For Your House-Proud Friends
Friday, January 27, 2017 • No Comment
If one of your friends has a birthday coming up, you will no doubt be trying hard to think of a fantastic present for them. Not sure what to buy all of your friends who are completely besotted with their houses? No stress; I’ve come up with this complete list of gifts that are perfect for everyone who is into decor and interiors. Happy shopping!
Lots of house-proud people consider their kitchen as the heart of their home. Most of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens preparing food and socializing with our families. So a gift that can be used in the kitchen will go down an absolute treat! I’m sure your friends will love showing off all their fabulous kitchenware whenever they have guests over for dinner, so why not think about adding to their collection? Lots of celebrity chefs have their very own brands of cookware for the home that come in a range of styles and colors. When you are looking for a new piece of kitchenware for your friend, try and find something that will match their current kitchen decor, so it looks really at home!
Interior Design Books
I’m sure your house-proud friend will have a stylish coffee table in their living room that is covered in some very interesting and intriguing coffee table books. There are lots of these types of books that are about interior trends and styles. Your friend will love them, as they will be a great source of ideas and inspiration when it is time for them to redecorate a room in their house. But as well as being full of all this excellent inspiration, the book will also look extremely stylish in its own right. When you are browsing a bookshop for these types of books, try and find one that mentions styles that are similar to your friend’s tastes.
Interior Design Magazine Subscription
Another great idea along the same line as a coffee table book is getting your friend a year’s subscription to an interior design magazine. There are loads of different magazines out there. To find out which one would be best for your friend, you could try and find out if they already buy one regularly. Then just buy a subscription to this one. If they don’t currently buy a magazine, then try and find one that reflects your friend’s sense of style and personal tastes. One of the great things about buying a subscription is that each magazine will be delivered straight to your friend’s home each month. So they don’t have to worry about remembering to go out to the shops to pick it up every time!
There are loads of different gifts that can be personalized for your friends. For instance, there are many ornamental items that can be etched with special messages, names, and dates. If your friend is celebrating a special birthday, such as their 40th, then you could buy them a cute silver photo frame with their date of birth etched into it. Add a nice photo of the two of you to the frame to make it an extra special gift! There are loads of fun gifts that can be personalized as well. How about treating your friend to some unique likenessme custom bobbleheads? You could get a bobblehead of their partner and children as well so that they can display the whole gang in their home! There are loads of quirky and fun personalized gifts out there that I’m sure your friend will love displaying in their home!
A Tea Set
Does your friend like to keep their house as chic and as elegant as possible? If so, they will absolutely love receiving a cute tea set for their birthday. This won’t be for practical purposes, of course! These days, most people prefer to display their tea sets and use them just like ornaments. You will be able to find some really stylish sets if you take a look at your local auctioneers. Most auctioneers specialize in antiques, and so will frequently sell vintage tea sets. One great idea is to make candles out of the teacups. To do this, you just need to pour some melted candle wax into the cup and remember to add a wick in the middle. The candles will look super cute and will add an adorable element to your friend’s rooms.
We all love coffee, right?! I’m sure your friend is no different! And I’m sure that they will really appreciate some cool coffee gadgets for their birthday so that they can fuel their caffeine addiction! If you don’t have a large budget for their birthday present, you could simply buy them a stylish cafetiere or a sleek Moka pot. If you have a bit more money to splash out on a present with, why not buy them a modern coffee machine? There are various types that you could buy, including a coffee pod machine or a bean to cup machine. I’m sure all your coffee aficionado friends will really love opening their brand new coffee machine and will love putting it to work in their kitchen!
House plants look great in any home. Not only are they are a great way to inject some fresh color into a room, but they can also help to clean the air and keep rooms feeling fresh and light. Don’t worry if you know that your friend is no good at keeping plants alive! There are plenty of species that are very low-maintenance, and anyone will be able to keep them without letting them die by accident! If you know your friend is not at all green-fingered, then you should think about getting them a cactus. There are some other types of plants that are very low maintenance, including rubber plants and Norfolk Island pine.
A Vintage Radio
Does you friend love doing all their housework with some of their favorite tunes on in the background? If so, then opening a vintage radio on their birthday will certainly but a big smile on their face! Vintage radios come is all different shapes and colors, so you will definitely be able to find one that will suit their home’s current interior style. If you want to buy an original radio, from the 60s or 70s, you might have to pay the large price tag that comes with them. However, you can always buy a modern radio as many are now made in vintage styles.
Fun Door Stops
If your friend lives in an old house that is more than a few decades old, there is a good chance that they will have some very heavy doors in their home! Trying to keep these open to open up the rooms could become a bit of a nightmare. Thankfully, there is a great gift that you could get them that will end all their troubles with heavy doors - some fun door stops! Door stops have been used for centuries as a way to keep doors open. These days there are lots of creative ones that can really inject some fun into homes. Lots of them are made like animals so you could buy your friend some cute elephant or dog doorstops if they are really into their animals!
Rugs And Cushions
Another great way to add a splash of color to a room’s decor is to add some cushions and rugs. I’m sure your house-proud friend knows this already! So why not buy some for their birthday present and help them brighten up their home? It is important to make sure you know the style that they use in their house before you buy some rugs and cushions. Otherwise, you might end up buying some that don’t match any of their rooms! If you aren’t too sure what styles or colors will suit their current decor, you can play it safe and buy ones in white or black. These two colors will go with almost any interior design style, so you don’t have to worry about getting it too wrong!
Do you still have no idea what to get your house-proud friend? Well, don’t worry if none of the above ideas strike you with inspiration - there is another great idea that you can fall back on. And that is gift vouchers! If you know that your friend has a particular interior design store or company that he or she loves, you should think about buying them some gift vouchers that they can use there. That way, they will be able to buy their own gift, and you can be happy knowing that they will choose something that they absolutely love. It also saves you the embarrassment of buying something that doesn’t suit their home and style!
You don’t have to spend ages worrying about what gift to buy your house-proud friend. As you can see, there are plenty of cool options! Hopefully, you will have found something in this list of presents to inspire you!