Monday, August 5, 2013

The Easiest Housewarming Gift

So I'm at the age / stage of life where when people have housewarming parties, it's just a lot of drinking the same beer we drink any other night, but this time in a new and empty rental apartment. It's not a lot of mortgages or anything like that, and for some reason everyone's lease seems to end right around June. That being said, its always nice to bring a little something, but when you've got twelve of these to go to in one weekend, you want it to be something you can afford to buy twelve of. 

A plant is always a nice gesture, and a succulent is an even better bet. They don't require much light, much watering, much of anything really. 

Okay, so this is barely a DIY,  but its just something nice and personal to bring to friend. If anyone asks, you can say you did it yourself, and not be lying. (Especially if you add a DIY Bakers Twine bow. Then it's legit.)

Budget Breakdown:
Succulent - $2.50 at Home Depot
Cup - $.25 at thrift store
Total: $2.75

I actually ended up making one for myself to keep in the kitchen (on a shelf that I didn't realize needed to be dusted until after I snapped these photos. In my defense, I can't see that high, so let's just blame this whole one on Andy).

Not so into bringing wine or plants, but still don't want to show up empty handed? Bring a powerstrip. I swear to god moving boxes are a portal into another dimension, but only for extension cords and powerstrips. 


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  1. This is one of my favorite housewarming gifts too! I usually purchase a monogrammed anthropologie mug with the first letter of their last name. Although I do love the look of a succulent in a feminine teacup.

  2. What a great idea! I'm always at a loss for good housewarming gifts, and usually just bring some random weird thing that makes no sense. This idea is a keeper!

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  3. We are doing this for our wedding favors at the end of the month. I can't wait to see how they go over! <3

    - Rachel P.

  4. What a perfect idea. I LOVE SUCCULENTS. I am going to do this as a gift to myself because I never threw a housewarming party :)

  5. Love it! Simple and unique and cost effective! Great idea! Thank you!

  6. Great idea! So does the succulent not need drainage like gravel or holes in the bottom of the cup?
    Discovered the blog about a month ago and love it, it's very real and funny! Keep up the good work!

  7. I love this idea! I also love your blog and added it to my blogroll.


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