#1: Christmas gift for student moving into new apartment
I wanted to get my brother another Christmas gift, and I'm having a hard time thinking of what to give him. He is moving into a new apartment with some friends in a couple of weeks, and I'd like to give him something that will help him settle in to his new place. Any ideas of something to make him feel more at home?
It depends on what they have. Some things, like curtains, throw rugs, hand towels, etc. lots of guys won't buy themselves, and they may never admit it but they gererally do like the place to look more "homey"!
Also, any kind of useable kitchen stuff, like silverware, glasses, plates (the Corelle brand you can get at stores like Walmart is really good), if they really are new to having their own place.
If they're a bit more settled and mature then some wine glasses or a bar set, some serving dishes or pots and pans, etc. But if they're really not very settled or mature at all, then nothing beats a gift certificate to the grocery store!
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a small digital safe to secure his important documents that your parents probably won't be keeping for him anymore: (ss card, birth certificate, etc.); financial records, cash, jewelry, or anything that he wouldn't want anyone stumbling upon when he's away.
you can pay under $60 for one at walmart. and they are relatively small (smaller than a microwave so that it could be obscured in the bottom of his closet or up on a closet shelf).
i trust no one.
or, and maybe a complete bed set, matching window treatments, and towels/bathcloths in a funky design that would never get mixed up among his friends' stuff.
Male students? Things that are durable and easy to clean. Things that would make cooking easier (like a George Foreman grill or a toaster oven...maybe even a crockpot). Non-futon furniture, like a nice chair. I would go for a practical item, and then if you want to buy an additional gift, you could find something that's a little decorative, or perhaps a simple cookbook. I'm just sayin'...guys that age usually aren't big on the concept of cooking meals, but it would save them a lot of money if they did.