We went to the funniest housewarming party last weekend! A lovely couple we know have rented a gorgeous Victorian house for two years while they save up to buy somewhere in London; so they decided to have a barbecue on one of the few days that the sun shone. We gave them personalised coffee and tea tins as their housewarming gift – which they loved!
A group of their friends had clubbed together and turned up with tins of paint and brushes, expecting the house to need a lick of colourful paint – which is didn’t! It’s beautifully decorated already. So they decided to paint the garden!! It was totally bizarre – everyone joined in graffiti-ing the grass. It was such fun.
Decorating seemed a nice idea for a housewarming gift, but always better to have the prior agreement of whoever lives there. (We could have supplied some of our popular personalised wallpaper if they’d wanted to revamp the property!) On the whole, they were happy with the coffee tins and a glossy personalised clock which they promptly hung on the kitchen wall! Tweet us your funniest gifts – we’ll share!