This is a sponsored post and I was compensated. However, all opinions are 100% mine. Where are you on the gift giving scale? In my opinion, people usually hit it out of the park or they strike out. Most times, I hit it out of the park. I think this is because I try to put myself in the recipients place. I think about what I would want in that situation and then go from there.
My daughter recently bought a new home and I wanted to get her something special. You know, one of the best housewarming gifts people want! Because she has had her own apartment for several years, she had most everything she needed. So, that meant, I needed to jump over to the what she wanted column! So, I looked around my house to see what I would want if I were in my daughter’s position. Here are my five favorite ideas!
- Kitchen Goody Basket: There are things in my kitchen I use every day. Because they get so much use, they need replacing. Problem is, I hate spending money on myself. So, I keep using those worn out towels or that sponge that has lost some of it’s scrubbing power. I know I would love a pretty basket filled with new kitchen towels, pot holders, sponges, and wooden spoons. How about you?
- Something Homemade: I appreciate a gift that was made especially for me. When my daughter had me down for a visit a few years ago, she mentioned she wanted a flower garden. The problem was she lived in an apartment with a small balcony and not much room to plant one. We made these cute Fabric Covered Flower Pots and planted succulents. They are easy to care for. She loved them and they are still thriving today!
- Laundry Goody Basket: Like the kitchen, my linen closet and laundry area could use some new goodies. My bathroom towels don’t match and one has a nice sized hole in it. If we had guests visit, I would be hard pressed to find decent towels to put out in the bathroom. I could also use a new laundry basket. One of the handles on mine had broken off. A laundry goody basket would be a great gift, don’t you think?
- Gourmet Basket: I love to cook, but the most exotic spice I have is paprika. I use an average priced olive oil and regular butter. I would love to have some spices from around the world to add flavor to my cooking. A nice bottle of EVOO would be cool too. Because my daughter loves to cook, I know this would be a gift she would appreciate and use often.
- A Unique Doormat: If you were to guess one household item many homeowners forget to buy, what would it be? My guess would be a doormat. Am I right? Before you come into your home, you need a sturdy doormat to wipe your feet. No need tracking in dirt and whatnot in from the outside. Am I right?! Well, I found not only a well made doormat, but an eye catching one at that from The Rope Co.
When I was choosing a housewarming gift for Chelsea, I wanted something unique. I also wanted something she could actually use. I know when I moved into my house, I needed a nice, sturdy doormat. I saw the gorgeous hand woven doormats from The Rope Co., I was hooked! These mats are made in Maine with Maine made rope. The rope is nice and thick and is easily cleaned by either shaking it out or with soapy water. Because they are made with UV protection in the weaving process, your doormat will not fade, even under the harshest sun! The doormats comes in a variety of color combinations and sell for $89 on The Rope Co. website.
The Rope Co. also makes these incredible hand woven bins, which also come in a variety of color combinations. They are mold and mildew resistant and come with a wooden insert, also made in Maine. They are great for laundry or blanket storage. I keep mine on my deck with the kids toys. This beauty sells for $89 as well. The Rope Co. also sells key chains, place mats and a magazine storage rack for your home, dorm or office. All the products are hand woven and made in Maine and come with a lifetime guarantee.
The products are the creations of Logan and Hannah Rackliff. Both Hannah and Logan grew up in the traditions of the Maine lobstermen. Logan’s family have been lobstermen for five generations. Their company, Crowe Rope, was one of the largest rope manufacturers in the country, until it was sold in 1994. In 1998, Logan’s dad created High-Liner Rope. This company is the main supplier to lobstermen from Canada, all the way to Maine. In 2013, Hannah and Logan began making mats that are made the locals in Maine.