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10 Best Housewarming Gifts

One of the best parts about moving into a new apartment is showing it off to your friends and family members. That's why housewarming parties are so much fun-- they give people the chance to flaunt their DIY window treatments…

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[caption id="attachment_60858" align="alignleft" width="360"]Share some neighborly love this holiday season. What's your good neighbor policy? Share some neighborly love this holiday season. What's your good neighbor policy?[/caption] Ho, ho, ho! Oh, oh? Have you considered your apartment neighbors this holiday season? Whether it’s a token for the season or “welcome to the neighborhood” timing, a small gift given in friendship can create warm feelings between neighbors, especially at this time of the year. Check out these ideas about gifting for your good neighbors!

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[caption id="attachment_62110" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Being green doesn't have to mean sacrificing fun -- gifts can still look festive and fun while remaining eco-friendly. Being green doesn't have to mean sacrificing fun -- gifts can still look festive and fun while remaining eco-friendly.[/caption] Is there anything more satisfying than ripping the paper off a neatly wrapped present, uncovering a hidden treasure inside? Probably not – but have you seen your living room after a morning spent unwrapping what Santa brought you? It’s an environmentalist’s nightmare; all that trash is hardly eco-friendly. On the other hand, you have to wrap your gifts in something. So what’s a tree-hugging Santa to do? Fortunately, there are ways to keep all the fun of Christmas morning while remaining environmentally responsible. Check out these alternatives to wrapping paper so you can keep your holiday season green – not Grinch green, but earth-friendly green.

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worst Christmas gift ideasWhen it comes to gift giving, it’s the thought that counts, right?

Wrong. We've been busy sharing with you a ton of gift ideas that will wow your loved ones. You can thank us later. But let's not ignore that fact that some items should never be given as gifts. Ever. Good gifts can truly cement a relationship while bad or thoughtless gifts can cause it to fizzle. Not only that, a bad gift will make you appear tactless, and the person on the receiving end won’t feel so great either. Bah humbug!

'Tis the season to give, and you must keep in mind that giving unto others is actually a very strong form of communication. What message are you sending with the gifts you've picked out this year? Hopefully none of these are on your shopping list:

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[caption id="attachment_62113" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Your friend or family member graduated from college -- congratulations to them! Now, what to give them as a gift? Your friend or family member graduated from college -- congratulations to them! Now, what to give them as a gift?[/caption] Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, so of course you want to honor the young scholar in your life. Just think of all the places their lives will take them! There’s just one problem: You know that stereotype about broke college students? That’s not going to change for a while after graduation. They’ve got to find a job (which is sometimes much easier said than done), locate a place to live, and get started on being a grown-up. That’s tough to do when you’re starting from scratch. But that’s where you come in! If you’ve got a friend or family member who’s graduating, we’ve got some gift ideas to help them embark on post-college life:

Wracking your brain to find the perfect gift that won't clutter a small apartment? Check out this list!

[caption id="attachment_60756" align="alignleft" width="360"]Wracking your brain to find the perfect gift that won't clutter a small apartment? Check out this list! Wracking your brain to find the perfect gift that won't clutter  up a small apartment? We've brewed up some fun ideas![/caption] ‘Tis the season! Let’s say you want to share a seasonal gift or two with your friend, partner, family member, coworker… but that person lives in a, let’s say, space-challenged apartment. There is no need to fret, dear, generous celebrant. Check out a dozen options to spread good cheer to a few lucky folks in your life. Sometimes, less truly can be more!

Think small when shopping for a housewarming gift for someone without much space to spare.

[caption id="attachment_61356" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Think small when shopping for a housewarming gift for someone without much space to spare. Think small when shopping for a housewarming gift for someone without much space to spare.[/caption] So your friends have landed themselves a great new apartment, and they’re throwing themselves a party. Great! But now you have a dilemma: What to get them for a housewarming gift? Apartment dwellers already face storage challenges, and you don’t want to contribute to their clutter. What kind of gift is practical, enjoyable, and doesn’t take up a lot of space? Fear not! We have 10 housewarming gift ideas that your friends will love. Even better, they’re easy on your wallet, too. 1. Potted plants do double duty. Not only do they add nice decorative touches to a room; they also keep indoor air filtered and clean. Go for a small plant that can be kept on a windowsill and doesn’t require much maintenance, like an aloe plant or a cactus.

Decorative Housewarming Gift

[caption id="attachment_64228" align="aligncenter" width="607"]A bottle of wine makes a great housewarming gift, especially if you put a personalized label on it. A bottle of wine makes a great housewarming gift, especially if you put a personalized label on it.[/caption] When a friend or relative moves into a new place, it can be hard to come up with a nice housewarming gift for them. Below are a few ideas for creative, decorative housewarming gifts to help your loved ones feel right at home in their new apartment. Go green Plants always make nice, thoughtful gifts and can add a bit of life and color to a new place. If the recipient doesn't have a green thumb, opt for something relatively easy to take care of, or an indoor plant such as a fern, cactus or bonsai tree.

Keep your pup happy this holiday season with these gifts.

For dog owners, this festive season would not be complete without a cold nose or wagging tail amid the holiday hustle. Whether our dogs are begging for a bite of Christmas cookie or enduring a few embarrassing photos in a…

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