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What should I get my Girl as a moving in gift?

Asked by Staalesen (2722points) December 23rd, 2008

We are finally moving in together (got the appartment on x-mas day, yay!) Since most of our money the first months go to paying the rent for the new place and my old room for a month, I am a bit strapped for cash, but I would really like to give her a gift that would mean something special for her, as to signify the start of our life together…. Anyone have a good suggestion ?

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tinyfaery's avatar

Unpack all the boxes and put everything away. I just moved. Trust me, she’ll love it

figbash's avatar

How big is the place? Does she have a hobby?

Staalesen's avatar

the place is about 50 square meters+- 10, her hobbies are music and writing, both of wich takes place on her laptop….

and yeah, I will have to be the one that unpacs everything anyway, since she works late the next month :)

wildflower's avatar

How about an engraved keyring?

gimmedat's avatar

Jammies and a robe. Nothing says welcome home like sleepwear.

figbash's avatar

Ah! Doesn’t sound like you have a lot of space. You could get her a special, vintage piece of furniture that’s ‘just for her things’ to let her know that she’s got a special spot there. I was going to suggest that in order to save money, you could also make a work space/practice space for her with curtains or a screen.

I think the engraved keyring idea is great too!

nikipedia's avatar

Dude, just love her and be good to her.

peedub's avatar

I say an interesting plant; perhaps a small kumquat tree or succulent.

…unless she’s at least mildly into taxidermy. In that case you will need a bearskin rug, something to tie the room together.

augustlan's avatar

I like the keyring idea, a lot. A nice home cooked meal would be appropriate, too.

PS: Congratulations and best wishes!

peedub's avatar

Or a small olive tree. They look way cool and are fairly inexpensive. She’ll think you’re really taking it up a notch on the classy scale.

mrdh's avatar

A comfortable mattress.

Staalesen's avatar

Well I think I might go for a combination of a lot of these Ideas :) Especially the jammies and a robe, she will love that ( and then I will get my old one back:)
And the meal thing, but instead I will arrange a dinner for her and her closest friends, cooking it and etc, getting wine, doing the dishes…
And her keyset ingraved with her lucky symbol :)

@peadub: It would have been great, but we are notorious when I commes to killing plants…. :/

Thanks a lot to all of you :)
And a happy hollyday to all of you :)

judochop's avatar

A new photo album. And then vow to take a photo a day in your new place together for the next year.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Definitely get a few pictures of the two of you in some nice frames and hang/place them around the room; it is a nice gift and it personalizes the apartment so it will feel like home, as well as places constant reminders of you around her, which is never bad.

Staalesen's avatar

Yes, that would be nie aswell.. I just realized that we dont really have to many pictures together exept for old party pics… Maybe haul out the old camera again :)

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Oh that’s good too. Or get pictures taken… that can be expensive, but if you can find a photo student (someone very much like myself), they’ll probably do it pretty cheap, if not for free to build their portfolio. Make a few prints, pop them in some frames and voila!

Staalesen's avatar

That could be arranged, we have quite a lot of artistic friends (commes with the territorry i guess) So I hva quite a few photographers in traing to call..

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Do it. Girls (including myself) eat that shit up.

wildflower's avatar

Sounds like you’ll have a wonderful x-mas :)
Glad Jul og lykke til! (I’m making a big assumption and guessing you’re Norwegian….)

Staalesen's avatar

God Jul til deg også, og takk.
(Yes, I am norwegian)

wildflower's avatar

Ah!, you say ‘god’, not ‘glad’.....should’ve known that! But close enough :)

Staalesen's avatar

You are not not norwegian ? If not, very good work =)

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