I'm feeling all the feels lately with school back in session and new starts happening all around us. I work with Better Homes and Gardens to show off their products every couple of months and this month the theme was "on the move." I think this applies more than we realize this time of year. I almost put together a basket of items for my son's new teacher, but I didn't want to do so until I knew her a bit better. Then one of my sisters announced she had decided to move out of state so I decided to make it a package for her. She is packing up and starting her cross-country trek to Colorado today so this really was perfect timing.
My son and I had SO much fun picking out these items for her new home! I wanted to be cognizant of the fact that I don't know how she'll decorate her new place -- gifting household items can be tricky sometimes. But I found some really cute stuff that I am pretty positive she's going to love.
The fun part was that I went with a bit of a rustic theme to fit her new state of Colorado (it makes me sad just typing that) -- the items are warm and cozy and also perfect for fall! I think you'll like them too, and maybe you'll get some ideas of your own for anyone in your life making a new start. (Or for your house, that's allowed too.)
I saw these "words" bathroom items and fell in LOVE:
How fun are those? She's lived on her own for awhile now so I knew she'd already have some bathroom accessories. I went with this cute tray from the set instead:
I figure she can use this anywhere -- bathroom, nightstand, for keys when she walks in the door. So cute. I did pick pick up the pump and the brush one for my son's bathroom. :)
Home smells good, or at least we hope it does. I adore these candles -- I've purchased them before for myself because I love the pretty design in the glass (and they smell great):
That sticker comes off easily so it's super pretty. These were on clearance, I hope they're not getting rid of them! I am going back for another one of these for myself -- it smells like fall to me. :) I'll also pick up a few for smaller housewarming gifts as well.
Of course I couldn't pass up my favorite -- their wax warmers are the best and come in the cutest designs. I had to go with the tree for this theme:
This frame is another favorite of mine -- I showed you how I used one like it in our guest room. BHG does the coolest thing -- you just flip the paper around inside and it's a pretty photo:this online you get two for less than $8! That's a fantastic price.
I had to throw something cozy in there and this blanket is perfection:
This is another item I'm trying hard to resist getting for our home but I think I'm going to fail on that one. :)
And of course I had to get something to wrap it all up in. Their storage cubes are great and are actually quite large when you open it all up:
At $6 each it's way cheaper than a big decorative basket.
I was quite pleased with what we pulled together. :) I wanted everything to make her feel at home in her new place. Photos, warm scents and a soft blanket will sure help:
I thought about sending him off too, but she already has a crazy one of her own:
We are a cat family. :)
I think she'll love all of it! I can't wait for her to get her housewarming package. I hope she'll feel our love from Indiana:
Now I have the sniffles. It's an emotional week! :)
Do you have any go-to items you use for housewarming presents? I went a little overboard but this is for my sister. I think a throw or a candle or wax warmer is a perfect little gift -- even for a college student. (Although check on the latter for dorms.) Include some homemade cookies too. ;)
The frame and little tray would be great little gifts for new teachers too! Love it all and love finding super cute stuff for a great price!
To see how I used BHG in our living room redo, go here.
I added some rustic charm to our basement here.
And see our fall kitchen table set up using BHG products here.
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