If you’re looking for a gift for your house proud friend, or you just fancy buying your living room a present, we’ve tracked down the most stylish home items on the web.
If his home is his castle, or she's more house-proud than Hyacinth Bucket, a house gift may be the way to go. But proceed with caution - you don't want your gift to be the one they keep in the back of the cupboard only produce when you call round. Follow these few simple 'house gift' rules and your gift will be given pride of place.
House Gift Rule 1 - You are buying a gift for their home - not yours.
Make sure to scope out their style before buying home gifts - if they are a committed minimalist, some country kitchen style crockery will NOT find a happy home!
House Gift Rule 2 - Check they don't already have what ever you are planning to buy them.
It's a running joke that people get given twenty toasters as wedding gifts for a reason. Don't assume that don't have an ice cream maker/ coffee machine/ what ever home appliance is currently in vogue. Chances are they do.
House Gift Rule 3 - If they have a small home, don't buy anything too big.
These days many people live in apartments where storage space is at a premium. There is no point buying them an enormous food processor if their kitchen cabinets are already full to bursting. Instead opt for space saving house gifts that they will appreciate (and actually use!).