Is this the year that you start University, move in with that special someone, buy your first home or even get married? Even if its not then we are sure you will be buying a present for someone special this year that falls into at least one of the above scenarios. But how do you sort the wasted present that will go straight into the attic against the housewarming present that will be cleared out in 50 years well used, well loved and older than the hills? We spoke to young couples, first time buyers and students to find out the best presents they have received for the home. Better still we found them all under £25 in the Debenhams up to 70% off Blue Cross Sale
Students Going into Uni Halls
Your first time away from home and you have a cute flat with 5 of what will be your closest friends (for at least 9 months). You have boxes full of old unwanted Tupperware, crockery and some dodgy pot from your Nan to take with you. Well, maybe your Aunt or Godmother could splash out on some decent cooking utensils. These cool black stainless-steel utensils will ensure that you can display them pride of place on the side and not use valuable (and limited) cupboard space, which is much needed for super noodles and pasta.
Students Moving into their First Uni Houses
To our Second-Year students who have the basics and are living with their life long friends you cant beat a top up on kitchen ware as a present. A roasting pan is invaluable it will allow them to cook potato wedges after nights out and hash browns for late morning snacks. But for those three times a year when the loans come flooding in you need a roasting pan. For those three special days your second year housemates are going to chip in towards cooking a house roast dinner and whether its for the potatoes, parsnips of roast beef they will need a pan to cook it in.
We choose the large sized pan at just £8.40. It has 30% off so maybe you could buy a second just in case one is still in the washing up come the second term.
First Flat Kitchen Housewarming Gifts
Whether your loved one went to University or not at some point they will fly the nest (even if it takes till 35). Male or female living alone has its challenges and one of them is cooking on your own. After a long day of the “real world”, cooking a healthy budget meal not only takes time and energy they no longer have. But are they equipped with the necessaries?
Enter a decent wok. You can cook quick simple noodle and pasta dishes, yummy curries and even a good old Spag bowl. Using our Debenhams voucher codes you can pick up this non-stick, no need for oil wok for just £6 with a huge £14 saving. The benefit is that it can be used on gas hobs, electric hobs and ceramic hobs, making it a present for life
Moving in Together
What to buy when two houses become one is tricky but you can never go wrong with a bit of Tupperware. I am not sure what age you get to, but there is a time when you realise you love nothing more than knowing you have tubs and lids that match in the draw.
The great thing is in the Debenhams Blue Cross Sale you can get sets of 3 tubs for just £7 meaning that from your £25 you can buy the love birds 3 sets and still have a few pennies for a card and wrapping paper
The First Home Kitchen Gift Ideas
So they found each other or maybe they are doing it alone but your loved one has stopped moving every 12 months and is finally settling in their very own home. They will get the kitchen just as they want it and will hopefully have grown up sophisticated soirees. As part of their new home they will need to have a few funkier gadgets that they will probably use 3 or 4 times a year. But they will always be grateful for them, when they are cooking for the mother-in-law, new boss or an anniversary meal.
Reduced to just £15 these electronic scales are light weight, small and easy to store. They allow the user to weigh in pounds, ounces or kilograms. Perfect when cooking from the latest Jamie cook book or Granny's family recipe.
Gifts for the Special Wedding Day
Wedding gifts are tough. Money is always appreciated but not everyone is comfortable giving money, so we have found the perfect present. Why not buy designer kitchen ware that is beautiful, practical, useful and bargain priced.
One of our favourite home items in the Debenhams sale is the Joseph Joseph Nesting Bowls. Made up of mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, colanders, sieves and more. Great for baking, gourmet meals or even just simple recipes. This is the perfect addition to any kitchen no matter the cooking ability.
Just in Case Present with Debenhams
So what about the chef that has everything or has nothing, where do you start? Easy a decent quality chopping board. A wooden chopping board looks great on the side, fits in with every kitchen and more importantly lasts a lifetime. We have selected this set of two chopping boards, so if all else has failed you can't beat a bit of a chop.
Taking advantage of the Debenhams Blue Cross sale is a must this January. They have not only up to 70% off Kitchen ware, but a whole range of homeware. Even if it is a bit early to plan present shopping, why not spend a bit of Christmas money treating yourself.
Posted By: Tegan Groombridge - 18th January 2018