Young couples just starting out in life need everything. Whether they are newlyweds, or just living together or just friends, it doesn't matter. But what does matter is that they are working jobs they just started and don't have what they need to live a decent life. But, when you are young and in love, who needs material things?
So, just what are useful gifts for young couples living in apartments, condos or townhouses? Considering that space is tight they may need everything, but don't have the room or the budget for it, so when visiting your friends, or family members that are just starting out bring a thoughtful, useful housewarming gift.
Let's start with the kitchen first. Bring a bottle of wine if you must, but bring a wine opener, like a corkscrew with you. Your friends might not have one, and how are you going to drink that wine, without opening it? You will need something to drink out of right? Buy some new glasses for your friends. They can be anything from practical everyday glasses to several margarita glasses. There are so many different kinds of glasses, that you can buy your friends something that suits their personality.
The list for what young couples need for the kitchen is endless. They will need a new can opener, an inexpensive microwave. They will need an oven, and a refrigerator. But hey, you're not Santa Claus, so the big- ticket items they will have to get on their own. How about getting them an inexpensive coffee maker or a teapot for tea drinkers? You can always bring over a can of coffee, or a really nice box of tea for that tea drinker.
For the really practical thinker, bring your friends, or relatives a basket full of all kinds of goodies they will need for the kitchen. This you can do for every room of the apartment, by using baskets and creating a certain theme. For a kitchen basket you can do anything including centering on cookie baking, to a basket of various kinds of teas, to all kinds of utensils and towels everybody needs in the kitchen. They can use the basket to place the bills in, or the mail, or whatever else they want to use it for.
More useful and creative gifts for a young couple for their first place together are endless, and for the bathroom you can buy them a new set of towels in white or a color they both like. Sheets are a good idea if you know what size bed they have and what colors they enjoy. Basket themed ideas can be a great gift idea for any room, and for a the bathroom, it can be several towels rolled up, a magazine or two, a scented candle, a back scrubber, some nice lotions.
For the living room, the basket theme can be a wonderful idea also. Fill a basket with several new movies, and several bags of different kinds of popcorn and other assorted snacks. Bring over an inexpensive DVR, and make a night of movie watching. Buy the young couple several new frames so they can put pictures of their favorite people in them. Buy them inexpensive throw blankets for the living room, so they can cuddle when they are alone.
Those are just a few of the many ideas for a couple just starting out in life. Every room of the new place needs to be filled with something useful and oftentimes they can't afford to do anything about it. Go for it and splurge a little and get your friends or relatives something they can use. Be creative and have some fun with it and they will too.