12 Practical Gifts For the Girl Who Just Moved Into Her Own Place

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Moving into a place of your own — whether it's a tiny studio apartment or a multistory house — can feel like crossing a bridge into adulthood. You don't have any roommates to blame the dirty dishes or lackluster decor on anymore. Now, it's all you.

Plus, furnishing a home of your own is a huge undertaking. If you know someone who just got a place of her own, the holidays present a perfect opportunity to help her decorate. Instead of a kitschy sweater or box of chocolates, gift the newly minted adult in your life one of these practical — but still fun — home decor gifts.

Corelle® Style Imani Square 18-Piece Dinnerware Set
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Corelle® Style Imani Square 18-Piece Dinnerware Set

Now that she has her own place, she needs a proper dinnerware set. This black-and-white set ($100) looks stunning in any tablescape, thanks to the modern shape and bold design of the plates.

Allover Fruits Shower Curtain
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Allover Fruits Shower Curtain

The vibrant lemon pattern on this adorable shower curtain ($39) will make her think she's jetting off to Sorrento, Italy. It's a design statement in the best way.

JIC Gem Natural Agate Bookends
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JIC Gem Natural Agate Bookends

Bookworms will appreciate a pair of sturdy yet stylish bookends to keep their literary collection organized. This pair made from agate ($24) definitely grabs attention.

Anthropologie Stretching Cat Doormat
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Anthropologie Stretching Cat Doormat

A doormat might be a necessity, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. Case in point: this coconut fiber doormat ($42) decorated with a silhouette of a stretching cat.

Kate and Laurel Felicia Metal Mirrored Decorative Trays
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Kate and Laurel Felicia Metal Mirrored Decorative Trays

OK, trays might not seem like an absolute essential at first, but they're surprisingly useful. You see, they're not just decoration; these mirrored trays ($45) are also ideal for organizing everything from makeup to coffee table decor.

Chicago Cutlery® Woodworks 14” x 20” Bamboo Cutting Board
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Chicago Cutlery® Woodworks 14” x 20” Bamboo Cutting Board

Every home cook needs a good cutting board. This bamboo model ($28) comes with a groove to catch juice when slicing meat, but easily doubles as a charcuterie board in a pinch.

Seville Classics Fruit Tree With Banana Hook
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Seville Classics Fruit Tree With Banana Hook

Help her stay organized in the kitchen with a handy fruit basket ($30) that even comes with a built-in banana hook. No more bruised fruit!

Bailey Shag Bath Mat
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Bailey Shag Bath Mat

A stylish bath mat ($39, originally $49) can make even the most dreary bathroom look chic. This tasseled shag model is also incredibly soft.

Triangle Mirror Set
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Triangle Mirror Set

Mirrors make any space look larger and more visually interesting. This set of three triangular hanging mirrors ($39) is also versatile enough to work in any home. She can split them up to hang separately or install them together.

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
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Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

No matter how big your kitchen, you can never have enough counter space. That's why a quality french press ($33) is so useful: it makes top-notch coffee, but takes up far less room than a traditional coffee pot.

InnoGear Upgraded Aromatherapy Diffuser @ith 6 Bottles of Essential Oils
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InnoGear Upgraded Aromatherapy Diffuser @ith 6 Bottles of Essential Oils

The soothing scent of lavender, eucalyptus, or peppermint essential oil is just the thing you need after a long day. This sleek, unobtrusive aromatherapy diffuser ($25) makes a lovely housewarming gift.

Diamond Tufted Throw Blanket
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Diamond Tufted Throw Blanket

A soft, cozy throw blanket ($69) is a no-fail gift. The bold geometric pattern and funky texture on this blanket make it even more striking.