Scrubbing Up: Buying Bathroom Products as Gifts

Giving someone a bathroom product might not be some people’s style, but the bathroom is just as important as any other room in the home. People take pride in the appearance of this, the smallest room of the house, and it’s not all basic toilet roll holders, soap dishes and mirrors anymore. Think vintage and also contemporary. Now you can pick out a stylish, practical present if you make a fuss over someone’s bathroom, since there are so many quirky bathroom accessories around these days.

Getting the shabby chic vibe

The shabby chic look has been around for a few years now and its popularity looks set to continue. The good thing about this trend is that you can easily pick up shabby chic items in places such as second-hand furniture stores and antique shops. Go vintage with your mirrors, ornate pills boxes, antique bottles for flowers and porcelain soap dishes. Such products can be beautifully designed and friends who have styled their bathroom using this theme will love you that little bit more.

Going contemporary

A contemporary bathroom is a much more minimalist look than the vintage theme and usually includes muted colors. The theme relies heavily on glass and steel products, which aren’t too expensive depending on the item. Floating glass shelves, minimalist steel soap dishes and glass candle holders can project the bathroom well into the 21st century. If you have a contemporary bathroom, it will be the little touches that make it so. Decisive differential elements can include frosted glass toothbrush mugs and stainless steel coat hooks.

The quirkier the better

For some people it’s all about the unusual objects that are both household items and conversation pieces. Fun (not to mention funky!) bathroom products can include floating lights disguised as a submarine, and dinosaur toilet brush holders. There’s always the option to give framed prints and wall clocks specifically designed to be hung in the bathroom, which can definitely brighten up any room in the home.

Before buying the bathroom accessory make sure to browse around the Net and research your buying choices. You can find some great products online but remember that rooting around vintage shops and flea markets is all part of the fun.

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  1. Janet W.
    April 24, 2014 / 9:54 am

    I take pride in my bathrooms because guests always end up going in there alone and take in the sights.

  2. Sandra VanHoey
    April 24, 2014 / 11:39 am

    Seems like the bathroom items are always last on the list for many people so giving as a gift would be real appreciated I think.

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