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Housewarming gift for foodie/cook?

I am going to a housewarming and wanted to bring a gift. But I have no idea what I can bring that the couple will actually use. I was thinking of stopping by Williams Sonoma this afternoon and picking up something small, simple, modestly priced. I know WS isn't bargain bin, but I am willing to spend about $30-40.

Any ideas? Or can anyone steer me towards another store?

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  1. How about a gallon of good extra virgin olive oil....They would certainly use it, instead of some chachtka that hides in a drawer.

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    1. re: BiscuitBoy

      I was given that as a house warming gift and it was certainly welcome.

      1. re: BiscuitBoy

        WS is where we buy our Ravida olive oil...love it!

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        1. Japanese teapot + tea cups and some good quality green tea.

          1. Thanks appreciate it. They both use olive oil AND drink lots of tea!

            1. If they like to entertain, a plain white platter or other serving piece is nice. If it's plain, it doesn't have to match their other china, and it will get used.

              Nice dishtowels, again plain ones, are a great gift too. I love the big white flour sack ones.