Style Doctor: Housewarming gift woes

Q I am trying to think of a housewarming gift for a friend that is both pretty and practical. She does like collecting things, so something that could be displayed and used would be great. And I have a fairly limited budget.S Stephenson

A The Aurora liqueur set of glasses might fit the bill. A contemporary long-stemmed style, each glass comes in a different colour and looks very pretty when being used or simply on display. A set of six glasses complete with serving tray costs £28.

Aurora Liqueur Glasses, available from John Lewis (

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Q I’m looking for a modern house number and name plate for our new home, and would like something a bit different if you have any suggestions?

D Hunter

A Interior designer Doreen Smith says, HouseNumbers supply beautiful contemporary and traditional custom-made laser-cut stainless steel house name plates and door numbers, all manufactured in the UK. The products are made from a high-quality 3mm brushed stainless steel that can also be supplied with LED technology if a light is required to highlight the number or plate.

HouseNumbers (01258 452826,

Doreen Smith (07881 653 037,