When friends and families move into new space, they can feel slightly on edge. After all, such a fresh change can bring with its uncertainty and anxiety toward the future. It was also likely difficult securing the house in the first place, given the state of the market. However, the right housewarming gift from you can bring a sense of comfort and stability here, reminding your loved ones you’ve got their back!
But what is the perfect kind of housewarming gift you can offer? Are they easy to find and affordable to purchase?
Consequently, here’s a quick list of the perfect housewarming gifts; from the traditional to the contemporary!
Let’s start with the safe and traditional route; live plants make a great housewarming gift. They inject some colour into any space they feature, help circulate oxygen throughout rooms, and overall just add some variety to the aesthetic. After all, those who’ve moved in are likely thinking about things like furniture, bills and cleanliness; plants are probably at the bottom of their ‘to buy’ list.
Scratch it off for them and pick one up. Any kind will likely suffice, but make sure it’s not too vast and wildly, but perhaps small, easier to manage and one that’ll easily fit on a shelf or windowsill! They’ll likely appreciate you going out of your own way to make their home have a little more variety. Of course, not everything should just be bland chairs, tables and televisions!
Cards and artwork
Cards aren’t exactly a leftfield choice either, although depending on what card you choose or make things could start to lean that way. Go for something less generic and more entertaining; perhaps something featuring puns or jokes would work well? It’ll have a bit more character when it’s on display and seem like a warmer and more personal gesture from you.
Also, chances are your new homeowner pals or family members have a bit of empty wall space. If you fancy yourself as something of an artist, why not help fill it? After all, you could even send a parcel over with your art work, letting them choose what they’d like to pick from. Don’t take any rejections personally; it’s the offer that counts and giving them some of your work would be a very touching gesture whether they hang some or not!
You don’t want to be clogging up the new home with various scents from things like candles and air fresheners. After all, every homeowner likes their own scents, so don’t risk going down that road. Instead, focus on their other senses and supply them with some booze instead!
For example, some wine might well be appreciated! They can break it in over time and share it out if they have any parties, and it’s the perfect celebratory kind of gift in that sense. It’s less practical and more fun, so if your loved ones would appreciate that more, explore that kind of option!
Some housewarming gifts are very traditional and cover all bases, like the house plant. However, the more contemporary choices are more tailored to your friends or family’s individual needs and likes. Your ideas should stem from these concepts, and while there’re certainly safe choices, don’t be afraid to get creative too!