Buying a new home is a major life step that is an exciting time for families young and old. To celebrate the purchase of a new home, friends and family usually get new homeowners a housewarming gift. A well-thought-out housewarming gift lets new homeowners know just how special their momentous occasion is.
Here are some heartfelt, not-too-expensive housewarming gift ideas for the next time a friend or family member moves into a new home.
A Bottle of Wine
A common housewarming gift given to many new homeowners is a bottle of wine. Even better, include a set of wine glasses with your gift so that the homeowners have something to toast their new home with, just in case their wine glasses are still packed away.
One of the quickest ways to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Why not get new homeowners a cookbook to go along with their new domicile? That way, if they like to cook, they can enjoy preparing meals in their new kitchen.
Another great housewarming gift idea is a toolkit containing essential tools for working around the house. Some basic tools that every homeowner needs is a hammer, tape measure, and screwdriver. You can also throw in a wrench, flashlight, and level, items that many homeowners don’t even realize that they’ll need until they need them.
A Memento of Their Last Home
If you were friends with the new homeowner before they moved into their most recent home, then you might consider getting them something to remind them of their last address. This could be a framed map of their old neighborhood, a picture of their last home, or something in the shape of the state they moved from if they are moving out-of-state.
A Welcome Mat
Help the new homeowners roll out the welcome mat at their new home by gifting them with a super cool welcome mat. You can even personalize it by giving them a mat customized with their initials or a favorite saying.
A Cozy Blanket
To help new homeowners feel nice and cozy in their new home, gift them with a throw blanket. Popular throw blanket materials include wool, fleece, or cotton. The best way to go when picking out a blanket is to go with one in a neutral color, such as a brown, beige, or white.
A plant makes a great gift for a new homeowner. Best of all, the plant can grow along with the home. Just make sure to get the homeowner a plant that is in line with their ability to care for it. Easy-to-care-for plants include a snake plant, succulent, or a rubber tree.
A Set of Food Storage Containers
A set of food storage containers is a nice gift to give to new homeowners. The containers allow the homeowners to get off on the right foot by making storage within their refrigerator or cabinet that much easier. Best of all, this long-lasting gift can serve homeowners for a number of years.
A Scented Candle
If you know a homeowner is a candle lover, then a candle in a nice scent can help them feel more at home. In addition, include a lighter to make sure that the homeowner can use your gift. Popular candle scents include French vanilla, spiced pumpkin, and lavender, among others.
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If you have new neighbors who just moved in, a great way to say hello is to bake them something. You can also get them something from a local bakery if you do not cook. The smell of freshly baked bread or sweets is a perfect way to welcome a homeowner into their new home.