Ten Housewarming Gift Ideas to Choose From
“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends” -Anonymous.
Housewarming gifts are an excellent way to congratulate a new homeowner on their new home.
Unfortunately, they have a rather well-earned reputation for ending up in the recycling bin or donation pile. Great housewarming gifts are ones new homeowners find helpful. They come in the form of home-cooked meals, great decors, or well-thought-of household items. That said, if you are thinking of giving a new homeowner a gift, it will help if you go about this endeavor thoughtfully, as it can go a long way in helping a new house become a home.
One excellent way to ensure that your recipient will love their gift is to choose one informed by what you already know about the new homeowner even before they receive the keys to their new home. Also, it will help if you can imagine the stories that might potentially unfold at their new address. So, if you are looking for an appropriate housewarming gift for a friend or family member who just bought a new house and lot for sale in Iloilo or elsewhere, below are some great ideas you could take advantage of:
1.) A vase
Plants are decorative pieces that make a home feel more inviting. More importantly, they give any space at home that much-needed life and element of nature in what would have otherwise been an industrial area. Most individuals may not feel comfortable picking a plant out for new homeowners as a housewarming gift, given the level of care it may need. If you are unsure whether or not your recipients can commit to caring for a plant, you may choose to give them something to house the plant instead. Apart from functioning as a place for plants, it also serves as a great decor option. Be sure to choose artisan vases that give off that weathered and lived-in stylish look that goes with most modern houses. These types of vases typically come in a variety of sizes that they can mix and match.
2.) A calming light
Regardless of what your recipient’s taste in home decor may be, a calming light in the form of a Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp will always be a welcome addition. Apart from the added aesthetic, it adds to any space; it also has alleged health benefits and gives off that comforting rosy glow. Plus, it is relatively small in size with a six-foot cord to make it portable. As a result, your recipient will be able to move it from their desks to their nightstands to the living room for a home exercise or yoga session. Choose one with a dimmer switch so that it would also make for a nice romantic mood-enhancing night-light.
3.) Watercolor home portrait
Celebrate their new place and commemorate it by gifting them with a watercolor portrait. Shops on Etsy specialize in taking an image of their home and turning it into a visual art display. Apart from the charming watercolor, their home’s name will also be signed on the bottom. You are then given the option to choose from a standard print, digital download, or smooth finished wood with a pine frame. This housewarming gift idea is simple but visually pleasing at the same time. Also, it can serve as an excellent conversation piece that will help them set the tone for the next chapter of their life.
4.) Food Storage Tupperware Set
Leftovers are a ubiquitous presence in every home—regardless of whether a homeowner just moved in or not. The truth is, not everyone can finish every meal they have prepared, and to minimize food waste, they need to have somewhere to store all the extra leftover food. That said, a food storage Tupperware set will be an excellent and welcome gift. After all, the least you can do is to make sure the remaining servings of food can be reheated for consumption the next day. Choose a quality brand that is dishwasher-safe, over-friendly, and suitable for use in both the fridge and freezer. Also, choose a set that includes lids as this ensures they would not have to use plastic cling wraps in storing their leftover food.
5.) Charcuterie Boards
Almost everyone loves wine, cheese, and a variety of cold cuts. For that reason, charcuterie boards have become a party staple. Typically, a good charcuterie spread includes an assortment of meats, cheeses, spreads, fruits, and bread. Today, however, they have morphed into dynamic ideations that better suit the preferences and tastes of many. However, no matter what style of board your recipients may choose to serve charcuterie in, make sure they can do it in style with your gift. Look for a board that comes with stainless-steel cheese knives and a cheese fork, as this will ensure they will have everything they need when entertaining guests for a soiree or get-together.
6.) Candle Bundle Kit
Home fragrance is not to be underestimated. After all, the scent is one of the first things you will notice when walking into a new home. More importantly, it leaves a lasting impression on the guests. That said, make sure your recipient can keep their homes smelling fresh and clean by giving them an assortment of candles as a housewarming gift. Allow them some variety as it will give them the chance to explore a few scents, with one hopefully becoming their signature.
Choose a candle bundle that is non-toxic, paraffin-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. Also, you may opt to choose big candles that last up to 200 hours of combined burn time. However, it may be more practical to give new homeowners mini versions of these candles first to ensure that they would not be wasting a full-sized candle that they do not like.
7.) Label Maker
It may not be the most luxurious gift you can give, but do not be so quick to dismiss and scoff at the idea of giving new homeowners a label maker. New homeowners typically have a lot of household items to unpack and set up in their new space, which means that they need a semblance of organization in place. That said, a label maker will come in handy when it comes to labeling essential items. Choose one that is light, portable, and comes with different font sizes. In this way, the new homeowners in your life can carry it around their new space easily to look for the ideal place for everything they own.
8.) Picture Frame Set
Every home, regardless of whether it is new or old, has walls. That said, decorating these walls has been a recurring design theme among homeowners, new and old. However, it can be quite challenging to find quality and beautiful picture frames at the right price. Whatever you choose, be sure to look for something that comes in a set to ensure that the new homeowner in your life can display as many of their photos as possible.
9.) Night Light
Night lights are helpful in illuminating portions of the floor when you are making your way to the comfort room after lights out. However, they are especially useful for homeowners who have just moved in. If they just moved in, there is a likely chance that they will suffer from bumps and bruises as they try to navigate the halls of their home in the middle of the night. To minimize this possibility, you can give them a night light designed to light the pathway without disrupting their sleep. Choose one that uses an amber backlight and comes with a motion sensor technology feature so that it will only light up as you walk past.
10.) A smart speaker
While the new homeowner in your life may not just be living in a smart home just yet, they can feel like they are with a smart speaker. Today, there is an array of smart speakers available in the market—all you need to do is choose one. For your new homeowner, look for something that has built-in speakers, a smart home hub, and allows you to ask just about anything simply by using their voice. Also, it helps if their smart speaker can connect to their Spotify accounts so that they can listen to music while doing mundane household chores.
Moving into a new home is quite a big deal. It is an exciting phase in someone’s life as they embark on a new journey in a new city and environment. As they make their way through this fresh new chapter in their lives, they would explore their new space and find so many things to fall in love with.
If you know someone who is starting their own journey, it is always a good idea to show your support with a thoughtful housewarming gift. Who knows? Maybe you may even save the day with your gift, which they may find inevitably helpful.