Moving into a new home is both very exciting, and very stressful. If you know some proud new homeowners, then you can honor the moment – and help them get settled in – by giving a thoughtful housewarming gift. Need some ideas? Here are five great housewarming gifts for new homeowners:
A houseplant. Studies show that houseplants actually improve mood and increase emotional well-being. Unfortunately, when most new homeowners are in the process of moving and organizing their new homes, the last thing they think to do is shop for houseplants. Keeping the size and style of the home in mind, purchase a houseplant that will fit right in.
Celebration gift basket. Chances are, new homeowners are so busy settling in that they don’t have a lot of time to stop and celebrate with something special. Create a gift basket just for the occasion by filling a decorative basket with bottled wine, finger foods, fruits, and whatever else you think might say, “Congratulations on your new home! Let’s celebrate!” (And don’t forget the bottle opener and wine glasses.)
Customized home decor. Search online stores like personalizedmall.com for a variety of home décor objects that you can personalize with the homeowner’s names, the address of their new home, or even their move-in date. For example, a great idea for a customized wall hanging would be a “Welcome to Our Home” plaque engraved with the homeowners’ first names.
Something practical. Many homeowners must gradually fill out their housewares collection over a period of time after moving in. This is especially true for homeowners who are moving in together (or out of their parents’ homes) for the first time. Therefore, it is a great idea to give something practical and useful. Great practical gift ideas include towel sets, coffee makers, and cutlery.
Digital photo frame. Both old and new homeowners will tell you that it seems putting the family photos on display is often the last thing that they get to after a big move. This is unfortunate, considering it’s the family photos that make a house feel like a home. Put a new spin on the traditional wall frame idea by purchasing a digital photo frame. That way, all the homeowners have to do is pop in a memory card and let the frame display their photos at random. This gift even takes the work out of choosing which pictures to frame!
Stationary. New homeowners will have a lot of thank you notes to send out, and will also want to share the news of their new place. Gift them some stationary and greeting cards that they can use for such correspondence. To make the gift extra special, purchase customized stationary featuring the homeowners’ initials.
As you can see, you have a lot of options when it comes to giving interesting, thoughtful, and useful housewarming gifts. Consider the unique personalities of the homeowners you are gifting, and use this list as inspiration for choosing the perfect housewarming gift.
About the Author: Darius Severo’s daughter just purchased her first new home after being married for 3 years, so finding housewarming gifts for someone who already had a household established was tough. These gift ideas are great for anyone, no matter how many moves they’ve made!