Everyone loves receiving new things. There are even people that get excited when they receive something used, as long as it’s in good condition! A housewarming party is a great idea for anyone moving into their first home or apartment, and what better way to celebrate than with gifts? You can make your gift stand out by choosing presents that the new homeowner will use on a daily basis. They’ll be happier to get something they need than another decorative pillow for their couch!
A new home is a monumental milestone in one’s life. If you have friends or family members who are about to live on their own for the first time, consider giving them gifts that will make this transition as smooth as possible. It doesn’t have to be as big as paying for replacement kitchen doors! Here are some ideas:
New homeowners often receive kitchen appliances, cleaning supplies, and other household items as gifts at housewarming parties. Don’t forget about the cooking tools that are used in your own home too! If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to cook, an Instant Pot can be used for cooking just about anything from rice and meats to cakes and cookies. It’s perfect for making delicious meals in no time at all!
In addition to appliances, there are plenty of other items that new homeowners will love too! If you know a few things about the home owner’s hobbies or interests, try to find a gift that matches their personality. For example, if they enjoy going on hikes with their dog every week, consider giving them a pet bowl for food and water as well as a new leash so they can continue this activity in their new place!
Give them a housewarming gift basket. We all love to receive something in the mail, and this is especially true for new homeowners who are not used to getting many deliveries at their door. Include items like dish soap, sponges, paper towels, garbage bags, deodorizer spray (to get rid of that “new home” smell), a pair of slippers, and maybe some candy.
Donate to their new home renovation fund. Have you been meaning to upgrade your own kitchen appliances or bathroom fixtures? Why not give them to someone who could really use them instead? New homeowners are likely going to need new towels, toiletries, curtains, pots and pans, and other household items.
Give them a gift card for their favorite home store. Most new homeowners spend a lot of time at the hardware or home improvement stores picking up supplies that they need to fix up their house. If you want to be helpful but don’t know much about renovations, head over to your local Home Depot or Lowe’s and pick up a gift card for them.
Give them an Amazon Echo or Google Home. Smart home devices are still fairly new, so your friends or family members may not have heard of these before! These virtual assistants can be used to turn on the lights when you get home from work, play music while you cook, and set your smart appliances to turn on right before you get home from work.
Give them a meal kit subscription. The first few weeks after moving into their new house will likely be very busy, as they need to buy groceries, cook for themselves for the first time, and figure out how things like garbage collection works in their neighborhood. A meal kit subscription box is a thoughtful and practical gift that will help them save time during this transition.
Give them a book on home renovations. If you want to give your friends or family members something that will not only be helpful for their future, but also serve as inspiration and entertainment while they unpack boxes and set up their new place, consider giving them a home renovation guidebook.
Give them one of these gifts to welcome new homeowners into their first home!