Moving into your own home is one of the most exciting milestones in life. It takes years of hard work to save enough money, find the right property, and complete all of the necessary paperwork to finally land the house of your dreams.
That’s why many people choose to celebrate their new purchase by throwing a housewarming party. If you’re attending one of these events, bringing a gift is proper etiquette. But you don’t want to bring a boring present that will get shoved inside a cabinet and forgotten about.
In this post, we’ve listed six gift ideas that a new homeowner will adore. Take a look and get some inspiration for your next housewarming party.
Customized cutting board
Cutting boards are a staple for every kitchen — but they don’t have to be boring! On sites like Etsy, you’ll find a selection of customizable cutting boards to suit your recipient’s style. Whether it’s a board in the shape of their home state or one engraved with their initials, this is a gift that will get put to good use.
Personalized pet portrait
If your friends are pet owners, you can’t go wrong if you purchase a gift that features their furry friend. These days, it’s easy to commission a pet portrait from artists online. All you’ll need is a photo of their animal and a few weeks for the artist to work on the picture and ship it to you.
Help your loved ones make their new house feel like home with a scented candle. When choosing a candle, avoid scents that are too strong or overpowering. Instead, stick with simple, classic smells like lemon and vanilla. And before you make a purchase, consider the time of year that they’re moving in. In the winter months, warm and cozy smells are always a hit. For summer, pick out a clean or sweet scent.
Party hosts are always in need of drinkware, but your friends likely already have plenty of standard wine glasses and beer mugs. Instead, consider their drink of choice and find one-of-a-kind drinkware to give as a gift. If they like vintage items, head to your local second-hand shop to find something special. Otherwise, seek out drinkware with unique colors, shapes, or textures to add to their collection.
Funny welcome mat
An outdoor welcome mat is often the first impression that guests will see when visiting a new home. While it might seem like a simple gift, welcome mats can actually be customized to showcase your friends’ personalities. Some examples include funny sayings, seasonal patterns, sports team logos, or family initials. Plus, you might even see your gift proudly displayed outside their front door on your next visit!
You’ll make a splash at any housewarming party with one of these gifts in tow. While your recipients will surely treasure anything you give them, thoughtful and personalized gifts are so much more meaningful than generic home goods.
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