Moving into a new home is an exciting time for anyone, but it can be even more exciting if you don’t need to deal with the stress of packing and transporting your life to another part of the city, or even the world. Still, you want to show friends and family how happy you are for them, so a housewarming gift is an excellent way to celebrate their big move.
You can’t give them just anything, though. The best housewarming gifts are as functional as they are high-quality. If you have friends or family who is moving soon, here are six of the best housewarming gifts for your loved one’s first home.
This kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It is where these delicious homemade meals come to life, but, with all the stress surrounding the move, your loved ones could have forgotten all about some must-haves. This is especially true if they have lived with friends or parents and don’t have any of these essentials already.
Dishes and cutlery are two obvious ones because they don’t want to eat out of the pizza box on the first night. If you want to take this a little further, a slow cooker or air fryer is a fantastic housewarming gift that can transform the way they cook.
Learning to complete basic repairs around the house can save your loved one’s hundreds and maybe thousands of dollars on handyman fees. But, they can’t do any of this without tools. A simple tool kit with a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers can solve most household issues.
There’s no need to spend a fortune on these, as they might not need to use them too often. Still, it will give them the skills they need to keep their new home running smoothly, and they can upgrade to better and more expensive tools in the future.
Making It Beautiful
Everyone wants to live in a beautiful home, but this can take time. At first, the house lacks any decor, while the yard could be bare or perhaps overgrown following a few months of neglect. While you aren’t going to decorate the house for them, nor will you volunteer to landscape the garden, you can still make it easier for your loved ones to make their home beautiful. Houseplants or the means to start a garden are two great options, while ornaments and artwork can boost the interior and make it a more comfortable and welcoming place.
Something to Drink
New homes are always a cause for celebration, but this is just the beginning, especially for younger homeowners. They may have kids, pets, and marriage on the horizon, so you can help them prepare for these bigger celebrations by giving them something to drink. A bottle of wine or even the most expensive champagne you can find is a must for making any big, even special, just make sure they don’t put off popping the cork for too long because they will want to enjoy it when it’s just right.
For a Special Occasion
Similarly, they may have a range of special occasions to come, such as birthdays and other parties. This means they need accessories that will make these occasions as wonderful as possible. As dinner parties seem to be a thing of the past, especially for the younger generation, you can give them all the essentials. Buying an elegant tablecloth from Richard Haworth is a superb choice that the homeowners may forget about. The same goes for fine crockery and fancy silverware, while candlesticks, serving bowls, and other traditional items will also be appreciated.
Anything They Might Have Forgotten
The moving experience is always bound to make people forget something, but that’s okay. You can anticipate this by purchasing things you expect they have forgotten. You don’t even need to do it before they move in, you can wait until they have unpacked and realized what they have forgotten or left behind, and then swoop in and save the day. Your loved ones will be thankful they don’t need to run out or pay for express delivery, and you can fulfill your gifting quota for the year.
A housewarming gift is a superb way to show your loved ones that you care and want them to enjoy the very best start to their new life. From everyday purposes to celebrations further down the line, these gifts can make their lives a little easier as they deal with the stress of moving, unpacking, and beginning an exciting new chapter in their lives.
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