Moving to a new home is considered a big event in someone’s life. It is something that friends and family should celebrate. As much as it is a happy and wonderful occasion, it can also be a stressful and challenging time for the mover/new homeowner. They will have a lot of things to do such as unpacking, buying new items, and organizing their stuff. It takes some time of getting used to.
The nicest thing that you can do aside from celebrating this big achievement, is to give them a housewarming gift. We’ve compiled a list of practical and thoughtful housewarming gifts that they will surely love and appreciate.
For the Kitchen
Gifting a mug is a simple yet thoughtful way of congratulating someone for moving into a new home. When people move into a new home, you have to consider the thought that they might haven’t purchased any utensils or kitchenware yet.
A couple of mugs is a great start to help them fill their cupboards so they have something they can use while still buying new items.
2. Electric Kettle
Pair the mug with an electric kettle as well. Moving to a new home is challenging and it would take a while for the homeowner to adjust.
When they have an electric kettle where they can easily use to make a cup of tea or coffee in the morning so they can start their day right away and finish their house moving task with ease.
3. Marble Snack Tray
A snack tray is an amazing gift to give to new homeowners. When you first move into a new home, it’s almost always expected that guests and friends will come to stop by to visit and congratulate the family on achieving a new milestone. They can use the food tray to place their charcuterie snack to serve to their guests.
4. Spice Jars
They’d want to organize everything first especially in the kitchen. They will surely appreciate a set of spice jars since not only will it help them systematize certain things in their kitchen, but it will also be convenient for them to prepare food while keeping everything organized.
When moving, clutter is unavoidable as the family tries to adjust to their new environment and keep things in order. This gift will truly be a big help for them.
5. Fruit Bowls
When moving to a new house, the kitchen is usually the space that takes a lot of time to be organized. There are just too many things that need to be placed in the kitchen in order for it to convenient and functional.
This is where food is prepared so as much as possible, it should have all the items needed to cook and keep the food. Containers help a lot in organizing things and making the kitchen counters look tidy and well kept.
For the Living Area
6. Area Rug
Rugs make the living room feel cozy and welcoming. They will surely appreciate having a rug in their living room to make the space look furnished and complete.
Select an area rug that’s versatile in design and color so that it will easily complement their interior no matter what their interior design style is. Examples of these are rugs that are made of natural fibers such as jute, sisal, and rattan.
Not sure what gift they will like? Buy a couple of vases to spruce up their décor. You can never o wrong with gifting a vase. They can use it in almost every part of the house to give life and beauty to their space.
They can put a vase in the dining area, the coffee table in the living room, the console table, and even in the bedroom on their bedside table. It is perhaps the safest gift you can give if you don’t have any idea at all what to give.
When you just move into a new home, you’re excited to put up some decorations on your wall. So, if you give an artwork or a painting that the homeowner can put up on his wall so it wouldn’t look so empty is absolutely a great idea.
If you know the person’s taste in art, the better. If you don’t on the other hand, buying minimalist or abstract art is the best choice.
9. Oil Diffuser
What other great way to feel the welcoming vibe of a new house than to smell the wonderful fragrance of home. Make the new homeowner feel at home by inducing a fragrance that keeps their living area smelling good and fresh all the time.
This will keep their stress levels low and makes them feel more calmed and relaxed as they make themselves feel used to their new house.
10. Home Sweet Home Sign
A home sweet home sign is a great way to show your excitement and good wishes in this new chapter of their lives. This will also make their house feel more like home. They can hang the sign on their front door, on the console table in the foyer, or in the kitchen.
11. Laundry Basket
We’ve talked about organizing in the previous pointers but nothing can probably help the new movers organize their stuff than having laundry baskets. It is a practical item to give and is something that they can make use of right away.
12. Wine Rack
Finally moving to a new residence is cause for excitement. This success should be celebrated not only with a toast but also with a Wine rack to organize the wine bottles that guests may bring.
And ofcourse – don’t forget to bring a few wine bottles with you so you may toast and celebrate.
13. Storage boxes
There’s a lot of stress that comes with moving into a new house. The movers will need to unpack and declutter. Giving them storage boxes will be of great help to make the process fast and convenient. That way, they will be able to unpack and organize their stuff more efficiently and fast.
One of the most practical housewarming gifts is a set of hangers. Unpacking is a difficult task that movers face when they arrive at their new residence. They’ll have to unpack their belongings, fold them, sort them into drawers, and hang them in the closet.
This can be really exhausting, particularly if they have a lot of clothing. This is where hangers come in handy. They’ll surely have enough to arrange their things in place.
15. Wall Mounted Magnetic Key Holder
A wall-mounted keyholder is a must-have item that new homeowners will love. It serves as both decoration and a place to display goods on the wall. It’s ideal for keeping keys, scarves, or caps close to the front door so you can grab them quickly as you rush out the door.
By now, you probably have an idea of what to give to them at the housewarming party. Be sure to pick the items that they can use right away. Something that will help them adjust and settle fast into their new home.