A new home, especially if it’s a first home, is an excellent reason to celebrate, and what better way to do it than with a thoughtful gift? Everyone appreciates a small sentiment to show you were thinking of them during such a stressful time.
There is no need to spend a fortune on the perfect housewarming gift, it really is the thought that counts. Glamour magazine has a list of their favourite gifts, but we have a few of our own great gift ideas.
Fresh baked goods
No one would not be thrilled to receive a package of baked goods. Perhaps try a bakery near their new home, or pick them up something from their favourite bakery in their old neighbourhood.
A tool kit
A gift especially relevant for anyone moving into their first home, as every home needs a toolkit containing the basics - a hammer, tape measure, wrench, and screwdriver.
A tried-and-true cookbook
A new kitchen will hopefully provide fresh inspiration. A new cookbook, maybe one of your favourites, can help them capitalise on that, and maybe you’ll be even invited round to taste the end product at a later date!
A bottle of wine or spirits
After a long day of moving and unpacking, everyone is going to appreciate a nice glass of something strong. Why not buy a bottle of their favourite spirits or wine, or maybe go for a traditional bottle of champagne.
Go a step further by making sure it’s already chilled, if it needs to be, and a couple of glasses to save frantic searching for glassware and ending up sipping it out of a mug!
The best gifts for new homeowners are the ones that are both practical and sentimental. Go with something that fits their style and personality, or modern decorative accessories that will also have a real use in their new home. A housewarming gift isn’t a necessity, so they’ll appreciate the extra effort no matter what you show up with.