Home ownership is the ultimate dream to many people. It’s no wonder then that many people choose to commemorate this milestone with a housewarming party. If you’ve ever been invited to one—or thrown one yourself—you’ll no doubt be aware of the custom to give new homeowners a housewarming gift. It’s a thoughtful gesture that shows just how happy you are for them.
However, the truth of the matter is that while new homeowners will graciously accept any housewarming gifts, some of these gifts won’t see the light of day. That’s why it’s vital to select a gift that your loved one, friend, or coworker will actually use. If you’re stuck for ideas, consider the following 5 gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated.
A Cookware Set
Skip the butter dish and opt for a gift that a new homeowner will use on the regular instead. For a safe bet, why not present them with a cookware set? A set will include all of the most useful pieces of cookware they will need to cook up a storm in their new house. As an added bonus, they may just treat you to one of their delicious creations.
So what features should you look for in a high-quality cookware set? A cookware set should cook food evenly. While this may sound obvious, lower-quality sets are known for not thoroughly heating food all the way through. You’ll also want to look for a set that is built to last and is easy to use. If your interest is piqued but you’re worried about the cost, there are a range of options to suit every budget. Some sets are even priced as low as $80, so you won’t need to worry about breaking the bank.
A Chocolate and Fruit Bouquet
When in doubt, there’s one gift that rarely disappoints: chocolate. After all, there are few people who can resist the allure of chocolate? But before you rush out to buy your favorite kind, keep in mind that any old chocolate won’t cut it for a housewarming gift. Even a premium chocolate tray may be a bit lacklustre to celebrate such a momentous occasion.
So what chocolate can you give that is certain to take your hosts aback? A chocolate and fruit bouquet designed for celebrations! These gourmet bouquets are a sweet tooth's dream, as there are an assortment of bouquets featuring pieces of freshly cut fruit and other treats— some of which have been dipped in 100% real chocolate. They’re sweetly arranged to look like a bright bouquet of flowers… only edible!
A Wine Rack
If your hosts are wine connoisseurs or enjoy the occasional red or white, they’ll happily welcome a wine rack as a housewarming gift. A wine rack not only gives them a chance to display their collection, it will also ensure the quality of the wine is not compromised.
Wine racks come in a range of sizes, shapes, materials, so you will need to work out the most ideal pick for your hosts. Unless you are well-versed in picking out wine racks, it’s best to consult a guide first. There are plenty available online, such as IntoWine’s guide.
A gift that is sure to put a smile on any homeowners face is a houseplant. There are many reasons a houseplant is a fantastic housewarming gift. Firstly, there’s a good chance that your hosts had to leave behind some or all of their plants when they moved, so giving them a new one will be a nice way to start afresh. Plants are also symbolic of life, so it’s an apt gift given this new chapter of their life. Finally, plants add a sense of calm and brightness to a place which is just what your hosts will be looking for.
When on the hunt for a houseplant, it’s crucial to keep a few considerations in mind. As Better Homes & Gardens points out, you’ll have to think carefully about the best place to buy one as well as what features to look for. They advise carefully checking a plant before buying it and looking for such things as a good color, firm leaves, and a lush and full appearance.
A Personalized Door Mat
One gift that’s sure to stand out is a personalized door mat. It’ll give your hosts a pleasant reminder of how much you care about them every time they leave or enter their new home. Or perhaps if you choose a door mat with a hilarious design they’ll be reminded of just how much you make them laugh!
Picking a door mat to match your hosts’ tastes will be essential to getting this gift just right. Think about your hosts’ aesthetics as well as their personality. If in doubt, just ask. There are so many different door mats on the market that you’ll be able to track down one that suits them to a tee.