Stepping into someone’s new home is an exciting experience, but don’t show up empty handed! Show them you care and unleash your finely tuned gift choosing skills. The following list contains something for everyone. Make moving a rewarding process by gifting something memorable and straight from the heart.
Of course, the gifts we have in mind (as well as their prices) differ depending on whom we are shopping for. Are we going shopping for a favorite colleague from work, your best friend, or maybe a close family member? A lot of people are perplexed on how much generosity is appropriate. If a good friend has found a new home the rates of a thoughtful gift tend to be around $30-$50. Introducing yourself to a new neighbor? Congratulating a coworker? Most people would cash out $20-$25 for these acquaintances. Family members greatly vary.
Depending on your means, a round sum of $100 is a traditional number to welcome a new family home. Understandably, different families have different expectations and every family is unique. This list aims to prove the point that anything can be a housewarming gift and the possibilities are endless. They are divided into four categories, so take your pick!
Funny housewarming gifts
We all love a good laugh, and if that’s what you’re after then here are a bunch of interesting ideas for your fun-loving friend:
Every home needs one or two or three! You simply can’t go wrong here. There are quite a few funny inscriptions to go for. From the double sign which says “Welcome/Go Away”depending on whether you’re coming or going. Or the classic “Come Back With Beer” and many more for you to peruse.
A bunch of batteries
Book on maintenance
To some people this might be practical and to some it will be funny too. You can get a book about house maintenance and be sure to include your personal pieces of sage advice inside the cover. Examples include: how to plan a budget, simple hacks around the house, and how to save money with diy projects. If your friend isn’t too keen on reading, consider a concise edition of some 200 pages. The new homeowner will get quite a surprise and a chuckle.
Felt rocks rug
Chemist’s spice rack
Spaghetti noodle measuring tool
Funny alarm clock
QR code for Wi-Fi
Practical housewarming gifts
Practical housewarming gifts are great for busy people who like to keep everything well-organized. For some homeowners, it is extremely frustrating to move into a home which is lacking many essentials. So, here is a brief shopping list.
Drywall repair kit
Sure, it may sound a bit pessimistic, but this gift may be perfect for the handy homeowner on your list. A drywall repair kit is a useful item and may assist in home decorating. Not to mention, they may already need this if walls are damaged from previous owners moving out.
Set of kitchen knives
Key holder ( hanger)
A basket of essentials
Often, it’s the little things that make a house a home. If your friend or family member is in need of many small items, try to wrap them all into one. Build a “cake” made of towels, tools, wooden spoons, cleaning products, soaps, or whatever comes to mind. Consider constructing a gift basket with essentials and small luxury items to reduce the stress that may accompany moving.
Robot vacuum cleaner
Luxurious housewarming gifts
If a touch of luxury is what you seek, you’ll find it here. Take a glance without having to tiptoe through the high end shops. Here is the selection of the very best, chosen based on their practicality or uniqueness.
Looking for something small that is going to be used every day? How about a set of serving spoons? These may never be bought by the homeowner because such simple details are often overlooked. High quality and beautifully designed these spoons are sure to make the meal even more pleasant.
Digital art museum painting
Vertical chess board
ORBI Wi-Fi system
Personalized housewarming gifts
Finally, let’s see what you can order to be custom made for your host and their family:
Yes, it’s a thing and good cooks would get a kick out of their name on a stoneware dish. From pie pans to casserole dishes you can take a pick. Perhaps something like “Hudson’s Famous Pie” emblazoned on a dessert dish. Or have ice cream bowls decorated so it’s clear which family member they belong to. The effort will be deeply appreciated and acknowledged.
Traditional Housewarming Gifts
Visiting a new home is a memorable occasion. Celebrate the new beginning with a simple, yet thoughtful gift. If you would really like to leave an impression, consider these more traditional housewarming gifts. This list contains seemingly ordinary items, but they each come with a lovely message. Unleash your creativity, make them more appealing and show the host you care. Your gift will surely stand out among the usual gift cards and doormats. The timeless message can go on a tag with ribbon or directly on the product’s label.
May you always have joy and never go thirsty.
May you be blessed with health and well-being.
May this house never know hunger.
May the love in your home multiply.
May you always enjoy the sweetness of life.
A simple message, but what a good one! What could be better than presenting your loved ones with something as special and eternal as honey? The honey from pharaohs’ tombs is edible even after thousands of years. You could even use it to highlight a homemade fruit basket or try presenting it in a nice jar.
May there always be flavor and spice in your life.
In some cultures, bread and salt are vital for a warm welcome. These staples are filling and satisfying. To spice things up, you could buy a curious set of salt and pepper shakers. Does the recipient favor the vintage tastes or maybe modern ones? Perhaps, take the traditional gift of salt in a different direction by bringing your host some relaxing bath salts and aromatic candles.
May your home always have life.
So your life shall always have sweetness.
At the end...
So, there you have it! 40 great ideas to choose from! We end this segment with some sage advice. Spend time recognizing what your host values rather than what you would like to see in your own home. If you’re having trouble with an idea…go get yourself a gift too! This can help you pinpoint a need they have and more easily recognize what the best housewarming gift is for your beloved host.