Gifts are not required when someone moves into a new home. They are fun to receive but should not be expected. Housewarming gifts often have nothing to do with the home itself but can just be something small to celebrate. If the host of a housewarming party states “no gifts” on the invitation, you should follow that request but still provide a card if you’d like.
Your choice! There are no rules! You could spend $10 and make a batch of cookies, $100 if you know they need an appliance of some sort, or $50 on a gift card. Whatever fits your budget and style will be appreciated.
Housewarming parties are often the best option for giving gifts. If someone is not having a party and you still want to give a gift, then give this whenever you receive a tour of the home. When giving a housewarming gift at a party, never bring attention to the gift. Don’t expect the recipient to open this gift at the party. It would not be polite to the guests that decided not to bring one. There is an exception to this perhaps, if you want the gift used at the party, such as an alcoholic gift.
Traditionally there were certain gifts given to new homeowners that had special meaning:
A congratulatory card will be much appreciated even if it’s sent by mail to the new homeowner’s. Here’s some ideas of what to write…
A custom cartoon of a home. So cute.
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This personalized gift is made to order and can include a heart, home or star symbol on a city or place of your choice.
Everything for brewing matcha.
Filled with the fresh-smelling needles of a Balsam fir tree.
Artisanal toothpicks that are surprisingly tasty to chew on. Comes with 6 flavors: Cinnamint, Mint, Salted Birch, Lemon, Single Malt and Bourbon.
A map for wanderers. Draw on it, write on it, put pushpins in it, color it— whatever!
Turn a photo into a puzzle.
Highlight their better qualities.
Extremely strong coffee.
Everyone should have fresh herbs.
Cute. A cutting board personalized with the names of a couple.
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A different approach to puzzles.
Filtered water carafe that is beautiful on the countertop and shatter-proof.
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