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.
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.
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.
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…
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