They have finally moved into their new home and the housewarming party is this weekend. Don’t despair if you haven’t yet found a gift – good housewarming gift ideas are everywhere! Whether this is a first apartment, a home for a new couple, or an upgraded bachelor pad, there are certain things that are needed and appreciated in every abode, humble or luxurious. From the front entrance, to the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor living space, there are possibilities for unique housewarming gifts everywhere
Apartment, condo, townhouse or traditional suburban home, they all have a front door and entrance. A brass or brushed nickel doorknocker, house or apartment number or kickplate are all lovely ways to enhance the front of a home. How is the mail delivered? There are a wide variety of styles of mailboxes available online and at hardware stores and even
nurseries. What will guests wipe their feet on? A welcoming doormat is a sign of a friendly home, and you won’t have to settle for a plain-jane beige mat anymore – doormats are available with patterns, logos, funny sayings, and even personalized messages can appear on the front mat. And if the new homeowner isn’t a particularly friendly sort, there are
lovely little gargoyles that can scare potential visitors away from their perches over front doors, beside sidelights or even squatting in a front flower bed.
Scented soy candles and organic potpourri are great housewarming gift ideas as both men and women like to have sweet-smelling homes. Organic hand towels and soap can brighten a powder room or main washroom, and a uniquely crafted key hook or large decorative bowl for car keys and sunglasses are useful housewarming presents that can be displayed in the front hall. Moving into the kitchen, the gift possibilities are endless. A good anti-fatigue mat is a must-have in front of the sink or main kitchen areas – the more rested the cook is, the more likely they will want to cook for you in their new home! A gift of fresh herbs in pots can sit in a sunny kitchen window or in a raspberry planter on a balcony patio, adding their fragrance to the air and their taste to the dishes to be prepared in the new kitchen. And if the homeowner isn’t a cook or a green thumb, consider a soil-less plant as a truly unusual housewarming gift. These other-worldly looking plants grow in glass containers without dirt, earth or soil – ask your local nursery about them. Speaking of nurseries, a gift certificate to a local hardware store or nursery in the new neighborhood is another great idea to help celebrate a new home.
Finally, encourage outdoor living by grouping together a birdhouse with birdseed, wind chimes, a citronella candle (to keep bugs away outside) and some non-breakable wine glasses together for a lovely housewarming gift basket. So there you have it, several ideas to get you started – use a little imagination to come up with the best housewarming gifts yet!