Moving to a new place is always exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking, as it may take a while before the new house starts feeling like a home. So when someone invites you to their housewarming party, it’s important to give them something that will actually be useful and not end up sitting unused in a cupboard. However, it can be difficult choosing the right housewarming gift, especially if you don’t know what the person in question already has. This is why we have put together a list of five housewarming presents that will always be a hit.
Housewarming Gift Everyone Will Actually Thank You For
Guest Post by Claire Adams
1. A bottle of wine
A bottle of good wine is pretty much the gold standard of housewarming gifts. Whether paired with food or enjoyed on its own, a bottle of wine is always a welcome addition to any dinner. Even if your host is not a fan of wine, they can share it with others or even re-gift it to someone else. However, you shouldn’t just pick up the first bottle you come across, as your effort of selecting the perfect wine conveys how much you care about that person. If you’re a novice in choosing wines and experience option paralysis whenever you attempt to select a bottle from the supermarket, you should consider going to a smaller specialized shop where experts can help you make the right choice.
2. Glassware and kitchenware
There are plenty of housewarming parties where drinks are served in disposable plastic cups because the host simply doesn’t have anything better. Sure, they’re practical, but they look cheap, aren’t environmentally friendly and ruin the taste of people’s liquor of choice. A set of drinking glasses of various shapes and sizes will be extremely useful, and will often end up being put to use during the same evening. But it’s not just glasses that are often lacking in a new household – kitchenware such as pans, trays and various kitchen utensils will surely be welcome gifts.
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3. Gift cards and vouchers
Gift cards and vouchers may seem a bit impersonal at first glance, but they are actually one of the most thoughtful housewarming gifts you can give someone, since you are giving them the option to buy exactly what they want for their house. The best part is that you can get them a gift card for pretty much anything you think they would find useful, from household items and groceries to clothes, shoes and even online shopping. Additionally, you can turn it into a fun day together and go shopping with them.
4. Personalized coasters
Coasters are among the small things that people always tend to forget, so why not delight your host with a set of coasters with a personal touch? You can print pretty much anything you think of on them, such as funny pictures, photos of their pet and even their favorite TV show or movie, or you could go for some classy motifs and designs usually only seen at high-end restaurants. And the truly nice part is that they will think of you every time they use those coasters.
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5. Basic tool kit
People never know how valuable a good screwdriver or pliers are until they are stuck without them. Even in brand new houses, there are always tiny things that need to be fixed, even if it’s as simple as tightening a loose bolt or hammering a nail that’s sticking out a bit. In fact, anyone living on their own should know how to do at least the most basic house repairs. Buying a basic set of tools is a great present that the host will always be grateful for, especially when they have to replace a broken light switch or put up new shelves that they would otherwise have to call someone for.
Claire is a personal and professional development expert who believes that a positive attitude is one of the keys to success. She enjoys life to the fullest in the healthiest way possible and loves to share her insights into lifestyle, parenting, education, and entrepreneurship. Feel free to reach her on Facebook and Twitter.
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