Nothing beats the excitement of a fresh new start in a new home. Whether one is moving to an apartment or a newly built house, a new space offers one limitless opportunity for growth. When you know someone that’s moving or recently moved to a new home, giving a housewarming gift is an excellent way to capture the promise of a fresh start.
Giving a housewarming gift also helps the recipient of the gift feel comfortable and what would be unfamiliar territories and surroundings. And if you are giving the gift to someone that is moving away, a housewarming present can be that thing of sentimental value that keeps the person connected to you.
The great news about giving housewarming presents is that they are relatively easy to shop and find. Plus, a housewarming gift can be anything that adds value or sentiment. So it doesn’t matter whether you are gifting a college student that’s moving away from home for the first time or you are gifting a first-time homeowner or a new neighbor; there is a housewarming present for every budget and style.
To make the selection process easier on you, here are easy and affordable housewarming party gift ideas that you should consider:
If you are looking for an affordable gift for someone that loves outdoor sports, then it doesn’t get any better than an outdoor ping pong table. A ping pong table is a great addition to a new home; especially one that has family members that love to gather and have fun together. Because everyone is still advised to avoid crowds due to the pandemic, a ping pong table will ensure that your recipient doesn’t go stir crazy while distancing themselves at home.
And when you are finally able to visit, you can have a little bit of a challenge on the ping pong table. When you are finally ready to start looking around for a quality ping pong table, you will be treated to a huge array of options. Pick one based on your budget but you shouldn’t forget to ask the new homeowner if they have sufficient space to house the table.
A reusable water bottle
If you are looking for a housewarming gift for someone that’s always on the go, then a reusable water bottle will come more appreciated than you realize. Reusable water bottles are a lot eco-friendlier compared to most of the plastic varieties that you find these days. Single-use plastic bottles are made from toxins known as BPAs that have been known to cause diseases such as cancer.
Reusable water bottles are also more affordable as one does not have to keep buying bottled water all the time. Reusable water bottles make perfect presents for someone that’s constantly forgetting to hydrate themselves regularly. The recipient can take the water bottle with them anywhere they go.
Best part? Reusable water bottles aren’t just for water. They can be filled with any beverage’ iced tea, coffee, fruit juice, and if you’re feeling risky, even wine! I especially love my Kool8 bottle, which is made of stainless steel material that is not only dishwasher safe but ensures that my drinks remain cool throughout the day.
A custom apron
Looking for a housewarming gift for someone that loves to cook? An apron may seem like a small inconsequential gift at first, but not to someone that is constantly in the kitchen cooking or grilling. Not only can aprons ensure that the recipients’ clothes stay stain-free, but aprons represent the multitude of blessings underlying a pile of dirty dishes or laundry.
Aprons shout that the work done is good, no matter how humble or dirty it may be. The best part about aprons is that just like t-shirts, aprons can be customized with a special message that reminds the gift recipient of you whenever they have it on. To make your apron gift even more special, why not have it customized with a sentimental message or a funny one that will keep your special someone smiling in your absence?
Who doesn’t love wine? Wine is the most commonly given gift for a reason. Everybody loves it and those who don’t can serve it to people who do. It’s kind of the perfect gift really.
Wine is a suitable gift for most people. However, wine is particularly great for foodies or people that love to host regularly. Giving wine to someone is a thoughtful, personal, yet useful gift. When buying wine as a gift, only go for a variety that you would drink yourself at a price that you are comfortable with.
The bottom line is, just purchase what you can afford. People often think that they should purchase expensive wine because it will make the best gift but that’s not often the case. If you really want to leave a mark, pair your wine with a corkscrew so that your host can enjoy the wine on the spot.
Plants are not only great to look at, but they also help to add warmth to a new home. Placing a few pots here and there can help to add a touch of elegance to a new home while freshening up the ambiance. Plants are a wonderful gift for anyone but if you are worried about giving a housewarming gift that requires too much work and care, simply go for a low-maintenance plant like a succulent.
Succulents require very little attention or watering and they can survive in a wide array of light conditions. If you want to avoid live plants, entirely, there are some great options for faux plants that can also help to add a touch of greenery to a space without all the fuss.
Moving to a new house can be exciting. Apart from having an excuse to decorate, something is stirring about settling in into a new environment. But things can also get very hectic. That’s why giving a thoughtful housewarming gift can be a lot more than just a warm gesture.
A great housewarming gift can genuinely help to ease the anxiety of settling down and it can give the new homeowner more motivation to make a smooth transition.