Moving into a new apartment is always a reason to celebrate! Your best friends took this step and invited you to their housewarming party. Tradition is to give something to the new residents! And now the question arises: What could you give and which housewarming gifts are appropriate?
In the past, it was believed that each of the guests brought something to the new homeowners for the household – from groceries to larger gifts, such as household appliances. This is still well received today, because it is a good way to help new residents with equipping and furnishing their new home.
Today we would like to help you with practical tips and clever ideas for original housewarming gifts that are guaranteed to provide more joy.
The housewarming gifts are a sign of affection and respect
No matter what geographical latitude your friends’ new house is, the probability that it will never rain there is very small. Even if we assume that there is a completely rain-free place on our planet, we should remember that the strong sun also requires protection.
So if you choose a stylish umbrella stand, you will stand out not only with the originality, but also with the functionality of your gift. In addition, this gift can hold many different items and decorations. However, this completely depends on the imagination of the homeowner.
Give something that the new homeowners would like
Key wall holder
Each of us remembers at least one hopeless search for a key! This will not escape the newcomers either. Save them a large part of the running back and forth and give away a beautiful key holder for the wall.
The housewarming gifts should have a decorative and useful value at the same time
Newspaper Magazine Stand
The newspapers and magazines lying around can be a sign that the residents are creative personalities. But actually these only cause disorder. Help your friends to keep these press issues neatly in one place by delighting them with a newspaper rack.
Beautiful murals are always appropriate and can be found on every wall. Everyone is happy about a painting (in the popular style) but to make the whole thing even more original and personal, you can have a portrait drawn. We also count the wall clocks as part of the wall decoration. These are useful in every home. In an unusual shape or color, the wall clock will provide a great accent.
Personalize the gifts for moving into the new house
Dishes and kitchen accessories
You don’t know the hosts’ tastes so well? In this case, you can always rely on beautiful dishes. A coffee set (coffee cups, sugar and milk containers), serving plate set or a large salad bowl will never be superfluous. And if you cannot assess the taste here either, you would prefer to use the latest kitchen accessories that make kitchen work easier and provide more color on the dining table.
Here you have a large selection. We simply list as ideas: tablecloths, bed and bedspreads, bath and kitchen towels, etc. To be right here, ask the housekeeper in which colors the apartment will be furnished in order to select the textiles in suitable nuances.
A symbolic gesture is also sufficient
Symbolic gift ideas
If you haven’t made up your mind about any of the above, it is better to go to the housewarming party with something small, like lucky charms, than empty-handed. A small marble elephant figure or a porcelain pig symbolize luck and wealth. The little witch on a broomstick, on the other hand, will drive the evil spirits out of the house.
Hand over the housewarming gift with love
The classic choice
A houseplant in a beautiful pot is a classic houseplant gift. This will bring freshness and liveliness to the room. Find a plant that is easy to care for or one that will spread positive energy around the house.
More tips: If you are close to the family and often all sit together in good company, you have probably already talked about how you imagine your new apartment or what you intend to buy for it. A desired and useful gift is always received well and with great joy. It also shows that you listen well and value these people.
Another good idea is to choose a gift that is of greater value with the other invited guests.
Think carefully about what will bring joy to the newcomers. And from us, good luck in your search for the right housewarming present!
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