It costs a lot to buy a home. From the down payment to the taxes to the costs of the removal, there is a lot to think about and a lot to spend. So, if you know someone who is going through the process, especially if they are buying their first home, it’s a great idea to give them a housewarming present. This gift could be truly helpful at a time when money is tight, and they are getting used to their new place. At the very least, it shows you care, and you want them to be happy and lucky with the home they have bought. Yet, it can be hard to decide what to buy, especially when there is so much choice these days. With that in mind, here are some great housewarming gift ideas to help you get started.
If the person you’re buying for has lived in a few houses before, household essentials might not be the ideal gift – they’ll already have everything they need. However, if you’re buying a housewarming present for someone who has bought their first home, household essentials could be exactly the right thing to get. These are things that a first-time homeowner can so easily forget, but that they would be lost without. For example:
- Coffee maker
- Bathroom caddy
- Plates and bowls
Anything that they might use on a regular, even daily, basis can be perfect. Of course, if you don’t know what they already have, it’s worth asking before you buy anything. The gift might not be a surprise, but it will still be gratefully received.
Something to Celebrate With
Buying a house, whether it’s the first time or the tenth time, is always something to celebrate, especially as it’s getting harder and harder to do. By the time someone has been left alone in their new place, they will be exhausted, surrounded by boxes of their stuff, and unsure what to do next in many cases.
The answer is to celebrate, which is why a gift to celebrate with is a great idea. This could be a bottle of wine, champagne, or even personalised liqueur gifts to make it even more special. If they don’t drink alcohol, it could be chocolates, a coupon for a takeout meal, or a non-alcoholic fizz to toast to new beginnings with. Whatever it is, if it can be used in an important celebration, it will be a gift to remember and be happy with.
Something to bear in mind when someone is moving into a new home is the backyard. Perhaps they’ve never had one before, or if they’re moving into their first place, perhaps someone else always dealt with the lawn and weeding in the past, and now they’ll have to do it. It may have slipped their mind, therefore, to buy any gardening tools.
You could provide them as a housewarming gift. A basket filled with gardening gloves, secateurs, weeding tools, and perhaps some packets of seeds and bulbs makes a lovely gift. Or what about a fork and spade? It’s something different, but equally, this gift is something that can get a lot of use.