It’s an exciting time in your life when you buy your first home. Getting the keys and walking over the threshold is only the beginning of your amazing adventure. Filling that home with beautiful things and memories is the next most exciting phase of life — a phase that lasts a lifetime.
When someone you care about begins the home ownership chapter in life, being part of their exciting journey by contributing to the beautiful items in their home is an honor and a rewarding experience. If you want to give a new homeowner a gift that they will cherish forever, you probably want to avoid items from the home section of Target, and plants that will be dead before the end of the week. If you are following are line of thought, stay tuned for our great list of unique housewarming gifts.
Five Housewarming Gifts That New Homeowners Actually Want
- Handmade Items
Gifting the new homeowner in your life with a handmade item will surely touch their heart and lead to a Hallmark moment. Handmade gifts are one-of-a-kind, and create heirlooms that are proudly displayed and cherished for years to come. Think of personalizing something, such as a name plaque with the year that their new home was established. Think of a gift with the street number of the new home. Think of a piece of artwork. Something that was especially made with the style of the new homeowner in mind, for their big life event.
This is particularly special if you have the skill set to make a gift for the new home owner yourself. Even if you aren’t much of a DIYer, there is something you’re good at, and having your hand on the handmade item will make it mean so much more to the recipient.
- Pure Linen Sheets
Pure linen sheets are the gift that keeps giving. No matter what kind of lifestyle the new homeowner in your life leads, there is one thing for certain: they sleep. If they are the type of people who buy their own house, we can confidently add that they sleep in a bed. And most likely collect sheet sets (because we all do). It’s safe to say the new homeowner in your life would love a beautiful set of pure linen sheets to lie their head on at night. Pure linen sheets will make them feel like they’re on a resort getaway every time they go to sleep.
- Imported Food Items
Giving your new homeowner a novelty food or drink that they can’t just get from their local grocery store is unique and always appreciated. If they enjoy spirits, consider a bottle of wine to christen their home with. If your new homeowner isn’t a drinker, a box of chocolate from a glamorous location makes a great gift. Other good food items for house warming gifts are cheeses, pastries, or teas and coffees. We all love eating, and having something special to eat on the special occasion of having a new home is icing on the cake (sometimes literally).
- Antiques and Heirlooms
Even though their home is new, giving the new homeowner in your life something old that has character can be really meaningful. If the person your gift shopping for is particularly important to you, such as a family member, giving them something you already own that has a story behind it is a gift you cannot put a price tag on. A rocking chair that was handed down to you. A painting that your grandmother displayed in her home. A set of silverware that your mother was given on her wedding day. These are items that will bring tears to your recipient’s eyes.
Even if an heirloom gift wouldn’t be appropriate for the recipient, finding a unique gift from an antique store will be a gift that they will “Ooo!” and “Aah!” over when they open. Just consider the size of the item when shopping; giving a new homeowner a piece of furniture or a large antique that doesn’t necessarily correspond with their interior design could be overwhelming to them.
What is the best housewarming gift you’ve ever gotten? Please share in the comment section below!