If you have friends or loved ones who moved into the home of their dreams, a great thing to do is to give a meaningful gift that they’ll love. A housewarming gift can be something they need or it can be as simple as a gesture that celebrates their transition to another place.
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If you are thinking about the best housewarming gifts for your friends, these options below may be ideal for simple yet thoughtful ways to celebrate their new home:
Photo canvases make an ideal housewarming gift
Whether you share moments together in photographs or you know how special specific experiences were for your friend, a great gift could be a set of 8×10 canvas prints that they can use to decorate their new home.
Everyone loves to look back on key moments in their lives, and what house feels like a home without great photographs? If you know that they’re starting fresh with little décor, photo canvases could be the perfect housewarming gift for them.
Flowers or plants will brighten up any new home
A great gift that is simple yet appealing is a bouquet of flowers. Every home needs a little pop of color, and a flower delivery can be the perfect option for adding some life and vibrancy to your friend’s new home.
If you know that they love plants, consider gifting them plants instead. For those who move and leave their gardens behind, you could even invest in a plant subscription so that they can start a garden at their new home.
Coffee – a subscription is perfect housewarming gift
For those who are avid coffee drinkers, you know how important it is to always have that cup of Joe every single morning. In the middle of a move, it can be easy to forget coffee or simply not have time to go pick up your favorite beans.
If that’s the case, a gift of a coffee subscription or simply a basket of their favorite gourmet coffee from a local favorite coffee shop could be the ideal gift for your coffee loving friends who just moved into their new home.
Candles can make any new home cosy
Everyone wants their home to smell amazing, and when you move into a new home it’s the perfect time to set a mood. Candles can be an ideal gift as everyone loves to use candles for décor, as well as for simply enhancing an ambiance.
Additionally, a candle always comes in handy on those stormy nights, should the power go out. If your friend isn’t a big fan of candles, another nice gift that can help them have a nice smelling home is a set of essential oils – perfect for that friend who can’t get enough of them. If you know your friend well, you more than likely understand their favorite smells by now.
Wine subscription – because why not?
A great way to celebrate a new home is a night with friends over some tasty glasses of wine. It’s also a fabulous gift for your friend who loves their nightly glass of wine. Speaking of glasses, why not consider a couple of bottles of wine paired with a set of wine glasses as a housewarming gift? Better yet, sign them up to a monthly wine subscription, where they’ll get to enjoy new bottles of wine every now and then.
You don’t have to go all out and spend a fortune on a housewarming gift. People love fun gestures for celebrating, even if you just invest in a bottle of wine to share with them at their new home or buy some groceries for them to enjoy as they get settled in. Housewarming gifts can vary from large presents to simple items, but in the end it’s the thought that counts.
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