A new home calls for a celebration. When friends, family or a brand-new neighbor find just the right house, you want to make them feel welcome and join in the fun.
Choosing great housewarming gifts doesn’t need to be daunting. Even if you aren’t sure of their needs or their tastes, certain gifts are crowd-pleasers that anyone would love. Along with your housewarming present, give the gift of caring. Everyone wants to feel welcomed. Offer assistance to new neighbors and share references and resources from the neighborhood as well your contact information.
These one-size-fits all gift ideas make the perfect housewarming gift.
You can’t go wrong with something from Mother Nature. It’s the one thing that doesn’t need to match the decor. Choose from both inside and outside plants. You can give a blooming pot of flowers, a green houseplant or a porch pot for their deck. If you garden, share a small rose bush or bag of bulbs, as well as gardening advice.
For friends and family you know and love, be inspirational. Bring them a message of love. This could be in the form of framed photos or inspired art. A fun gift surprise is an inspirational quote wall decals. The sweet messages can be used on any wall and are easily removed without damaging the finish. Get inspired and shop the entire RoomMates Quote Wall Decal collection.
Every new homeowner giving a tour of their new abode will point out things they are going to do as soon as they can. From getting lamps for the den to adding an outside deck, small and large projects abound. Give a gift card they can use for something they need in their home, tools for taking care of their home, or to help fund a big project of their dreams.
Nothing says home like the smell of something cooking. No matter for whom you’re shopping, they need to eat. Food and beverages are the perfect gift for everyone. Moving is a busy time—a time people would really appreciate a meal. Deliver a frozen casserole they can easily pop in the oven, or bring them a basket with the ingredients and recipe for a meal. Fill a breakfast box with muffins, juice boxes, yogurt cups, bananas and a bag of granola, or make a batch of your favorite cookies or brownies.
Unlike the inside where you need an idea of their decor style, you can easily find a gift for the outside of someone’s home. A great gift for a new neighbor is a flag and pole. Did they move from out of state? Give the flag from their new state. Do they have a favorite team? A university or team flag is a fun alternative.
Gifts for outside, from a birdbath or birdhouse to wind chimes or a garden flag, help make their new yard their own space.
No matter what direction you go for a housewarming gift, you can’t go wrong if your gift comes with a warm welcome.
Lea Schneider is a recognized organizational expert, who brings both personal experience and professional expertise to home and family topics for her writing for Home Depot. A variety of options for the perfect housewarming gift are available at Home Depot, from gift cards to organizational tools.