Your friends call you with great news – they’ve finally sealed the deal on their new house! You discuss the different ways they could decorate and imagine the BBQs and weekends you’ll surely be spending there – but wait! Don’t get ahead of yourself. Every great, new home needs to be filled by equally great housewarming gifts from loved ones!
If you’re stumped on what to give, never fear! These unique ideas are sure to be impressive, memorable, and practical, no matter how little or how much you can spend!
How much do you want to spend?
For no more than the price of stationary or even printer paper, give your friends a gift that they’ll use time and time again. Write your favorites from your most-loved cookbooks as well as your own foolproof recipes on individual recipe cards. For an extra personalized touch, incorporate your friend’s name into the title of a recipe you know they love. Stack the cards together and tie them with a string or ribbon for simplistic yet tasteful presentation.
Words of Wisdom
If you have stories, tips, and how-tos for everything from dealing with difficult neighbors to getting red wine out of a white carpet, this gift will be invaluable to your newly moved friends. Chronicle your words of wisdom in a categorized, decorative notebook, or write them on small pieces of paper and stuff a jar full of your experienced know-how!
Ready-To-Go Simmer Pots
Nothing makes a house a home like wonderfully inviting smells, and if you’ve got some citrus and a few herbs lying around, you’ve got an awesome housewarming gift ready to go! Our favorite simmer pot recipe? 1 sliced lemon, 3 sprigs rosemary, and 1-3 tablespoons vanilla. Throw the ingredients in a mason jar and tell your friend to heat it all up in a pot with water. Simmer, add water as needed, and enjoy all day long!
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Something For the Furry Friend
As gifts for the new homeowner pile up, a gift for another member of the family may go forgotten by most guests … but not you! To ensure a unique gift, do your shopping with the four-legged family member in mind. A collar, complete with the new address on the tags, is both thoughtful and functional.
Home Essentials They Might Have Overlooked
Sometimes the best gifts don’t come in giant sparkly packages. Home essentials such as fire extinguishers, batteries, and extension cords often get forgotten in the chaos of signing contracts and packing boxes. Glamorous? Maybe not. Practical and appreciated? Absolutely!
A Relaxing Night in a Basket
Let’s face it – moving is stressful! Your friends deserve to unwind, and this gift basket will finally allow them to do it. Include candles, bubble bath, their favorite wine, quality chocolates, and a good book or movie to send your friends off to relaxation heaven.
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Are your friends regular entertainers? Bring their get-togethers to the next level with the best in bar tools. Bar carts make an impressive statement and come in a variety of styles and prices. Looking for something a little less lux? Wooden muddlers, beverage trays, nice wine openers, and whiskey rocks are all sure to be enjoyed.
A State-of-the-Art, Complete Tool Kit
If this is your friends’ first home, they may not have a fully equipped tool kit yet, but rest assured they’ll realize how essential it is soon enough – and think of you every time they use it!
A Dutch Oven
Many people pass these up due to their lofty price tags, but every home cook should own one. With different sizes that allow for price flexibility, this is sure to be a gift your friends won’t forget.
No matter what you choose, your generosity and thoughtfulness will not go unnoticed by the new homeowners in your life. If you’re daydreaming about being that homeowner, get started on your hunt for the perfect house with the Massey Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties! Check out our listings at www.dianamasseyhomes.com.