If your friend or loved one has just taken their first step on the property ladder, it’s time to get your thinking cap on for a great housewarming gift to welcome them into their new home.
If they’ve already got the big stuff like their furniture and appliances sorted, you might be at a loss for what you can buy them to celebrate this landmark moment in their life. Well, we’ve come up with a few ideas for you, such as chocolates and gift vouchers to help add a personal touch to their new home.
Personalising Plain Walls: Artwork
One thing that can make a house feel like a home is beautiful artwork to adorn the walls. If you know of a particular artist or style of work that your friend likes, then you could source the perfect piece to take pride of place in their new home.
Alternatively, you could print out some of their favourite photos and frame them so they can create a stylish gallery wall. Not only is this a thoughtful gift but it can totally transform a plain wall and make your friend feel more at home in their new place.
Forever Useful: A DIY Gift Basket
Putting together a gift basket full of useful things is a thoughtful gift for a new and empty home. Tea towels, candles, mugs, wine glasses, tea bags and washing up liquid – these are all guaranteed to be used in a brand-new house. What’s more, they’re affordable and easy to find, whilst still showing your friend that you’ve made a proper effort to find a housewarming gift that won’t go to waste. Add some personalised glasses too as these are always an adored gift.
The Crowd-Pleaser: Chocolate
You can’t go wrong with chocolate if you’re looking for the perfect gift. As well as the array of flavours that you can personalise to your friends’ taste and the fact that everyone loves to receive chocolates, you can also get a nice message iced onto edible models like the ones available from Thorntons. What better way to say “Happy New Home” than with a delicious personalised chocolate champagne bottle, love heart or teddy bear.
The Safe Option: Gift Vouchers
If you want to buy your friend something that will definitely be used, how about letting them choose themselves? A gift voucher means they can pick something that will match seamlessly with the rest of the décor because, let’s face it, they probably already have a clear idea of what they want for their interiors!
Give your friends a helping hand in kitting out their new home with our tips for the ideal housewarming gift. Whether it’s a personalised piece or something useful that will come in handy every single day, you can rest assured that your thoughtful gift will be contributing to a very important landmark in their adult life!