Building a home from the ground up can seem like a huge feat for anybody. However, once it is all said and done and you have put the finishing touches on it, you will be able to say, “there is no place like home.” Plus, you know that your neighbors will have heard what was going on all this time, so you can expect them to find a reason to come over and check it out.
As far as housewarming gifts are concerned, it is good to know that they do not have to be very extravagant. Things that will be useful for them or their home will be perfect. Here are seven that we’ve listed below.
1. Welcome Door Mat
Every new home needs a welcome doormat. It is a simple gift that you know they will use time and time again. You can get the mats in an assortment of designs or just opt for the traditional mats that simply say “Welcome.” The homeowner can easily lay it down at their home’s double French doors or some other door where the most foot traffic will be. Your neighbor will surely appreciate their new welcome doormat since it will be an expense they won’t have to worry about.
2. Gift Cards to Area Businesses
During the time of settling into a new home, finances can be very limited and sometimes nonexistent. This is where having nice gift cards to area businesses come in handy. The gift cards don’t need to be for a high amount. They can be for either a grocery store, where they can buy groceries, or to other businesses, like a day spa, where your neighbor or friend can enjoy and relax for the day while getting a massage. While they are away getting their day of relaxation, a maid service can be called in to provide a full-service cleaning to their new home. There’s nothing better than feeling relaxed in a nice, clean home.
3. Homemade Pastries and Bread
Everybody expects fresh, homemade food items when they receive housewarming gifts. There seems to a certain comfort achieved knowing that you won’t have to do any baking or cooking. When it comes to giving food, it is always a winner, no matter what type it is.
4. Giving Beautiful Plants or Flowers
Presenting a new homeowner with a plant or flowers will certainly be a gift that will provide continued beauty and warmth to a home. Plants and flowers also help to alleviate stress. They can also provide an inviting atmosphere that is pleasant.
5. Kitchen Items
Giving kitchen items always works for every home, and providing them helps to save on purchasing them with money that the homeowner may not have. Some great examples include plastic containers for storing food items. They will get great use out of them while at the same time-saving space for other items. Plus, there is no need to panic if you give them items that they already have because it will surely get used as well.
6. Heavy-Duty Tools
Having tools handy is always great when you need them. This is especially true if the homeowner plans to make upgrades or additions to the home. Or the tools can be simply used for other odds and end projects that they want to start. They will always get used in some way, so you know the tools will be appreciated.
7. Fire Extinguisher
Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher and your new neighbors will be glad to have one if accidents ever occur. A simple kitchen extinguisher will do just fine. The important part is to make sure that they are certified and capable of extinguishing all classes of fire.
We’ve all experienced the feeling of moving into a brand new home and all of the stress that can be associated with it. However, when you have great gift ideas like these, you know your life will become much simpler because of it. Receiving gifts such as these will get great use, so you don’t have to be concerned about them being a good idea or not.