While nowadays housewarming parties may be a bit different (thanks COVID), that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil a dear friend or family member with the perfect housewarming gift—even if you aren’t able to celebrate with a house-full of guests.
Gifting the perfect present doesn’t have to break your bank either; we believe that some of the most notable and memorable items in most households are the ones that are sentimental and special to your relationship. Paint Your Numbers is the perfect example of that—what’s more personal than a memorable photo they can paint themselves? Now, let’s get to gifting!
1. Kitchen Supplies For The Chef
We all have that one friend who’s basically a professional chef, the one that’s constantly in the kitchen cooking up a new delicious concoction. If your giftee has a passion and skill for the art of culinary, then consider gifting some cooking supplies.
New pots and pans are an obvious go-to, but let’s take it to the next level by gifting something a bit more personal. A cutting board with the household’s last name engraved, a special quote, or even a sweet message that’s personalized to your relationship.
Pro Tip: This gift is also great if you have a friend that just moved out or graduated college. Blenders, air-fryers, and any other supplies will be super helpful, too, as they take on their new adventure.
2. Relaxation Gifts For Your Favorite Nurse
For the friend that risks their lives every day to help others, we all have that nurse in our family or friend group that deserves to be shown some appreciation—especially these days.
They’re on their feet all day, so their downtime should be spent relaxing and unwinding. Consider gifting some cozy candles, compression socks, or bath bombs for them to test out in their brand new tub.
3. Gardening Supplies
For the friend with a green thumb—hopefully, they have a great big yard (or balcony) for this year’s spring harvest.
First off—every garden needs some seeds; just make sure you do some research into which fruits and veggies are best for the season they’ll be planting in as well as the state or area you live in.
Supplies are next on the list. Pots, shovels, gloves, and scissors are a must. And to make it a bit more fun—a gardener hat, sturdy shoes, and an apron would make the perfect finishing touch. Who wouldn’t want to serve looks while doing a hobby they love?
Might as well make an entire gift basket equipped with everything they’ll need for their new home’s gorgeous garden.
4. Cozy Blankets and Pillows
Moving to a new place can be hectic, stressful, and exhausting, not to mention it can take a while for a new environment to feel like home. What better way to help warm up someone’s new place than with some extra cozy items?
Throw blankets, fluffy pillows, or even a new rug are great ways to help warm-up a new home. Throw in a few of their favorite scented candles and a bottle of wine, too. They’ll appreciate an excuse to wind down after their stressful weeks of unpacking.
5. Personalized Wine Glasses
Anything you decide on should have some sentimental value. Get your best friend some personalized wine glasses with their name engraved, or maybe the state or city they just moved to.
6. An Elegant Olive Oil Bottle
A unique gift that not everyone will think of that’s the perfect addition to someone’s kitchen is a fancy olive oil bottle. Now every time they cook or indulge in their favorite bread, they’ll think of you and your special friendship.
7. Bread-Making Kit
Speaking of bread—consider gifting a bread-making kit. There is nothing more delicious than homemade bread, not to mention it’s a fun activity for them to enjoy.
A home isn’t complete without a houseplant or two. Just make sure it doesn’t require too much TLC. The last thing you’ll want to gift is a plant that will be dead in a few weeks.
9. New House Art
Art is one of the easiest ways to express to someone what they mean to you; plus, it’s a perfect way for you to help add some spunk to their new space. You can get a few of your favorite pictures together framed.
Paint By Numbers Kit
Keeping up with the theme of extra personalized gifts—consider a unique paint-by-numbers kit. That’s right; you can get a picture of you two created into a paint by numbers picture. Just send in any photo you like, and we’ll provide everything else.
A great way to make a home feel homey is by hanging sentimental pictures. Give them an excuse to finally print those pictures by buying a unique set of picture frames.
Plus, they’ll need a frame to display the Paint Your Numbers painting they worked so hard to finished.
10. A Photo Album
On the topic of pictures—a cute decorative photo album filled will fun memories of you both is the perfect way to show them how much you appreciate your friendship.
There are so many ways you can make this gift special and customized. A scrapbook you can work on together during your next wine night is a great way.
11. Board Games
A recent survey stated that 86% of millennials overspend on gifts during the holidays. We know it can be especially easy to overspend when you’re shopping for just one person.
The “go big, or go home” mindset starts to take over, but a great way to give a gift full of love and laughter without overspending is by gifting something fun!
Nothing screams at-home fun like a few solid board or card games. We’re sure your friend will appreciate a night full of laughs even more than a high price tag.
12. Dining Set
A new dining set is perfect for first-time house owners. A lovely dining set is a must for every home but is often left off the “new decor” list. Surprise them with an elegant dining set that matches the spunk of their new home.
Pro Tip: If you want to go all out, consider pairing this gift with the wine glasses and kitchen supplies. Package it all together—everything is better when displayed in a gift basket that’s tied up with a pretty bow.
No matter what you decide to give your new homeowner (or apartment resident), just remember: It’s not always about the price tag, but always about the thought and effort. Finding the perfect gift can be tricky and stressful; that’s why it’s key to stick to extra personal and unique themes. Follow this guide and our simple tips, and we’re sure that whatever you decide will leave a smile on their face.
86% of millennials overspend during the holidays | CNBC
45 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2021 | nurse.org
34 Best Gifts for Gardeners 2021 | The Strategist | NY Mag
Seasonal Produce Guide | SNAP-Ed (usda.gov)