It isn’t easy to find the appropriate house warming gifts, may it be for friends or newly moved-in neighbor. There will be times that your gift will be secretly scorned by new friends or neighbors, but that’s okay, don’t take it personally. Since you don’t exactly know what they need for their new house, it’s understandable for first timers or even for the second and third gifts. But, if you do this repeatedly with new found neighbors, you will be a laughing stock in gatherings.
So, what could possibly save you from embarrassing moments and eventually building a wall between new acquaintances? Read on and hope that the housewarming gift ideas listed below will somehow lessen the ugly first time meetings.
Gift baskets as housewarming gifts won’t leave a bad mark on you. This is already a given and common gift but you can make it different by personalizing it a bit, don’t overdo, put some designs that you feel is perfect for their dining table or even their coffee table.
Usually, think about the things that a person or a family need when moving to a new home. If you want it displayed in their living room, you can include potpourri or mildly scented candles. For their kitchen, it could be fruits, different sized cookies or liqueur cake. Your gift can also be bathroom toiletries such as a cute bottle of hand soap or pastel coloured hand towels. There are other things you can include in your basket, just make sure it’s not too personal or something that you like but the receiver may not fancy it at all.
This is one super gift I would like to receive if I ever get to move to a new house! Why? Coz I can choose whatever I want! Well, it depends on what store the gift card is valid, lol. But, this housewarming gift can never go wrong. If you can sort of investigate where your new neighbor shops for their living room or kitchen accessories, then give them a gift card they can use on their next purchase. The amount depends on how much you are willing to spend for them but don’t make it look like your showing off.
Plants and Pots
Before giving out this gift, try and learn if your neighbor loves gardening. You can include garden tools too. If you’re not sure or haven’t seen them even watering their plants, then bringing in some nice and cute little plants they can add to their living room decors. Choose something that you think could add colour to their current set-up. Place the plant on a nice and elegant looking (not necessarily expensive) pot. If you saw this large plant that you feel is a wonderful decoration on their front porch, then do give it as gift.
The above are just to give you an idea but there are other things that can pass up as your housewarming gift. You can be creative and give personalized items that you made yourself or even cook a dish and knock on their doors.
It’s all about building relationships with your neighbors, not only new ones. It’s great to know that you are friends with them just in case you need help in anything. 🙂