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What are the Best House Warming Gifts?

by | Sep 3, 2023

Somebody you know has just moved into a new home. Now you are looking for the best house warming gifts. There are like:

  • bread and salt
  • olive oil
  • wood
  • a candle
  • or a pineapple

However, if you are looking for something beyond that, here are a few tips for you:

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What to avoid

When you are pondering the best house warming gifts, it is always advisable to also consider the taste and personal situation of the recipient(s). For example:

  • You should not bring wine to someone who is abstinent (be it health or religious reasons)…
  • …or potted plants to someone who is allergic, etc.
  • Whimsical, “funny” novelty gifts should rather be reserved for such recipients whose tastes you know well enough to know such gits fit their sense of humor.

Best house warming gifts

Now let the same consideration regarding the individual taste and situation of the intended recipient(s) inspire you to find the right gift for them:

  • Gift baskets with a variety of edible treats are always an option. Here, you can also easily incorporate some of the more traditional house warming gifts like bread and salt. (Make sure that potential allergens are clearly labeled!). Another advantage is that such gift baskets come in a variety of styles and price ranges, and you can easily create them yourself and also add additional items (see below).
  • Coffee fans would probably enjoy an assortment of specialty gourmet coffees, depending on your budget in combination with a few accessories. For tea aficionados, there is, of course, a corresponding alternative.
  • Passionate cooks are likely to make good use of specialty cooking oils and gourmet vinegar, and/or perhaps a personalized wooden cutting board.
  • For “Starters”: If the house warming takes place for a starter home, newlyweds, or a young family, they might appreciate actual household items like a kitchen gadget/accessories, a decorative vase, china, a set of linen napkins or nice dish towels.
  • A practical choice: envelopes/stickers printed with the new home address, perhaps in combination with other stationery/writing materials
  • A nice throw blanket in neutral colors (or such that go with the color scheme of the new home)
  • For people who have moved to a new town: an illustrated book with photos of their new home town or a gift certificate for a local restaurant

These are, of course, only a few suggestions. Do you have a special go-to choice for a housewarming gift? Let us know in the comments!

Sources and further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housewarming_party

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