A Housewarming Gift Guide for the New Homeowner in Your Life
Summer is one of the busiest times of year for the housing market. Sunshine and warm temperatures make it easier for people to get out and look at homes, and the summer break from school allows busy parents to schedule showings and bring kids along for the fun.
With all this activity, there’s a good chance you have a family member, friend, or coworker who’s recently moved into a new home. And that might have you wondering: what the heck do I get them as a housewarming gift?
Before you frantically grab a grocery store candle and a cheap bottle of wine on your way to see your sister’s new house, take a minute to check our housewarming gift guide! Below is a list of practical housewarming gifts and fun, thoughtful items that can bring a little joy to the new homeowner in your life.
The Bouqs Co., Three-Month Gift Subscription
A beautifully-arranged bouquet of flowers is always a welcome gift. Three months of farm-fresh flowers with this subscription from The Bouqs Co. is a great way to show your loved one that you care and keep their new home feeling bright and cheery well after they move in.
The Sill, Snake Plant Laurentii
A houseplant can bring a lovely touch of life and natural beauty to a new home. But the last thing a busy new homeowner needs is the added stress of caring for a delicate flower that needs water and a massage three times a day.
Enter the snake plant. With long, sword-like leaves and the ability to tolerate low-light environments, snake plants make for an elegant, no-nonsense housewarming gift. And as an added bonus
Capri Blue, Volcano Candle
I know we made fun of candles earlier, but the Volcano candle from Capri Blue is no joke. Its citrusy, fruity scent is almost too tasty, and nothing can make a new house smell like home quite like a good candle — emphasis on good.
Williams Sonoma, Olivewood & White Marble Rectangular Cheese Board with Cheese Knives
For many homeowners, one of the things they’re most excited about when moving into a new home is inviting people over and entertaining. You can help them get the party started with this gorgeous cheese board and knife set from Williams Sonoma.
Etsy, Personalized Welcome Mat
A personalized welcome mat like this one from Etsy gives a doorstep some character and says, “This house is a home — our home.” And this particular seller has lots of great reviews and offers welcome mats in many different sizes and styles.
Welham & Co, Custom House Portrait
Commemorate this new stage in your loved one’s life with a thoughtful custom portrait of their new home. Welham & Co offers a variety of styles, sizes, and frame options to choose from. All you have to do is upload a photo of the new house, select your options, and done!
Lenox, Welcome Home Ornament
It may seem odd buying a Christmas ornament as a gift in the middle of summer, but trust us — once the holidays roll around, your new homeowner will cherish this cute reminder of their new home as they decorate their tree.
Crate & Barrel, Nattie Red Wine Glasses, Set of 8
Sometimes despite our best efforts, moving doesn’t go as smoothly as we hope. A set of wine glasses like this one from Crate & Barrel can help replace any that might have been damaged in the move. And if your friend was lucky enough to find everything intact while unpacking? Well, having extra wine glasses never hurt anyone!
Mark & Graham, Acacia Valet Tray
Looking to give a dad, brother, or single male friend a little extra love as he moves into his new home? This smooth, sophisticated wooden tray is great for storing and organizing watches, sunglasses, cuff links, and more. It can even be monogrammed or personalized!
OMSI, Family Gift Membership
If you know a young family that’s moving into a new house, don’t forget about the kiddos! A family membership to a local museum is a super fun and thoughtful housewarming gift — especially if the family is new to the area.
For those in the Portland metro area, we recommend checking out OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. They offer the option to gift a family membership, which covers two adults plus four children.
Find Your Next Place to Call Home
Today you may be the one buying the housewarming gift, but who knows — you could be the one celebrating moving into a new home in the not-too-distant future! If you want to learn more about buying a Pahlisch home, reach out to one of our New Home Specialists. They’d be glad to chat with you about every step of the homebuying journey.
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