Setting up a new house
or moving into a new one is a time to celebrate. As
the proud owners decorate their house family and
friends help them out by giving them various
housewarming gifts. One often wonders what would be an
appropriate housewarming gifts. Given below are a few
tips on what to select for housewarming gifts:
Choose something simple and beautiful like an
ornamental picture frame, a small crystal vase or a unique
wall clock. These can be used in any house no matter what the
décor or theme of the room.
If your friend collects a particular thing -
like glass vases, napkin rings, different types of lamps then,
add to her collection by gifting something that she collects.
Gift something special you have made. Home
made wine, a painted wall hanging, embroidered bed covers or
an interesting flower arrangement.
Add to their crystal collection by gifting
them a pair of delicate toasting flutes with a bottle of
If they are a newly wed couple find out, if
there was something they wanted and did not get as a wedding
gift and you could buy it for them.
Another good choice is colored glassware or
something that can be added to a china collection, like two
Gift a guest book to remember events and
Make a special photo album of all the good
times you spent together.
Gift a green plant in an ornate pot.
You can make a gift basket or a collection of
things together for example gardening things like garden
tools, gloves, seeds, pruners, and gardening magazines or a
make a chocolate basket a box of exclusive candy, and a
variety of chocolate candy, truffles, cookies, or freshly
baked goods made of chocolate. Make sure the basket is
something that your host loves and enjoys.
Choose one item like a vase, a bowl, a large
serving tray, candleholders in simple shapes and colors.
What not to select as housewarming gifts:
Do not give plants to people who will not be
interested in taking care of it. Gifting plants in extreme
weather will cause them to wilt and die easily.
Do not gift pets unless you know for sure
that they will like it as a gift. Pets need to be taken care
of and everybody may not be able to do this.
While gifting food make sure you are giving
the person what they love. Gift food to people you know very
While buying a gift keep your friend's tastes
and preferences in mind and not yours. What you like she may
Do not give a gift that you have received and
do not like to someone else. If they do find out it will be
very embarrassing for you.