Do you know someone that just moved into a new home and you would like to get them a housewarming gift? Have you been invited to a housewarming party and don’t know what to get? A traditional gift is a bottle of wine, a flower arrangement, or a gift basket such as fruit. But a practical gift will always be well-received.
It is important first of all to determine what their needs may be and you want to get something that speaks to their style or personality. Are they downsizing, moving into their first place, or moving from out of town or out of state? Their circumstances will determine the type of gift that is most appropriate.
The most practical gift would be a gift card from a local home improvement store (Ace Hardware, Home Depot, or Lowes), a grocery store, a local department store (Kmart, Target, or Wal-Mart), or even a restaurant. That way they can select items they know they need. They can stock up their refrigerator and pantry. Or they can take a break and go out to dinner
If you are looking for something unique and creative but also practical, here are some other ideas:
- A collection of tools in a toolbox
- A phonebook with local businesses and the neighbors
- A collection of garden items
- A collection of kitchen items
- A collection of cleaning supplies
- A tree or plant for the yard/garden (only if the person has a green thumb)
- Just moved note cards with a book of stamps
- An assortment of paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, napkins, paper cups, plastic silverware)
- A gift pack of batteries of all sizes
- A first aid kit
- A fire extinguisher
- A housecleaning service
If you don’t have time to select and organize a special gift, you can go online and order a gift basket or personalized item and have it delivered to their door.
Some local Charlotte County, FL places to purchase a gift basket, arrangement, or personalized gift:
A housewarming gift is generally easy to buy. These ideas should help you decide what to buy the next time you know someone moving into a new home.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL