Inspiration for Housewarming Gifts That Won’t be Left Untouched
Alexandra Wade - November 29, 2021

When picking out a housewarming gift for someone you care about, you want to be thoughtful and pick out useful items that anyone who just moved would be excited to receive. Unless you have something specific in mind that you know they asked for, be boring. Housewarming gifts stand out from the ones you pick for Christmas, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day, where the best gifts are usually eccentric and have a less practical theme. This is the one time where being generic can take you a long way, and be put to better use for home-related affairs. Don’t try to guess their taste or humor and buy items that can be appropriate for any home and aren’t too specific.

Most house owners generally own cups, even the newest ones, but with just a few clumsy mistakes, this basic house necessity can suddenly run low. Backup glasses and mugs never remain backups for too long, and come in handy for big family dinners, future birthday parties, or any kind of home gathering. Find a set that fits whoever you are buying for, by taking advantage of the variety of colors, designs, and styles, in-home goods stores. If you want to go the extra step, you can even order customized mugs online. Add a memorable photo to your ceramic gift to make sure your friend or family member is extra careful not to break it!

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Although one can never have enough cutting boards, you may be looking for a gift a bit less generic. To expand upon the same concept and go in a more unique direction, gift your fellow homeowner(s) a cheeseboard! Level up their snacking experience by picking a boogie cheeseboard of your choosing with sturdy material. If a manual is not provided, make sure you check if your gift is dishwasher safe so you can warn your gift receiver before they find out for themselves.

White noise machines are especially great for people who just moved into an apartment or house in the city. With construction sounds coming from every block, and the non-stop sound of cars honking, getting used to sleeping in a new urban setting may be a bit hard. White noise machines help in initializing deep sleep and canceling out most if not all of the loud noise in your surroundings. All of the machines come with a static, fan-based noise option and volume/speed control. and some even have a variety of other noises such as rain, forest, wind, and or other sounds and features depending on the company that developed it. , Help your friends/family transition into their new home with ease with this helpful too.

The last item is probably the most traditional but never gets old. Nothing spices up the atmosphere to a new home like some new scented candles! These gourmet scents are bound to freshen up any room and can save the day in a power outage. Turning off all of the lights in the house and sparking some candles is a great way to have a cozy in, and add some mood lighting for extra ambiance. These, or any of the other listed items, are housewarming gifts that would be a shame not to use, and your gift receiver won’t be able to resist. The best part: every time your household item gift is utilized, your loved one will automatically think of you.

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