Housewarming parties provide people with an opportunity to catch up on each other’s lives. There is dining and wining and lots of merry-making. It does not matter where the party takes place. It could be in a cramped apartment on the south side or a mansion with a sprawling yard. The thing that matters is that your loved one has made an essential step in their life. And you are here to witness it. That said, you cannot show up empty-handed. Sure, your presence means a lot to your friends and family. But it could get better if you had something in your hands. Something meaningful and one that they will hold dear for a long time. A rose dipped in gold would be an ideal present for a housewarming. It is a gift that will withstand the test of time, and it marks the permanency of moving into a new home. It is thoughtful and is an expression of the love that you have for your loved one. Do you see where we are going with this? It comes down to thoughtfulness and here are some gifts that are in line with this:
Whether you are gifting a chef or a person who rarely sees the inside of their kitchen, olive oil would be a great choice. It goes with tons of foods and salads and is an easy way to stay healthy while munching on everything around you. It is also a show of the many happy meals that you foresee in the future. When choosing a bottle, go for the best options, as a loved one deserves the very best.
Candles serve tons of purposes, and you can get creative in this process. Where you want to bring in some nostalgia, get a candle that reminds the new homeowner of their original home. It will take them back to a time when they could not have imagined the life that they have now. Or you could get them one that represents a place they would love to live in some time in the future. Candle holders are also ideal gifts, and the more exquisite they are, the more your host will appreciate them. But then again, it is the thought that counts. However, do not walk in with candles that one would get from any shop.
Any homeowner will tell you that being handy is an essential part of owning a home. The same goes for renters as you never know what could happen. You have two options when things go wrong. One, you could get on the phone and get someone to do the job. In so doing, you would part with some cash, and there is no guarantee that the job would be satisfactory. Two, you could rely on your DIY skills and handle the task yourself. In this way, you would improve your skills and save some cash. Get your host a tool kit with the basic tools, and when things fall apart, they will be genuinely grateful for the gift.
As is the case with the candles, you have a lot of choices in this case. The one thing that you want to avoid is getting something that they can quickly get off the shelf in any store. They probably have enough cutting boards and are looking to dispose of some in the future. In this light, choose to be different. A personalized board is a great idea. On it, have an inscription that touches on how much you care about them. Or have their name on the board coupled with something they like to do. An example would be ‘Damian, The Kindest Lawyer I Ever Met.’ And each time they use the board, they will think of you. Or get one that folds and put an end to ingredient wastage.
Think outside the box and find a way to make your gift one they will never forget. Renting or owning a new home is a significant accomplishment, and your gift should reflect as much.