9 GENIUS IDEAS For a New Home Gift
We agonise over many things in life. But one thing that comes on top of the list is how to give an appropriate gift for a particular occasion. Housewarming party etiquette tells us that even if the host says ‘no gifts’ on the invitation, it’s still correct etiquette to bring a gift along. So that’s a given. You must bring a gift. But what gift should you bring? Heaven forbid that you should bring along a vase and find it lined up with 20 other vases! Your heart sinks when this happens. Everyone feels great when they give a gift that stands out a little. We all love to feel special. If we know our gift is really appreciated, it means a lot. Should we give a gimmicky, fun gift idea? Or should we actually bring a gift to the housewarming that’s a long term investment - something we’ll be seeing again every time we visit?
We've searched the web, examined our data of what you search for on our website and come up with a selection of New Home Gifts we're sure both you and your recipient will love!
Here's our Top 9....
Post Code Heart Shape Framed Map:
This is a special idea for a housewarming gift. People who love crafts would love this. A personalised heart-shaped map is typically given as gift to newly-married couple. Perfect for commemorating where they met, got engaged or married. So this is particularly lovely if you are sending a housewarming gift to a couple buying their first home.
Enter any UK postcode and their names with the date... it couldn’t be more perfect. It's a gift sure to take pride of place in the hall, or other main room of the house. And there is no doubt that it will look impressive. It’s the ultimate customised and personalised gift.
Cosy Personalised Cushion:
We love this gift because it has lasting value. Personalised cushions are so popular at the moment. Bang on trend, this is a gift sure to keep the memory of the housewarming party alive long after the occasion has past. Receiving a cushion personalised with the names of the couple and the date of the housewarming is an amazingly thoughtful gift. The couple will feel appreciated for their hospitality and it will add a glow to their celebrations.
Seeing their names together in an inscription, even if it’s on a simple cushion, will bind them closer together as a couple making them feel their relationship is something special, to be celebrated. Which it is.
Personalised Street & Postcode Mug:
If you're searching for a personalised gift to mark the special occasion this is a popular gift. A mug (often purchased as a pair) with the street name and postcode is a useful and personal gift. You can give two mugs as a gift if it’s a couple hosting the event. It's also available in a new home hamper if this is the case.
We all know a cup of tea calms frazzled nerves in no time and what better way to drink it than with this mug!
Wine & Chocolates New Home Gift Set:
Wine and chocolate is always a well received gift for lots of occasions! The wine can always be saved to enjoy on another day. And the chocolate is sure to be welcomed by most people, whatever the occasion! What might be perceived by some as a unimaginative gift is transformed when labelled as a special housewarming gift. Personalised with a special message and the significant moving in date we think you can expect the wine and chocolates won’t last that long. No doubt your recipients will enjoy the sustenance it will provide to keep them going through the unpacking and all the upheaval!
Also, the gift presentation box is high-quality and can be used for storage such as stationary or other keepsakes.
Home Is Where the Heart Is Cheese Board:
Bang on trend, personalised cheese boards have been popular gifts for a while now. This paddle board design can be engraved with the couple’s name and the significant moving in date. This a lovely gift for a couple celebrating their first new home. Particularly with this sentiment: "Home Is Where The Heart Is". This is a gift which can can be used for its intended purpose or it can be kept on display, as a souvenir of the date.
No matter how it's used, this personalised and practical gift will be received with much gratitude especially if your recipient is a cheese lover!
Sweet Home Tin of a Dozen Cookies:
A dozen cookies in a personalised tin will make a special gift. Especially if you are taking it along to a housewarming get-to-gether. The host can open the tin and start enjoying the gift straightaway or save them for a day or two after the celebration. A dozen cookies is a really nice number too. Enough for one but also generous enough to share amongst a few friends.
The tin for the cookies is a keepsake which can be used as a container everafter, to remind the host of the housewarming. It's an exclusive design they won't have seen anywhere else and the best part is the cookies are chocolate chip and delicious! No doubt they'll soon be asking for more!
New Home New Memories Chocolate Bouquet:
This is a colourful and joyous new home gift. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well, there may be some who don’t, but it tends to be the most acceptable of gifts. We love this novel type of gift, with both short-term and lasting value it includes a delicious selection of chocolate bars. With plenty to share, they can be enjoyed straight away. And the special mug can be enjoyed for years to come. The mug can be used to make plenty of tea and coffee. Or because of it's sentiment will look great as a plant pot or a pen pot in the home office.
Personalised Classic Triple Tea Light Box:
They'll be able to easily get their new home organised with the help of this Personalised Classic Tea Light Box! This wooden, shabby chic style box can store a small amount of tea lights or trinkets. Three tea lights can be displayed on top of the box, creating a unique feature for any shelf or mantelpiece. A beautiful memento since it can be personalised with any name or names together with the moving date or a special sentiment.
A 'Brew Will See You Through' Gift Basket:
The most appropriate housewarming gift set always seems to be one with a mug and/or a delicious selection of biscuits. The bonus with this gift is you get both! There's nothing better than receiving a lovely gift of tea and biscuits perfect for keeping us going! Teamed with a personalised china mug this is a special gift to cheer someone up, especially if the house move is proving to be an exhausting one! The fruity flapjack provides extra sustenance and the wicker basket will look lovely anywhere around the home.
So there it is, our Top 9 gift ideas for friends and family who are starting a new chapter in their lives in a new home. Perfect gift ideas for when you’re invited to a housewarming party. Or for when you need to send a quick gift direct to the new home. Consider choosing something from our list here guaranteed to be truly appreciated.
Of course, you may also have some creative and original ideas of your own for housewarming gifts. If you have any special new home gift ideas, please feel free to leave them in the comments box below so you can share them with your fellow readers. Extra inspiration is always welcome. Thank you!