Moving into a new home is incredibly exciting. Of course, there are a few grueling weeks of unpacking, arranging furniture, hanging art, and generally getting settled, but once moved in there is only one thing to do: throw a housewarming party! It’s the perfect excuse to get your friends together, show off your new space, and have a few cocktails.
If you are on the receiving end of this invitation, you’ll want to bring a thoughtful yet practical housewarming gift. Instead of filling up a friend’s home with useless knickknacks, give them something they will actually use. Here are a few gifts your friends (and your wallet) are sure to appreciate.
1. Cozy Throw
Netflix and a soft blanket go together like chocolate and peanut butter—no couch is complete without one. Be sure to choose a neutral color so it will easily match any furniture.
2. Cheese Board
Everyone loves a good charcuterie and cheese spread to nibble—what better way to serve it than on a beautiful board?
3. Set of Juice Glasses
Instead of gifting a set of wine or champagne glasses, opt for something a bit more practical. Your friend will think of you every morning!
4. Custom Stamp
What better way to celebrate a new home than with a custom address stamp? Pick a design and font that reflects your host’s personality—Etsy is definitely your friend on this one.
5. Fancy Flavorings
There are a few things each kitchen must have, so why not upgrade kitchen basics (salt! olive oil!) to something more flavorful?
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