5 Easy Housewarming Gifts

  • Written on December 08, 2021 By Stanley Martin

What better way to celebrate a friend’s new home than with a thoughtful gift? It’s no secret, moving is a stressful process. The organizing, packing, unpacking and decorating feels like an uphill climb. But at the top of the tumultuous journey of cardboard boxes and rolls of packing tape is a new-home view that makes it all worth it. The only thing left to do is warm the new space. So, if you have someone in your life who’s settling into a new house, apartment or condo, you can help bring a little comfort with a housewarming gift. These gifts don’t have to be grand or expensive. In fact, we have a few simple ideas that will warm a new home in no time.

  1. Plant: Add a little life to the new home with some greenery. Unlike a fleeting bouquet of flowers to say “congratulations,” plants can flourish and live a long life in the new home. Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. There’s a world of plant life you can choose from, but selecting one with meaning will go a long way. For example, the mini bonsai tree reflection pool symbolizes calm and reflection, and it’s a stunner. Also, the peace lily symbolizes exactly what you’d expect, peace. Finally, the timeless orchid is a beauty that represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. Any new home could use some of that!
  1. Olive Oil: A gift that will actually be used is one of the best housewarming gifts of all! Whether the new home owner is a self-proclaimed chef or just dabbles in the kitchen, a nice bottle of olive oil is sure to get plenty of use. Find a decorative bottle, snag the best tasting brand or experiment with different flavored oils for a fun gift to warm not only the new kitchen, but the entire home.
  1. Candle: Who doesn’t love a good candle? This is one of the simplest housewarming gifts that will literally warm a new home with fragrance. Shop your favorite local store and smell some of the options, or check out this candle with the “happy new home” label. Another option is a deodorizing candle that is an effective gift that goes a long way for those with pets or cooking habits that tend to fill the house with that garlic or broccoli aroma.
  1. Wall art: Now, we know what you’re thinking - this gift idea doesn’t sound very “easy.” We promise, it can be! Check out your friend’s social media feed and save one of their best photos (preferably of a pet or kids) and send that off to print. Order a nice frame online, and voila! You’ve just created personalized wall art for the new space.
  1. Throw blanket: Now, here’s where we really start to warm the house. Throw blankets can be an inexpensive cozy gift that are both useful and decorative. Find a neutral color blanket or spice it up with some fun seasonal patterns. This is a gift that screams ‘cozy’ and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Our Stanley Martin family loves the warmth that a new home brings to the entire family. Now you have a few easy housewarming gift ideas in your back pocket when you receive that next text or phone call that says, “We’ve moved!”