It’s always tricky choosing the best housewarming gift for friends or family who’ve just moved into a new abode. What if they’ve already got it? What if they don’t like it? Do you really know their taste or style? So many questions and obstacles to overcome, and come on, it’s just dull to turn up with a John Lewis voucher, right?
So with this in mind, I’ve sourced 5 of the best housewarming gifts that will be well received every single time.
5 of the Best Housewarming Gift Ideas
Ever since Abigail Aherne turned house plants on their heads and invited us all to embrace the faux plant, their popularity has been on the rise. I have some from Blooming Artificial if you want to see how they look, but they’re ace to manage, and if you get a good one, you don’t have to worry about it looking fake either. Mad About the House has a great post HERE which rounds up all the faux plants out there and their quality.
Simple White Bedding:
Honestly, you really can’t go wrong with some great quality white bedlinen. It will work with every taste and style of room, and if you buy something good, will last for a long time too. The only thing is to guess the size of the bed, but maybe that’s something you can subtly find out before you buy. I’d recommend places like Christy Home, Soak and Sleep and Bedeck for something beautiful.
Jo Malone, White Company, Neom and Diptique are all good bets, and are expensive enough to seem extravagant and a real treat. They’re not always the kind of candle we buy for ourselves so giving one as a gift is something a little special. Scents can be tricky for some people so perhaps go for something subtle and not too overpowering. Molton Brown have some great home fragrances so take a look there too.
Ok so this one might sound a bit strange, but first impressions always count, and that’s true of homes too. However, you’ve got so much to worry about on the inside of the property when you first move in, that tarting up the front door is the last thing on your mind. Getting the new homeowners a cool and on-trend new doormat to welcome all of their visitors to the new house will be a thoughtful and well received gift.
A good old-fashioned POT of CASH:
There’s nothing so expensive as owning your own home (putting aside children, of course!), so let me tell you about a great new platform which you can use to create and gather pots of money for different causes. Leetchi.com is a new service that allows you collect funds, and ask friends to contribute to your money pot, enabling you to raise money online. You can set up a pot for any kind of event, whether that’s a birthday, a celebration, a fundraiser or of course, in this case, a housewarming. Send the link to your friends and ask them to contribute. The recipient is then able to spend the pot on a partner site like Amazon, or have the money transferred to their bank account.
If you don’t know what to give as a housewarming gift, or if the recipient is a first time buyer, they will relish the idea of having some free money to spend as and when they need to. Whether they choose to spend their treat on paint, home accessories, or save it towards their new kitchen, they are going to love the thought and the sentiment. It also means that you’re able to give a more substantial gift, pooling together with your friends.
Leetchi.com is also a great way to set up a charity or fundraising website and make it public. Your pot then becomes public allowing anyone and everyone to contribute. Since October 2016 it’s gained over 7 million users in 150 countries so there’s certainly a demand. It’s a fast, easy and secure way for people to club together for a group gift, weekend getaway, creative project or a good cause.
So, do you have plenty of ideas now for the best housewarming gift you need to purchase?
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