Looking for the perfect housewarming gift? Whether it’s for friends or family, finding the perfect present to make their new house feel like a home isn’t always easy. You’re looking for something that’s thoughtful, unique and fits in with their decor style. No pressure, right? So here’s some helpful inspiration to make shopping for a housewarming gift a little simpler.
1. A Vase or Potted Plant
Let’s start with something foolproof: plants. They work with every interior style, so no matter if their vibe is retro-chic or modern mid-century, a little greenery will complement their home. Gift them a vase with a bunch of their favourite flowers already arranged inside. Better yet, go for faux plants, so they don’t have the hassle of upkeep as they settle in. This artificial eucalyptus looks real, but requires zero maintenance from serial plant killing friends.
2. Glamorous Glassware
Can you ever have too much glassware? From champagne flutes to whisky tumblers, a new set of glasses is perfect for toasting a fresh start in a brand new home. Just add a bottle of their favourite tipple, and you’ve got thoughtful gifting all wrapped up. If you’re lucky, they might even invite you over for a glass or two to celebrate.
3. A Framed Photo
Fill a photo frame with a picture of you and your newly moved loved one, and you’ve got a precious keepsake they’ll enjoy having on show in their new home. Silver or white frames are versatile enough to suit any aesthetic, no matter if they’re styling up neutral hues or going for a bolder colour palette.
4. Seasonal Scents
Home fragrance is another foolproof gift. Wrap up a chic scented candle or diffuser in notes you know they’ll love; even better if the jar is eye-catching. Go for a scent that’s fresh and citrusy to brighten up their new kitchen, or opt for a calming neroli and lavender blend that makes their living room feel extra cosy.
5. The Perfect Print
If they have gallery wall ambitions, help them get started with a playful framed print. Choose something that suits their personality, whether they’re a dog lover or a sentimentalist. Think about the colours they tend to like, where you think their prints are likely to go and, if they like inspiring quotes, what words might speak to them the most.
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