One of the fun things about moving is getting terrific gifts from family and friends. It’s also enjoyable to buy these kinds of gifts for people as they start a new chapter of their life.
Avoid the predictable gifts—toasters, blenders, mixers—and select something that is different, and will actually get used. Welcome your family and friends into their new home with these fun and creative gift ideas.
Dinner on You: After moving into a new home, people aren’t going to want to cook. Find a popular and well-reviewed restaurant in their neighborhood and buy a gift certificate to present to the new homeowner. Avoid chain restaurants and go with a local place.
Let’s Play a Game: Board games are a great family activity that gets everyone together and doing something that doesn’t involve a screen. There are games for people of all ages, with some of the most popular options being Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue. There are also lots of lesser-known creative games. Ticket to Ride is a train-themed game the entire family will enjoy.
A Little Pampering: Give the new homeowners a chance to relax by treating them to a massage or other spa treatment. After all the work they’ve put into moving, unpacking and settling into their new house, you can be guaranteed that this is a gift that will be put to good use.
A Cookbook: A new kitchen means new opportunities to create delicious dishes for family and friends. Find something that fits the gift receiver’s culinary abilities. For example, buy a beginner a book that starts with the basics and more accomplished chefs something more advanced. Also consider their lifestyle and the types of foods they like.
A Comfy Blanket: The cold weather season is approaching, so what better gift than a nice, warm blanket to wrap up in for a night of TV watching or a weekend afternoon nap? Pick a color that matches the new home’s color scheme; if you don’t know it, get something in a neutral tone. Consider buying a blanket for each member of the family.
A different and thoughtful housewarming gift is sure to be appreciated by any new homeowner.