The idea of giving gifts is always exciting but the process of finding just the right gifts can be challenging. You must take into account your giftee’s tastes. You should consider if the gift adds to their lives or takes up space. You want to make every effort for the gift to be thoughtful.
If you are currently looking for housewarming gifts for your friends, we have a list of practical gifts that everyone is sure to appreciate.
Curate a Useful Emergency Kit
Let’s be honest. Moving into a new home is not all fun and games. There are bound to be situations where we are called upon to learn new things. There are enough stories about new homeowners discovering things about their homes after signing on the dotted line. These can range from something inconvenient yet manageable like broken appliances to something totally unexpected and more involving like an internal pipe leak.
No matter the degree of inconvenience, every homeowner should be equipped with an emergency kit that helps them minimize the stress of these situations. If you are looking to get a housewarming gift for your friends, make it practical and thoughtful. Curate your own emergency kit of a few necessary and luxury items.
One of the first things you should put in this kit are LED flashlights. No emergency stock is complete without it. Make sure that you get a rechargeable flashlight because neither do you want to think about extra batteries nor do you want your friends to have to worry about it. Once you have one or few light sources, consider adding some basic medication for injuries, headaches, and fever. Then, move to other items such as a pencil and a notebook. To help your friends calm down during an emergency, you can also add a printout of a poem or song you both may enjoy.
Your emergency kit need not be all doom and gloom. Curate one that takes care of a few essentials and mixes in a few items that bring your friend a smile during a stressful time.
A Handmade Nameplate
Homeownership is a dream for most people. Realizing it takes a lot of hard work and determination. Acknowledge this fact by getting a handmade nameplate that your friend can place outside their home.
You can choose to customize it precisely to match your friends’ tastes. Select a font you know they love. Pick a color that matches the things in their house. Have the nameplate artist write a personalized message on the back of the nameplate.
This is a subtle gift that your friends are sure to appreciate. Make it extra memorable by helping them put it up outside their home.
A Key Organizer
As a homeowner, your friend will soon realize they have a lot of keys to manage. Keys to the front door and the backdoor. Keys to the outhouse. Keys to the utility closet. Keys to the bedrooms. Keys everywhere. There will also be duplicate keys!
Help your friend maintain their sanity by anticipating their small needs. A key holder is a utilitarian gift any homeowner will appreciate having. While you can buy several types of key organizers, consider having one customized.
Here is a customization idea: Commission an artist to make a rough map of your friends’ house. Have them drill holes with hooks in specific areas such as “garage”, and “utility closet”. Decorate this board in a way you know your friend will love. Now, your friend doesn’t have to wonder which key belongs to what. They have a visual representation of it right here on the board.
Getting presents for your friends for something as monumental as their first house purchase can seem daunting at first. However, with just a little bit of thought and outside-the-box thinking, you can gift them something they will truly appreciate.