Plants always make a nice, thoughtful gift and can add a bit of life and color to a new place. If the recipient doesn’t have a green thumb, opt for something relatively easy to take care of, or an indoor plant such as a fern, cactus or bonsai tree.
Silverware and stemware are perfect housewarming gifts, especially if your recipient likes to entertain. Additional items like napkin rings and candleholders can also add another layer of elegance to their table, and they’ll think of you every time they bring them out to use them.
Art is the Key
Decorative key holders are a nice housewarming gift and can add some artistic flair to any home. They’re also something the homeowner isn’t as likely to have already. Choose a key holder made of metal or wood with an artistic design.
Wine is a great housewarming gift, as long as you put a personal spin on it. Consider giving a bottle of wine with a personalized label. Many local and mail-order wineries allow you to customize the bottle’s label to reflect your friend’s exciting move or some other memorable event.
An old photograph of you and the recipient, placed in a nice, decorative frame, makes a great, personalized housewarming gift.
A small kitchen appliance is a great practical housewarming gift. Before you give a particular appliance, make sure your recipient doesn’t already have one.
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