Housewarming gift ideas

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In the days before central heating, a housewarming party consisted of people literally bringing piles of wood to start fires and warm their friends’ new houses. Unfortunately, firewood isn’t quite going to cut it these days. Luckily for you, we’ve got some ideas and inspiration to help you find the perfect gift.

How to choose the best gifts for a housewarming party

Ask yourself these three questions to help you pick the best housewarming gift:

Who is moving?

Is it your friend, your sister, your uncle, your boyfriend, your old housemate? Consider who’s moving and then custom-tailor your gift to make it extra-special. While you might opt for something goofy and decorative for your sister, a more conventional and practical gift might be best for a coworker or friend.

Where are they moving to?

If it’s an apartment, don’t get something too big because they might be short on space. If it’s a newly designed house, try to stay away from a decorative gift because it may not match the decor they’ve picked out.

What are the circumstances of the move?

Is it their first time moving? Are they downsizing or upsizing? Are they moving in with their partner? Consider where they are moving from and where they are moving to and think if they need something extra that they didn’t have at their last place.

Top housewarming gifts

Crosley UO exclusive quiet jungle velvet cruiser bluetooth
Crosley UO exclusive quiet jungle velvet cruiser bluetooth

Urban Outfitters

Picnic at Ascot Coffee Tote Gift Set for 2
Picnic at Ascot Coffee Tote Gift Set for 2

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the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur
the sun and her flowers By Rupi Kaur

Urban Outfitters

Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket
Calhoun & Co. Good At Naps Woven Throw Blanket

Urban Outfitters

Bottom line

With a little thought and a quick browse through a few online stores, you’ll bound to find the perfect housewarming gift that really speaks to your recipient and his or her new digs.

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