It’s a lovely feeling being invited for a housewarming party. Your friends or co-workers may have worked hard to save up for a new home. It’s a time to celebrate their achievement and what better way to do that than throw a housewarming party. Of course, it’s important to bring a gift along while enjoying the celebration. Most people choose to offer conventional gifts but you can get creative and choose to present something that is both functional, memorable and adds to the new home’s décor.
Ditch the conventional wind chime, vase and bamboo plant for these practical options:
1. Marble Cheese Board
Do the new homeowners love cheese? Cheese can be smeared on sandwiches or consumed with fruit and vegetables in the form of a delicious cheese platter. In fact, cheese platters are becoming a highly popular snacking item since a variety of cheeses including mozzarella, cheddar, feta, parmigiana and goat’s cheese are easily available in stores today.
A marble cheese board could be a perfect addition for a family of cheese lovers. You can even add a variety of cheeses to complement the cheese board.
2. Saregama Carvaan
Filling a home with music is perhaps the best gift for music lovers. Although finding a portable music player is simple enough due to a number of brands being available for purchase online, the Saregama Carvaan is a perfect housewarming gift for homeowners who love classic Bollywood songs.
The Carvaan is a Bluetooth music player that comes with 5,000 pre-installed old Bollywood songs, ghazals, Sufi, Hindustani and devotional music. Its diverse range of songs and tunes means that a new home will always be filled with pleasing melodies.
3. Streaming TV Sticks
For tech-savvy homeowners, a streaming TV stick that plugs into the TV’s HDMI port and enables them to stream content over WiFi may be a good housewarming gift. They can access numerous TV shows, movies, documentaries, music and other forms of entertaining content via various streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, YouTube and more.
Although there are many brands of such flash drives in the market today, the Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast and Roku are highly popular.
4. French Press or Coffee Maker
A nice French press or a sleek coffee maker is a highly suitable gift for homeowners that can’t do without their regular shot of caffeine every morning or their steaming mug of green tea. Add in a milk frother and you’ve basically given them a barista in their home.
5. Floating Utensil Holder
A floating utensil holder allows you to store important kitchen utensils such as a tea strainer, spatulas, spoons, cheese graters, potato peelers and other kinds of utensils on it without occupying much space in the kitchen. A word of caution, though: Do not store knives on it. It’s best to keep sharp objects tucked safely inside a drawer.
So now you have some housewarming gift ideas to surprise your friends with who just got a new home.