If you have bought a new house or moved into a new home as a married couple then you probably know the struggle that comes with it. You are surrounded by boxes and overwhelmed by just how many appliances you actually need for your kitchen! And while you appreciate people buying you housewarming gifts and dropping presents over, it can become a little too much when you are trying to settle in. So our first tip for housewarming gifts is to wait a while, give them plenty of time to unpack and get settled before you start turning up with gifts. And to make sure you do not get them any repeat presents, here are some suggestions for things they are unlikely to receive from anybody else.
1. Artwork or photo prints – In my opinion, a framed photo is always a great personalised gift and is the perfect option for people moving into a new home. You can get canvas prints online that can work as a beautiful statement piece for their living room or something to hang in their bedroom that will bring them joy when they wake up in the morning. This could be a photo from their wedding, a family portrait or for those millennials out there, they may prefer a picture of their beloved pet.
2. Bathroom guest book – This is a great gift for someone with a sense of humour. I can guarantee that no one else will have bought them a bathroom guest book! If you time it right and give this gift just in time for their housewarming party then that is an added bonus.
3. Personalised doormat – If the recipients are a little more quirky and appreciate a good joke, there are lots of different options for personalised or novelty gifts. However, you will probably find yourself spoilt for choice. A welcome mat is something that is often forgotten about when new house shopping and is the perfect opportunity to bring a bit of fun into their everyday life. You can go down the sentimental route and get a mat with their names and the date of their marriage printed on it or opt for a novelty welcome mat for those film or music lovers, or you can go funny and get them something humorous – whatever you think suits them the most.
4. Pet supplies – Do not let their furry friends go neglected during the hectic moving process. People probably will not consider the cat or the dog when they are picking out housewarming gifts so be their pooch’s new best friend and get them a new bed or a new set of toys to help them settle into their new home.
5. Calendar – This might seem like a bit of a boring idea but it does not have to be! You can create your own personalised calendar using various photos of family, friends and pets or scenic photos from trips you have gone on together. They will definitely be thanking you in the long run and this is a gift that just keeps on giving – something that can and will be used every day.
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