Buying a new home is an exciting life event that people want to share with their family and friends. Once they move in and unpack, they invite their loved ones to check out the house and celebrate the special occasion. Though you might worry about what type of gift to give at one of these parties, we've found several great options that new homeowners will love, whether you're shopping for a creative housewarming gift for your BFF or your cousin.
1. Tool Kits
More than 30% of people who buy homes are first-time buyers. A toolkit or toolbox is an excellent gift for someone new to the home repair game. Make sure the kit comes with basic tools that anyone can use. You can also add a repair book or guide that shows how to complete some of the most common jobs.
2. Unique Tote Bags
Did a friend or family member invite you to check out their new house, and you want to bring them a special gift? Consider one of these creative and unique tote bags from Goodly. These bags are perfect for bringing home groceries or carrying books from the library. You might pick a cute bag with a black cat on the front for a cat lover or a bag with different beer labels printed over the front for the beer enthusiast in your life. These tote bags also come in different sizes. If you have a little more room in your budget, add some treats or cleaning supplies to the tote bag.
3. Funny Socks
One of the hardest parts about moving is unpacking. As much as someone might love their new home, they probably don't love how long it takes to unpack all their stuff. Many people even find they lost track of the things they need during the first few days, like clean socks. With funny socks from Goodly, you give them a housewarming gift that makes them laugh and that they can use immediately. Look for our designs that match the person's sense of humor or interests.
4. Custom Labels
As much as your loved ones look forward to moving, they may not look forward to changing their address. Custom labels make it easy for them to let people know where they now live. Many websites allow you to design labels yourself with personalized info. You can add their full name or just their last name and first initial, along with their new address. The site will print the info on adhesive labels that they can use on envelopes and packages.
5. Gift Boxes and Baskets
Giving gift boxes and baskets is a great way to treat new homeowners to multiple things that they will like and use. You might put together a basket with your favorite recipe and the ingredients to make it or some new home essentials, such as paper towels and cleaning supplies. Thanks to our surprise gift boxes, you can give things they wouldn't expect. Snag a Goodly box filled with gifts that foodies love or one that keeps them from overthinking their big move.
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6. Kitchen Starter Set
Not everyone has much cooking experience. If you need a housewarming gift for a new home chef, you can’t go wrong with kitchen items. Serious Eats recommends chefs have a minimum of a skillet, Dutch oven, sauté pan, and wok. You don't need to buy each pot and pan on its own, though — there are some excellent kitchen starter sets. These sets come with the essential cookware that a new home needs.
Find the Right Housewarming Gifts
Celebrating the moment when your friend or relative buys a new house doesn't need to take a lot of time or money. No matter your budget, you'll find great gifts they’ll love from Goodly. These six housewarming gift ideas are perfect for loved ones who just bought their first home and anyone who has recently moved.