Your best friend just bought a home and invited you to the housewarming. What to get? You don’t want to re-gift anything you received for your birthday, Christmas, or housewarming because someone at the party will recognize it. Try one of these suggestions instead.
Monogram Door Hanger
What, you’ve never heard of a monogrammed door hanger? Then neither will your friends, so it’s going to be completely original. This is actually a personalized metal piece you can buy at Etsy that features an initial and, optionally, a name, date, and greeting. If you’re going to customize it, be sure to allow at least four weeks for it to get done. Then add another week for it to ship to you.
If your friends just moved in, they probably have boxes full of stuff that they haven’t unpacked yet because they don’t know where to put them. Help them out by getting them some useful storage containers. You’ll find these at your local home centers or big-box stores. You can go small with some food storage sets they can put in the pantry or larger with boxes or shelves. And if this gift requires assembly, why not put it together yourself to save your friends some time?
Gift Certificate for Cleaning
The new home offers much more space for the family, which they love. But also has more square footage that they need to keep clean, which they aren’t thrilled about. Ease them into their new household chores by giving them a gift certificate to a professional cleaning service. They may even want to take advantage of it to spruce things up after their housewarming party.
If they’re the kind of folks who love to have guests over, they can proclaim that fact to the entire neighborhood with the welcome mat that you buy them. These come in many styles from traditional to modern or simple to fun. Some can even be customized with their names or a fun saying. Don’t worry if they already have a welcome mat because they can always use yours at another entrance.
Zip Code Pillows
Here are more hand-crafted goodies you can find at Etsy: zip code throw pillows. These not only add a location-appropriate touch to their living room but serve as a reminder for what their new zip code is. These are also available in numerous styles and colors but having a plain background will make the numbers stand out more.
Old Home Reminder
Encourage the nostalgia they have for their previous home by getting a gift that reminds them of it. If they’ve moved from a different state, a food product from their original location would be much appreciated and can be shared with guests. You can also try for a framed map of their previous city or an art print of their old home.