Hit the right note with a function yet fun (and budget-friendly) housewarming gifts.
A new address is a definite cause for celebration! Whether a friend has just moved into their new home or settled on an investment property, this huge milestone is worth marking. Here are some housewarming gift options for every budget – plus great ideas for things you’ll want to add to your wish list when you move into your home.
Doormat (with flair)
What’s a new home without a doormat? Apartment? House? No matter the style of home, it’s worth making an ‘entrance’ and it’s an easy feat at great value. A gift that will be of use every day, a doormat is a practical addition that has the potential to add character, too. Opt for a one with colour or pattern – a cheeky greeting never goes astray either.
The world is awash with scented candles, but that just means there are all the more for you to find the perfect gift. Go for a classic scent if you’re buying for someone you don’t know very well, or choose a scent that evokes a memory you’ve shared with a close friend. You can find scented candles in a range of sizes – they’re a great way to add a personal touch to a new home.
4-port charging station
Genius – the often forgotten must-have that we can’t live without! Our fast-paced, tech-driven world means that we can run through our phone battery in record time. Whether in the kitchen, office or bedroom, new homeowners are bound to use a charger regularly and your friends will love you for making their lives so much easier.
Novelty salt and pepper shakers
We all have in jokes with friends that get a laugh time and time again, and this can be a great starting point to inspire a housewarming gift. And what better place to have a laugh or start a conversation than the dinner table? You can find all sorts of fun salt and pepper shakers that will suit your friend’s personality. Whether they love cats or cactuses, you can find something that will always make your friend smile.
There’s some incredible technology you can add to your home these days. Try the Alexa – it can control the dishwasher, order foo and play music; this gift is the addition to your friend’s life they didn’t know they needed. The Amazon Echo is essentially a mini Alexa at a more valuable price. This is a great modern gift they’re sure to use in their new place and it will fulfil any of your tech-head friend’s dreams.
This is a great gift, especially if your friend has bought a home on the small side. Mirrors are fantastic for amping up natural light and exaggerating small dimensions. Homewares stores offer up a range of styles and shapes that can add a striking feature to a home. It’s a slightly left of centre gift that can ‘reflect’ very well on you.
One under $100
You can’t beat a lush green gift! This is a pressie that will last for the long-term (provided your friend has a bit of a green thumb). Plus, some plant varieties are said to purify air! Go for a pot with personality and head to your garden centre to find the right plant for your friend’s new home.
Time to start thinking about buying a home and organising your own housewarming party? Talk to an Aussie Broker today.