Housewarming parties can be a lot of fun and it is always great to celebrate the accomplishments of friends. However, it can be hard to find the right gift for this type of party, as one does not want to go over the top or offer something too small. This post will suggest a few gift ideas for housewarmings that you can choose from depending on the preferences of those you are shopping for.
We will start with a gift that might be a little off the wall. I think that preserves, especially the homemade kind, are a wonderful and unique present for housewarming parties. Remember that there are both sweet and sour preserves, so you can find something to meet anyone’s tastes. Jams and jellies are always great, but pickles of all kinds also often go over well. Preserves are great because they last a long time and add unique flavors and textures to your cooking. If you make preserves yourself, all the better, as people will take your gift more to heart.
Fresh drapery is always a great addition to a new home. Light colors are a good choice for a new home gift, as they can fit in with most decorating schemes. Curtains can be the difference between a plain old room and one that feels lived in and has character. Giving them as a gift can be so helpful as your friend brings their new dwelling to order.
Alcohol is a tried and true housewarming gift. It works at the party, or your hosts can opt to drink it on another occasion. I think that it is best to try to figure out what your hosts enjoy drinking, instead of just buying a random bottle of wine. This makes a typical and traditional gift more heartfelt.
Cheese is an interesting housewarming gift, in a similar manner to preserves. It is best given in conjunction with something else, unless you really know what types of fine cheeses your host likes. However, cheese rounds out a gift of alcohol or preserves as mentioned above, or you can just bring along some nice crackers or bread to enjoy it with. Either way, it makes for a classy gift.