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5 Housewarming Gifts That Your Friends Will Actually Want

Do you have friends or family who are moving? Have you been invited to a housewarming party, and don’t know what to bring? If you have loved ones that you would like to congratulate with a gift, it can be hard to pick something that is both useful and exciting. After the stress of a long move, receiving a housewarming gift can be the perfect way to lift your loved ones’ spirits. 

How To Choose The Right Gift

If you have family or friends who have just moved and you want to get them a gift, choosing the right item can be a difficult task. It can be hard to know exactly what people want, especially if they’ve just downsized or gotten rid of a bunch of stuff and don’t want to clutter their home again. Do you know if they’re a foodie, or do they like sports memorabilia? Would they prefer a potted plant or a fancy coffee maker? When you’re choosing what kind of gift to give your loved one, there are a few key factors to remember:

  • Take into account your own budget. Regardless of the size or cost of the gift, it really is the thought that counts. Even if your friends have just bought a big, fancy home and all you bring is a candle, they’ll still appreciate the sentiment.
  • Remember that they have likely just donated or gotten rid of quite a few items. They likely don’t want gifts that aren’t useful in some way or which will clutter their new, clean home. 
  • Moving takes an extraordinary amount of energy and time, so your friends or family will likely be exhausted. Don’t gift them something that takes a ton of time or effort to use. Something easy or fun will be perfect.

With these factors in mind, it’s time to dive in. Here are our top five favorite housewarming gifts that your friends and family will actually use:

A Plant

One thing’s for sure; your loved ones’ new home is probably quite barren at the moment. To liven up the home, you can gift an easy-to-care-for plant. Giving the gift of a plant is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, especially if it comes in an adorable pot like these options from Urban Stems. Not sure what kind of plant to get them? We recommend these options for easy indoor maintenance:

  • Succulent
  • Spider plant
  • Pothos
  • Aloe vera
  • Jade plant

Eco-Friendly Subscription Box

Both useful and unique, Grove Collaborative’s eco-friendly subscription boxes are perfect for those who live a more sustainable lifestyle. From cleaning supplies to beauty products, Grove has options for everything around the house, all delivered monthly. With a focus on waste-free products that are better for the earth, these items are sure to become the most functional items in any home. Plus, they smell amazing!

A Unique Doormat

If you’re looking for something no one else will bring to the party, get your loved one a new, exciting doormat. Target has a ton of cute, affordable options that can liven up a home’s exterior while also being as useful as any gift comes. Plus, we bet your friends or family left their old doormat at their last home, so they’ll be needing a new one! There are so many styles, colors, messages, and other options to choose from, you may even convince yourself that you need a new one!

A Robot Vacuum

While this is certainly the most pricey of gifts for this list, gifting a robot vacuum like this iRobot Roomba will be one of the most useful things your loved ones have in their new home. It’ll also last for years to come and make their lives so much easier. Roombas reduce the amount of time needed to clean the home, plus they’re pretty smart and efficient at their jobs. If your loved one has pets, you may consider getting them a pet-specific model as well; they’ll agree that the extra help from their new robot friend will be a blessing during the pet-shedding season!

An Instant Pot

Any home would be incomplete without an Instant Pot adorning its kitchen counter. According to their website, the Instant Pot “not only replaces 7 appliances, but it also speeds up cooking by 2-6 times and saves up to 70% of the energy used in traditional cooking methods”. Talk about a useful gift! There are several different models from the Instant Pot line, including the Gourmet version, which can do even more than the standard Duo. They also have air fryers to make friend flavors guilt-free. 

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