An elegant housewarming gift
When choosing a housewarming gift, consider picking something that fits your friends’ interests or matches their taste. Elegant and practical housewarming gifts are always perfect. There are many possibilities in this regard. Think what people who have invited you for the party really like and give them an appropriate present.
Coffee or coffee accessories
Your friends are coffee lovers and they begin each morning with this beverage? First thing they do when travelling abroad is finding a local coffee shop and buy some beans as the best souvenir? For you - it’s very good news. Look for an unusual type of coffee - the one they haven’t tried yet. This way you’ll provide them a new experience - which might stay with them for long.
Remember that if you order coffee from abroad, you should regard the delivery time. Depending on the country you purchase the gift, it might take several days to even a few weeks. Keep this in mind to avoid the situation in which your housewarming gift gets delivered a few days after the party.
Are you anxious that the taste won’t suit their preferences? Something else, also related to coffee is a good alternative. Decorative spoons, special coffee mugs or an induction cafetière - for real enthusiasts.
A scent concealed within a candle
You’re not sure of the style your friends have decorated their house in? In this case, vases, mugs and other decorations will not do. They might not fit the interior design. There is a good solution - scented candles.
You can choose one large candle in a glass jar. Alternatively, you can pick a set of small candles, which will brighten your friends’ evenings.
A housewarming gift for a wine connoisseur
The hosts of the housewarming party love wine? You can give them a bottle of their favourite drink. Treat it as an addition for the main gift - for instance accessories to serve wine or snacks.
Custom engraved glasses
Beautiful engraved wine glasses not only make highly practical housewarming gifts but they are also a great remembrance of the event. You can order engraving of the date of the party or the hosts names. If you don’t want the text to be too obtrusive, ask the engraver to place it on the base of the glass. It’s a subtle and elegant decoration.
You know that the hosts already have wine glasses, or someone else is buying them as a housewarming gift? Choose other accessories, e.g. a cheese board. Cheese is a classic wine appetizer, so your hosts should like a gift like this a lot. For an elegant look, have the board engraved.
A practical housewarming gift
Practical housewarming gifts are a perfect solution for those who do not like to gather objects. Depending on their preferences, you can buy them a bottle of good alcohol or other favourite products to use in the kitchen.
Alcohol that one cannot normally buy in a typical store is an interesting and not too obvious housewarming gift. Your host might be happy to receive liquor in a limited edition bottle or alcohol from abroad. Just buy it online or search in a shop for connoisseurs.
A gift basket with favourite products
Perhaps your friends do not like alcohol. What to do in such a case? Alternatively, you can give them a basket with cooking ingredients. Italian pasta, Spanish chorizo, Mexican salsa or even a whole sushi set - it all depends on their favourite cuisine. Such a housewarming gift will definitely make them happy.
Housewarming gifts for plant lovers
A flower bouquet is a brilliant gift for a hostess, regardless of the occasion. Are you looking for a housewarming gift and decided that you need a better idea? Replace traditional flowers with another - also plant-related gift.
Potted plants or a Bonsai tree
If your friends love plants - a new plant for their house or apartment might be your housewarming gift. Remember to find a potted plant that they do not own yet so that they can grow their collection.
A Bonsai tree is an interesting idea - it’s believed too bring good luck to the owner. You can easily find such plants in a larger flower shop. There are various sizes - from small, cheaper trees or larger, more expensive specimens.
Potted herbs are a perfect alternative for standard potted plants. They will not only decorate the kitchen, but they can also be used for cooking. It’s a great option if your hosts spend a lot of time in the kitchen and they like culinary experiments. In such a case, your housewarming gift is going to be extremely useful.
Housewarming gifts for sweets lovers
Are you looking for housewarming gift ideas? Perhaps your friends love sweets? In this case you can give them a set of their favourite chocolates or macaroons. It’s just one of the options.
Engraved cookie jar
Sometimes housewarming gifts can get exaggerated, while the littlest gifts straight from one’s heart are the most impressive. You can buy a large, beautiful jar and fill it with home-made cookies. This way you can express that the hosts mean much to you. You don’t have a good cookies recipe you could use? We’ll help you out. Chocolate cookies are perfect for the occasion.
Chocolate cookies recipe
To make the cookies you’ll need:
- 1 glass all-purpose flour
- 100 g butter
- 120 g brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 300 g favourite chocolate bar (you can mix several types)
How to make the cookies
Pour the flour to a large bowl, add the vanilla sugar, baking powder and salt - stir. Mix the brown sugar, egg and butter in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix again. When you get a creamy dough - add pieces of chopped chocolate.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (320 F). Cover a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Form the dough into small balls and put them on the tray. Press each ball delicately to flatten it. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
You can add other ingredients to the cookies: dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, nuts, raisins. Add the to dough along with the chocolate chips.
A box of pralines
You don’t have a baking talent? Don’t worry. Instead of a cookie jar, choose a metal box of pralines as a housewarming gift. Some companies offer customized boxes with your own print on the box - this way you can add a personal touch to your new home gift.
📍 What are good housewarming gifts?
Coffee, wine or accessories to them, plants or sweets are always good housewarming gifts. Think what your hosts really like or what they are interested in - this way your gift won't be another useless souvenir and it will be really appreciated. You can specially customize your gift to make it even more special.
📍 Where to buy housewarming gifts?
It depends on what you are planning to buy - but online stores are a really good option. If you, for instance, want to buy a special type of coffee as your housewarming gift - search for coffee stores. Keep in mind that you are going to have to wait for the delivery - so plan your purchase well.