Housewarming gift ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Garden hose… with attachments

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Things I wish I bought earlier:

– good knife (wusthof, victorinox, global). Not all, just paring knife and/or kitchen knife.

– good veggie peeler (Wusthof, Victorinox, etc), 

– good oven-to-table serving dishes. Even better if it has lids.

– set of cleaning rag. Costco has good microfiber bundle, my aunt gave us the square ones from Target and we still use it until now.

– set of wool chair leg pads – small and cheap but we keep on using it.

– fire extinguisher (1-#of floors). Very practical and useful. Even 1 would be useful. If they are ranch house, consider giving the kitchen-specific one.

– smoke detector (1-#of floors). Very practical and useful.

– gift cards to Amazon/Lowes/HD

– good hose nozzle and (if they are healthy-minded people), drinking-water-safe garden hose

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Hot pads, cooking spices, serving utensils, maybe a nice jam or two, cute hand towels, a nicely scented candle, a small potted plant/flowers, colorful coffee mugs, drink coasters… To name a few ideas 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee

A wine aerator is one of the best presents I ever received. It totally makes cheap wine taste good. 

Depending on how much you were looking to spend, a house cleaning gift certificate could be nice. 

Pot holders, nice cookie sheets, measuring cups/spoons, a breadboard, extension cord (they have nice fabric ones at Staples), nightlight, nice sink strainers, nice soap or oil/vinegar containers, a sampling of travel type medicines/bandaids/alcohol, blank picture frames, key hook, those no damage hangers, magnets for the fright, a gift certificate to Target or Home Goods.

If they haven’t moved in yet some “first night” type stuff would be really appreciated- trash bags, tp, paper towels, some bleach/cleaner, sponges and soap. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Second fire extinguisher and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors (my aunt bought us CO dectors when we moved into our house and they went off a few months later and saved our lives)! Also paper towel holder, paper towels and tp, dishwasher pods if they have a dishwasher, laundry detergent, a laundry basket home depot gift cards- I swear I spent all my money on paint and mulch at home depot lol and its always something, we go every weekend. 

BUT my favorite gift for a a housewarming is a personalized reinking stamp with their new address and names 🙂 Its something they would never spend money on for themselves and its so special

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Ditto what everyone else has said, I’ll add to this a really nice pump bottle of good hand soap and cream. Good to look after hands when washing up etc. In the past I’ve also gifted or been given a nice kitchen clock, photo frames, bottles of wine, ring dishes, a nice looking coat or key rack. 

Hope that helps a bit

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

bellarose606 :   pinkprincess88 :  we received one of those stamps when we bought our house and 4 years later I still use it ALL the time! Definitely a unique, personal, and really useful gift.  We weren’t married yet when it was gifted to us so our friend just used our first names so it would work pre and post wedding. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Do they cook? A chopper, garlic slicer, meat tenderizer, measuring spoons/cups, crockpot, strainer, pressure cooker etc.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

pinkprincess88 :  yay! If you want a fast turnaround I ordered from happy stamp studio on etsy and it was way faster than one time I used 2172 or something designs from Groupon 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I know this is boring but someone gave me tea towels as a housewarming gift and I love them!! Oh and a really good pepper mill. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A decorative serving platter or bowl that fits their taste, a serving tray (like those breakfast in bed trays), maybe a few little jars of jam/salsa/dip/seasoning mix, a cheese knife (we used our cutco one all the time!), grilling tools like a grilling vegetable basket, skewers, or big tongs. Someone gave me adorable plastic wine glass set for outside from Pier 1 and I use them all the time when we eat on our patio. If they have a bathtub, how about one of those wooden tub trays to put wine glasses/a book on? A french press or stovetop espresso maker if they like coffee?

For Christmas last year we got dry mix to make crepes and a crepe pan (basically a round, flat skillet) which I thought was super fun (and yummy!).

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

pinkprincess88 :  We had our shower last weekend and the best gift we got so far was this amazing paper towel holder that clicks and keeps the paper towel from continuously going…it’s hard to explain but it eliminates you pulling too much paper towel! Haha it’s silly, but we LOVE it! 

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