(Closed) (NWR) Housewarming invitation etiquette

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would never expect gifts. I would just leave gifts out of the invites completely and say something along the lines of “come celebrate our new home with us for dinner etc”.

Post # 4
3266 posts
Sugar bee

@LoveMikey:  No invitation ever should have ‘No gifts” written on it. 

A bottle of wine or a plant is a hostess gift given when you are invited to people’s homes.  This is not a large item just something small, as a token of appreciation for your hosting.

As host make sure that you are not depending on this to “fuel” your party, and properly host your guests in whatever manner you choose.

Post # 6
2609 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You’re overthinking it. I think most people will give you a bottle of wine or a small houseplant or something.

If you’re really worried about the gifts aspect, don’t call it a housewarming – just have a party.

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