When a friend moves into a new home, you know two things are going to happen: You’re getting roped in to help with the mood and your pal is going to have a nice party to break the house in.
So once you’ve spent a day helping your friend carry boxes from their old home to their new home, it’s time to work out the plan for the housewarming party, while all the details like the guestlist and refreshments will be covered by your friend, you have something important to think about – Your housewarming gift!
If you’re not familiar with a housewarming gift, it’s just a present to celebrate your friend’s big move and they’re usually something practical that one would find useful in a new home or a nice décor element to help them personalise their new home.
The big question is what present should you get your friend? Well you don’t need to ponder this question any longer as if you read on, you’ll find a range of excellent gift ideas for your friend.
New Made To Measure Blinds
When your pal has moved in, they’ve probably got a list of things they need to buy and a good set of blinds is probably on that list. Blinds are important to shade your home and secure privacy, but they can be quite pricey, so they’re likely not at the top of your friend’s shopping list.
So you can do your pal a solid and get them a set of blinds for their home, either getting a cheap set as a placeholder until they can afford something a bit more snazzy, or if you’re looking to splash out you can get a nice made to measure set of blinds as a perfect housewarming gift.
Flowers or Potted Plants
Flowers make a great gift no matter the occasion, but for a housewarming they’re a great choice as they offer your friend something nice and colourful to use in their interior décor and won’t cost you a lot of money.
If you want something a bit more permanent a potted houseplant is also a great choice, while houseplants are a bit more expensive than a bouquet of flowers, they’ll still look lovely and last for a lot longer than flowers. Just make sure to get an easy to care for plant like a succulent or cactus if your friend isn’t very green-fingered.
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For one reason or another, slow cookers are a very popular housewarming present, probably because of how useful they are, if your friend has just moved into a new house they’ll probably be too busy to cook for the coming few weeks so a slow cooker will allow them to have homemade food without having to cook.
When buying a slow cooker you should have plenty of options as slow cookers can be found from as little as £20 for a basic slow cooker, or you can pick a more expensive and luxurious type of slow cooker, but either way your friend is sure to appreciate the gift!