Nancy Mattia, CTW Features,
When someone you know buys a new home, it’s a pretty big deal. Whether they’re throwing a party to celebrate with family and friends or you’re sending them a present from afar, you’ll want to get them something they’ll love. Think about their decorating style: Is it traditional or modern or somewhere in between? If you’re not sure, that’s okay—there are plenty of gifts to choose from that work with any style. Check out the suggestions below, grouped according to the theme:
Monogrammed doormat: Let them step into their new home with a gift they’ll appreciate every time they enter and leave. Add their last name initial for a personal touch.
Hanging key holder: If you want to find a gift they will use every day, this is it: a piece of polished wood with hooks to hold house keys that are hung on a wall near the front door. Add a few meaningful words or phrases like The key to happiness is love” to make it a one-of-a-kind gift.
Portable Bluetooth speaker: Look for important features such as battery power that can last most of the day and a rich sound that can be heard in small rooms, big rooms, and outdoors.
Dinner bell: There’s something fun about using a steel triangle bell to call the kids in for dinner. Try out the bell before buying—it should have a pleasant clang.
Wine: Giving the new homeowners a bottle of wine is a classic housewarming gift and for good reason: You have plenty of choices, and it’s easy to find wine in your price range, even if it’s modest.
Flowers: When they open the front door and are greeted with a beautiful bouquet of blooms, their spirits will soar. This is an especially good present for someone you don’t know that well, such as new neighbors.
Champagne: If the new homeowners have an appreciation for the bubbly wish them well in their new home with a nice bottle of this sparkling sip. Cava, which comes from Spain, and prosecco, made in Italy, are also sparkling wines but have a lower price tag than the sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of France.
Birdcage: An ornamental birdcage painted a serene blue is made for indoor decor. Place it on a shelf or hang it as wall art.
Drink coasters: The new homeowners will appreciate this simple, meaningful gift. If they’ve got wood tables, coasters are especially important. They come in many materials like leather, tile, and paperboard and in every color and style you can imagine.
Cutting board: The rule is (or should be!) “new house, new cutting board.” Think multi-purpose: A handsome beech or cherry wood board made for chopping can also be used to serve cheese and crackers or as a charcuterie board.