Delicious Foodie Gifts to Bring to a Housewarming Shindig!
I love housewarming parties. It’s always a wonderful time for our loved ones, and the excitement of showing off their new house is palpable in the air. As Mom always said, make sure you never show up emptyhanded, and this couldn’t be truer in the case of housewarming shindigs. From some of my foodie favorites to home décor they’re sure to adore, your hosts will definitely appreciate any of these lovely housewarming gift ideas.
Some Meal Help
It’s not always easy to find the time to head out to the grocery store for all the fixings needed for special recipes, and busy lives can combine to hurt our eating habits. During their move, your friends likely found it hard to eat nutritious, home-cooked meal—being between kitchens and all. It’s likely your local pizza spot received quite a bit of business during this time, and your loved ones are probably more than ready to get back into good home cooking. Make it easy and give the gift of Green Chef, a cool subscription service that sends boxes with recipes and fresh ingredients.
A Brunch Basket
Now that they’re set up in their new place, they’re likely going to want to spend as much time in their space as possible and get to creating those special memories. Set them up with a fun brunch basket filled with all the fixings for a lazy Sunday morning (and most likely afternoon) in. It could be special muffins that you whip up the day of the housewarming party, or the ingredients for your favorite scone in a jar. Add some champagne for mom and dad, sparkling apple cider for the little ones, and fill with fresh fruits, spreads, and any other brunch bits that you think they’ll love.
Some Special Décor
We’re in an age of connectivity, and your friends or family members likely have lovely pictures of their family on their Facebook or Instagram pages. Scour their pages and find a fun photo of the family that you can turn into special personalized photo gifts. Sentimental décor is truly the quintessential housewarming gift, and they’re sure to love your thoughtful present. You can also grab some inexpensive but sweet art prints to make sure their walls are accompanied by art that reflects their creative tastes. Websites like Barewalls.com have a variety of different prints of paintings, photos, and canvas offerings that will help you track down the best option for your loved ones.
Some Backyard Fun
Make sure they break in the backyard as well as they do the indoors by providing more incentive for the family to spend some long hours underneath the gorgeous summer sun. Buy a personalized backyard game that they will absolutely adore, whether it be ladder golf, corn hole, or even a full-on ping pong table. Companies like VictoryTailgate.com allow you to choose the colors and text on their backyard game offerings, meaning you can find a practical gift that incorporates a little bit of the family’s personality. If they’re sports fans, you can even make a game with their favorite sports team’s colors.
A Day Off of Cleaning
Moving is no joke, and there’s a ton of work that goes into transporting an entire home’s contents across the city or even further. If your friend has been going nonstop since the move started, make sure they don’t have to get straight to work cleaning up in their new home. Hire a cleaning service to provide them a day of hands-off scrubbing. Instead of picking up after the housewarming party is done and all the guests have gone home, they can bring in a crew of top-notch cleaners to keep everything spick and span. After weeks or months of cleaning and boxing their personal items up, this will no doubt be a wonderful gift that they’re sure to appreciate.
If you’re heading to a friend or family member’s housewarming party soon, make sure you’ve got the gift you need to express your congratulations thoughtfully.
Written By: Hank McKinsey
“When my wife and I purchased our home in the Spring of 2013, I became a stay-at-home-dad to our two wonderful and wacky Malteses – Digit and Poppy. Hailing from Western Pennsylvania and currently residing in Central California, my hobbies include golf, tennis, jazz music, and eating. While journalism was my college minor, crafting and DIY have always been my creative outlets.”