Whether you are a first time home owner or you’d like to get a friend a housewarming gift, some of the first things people need are food and cleaning supplies. Depending on where they are moving from, they may or may not have access to some of the staples and basics right away.
Here are 5 perfectly awesome housewarming gifts:
A home cooked meal, meal delivery system or meal kit.
One of the first things people need in a new house is food. Most of the time, pizza and take out is one of the first things on the menu for several days until the kitchen can get unpacked and things get organized.There are so many meal preparation kit websites nowadays as well as home delivery for full, prepared meals. You can also make a home-cooked meal or offer some gift cards to local restaurants, take-out joints, and fast food shops.
A cleaning basket.
Cleaning is the second thing that most people want to do when they first move in. You can provide them with a basket of floor cleaners, sprays, rags, sponges, magic erasers, paper towels, mops, and brooms. Really, the options are endless. But it certainly makes things easy when you need to wipe down the counters, clean the bathrooms for the first time, and take a bath in a nice clean tub. You might also consider a house cleaning service or offer them at least one free house cleaning service within a week of them moving in.
Help with unpacking.
This doesn’t have to be a “saying” but it can be a tangible way to help new homeowners move in. Help them take boxes to different rooms, get rid of boxes once unpacked, unload things from trucks and trailers, and help organize a few rooms to save time and stress.
Of course, people will need to trust you with their kids, but there’s nothing more stressful or hectic than trying to pack or unpack with little ones running around underfoot. Even if the family has pets, it could be a great blessing to take care of the pets or the kids for a few hours to give mom and/or dad that time they need to unpack in quiet tranquility.
Offer landscaping services.
Whether you are offering to mow the yard for the first time ever a gift certificate for a free lawn care or landscaping service, this is one of the first things that people will need when they first move in. Whether it’s weed pulling, yard trimming, pruning, or hedging, having a landscaper handy for the first few weeks is definitely a blessing.
Have some more tips? Feel free to leave us a comment below on some of your favorite housewarming gifts.