Housewarming parties are one of those special events that don’t happen all the time. When a person is finally able to buy that dream home, they can’t help but feel excited and want to share their joy with friends and loved ones. If you’ve recently been invited to a housewarming party and are feeling unsure about whether you should bring something as a guest, the answer is yes. It’s always a nice gesture to show up with a little something, and with a housewarming, you can really take a few different directions with gifts.
Here are some great ideas that you can use when you attend that ever important and exciting housewarming party.
A Hamper Filled with Goodies
Because you may not know your friend or loved one’s décor or what kind of space they have available in their home, you may want to play things safe and bring a hamper filled with goodies. British Fine Foods is well-known for its artisan food hampers that not only act as the perfect housewarming gift but are also a standout item in general.
You can purchase a pre-made hamper or create your own and pack it full of tasty goodies such as chutney, a “cheese bomb”, artisan cheeses, mince pies, toffee pudding, cakes, meat pies, sausages, and so much more. The options seem pretty limitless as you go through the list of foods.
Specialty Tray or Cutting Board
Another option is something that is a practical gift but one that the homeowner may not go out and splurge on themselves. It’s always handy to have a decorative tray or cutting board that you can set food on while entertaining. What’s great about this idea is that you can pick something relatively neutral looking so that it goes with any décor. You can even find monogrammed cutting boards and trays, which helps to personalise the gift.
The Ultimate Bar Collection
Why not help your friend set up the perfect “bar” in their new home that is ideal for mixing up tasty cocktails and drinks. Look for a bar collection that includes all the key pieces such as tongs, a fruit knife, a bottle opener, and a double jigger. Some of these collections even come in their own stands so they act as a decorative piece.
A Vintage Bottle of Wine
If none of these ideas strike your fancy, then you absolutely can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. Look for a special vintage that makes the occasion more memorable. The homeowner may even wish to keep the bottle as a memento of the day rather than crack into it.
Be That Perfect Guest
By taking the time to give thought to a housewarming gift you will be the perfect party guest who presents a thoughtful and much-appreciated item to the new homeowner. A housewarming party is meant to be a special occasion to celebrate a friend or loved one’s accomplishment, and bringing a little something special helps to make it so.