Have you recently been invited to a housewarming party? Here’s a quick guide on how to be the best guest to your next housewarming party.
What is a Housewarming Party?
When someone special in your life decides to create a new home in a new space, typically a housewarming party is thrown in their honor. This gives you the opportunity to see their new space and toast success in their new home. Typically a casual affair, the host could provide snacks and drinks for their guests to enjoy as they tour the home. And, as a guest, it is a great idea to help congratulate the host with a simple yet thoughtful gift. This can be a challenge for most, especially if you do not know the host very well. Thankfully, we’re here to shed some light on the ever present question of what to bring to a housewarming party.
Housewarming Gift Ideas
Don’t know what to bring to a housewarming party? Here are a few housewarming gift ideas that are sure to spark some inspiration.
Personalized Bath Towels
Any personalized gift is a great option for a present, but to make it even better for the new homeowner, try a et of personalized bath towels or hand towels. As a homeowner, you can never have too many towels. And, with a personal touch, your host can use these as an accent piece to always keep their kitchen looking fresh, clean, and ready for guests.
With just a simple letter, you can give your host a truly special gift that will transform and elevate their bathroom. Typically, for a single letter monogram, you should choose the initial of the homeowner’s last name. However, it is becoming more common to use the letter of someone’s first name as well. If you’re stuck on this, you should think about the host and what they would prefer. If they are more casual, choosing the letter of their first name would be perfectly fine. Or, if they have a unique name, using the first letter of that name could be a great ideas as well.
Home Scents & Aromatherapy
New homeowners are still figuring out how to make their space a home. Whether the space is an apartment or a house, you can help the host fill the space with warm and inviting scents. This is a really great gift idea that is simple and appreciated by many.
Today, the use of oil diffusers is very common. A simple diffuser plus a set of essential oils is an amazing gift for a new homeowner. Because you are giving an array of oils, the homeowner can personalize the scent that they would like to emit across the space. This also shows that you care about the health and wellbeing of the guest. Oil diffusers and essential oils are known to have many health benefits.
They can help make a home more relaxing, they can help you stay focused, and they can even promote a stronger immune system. The use of essential oils is vast, and with the addition of a diffuser, you’re giving a lifelong investment of great health and even greater smells.
Bottle Opener + Wine
Wine is another great gift, and it can be used immediately. If you know the host’s personal tastes, you can easily grab a bottle of their favorite wine. To make this an even better gift, you can accompany the fresh bottle with a unique bottle opener or bottle stopper.
At Stage, we offer a few unique sets. Kate Aspen created this adorable floral wine opener and stopper that can make a great gift for your host. With the lovely gold accents, these can be a great way for the host to create an elevated experience when having future guests over. Plus, every time they try a new bottle of wine, they will have you in mind.
Cheese Board for Entertaining
Cheese boards and serving platters also make great housewarming gifts. You can choose to bring them to your host new and in their package, or you can create a colorful veggie or cheese plate to bring to the party and let the host know that the board is for them to keep. This is a great way to show how to make the most of your gift, plus it’s a fun and unique way to show your appreciation to the host. It gives more of a homemade and personal touch to the gift, creating a more sentimental gift that the host can cherish for years on end.
Flowers & Floral Arrangements
Flowers are a staple in any and all gifting occasions. For decades, flowers have been the optimal gift for just about any special event. But, to help make these a bit more special for the new homeowner, have the flowers arranged and placed in a vase. In most cases, showing up to a new home with a bundle of flowers could be problematic, because the homeowner may not have a stockpile of vases just yet. By gifting both flowers and a vase, you can help the homeowner start their collection, while also gifting them a great decor piece that can last weeks after the event.
Candles & Candle Holders
Who doesn’t love a good candle. Candles, scented or not, provide an ambiance that can easily take your day from hectic to relaxing. And, they make great gifts. Typically, we have candles stockpiled in our homes that we tend to light on special occasions only. A new homeowner might not have that yet. So, you could help them create a magical, relaxing space and add to their collection as well.
Scented candles are great. They often come in jars that can be aesthetically pleasing on their own. They can help fill space in shelving or add to a coffee table or bedside table for an extra element of decor. Plus, they emit mouthwatering scents that can also help the homeowner create a more unique space.
Candle holders are great gifts as well. A set like this can be used time and time again. With the different sizes, they can be stacked together for an accent to an entire room or they can be used seperately to help emit light across an entire room. These candle holders have many uses and with their neutral color and design, they can easily fit into any home and style.