Most people will receive at least one invitation to a housewarming party at some point in their lives. Even if you know the homeowners well, it can be challenging to pick the perfect gift to bring. Many people congratulate new homeowners by bringing baked goods, gift cards to home improvement stores or cash gifts to a housewarming party. If you know the homeowners well and are very comfortable picking out a decor piece that complements their existing design theme and color palette or interests, decorative items make a very thoughtful gift idea.
Themed gifts, like Jim Shore figurines, are great for anyone with colorful home filled with novelty items. The Heartwood Creek collection, by Jim Shore, has everything from holiday decorations to Disney figurines and snow globes. It is important to know what the homeowners collect in great detail in order to add to their existing collection without purchasing a duplicate item.
Newlyweds just starting out may benefit more from receiving gifts of cash or gift cards to home goods and home improvement stores over specific home decor accents. For established couples who have upgraded their home, gifts of wine, candles, decorative pillows and picture frames are generally well received.
Soft fringe throws, flower vases and blankets are also generally neutral items that are great to give for a housewarming gift. Some people can be very particular when it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets as well as bathroom accessories and towels. You may want to refrain from purchasing bathroom, kitchen and barbecue gifts due to personal preferences.
If all else fails and you are completely unsure of what to purchase for the new homeowners, gift cards and cash are always acceptable gifts. Whether you show up with a card filled with money, a baked dish or a personalized home decor gift, celebrating with friends and family at a housewarming party is a joyous and momentous occasion.