HousewarmingIt’s customary for a new homeowner to throw a party after his or her recent move. While you’ll be excited to tour the new abode and enjoy drinks and food, you should also consider bringing a thoughtful gift for the host.

When considering a gift, you should first consider the nature of the homeowner. A first-timer might need the basics: small kitchen appliances, decorative dishware, towels, bed sheets, etc. A well-established homeowner will most likely have all of the necessities. So what do you do?

Gift ideas for first-time homeowners:

  • pots and pans
  • plates, bowls, silverware
  • spice rack
  • kitchen and bath towels
  • neutral-colored bed sheets and pillow cases
  • cookbooks
  • local travel guides or newspaper subscription
  • universal remote
  • answering machine
  • outdoor equipment (rake, shovel, garden tools)
  • gift certificate to local home improvement store

Gift ideas for established homeowners:

  • candles
  • flowers
  • vase
  • house plants
  • indoor herb garden
  • food gift baskets
  • wine/cheese gift baskets
  • gift certificate to a local restaurant
  • tickets to a local sporting event
  • wash basin filled with cleaning accessories
  • bookends

Interested in going green with your gift? Check out this article at HubPages for ideas!