We’ve all been there. A friend or relative shares the news that they’ve bought or rented a new home or are downsizing after years in the same place. Your initial reaction is excitement, followed quickly by the realization that you’ll need to buy a housewarming gift.
Chances are, you fall into one of two groups – those who love shopping for gifts and those who find it a daunting task. If you’re in the latter group, don’t stress. The perfect gift is out there and finding it doesn’t need to eat up a lot of your time and energy or break the budget. Here are some tips to help focus your search.
An Illuminating Approach
Giving a housewarming gift can be traced back to medieval times when firewood was given to literally “warm the house.” While a bundle of wood might still be a practical gift for some, giving a beautiful home accessory will likely be met with more enthusiasm and will serve as an enduring reminder of your thoughtfulness.
If you’re looking to continue the tradition of gifting a warm glow, consider a chic table lamp, like the Javan. This 26 inch metal lamp looks great paired with a vintage Edison bulb and has an industrial-inspired look that is right on trend.
Candles are another popular choice for housewarming gifts. To make plain pillar candles a little more special, and to give your gift more permanence, pair them with a beautiful tray. The Posy tray has a warm, metallic finish that reflects candlelight and adds a touch of glam to a coffee table or shelf!
If the recipient’s new home has an outdoor space, they’ll appreciate a pair of Dimtrois Lanterns to light up the night. With clean, modern lines and wind-blocking glass sides, these sleek lanterns look right at home, indoors or out.