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Moving to a new house can be a very exciting time, particularly if it’s the first home you have owned or you have found your dream property at long last! Although a lot of people might already have furniture items and other essentials to fill their new living environment, moving into a new house is also a good opportunity for some change. This is where thoughtful new home gifts can come in, so if you want to celebrate with a friend or relative and congratulate them on their new home, here are some wonderful ideas for gifts you might want to consider.

1.   Houseplants

Houseplants can do a lot to help improve the aesthetics of a room, but more importantly, they can also improve air quality in the home, and being around more nature can also improve mental health. This is why they can make excellent housewarming gifts, particularly if they come in a stylish pot. If the person you’re buying the gift for isn’t the most reliable gardener, consider getting low-maintenance plants that can survive if they forget to water them.

2.   Kitchenware

Another great option that will also serve a practical purpose is gifting the new homeowner some kitchenware. These items can sometimes be costly, but getting good quality pans, dishes, etc., will mean that they last for longer and can improve the cooking experience. You could even consider getting them some special cutlery like the Arthur Price silver cutlery sets, as they can use these for special occasions like Christmas or dinner parties.

3.   Artwork

Having some beautiful prints or photography framed on the walls can truly bring a room to life, and it’s a great way to express your sense of style, too. If the person that you’re buying a gift for has a particular artist that they admire, consider purchasing them a framed print to hang in their new home. Even if the picture or photograph isn’t by an artist they like, you can still buy them something based on their taste that you think they might like. This is a gift that will last, and they can take it with them to their future homes, if they move again, too.

4.   Scented Candles/Candle Holders

Candlelight is perfect for creating a relaxing, cozy atmosphere, and if there is a beautiful scent coming from them too, then that’s even better. This is why scented candles can be a great choice for housewarming gifts too, and can help to provide the finishing touches that make a home feel more welcoming. Some stylish candleholders could be a good alternative, too.

5.   Food Hamper

While a food hamper doesn’t have anything to do with interior design or general décor, that doesn’t mean that it still can’t be a smart and appreciated housewarming gift. Between moving boxes and furniture around, preparing a meal might not be the first thing that someone in a new home wants to do. So, gifting them a box of delicious snacks or a selection of sauces/oils for the kitchen could be a useful gift to help keep them going. You could even include a bottle of wine for them to enjoy too, or some quality teas, coffees, or soft drinks if they don’t like to drink alcohol.

If you have a friend or relative who has recently moved house, consider these housewarming gift suggestions and see which ones could be great for them.