Housewarming parties and get-togethers are becoming increasingly popular both here in the United Kingdom and around the world. Couples and families love showing off their new homes, and what better way to do so than with a party?
If you’ve been invited to one and you’re struggling for ideas on what to bring as a gift, then fear not, as we’ve put together some wallet-friendly ideas for you to try!
Everyone loves a good candle, and they’re the perfect housewarming gift. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but they look great and can make a new house feel like a home. Choose some of your friends or family’s favourite fragrances and buy a gift bag to present them in.
2. A collage
Got a spare half an hour and want to create a one-of-a-kind gift? Bring out your scissors and glue sticks and create a collage of your favourite pictures and memories. Trawling through Facebook is one of the best ways to find pictures that you’ll know they’ll like – print out your favourites and put them all together in a pretty photo frame. Alternatively, you could send your pictures off and turn them into a canvas, or even a photo book that can be hidden away to save on space.
3. A gift voucher
Really don’t know what to get but don’t want to turn up to their property empty-handed? No sweat. A gift voucher is often one of the most sensible (but boring) gift ideas, as they take away the pressure of buying a gift and put the power in the receiver’s hands. If your friends are moving into an unfurnished property, then a gift voucher to a department store or IKEA could be a sensible idea; if they’ve got everything they need, then a takeaway or entertainment voucher could work. You could even save money and get gift vouchers for less by following Martin Lewis’ advice.
4. Housewarming food
We all love food, so if you’re low on money or you’re feeling creative, then consider baking your loved ones something to eat. Perhaps you could make pies, or maybe you’re better at cakes and other sweet treats? Bring them along to the party – and consider decorating them with the family’s names or initials – and they’ll be sure to go down a treat. What’s more, you can bake a batch of cupcakes for less than £5, so it really is a low-cost gift idea.
5. A plaque
Celebrate the new house with a custom-designed plaque featuring the family’s names or initials. You can pick up cheap plaques at the supermarket, and have names and initials added at your local hardware store for just a couple of pounds. However, if you’re planning on giving a front-door plaque, then remember not to include any personal or sensitive information.
There you have it – five low-cost gift ideas for a housewarming party. Let us know how you get on in the comments below or on Twitter @Fuzzable – we’d love to see some of your gifts!