You might not have needed housewarming gift ideas for a while, but now the market has reopened, that is set to change – big time. The number of homes sold hit a 13 year high in July following the announcement of a stamp duty holiday by the chancellor, figures from The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) revealed. That’s a whole lot of our friends and family taking advantage of the end of lockdown to get moving.
And a move to a new home deserves a housewarming gift, don’t you think? Moving home is stressful (especially in the current circumstances), so it’s great to treat someone who’s just been through the process, and it’s always good to mark a fresh stage in life.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a just-moved or just-about-to friend or relative, you’ll love these ideas. Of course, you can send flower and we have included our favourite from a top flower delivery service here, but we have found lots of other welcoming and thoughtful presents. These are the five best housewarming gifts around and they’re easy to send – and a joy to receive!
Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes – long enough to see fridges become smart, decorating fashions embrace both minimalism and maximalism, and interiors that blur the indoor/outdoor link become a must-have. She loves testing the latest home appliances, revealing the trends in furnishings and fittings for every room, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. It's no big surprise that she likes to put what she writes about into practice, and is a serial house revamper. For Realhomes.com, Sarah reviews coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, taking them through their paces at home to give us an honest, real life review and comparison of every model.