Back in the day, there was a time when you would be expected to bring a gift like a toaster or a microwave or, depending on how close you were, a refrigerator. Of course, as you know, modern social rules have lessened, with the majority of people simply hosting a housewarming party as an excuse to have a party.
And while this may be acceptable, if you are somebody who still likes to bring a gift to a housewarming party, below are some great ideas to help you out.
An Empty Vase
Yes, you read that right. The tip is to give the host an empty vase. Why? Because you can bet on another guest bring flowers forgetting that the host has just moved into their home and hasn’t yet had a chance to buy or accumulate those items, leaving them to either place the flowers in the sink or find an empty jar to stick them in.
Don’t be that friend. Instead, be the friend who came prepared for that friend with an empty vase.
AHA! You knew it! You should bring flowers!
If you enjoy giving a host flowers then you should absolutely give them flowers. However, you should keep in mind the above tip, and ensure that you bring them in a vase or similar item. The Groupon Coupons page for 1800Flowers is a great place to pick up both and have them delivered to your work so that you can easily take them with you straight afterward.
If your house has only recently moved in then there is a good chance that their house will be quite the mess, of the party only adding to the problem
While you won’t want to stay and clean up after the party, speak with a local cleaning service before the event and arrange an appointment for them to attend the next day and not only clean up after the party but also help to clean up after the house move, too.
While it may seem like an unconventional gift, it is a great help to somebody who has recently moved home and simply wants to get all of the work out of the way so that they can settle.
A Snack Platter
It doesn’t matter what the host tells you and everybody else, they would love helping the kitchen. However, if you aren’t much of a cook then your best bet is to arrive with a small snack platter. This is a great gift because it can be used immediately, giving the host a great relief all thanks to you!
Of course, if you want to take the tip one step further then you can consider buying a nice serving plate which the guest can keep afterward.
When it comes to a housewarming party, the art of gift giving has died, so don’t be afraid to be a great guest and bring a gift from this list to your next housewarming party.