Celebrating our friends and their accomplishments is one of the many joys in life. We can stand by them while they take a leap of faith, get married, start a new career, or buy their first house. While some believe there are gift rules for events like birthdays, showers, Mother’s Day, weddings, and housewarming parties, that depends on where you live and how close you are to the person celebrating. For example, if it is your best friend, all gift rules go out the window, and you buy something that reflects your relationship. While some countries are more traditional in their gift rules than others, in the United States, it is more about individualism.
Here are three ideas for gifts for your friend’s housewarming party that are helpful, fun, and will reflect your relationship with them.
This might sound like a basic gift. However, a portable ice maker on Amazon is one of the most underrated home appliances. Even if they have an ice maker in their refrigerator or freezer, a portable ice maker will meet the demand during parties and events. It can also be moved to where the people actually are instead of the trek back and forth from the refrigerator. Most countertop ice makers are lightweight, so they can easily move and store when not being used. They have a control panel to choose different ice cubes or choose crushed instead of ice cubes. You can get a pound of ice in just a few minutes with nothing more than water and your countertop ice maker.
2. Custom Prints
Getting custom prints made is fun and appreciated. You can choose sentimental images or funny ones depending on your relationship with the friend. Custom prints can be made in all sizes and different shapes. You can also choose traditional canvas prints or different options using metal and wood. You can do so many things with custom prints, they can make the perfect gift for anyone.
Here are some photo gift ideas to get you started. You can take a picture of their new home and make it into a “Welcome Home” sign. You can have canvas prints made of you and your friend to hang in their new home. You can get pictures of their pets made into fun prints. You can get pictures of their family or children to make beautiful and sentimental wall hangings for their new home.
If you and your friend are coffee drinkers, you can get a selfie of yourself drinking coffee put on a canvas to hang near their coffee maker. If you want to make the gift really fun, don’t tell them what you are doing. Instead, start putting pictures up in their new house when they aren’t paying attention to see how long it takes to notice.
3. A Paint Kit
Inevitably, new homeowners are going to have painting projects around the house. Even if they love the house as-is, they will want to make little changes to make it more personal. They can paint rooms their favorite colors, freshen up the trim, or paint some furniture to make it flow better with a room.
Paint kits are sold at all home improvement stores and contain all the basic painting tools. Most paint kits will include a tray, roller handle, roller skin, one or two paintbrushes, a scraper, a roll of painting tape, and other small tools. It’ll be everything a homeowner would need to paint a room in their house minus the actual paint. You can also add a “coupon” they can redeem for your help on a painting project.