Every day, people are moving in NYC. New apartments, new homes, moving in with partners, making room for new babies. Moving represents a fresh start, and what better way to show your friends you are thinking of them then getting them a housewarming gift. Even if they moved months ago, who doesn’t love a gift? Gift-giving can be tough, but we’ve got some ideas that are sure to make your loved ones feel special. Here is our list of 5 perfect housewarming gifts:
5. A Cozy Blanket
Who among us doesn’t love to Netflix and chill? After moving, a new house deserves a great new cozy blanket. And a great blanket can be the centerpiece of a living room. Now that it’s December, it’s cold outside, and a soft warm blanket is just what the doctor ordered to hunker down through the winter. For a memorable gift that your friends will use every day, try the Solid Reversible Sherpa Throw from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s, on sale now for only $29.99.
4. A Sharp Knife
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Every house needs one, or two, or three. And we mean a really good knife. Cooking can transform a house into a home, and all good cooking begins with a knife. You really don’t know what you’re missing with your old knives until you get a really high quality one. And a great knife can last a lifetime. Treat your friends to superior Japanese craftsmanship with the Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku, 5 1/2″ at Williams Sonoma for $89.95.
3. Return Address Stamp
Here’s a cute idea for #3 on our list of 5 perfect housewarming gifts. After moving, you need to change your address in so many places. You also want to let your friends and family know your new location. Sometimes it seems like the art of handwritten mail is gone, but most of us still do send out snail mail on occasion. Holiday cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements, thank you notes. This is a unique gift that will bring out the creative side in your friends. And will save them time writing out their address over and over. Best of all it’s super affordable! Try this Self-Inking Address Stamp from Ink Me This on Etsy for only $10.
2. A Scented Candle
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A scented candle can transform a regular house into a delicious place that smells like cookies, or cinnamon, or pine trees. The list goes on and on. They can relax you after a long day at work, and make you feel like you’re in a glamorous spa. Give your friend the gift of relaxation, what could be better than that? Our December favorite is the Balsam & Cedar candle from Yankee Candle on Amazon for only $14.88.
1. A Plant
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This is the queen of all housewarming gifts, and of course it has to top our list. Plants are awesome – they are pretty, they decorate any space, and they literally make the air in your home cleaner and healthier. They do with any decor, and fit any gift recipient. For those that are busy and don’t have a huge green thumb, or a lot of light, there are a lot of low maintenance plants. For an easygoing plant that can thrive in any New York apartment, try this 4 in. Pot Black Gold Snake Plant Live Potted Tropical Plant from Spring Hill nurseries at Home Depot – complete with a cute earthen pot for $24.98.
Before you can get the housewarming gifts, you need to get to your new home! If you’re looking to move, look no further than NYC’s top-rated moving company – Stride Movers. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. It would be our pleasure to be the movers on your next relocation. Get a free quote now.