GIFT IDEAS TO GIVE A FRIEND WHO IS RENOVATING THEIR HOME

Get the party balls rolling as you celebrate with the homeowners over the completion of a house renovation. And no housewarming party is complete with gifts. Here are a few gift ideas to consider.

A new welcome mat

There are a lot of things that homeowners contend with when they’re remodeling. The last thing on their mind would be the first impressions of their guests once the work is done. You can take on the responsibility by gifting them with an awesome welcome mat.

A wine cooler

Alcohol is always present when commemorating an important occasion, such as the completion of a house remodel. In this instance, you can step it up by not just bringing wine to celebrate the occasion but offering it in a gorgeous wine cooler. Now, every time the homeowners will use it, they’ll think back to the time they first received it and who gave it to them.

Moscow mule mugs

If the renovation was an exceptionally stressful and headache-inducing project that’s now come to pass, you can reward your homeowner friends or relative with a vintage style set of copper Moscow mule mugs.

Custom painting

Nothing says classy in a newly renovated house than decorating it with a painting of that said house. This will truly be a cherished gift and will stay with the home for many years to come. And it’s not even that hard to do. Just approach the architect and ask for a copy of the house’s perspective and give it to an artist to copy. It’s a great way of telling the homeowners “welcome back home.”

A good bottle of olive oil

Ditch the bottle of wine, bring instead of a good bottle of premium olive oil. It has always been a tradition to give new homeowners olive oil believing that it blesses the home and the family who will live in it. If your friend is particularly talented in the kitchen, they will really appreciate a good bottle of olive oil they can use for cooking. Stepping it up a bit, you can also include an olive oil tasting kit and balsamic vinegar for the housewarming renovation gift.

House plant

It can be a challenge for some people to take care of plants. Either they simply don’t have the time to give attention to caring for the plants or it’s in their nature to have a brown thumb. But there are plants that are hardy and hardly need any attention and care which makes them the ideal house plant.

One example is the spider plant. Bright and grass-like, they look beautiful and easy to care for. Jade plants can also be an excellent housewarming present. They’re known as the money tree or lucky plant, bringing good fortune into the home. Jade plants are so resilient they’re almost impossible to kill. And then there are the heartleaf philodendron, a vibrant and easy to care for plant that’s perfect for anyone, even without houseplant experience.

Customized chopping block

Practicality wise, it’s smarter to gift people who have undergone a renovation with something useful, like a knife. But thousands of traditions from around the world forbade the giving of a knife to homeowners as it will severe the friendship between the giver and the receiver. So the next best thing would be to give a chopping board or block. I’m not talking about the run-of-the-mill ones you buy at groceries. I’m referring to the wooden-made ones that can be customized.

Scented candle

If you’ve just been invited to a housewarming for a newly renovated home at the last minute, and want something you can get quickly as a housewarming gift, you can’t go wrong by going with a scented candle. Hear me out. A newly renovated home will have a certain smell to it, either from paint still drying or some other construction odor that hasn’t left the house yet. A scented candle would be a great way to mask the smell and it can be used right away.

Use these great ideas whenever you need a small gift that says “you care” about your loved ones!