Ah, a housewarming party! They’re so much fun. Whether it’s friends who’ve left the city behind and embraced rural living, your college roomie just got their first place, friends who are expecting are moving to bigger digs, or family downsizing because they’re kids have all grown. The big question is always, “what should I give them?”
Sometimes the answer is easy. The college student who’s moving into their first place needs pretty much everything. For everyone else, it can be a little more complex. But we’ve got some ideas that are sure to please anyone, no matter what the reason for the housewarming party!
Do they have an outdoor space?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a tiny patio, or a big back yard, people with outdoor spaces love to use them. Put a smile on their faces with a hummingbird feeder handblown from recycled glass, or give them the gift of a pest free outdoors with an all-natural handblown glass wasp trap. Keep things green with an easy-to-grow organic herb garden.
Do they love to cook?
If your friend loves their kitchen, opt for things any cook is sure to love. Organic olive oil straight from Italy in four luscious flavors is a guaranteed hit. Even the smallest kitchen will benefit from the gorgeous grains of a classic, FSC-certified teak cutting board. Is it time for tea? There’s no such thing as too many tea towels, and all natural linen tea towels are a stunning, and sustainable choice.
Admit, they have everything… what now?
Even someone who is downsizing can use a little something special. For someone who already has everything they need, little things are the way to go. Perfect for the guest bath, or even the kitchen sink, natural olive oil soaps with organic herbs make an ideal gift. Light up their life with a sustainable soy wax candle in a reclaimed wine bottle jar. Like tea towels, you can never have too many reusable bags, these handy totes are made from repurposed rice bags, sewn by female artisans in Cambodia, and they’re fair trade!