As friends and family move out and get their own places, a list of “must-haves” for different rooms surfaces when they register for a house-warming party. Even if they don’t register, gifts usually turn up in the fors of decorations, wine bottles, or suggestions of items that people think the new owners need to have in their house.
When you think about gifts for other homes, purchases for your own home may occur when you realize you could also use a certain product for their home.
Kitchen items can be a good gift to give because most items can be duplicated without having to return them to the store; for example, spatulas, bottle openers, or measuring cups. These smaller items can be lost or handed off to others, so having more than one in the house can be beneficial.
Making sure to organize these items can help you know which items are where.
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Since a common gift for housewarming parties would be wine, accessories for wine drinking would be a smart alternative gift to present or have in you home for when guests come over.
— Colorful wine bottle stoppers and pourers can be an alternative to stainless steel or replacing the cork and can be used to match decor.
— Glassware can make a statement for guests since it’s something they hold onto most of the night and will notice.
— Wine decanters can showcase wine as a decoration when it’s out of the bottle, while increasing the oxygenation and aiding in the pouring of the wine.
— Coasters will be needed when you have people over, so a set of wooden coasters that have space for used corks from wine bottles would be a conversation piece and an eco-friendly way to use old corks.
— Bar accessories such as cocktail shakers can be an alternative to the wine gifts, if the recipient prefers cocktails over wine. Electric shakers and mixers are available, as well.
Getting these gifts for personal use or as gifts for someone else can done online, without having to worry about going to the store and trying to decide on the spur of the moment. A wish list can be made online for homeowners that have specific tastes or needs as they stock up on their kitchen necessities.