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.