The idea behind a housewarming gift is to give a new homeowner something for the new home. Candles, wreaths and picture frames all make good housewarming gifts, but they all have one main problem: they cause clutter. While you may want to give something more personal as a housewarming gift, homeowners may be more appreciative if they receive something else: gift cards.When you give candles, pictures and other personal items, you risk getting a scent or a style the homeowner does not like. You also risk adding clutter to a home that is already full of boxes waiting to be unpacked. No matter how thoughtful your gift, it may get tucked into a closet or set in a box and eventually forgotten about.
By giving a gift card, you give a new homeowner something that does not take up a lot of space and you also ensure she will get something that fits her personal style. Gift cards from home improvement stores and to garden centers are helpful for homeowners who are planning to spruce up the inside and outside of their homes. Giving a gift card to a large discount store may also be appreciated.
If you want to be more creative with your gift or prefer to give something special, consider a gift card to a place that is a little more unique. For example, you can get a gift certificate to a local shop that sells artwork or other items for the home or purchase a gift certificate from a favorite seller on Etsy.