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Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas for Every Budget

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Have a friend or family member who has just purchased their new home and is about to move in? Well, why not congratulate them with a thoughtful gift? Moving into a new space is a joyous occasion and expressing your well wishes with a gift is a wonderful way to show your care. Here is a list of items that are perfect as housewarming gifts for every budget, interest, and lifestyle - guaranteed to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

What is a Housewarming Gift?

Moving into a new home is a major milestone and a housewarming party is often thrown to celebrate that. The host will tend to invite their family, friends, and neighbours to join them in the celebration and showcase their new abode. During this time, guests will tend to bring gifts as a form of congratulation and token of goodwill, wishing the homeowners well in terms of happiness, prosperity, and comfort on settling into their new space.

Budget-Friendly Housewarming Gift Ideas: Under $25

1. Reed Diffusers and Scented Sachets

What could be better than coming home to a space where you can relax and rest in after a long, tiring day? Pretty Major's reed diffusers and scented sachets can help in creating that cosy retreat. With fragrances like eucalyptus and wild jasmine, lily and freesia, lavender, and white ginger with grapefruit, their scented range is sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face and a sense of calmness to their new home.

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Price of reed diffusers and scented sachets: From $8.50, free delivery for orders over $50

If you are feeling extra generous, Pretty Major also offers their completed home fragrance collection in gift sets. Packaged in either an adorable canvas bag or a colourful box, pick and choose from what’s available to show your friends just how much you care!

Price of gift sets: From $20.90, free delivery for orders over $50

2. Customisable Cutting Boards

What could be more special than adding a personal touch to your gifts? A customisable cutting board is a versatile and meaningful addition to any kitchen, serving not only as a practical tool but also as a heartfelt keepsake. Engrave it with a name, date or heartfelt message to transform a simple kitchen item into a cherished memento.

Price of customisable cutting boards: $24.90

3. Personalised Photo Frames

On the point of personalised gifts, a budget-friendly option would be to DIY your own photo frames! Not only does it add a unique touch to the space, but it also provides the recipient with a lasting keepsake for years to come. Pretty Major offers a selection of unique and stunning frames for you to decorate to  perfectly matches your  recipient's style and aesthetic.

Price of photo frames: From $9.90, free delivery for orders over $50

Mid-Range Housewarming Gifts: $25 to $100

1. Monogrammed Towels

Customising everyday essentials such as towels could also be a great option as it serves both practical and sentimental purposes. The monogrammed detail adds a thoughtful touch as it showcases your care and attention to detail. Not only will they be useful gifts, but they are sure to be appreciated and cherished keepsakes for years to come.

Price of monogrammed towels: $28.00

2. Customisable Mugs

How about making your loved one feel special while they sip their breakfast coffee or tea? Along the Contours offers a range of customisable mug sets, allowing you to pick the perfect set that resonates with your recipient’s personality and taste. Imagine how they would feel as they start their day with a cup of their favourite beverage, served in a mug crafted especially for them.

Price of customisable mugs: From $40.00

3. Refreshing Hand Soaps

Hand soaps can be more than just everyday essentials; they can also serve as thoughtful and stylish housewarming gifts. Aesop’s Resurrection hand wash is sure to add a touch of luxury to any new home with its elegant packaging and delicate scents of orange, rosemary, and lavender.

Price of hand soap : $61.00 (500ml), delivery inclusive

4. Multifunctional Cookware

If your friend loves to cook, a piece of quality cookware will be a standout choice. Pretty Major offers versatile options like their All-In-One Pan, which can handle eight different cooking tasks, and their Stew-and-Serve stock pot, which holds a generous 5.1L capacity. These kitchen essentials are compatible with all cooktops and can tackle everything from frying and searing to steaming and sautéing. The nonstick surfaces make cleanup effortless, ensuring more time to enjoy the delicious meals they create. Any cooking enthusiast is sure to appreciate it!

Price of nonstick cookware: From $69.90, delivery inclusive

Premium Housewarming Gifts: Above $100

1. Unique Textured Paintings and Wall Art

Giving a piece of art can create an inseparable bond as one can admire and look back on it for years to come. Unsure of where to start looking? Pretty Major’s wall art collection features a plethora of choices. From vibrant abstract styles to neutral, tranquil colour palettes, you are sure to find a piece that matches the aesthetic and style of the recipient well.

Price of wall art: From $125.00

2. Weighted Blanket

Anyone is sure to appreciate a good night’s worth of sleep. Help them out by giving them a weighted blanket from Weavve. The weight from the blanket applies gentle pressure across the body, bringing a sense of calmness and preparedness to get anyone into a deep, restful state.

Price of weighted blanket: From $199.00

3. Home Cinema Projector

Take the term “Netflix and chill” to the next level with the Lumos Home Cinema Projector. It is the perfect home theater solution for homeowners with limited space but who enjoy watching a good movie. All you need to do is position the projector 1.5 away from the screen and you are set!

Price of home projector: From $199.00

Celebrating the beginning of a new chapter in a new home with your loved one is an exciting milestone and a truly heartwarming moment. As you embark on the search for the perfect housewarming gift, remember that the thought and sentiment behind the gift are what truly matter. No matter what you choose, your loved ones are sure to appreciate the gesture and care you put into selecting it.

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