Home » Home and Family

Great Housewarming Ideas

Apr 3, 2008
Welcoming a new neighbor can be fun. You will have the chance to meet a new friend. You will also have the chance to make a great first impression through a wonderful housewarming gift.

Choosing a housewarming gift can be challenging. You are buying a gift for someone you barely know. Perhaps all you really do know about them is what you have seen through the course of them moving into their new home.

You may have an advantage if you knew the previous owners of the home. You will know how the home is setup and what the general style of the home is. This is something you can build from to choose a good gift.

However, if you are clueless you will need some help. You may want to just go meet them. Talk to them offer help in getting things moved in. Learn about them. Make friends and then offer the gift once they get settled in. This will allow you to learn about them and what they like and their style.

Here are some amazing tips to help you choose a housewarming gift that is anything but boring:

-Do not do the same old thing. A bottle of wine, a basket of cookies - these are nice gifts, but they are boring. Everyone does them. Your new neighbor will be gracious but also think that you really did not put a lot of thought into it. If you are insistent on doing the same old thing then do it with a twist. Be creative and try to make it stand out. Your new friend will surely remember that.

-Try giving a gift you know they need. If you happening to learn that their wine glasses were broken in the move then buy them a nice new set. Take anything that you may have learned about them when getting to know them and use it towards your gift idea.

-Don't overdo it. Sometimes in the rush of trying to think of the perfect gift it can be easy to go overboard. Try to keep things simple. You do not want to scare them off.

-Watch out for issues. Sometimes a gift that may be well meaning is not taken very well. You want to watch out for possible faux pas. For example, if they are Jewish you would not want to give them a platter of cheese and ham. Think about a gift before you give it and make sure that it is something universal that won't offend or somehow not work.

Choosing a housewarming gift is something that you should do with care. It is the first impression that these people will have of you. Living next door to someone requires that you get along on some level, so your housewarming gift is like an offering to be friendly. You want it to be memorable, as well so that they know you are really interested in them and do want to be friends.
About the Author
Find the best outdoor fire pits available right now. In minutes you can have your ideal fire pit picked out and on it's way to your back yard. Whether you're looking for a copper fire pit with unique style, or a patio fire pit, you'll find it here. Shop from all these firepits today.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 174
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources