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The joy and celebration of a new marriage does not end at the reception! Even after the thank you cards are sent out, there are still several more occasions to wish the newlyweds all the happiness in their married life. One such event is the housewarming, which officially signals that a couple’s home is in order and ready to welcome family and friends.
Oftentimes a newly wedded couple has already been living together for some time or has received many niceties from their family members for their future residence. Nowadays, many gifts “for the home” are already given during the bridal shower or other pre-wedding celebrations. In such cases, it is simpler to ask the happy pair if they still need anything new, or to give them a gift of a trip or other experience. However, there are still many couples who are setting up a home for the first time and may celebrate this new landmark with a small housewarming of their own. Read on for four suggestions for a housewarming presents for the newlyweds.
1. A 2-Piece set of wine glasses
What better way to herald more celebrations to come than to give a couple the means to properly toast them? An elegant set of wine glasses or champagne flutes makes a versatile gift for pairs who love to entertain, as well as for those who prefer more private occasions. Make these glasses extra special by having them etched with the couple’s initials, monogram or even their wedding hashtag. For another chic look, try hand painted glasses in rose gold or another metallic tint.
2. A handy toolbox
Home maintenance requires more than the services of a trusty multi-tool and duct tape! A toolbox kitted out with the basic tools such as a set of screwdrivers, a hammer, a wrench, a vise grip, and other necessities is a practical gift for first-time homeowners. For couples with a passion for DIY projects, you can throw in niceties such as power saws, soldering irons, and other tools that fit their particular type of crafting.
3. A stovetop griddle
For couples who are gourmets, gourmands, or who simply want to try the Korean barbecue experience at home, a home version of the stovetop griddle is a great present. These handy implements, usually made of stoneware, are just the right size for fitting atop an electric range or a small tabletop sized gas or propane stove. A griddle is also extremely versatile since it can be used for making hotcakes, okonomiyaki, stir fry, and a variety of other quick dishes. Try to get a model with features such as slits made for easy cleaning.
4. A spa gift set
What to get for that couple that already has everything? Let them take a break from the hustle and bustle of moving and setting up their house by giving them a home spa set. Big chains such as the Body Shop as well as nifty artisanal brands have different spa boxes to suit a whole range of needs and preferences. Oftentimes these stores have “His” and “Hers” products, thus making it truly a couple’s gift. For a truly special present, pick out the products and scents yourself; perhaps the newlyweds prefer patchouli over lavender, or they would appreciate a set of salt scrubs instead of face masks and toners. You can even mix and match spa goodies from all over, or throw in stuff for massages, hair treatments, and other at home niceties. Lastly, wrap up the spa set in a personalized gift box, or a handmade bag that matches the newlyweds’ wedding theme or their home’s color scheme.
These are just a few of the many housewarming presents for a newlywed couple’s home. Other presents can be as simple as a set of scented candles, as practical as gardening tools, or even as zany as a full-sized gaming table. Ultimately, what makes a great housewarming present is the dedication and thoughtfulness put into the gift. We hope these gift ideas will spark your imagination, and help you figure out what present will make the newlyweds in your life feel special and excited about their new home!