As soon as you get word that a good friend of yours is buying a house, you head over to Crate and Barrel in hopes of finding the perfect housewarming gift. Instead, after hours of shopping, you wind up with a pizza stone that weighs 26 pounds and will never be used, a mixer that won’t fit on your friend’s countertop or cheese cutting board set with a fancy knife for a friend who only eats Velveeta cheese.
You could skip out on shopping at Crate and Barrel and head to Walmart for a housewarming gift instead, but the results will be pretty much the same: You will wind up buying something that will never get used and may, in fact, harm your relationship. Well, then you need to brainstorm and come up with some practical housewarming gift ideas that will be appreciated and will be used.
If this is proving to be a difficult task, we can help. Bostons Locksmith, your locksmith serving Brookline, Cambridge and Newton, offers this list of housewarming gifts that are practical and will be liked and enjoyed by the recipient.
A Slow Cooker
The slow cooker has hit the scene in a big way and remains a cult favorite. Your friend can use this to make practically any kind of meal with very little effort. Just plug it in, fill it up and turn it on. Your friend will spend the day at work knowing that a hot meal is waiting for them as soon as they get home. If your friend is married and has kids, this makes an even better housewarming gift.
A Tool Kit
Anybody who owns a house needs to have a decent set of tools. Owning a home means that instead of calling the landlord when the sink is clogged, you fix the issue yourself. Which is easy enough if you know what you are doing and have the tools to do the job.
Unclogging a sink is easy enough, but you still need tools to get the job done right. And practically any fix you want to make in a house will require tools.
Even if you are cooking your meals in the slow cooker every night, you still need kitchen essentials like a serving spoon. We are willing to bet you can think of a time you were preparing a meal and went to reach for a utensil or other kitchen item that you didn’t have. Make your friend’s life easier by giving them the gift of kitchen essentials.
A First Aid Kit
It is always good to be prepared for just about anything, even the bad stuff that happens. A first aid kit is something every home should have, but many don’t. Do you have a first aid kit in your home? if not, then buy two of them; buy one for you and buy one as a housewarming gift for your friend.
If this is your friend’s first house, then buy them a cookbook to help them get around better in the kitchen. Going from an apartment to a house means you have to stop eating cereal for dinner.
The Best Sheets
Many of you are thinking that sheets are a pretty boring gift. Maybe so, but if you do it right, it is the best gift in the world. You will want to do your best to get a set of luxury sheets that will make the recipient extremely happy. The secret to a great night’s sleep is in the sheets you use.
A Key Holder
Every home needs a key holder. Actually, every home needs a unique key holder. Use your imagination when shopping for a key holder and get them something that reflects their personality. And if that fails to produce any ideas, get a key holder in the shape of the state they will be living in or a key holder shaped like a cow or dog or whatever their favorite animal is.
A Visit From a Locksmith
Have your locksmith visit your friend in their new home and make suggestions on what needs to be done to make the house more secure. That is a gift that will be greatly appreciated. Call Bostons Locksmith today.