There are two things every perfect housewarming gift-giver gets right - it’s useful for the home and suits their receivers personality to a tee. We’ve matched 8 gifts to personalities, including those sort-of friends. But don’t just take our word for it. Put on your thinking cap and and ask yourself who will love any of these great housewarming gifts.
For the socially conscious friend
Embracing the culture and colours of Ghana in West Africa, Adinkra Designs have a range of baskets, planters, fans and kids decor that is the perfect gift for anyone with a social conscience. All their products are handmade by African artisans under their Fairtrade partnership and feature natural, sustainable materials. Suited to every budget and a multi-purpose gift that will offer more than just African glamour in their home. Who better to explain than co-founder Kelly Boateng:
“Our baskets not only look great in the home but are also very functional and can be used for storage, to take to the beach, as an alternative to plastic bags when shopping [or] as a picnic basket - the uses are endless!”
For the budding chef
Everyone needs kitchen gadgets and accessories but these are perfectly suited to the amateur chef in your life. Here’s 3 options that are a little more creative than your average frypan.
1. A proper chef needs a proper knife set and these can range from under $100 to premium $300 knife blocks.
2. Or inspire their love of homemade with a food kit - Italian cheesemaking and sourdough kits are our faves.
3. Know a chef with a palate for wine as well? Then give them the perfect storage solution with an affordable wine rack.
Find all these ideas and more in Kitchenware and Cookware from MyDeal home and garden.
For the art lover
They say art is a personal choice so it makes for a risky gift. Somehow we doubt a piece by Sarah Taylor is a risk at all. Sarah is a UK based artist whose designs feature a mix of geometric patterns and paint splashes for a colourful take on wildlife characters. Every character has its own name and story making it easy to match up an artwork with the person you’ll be gifting it too. There’s sassy cat Mr Bojangles, Aussie icon Kylie Koala and the cheeky Beatrix Otter. Invincible and Maggie Moo are two originals close to Sarah’s heart, and wildly popular with customers. Sarah loves humanising wild creatures with her art, which is why the eyes are an all-important feature of every single artwork.
For the social butterfly
Some friends and family were born to entertain. Helping them achieve a stellar outdoor area is the first step to year-round parties and social events. Think hot Summer days and shrimp on the barbie. Cosy Winter mulled wine nights snuggled under blankets on the deck. Afternoons by their pool sipping punch.
If there’s a social butterfly in your midst then tailor your housewarming gift to help them make the most of their outdoor area. Perhaps a BBQ-ready dining set for weekend dinners or a wicker sofa lounge to snuggle up through Winter with a drink in hand. Are they lucky enough to have a pool? Take some of the costs off their shoulders by gifting a pair of sun lounges.
For the environmentalist
A worm farm might not seem like the classiest of housewarming gifts but the Composta is here to change your mind. It’s an Australian innovation that combines garden and worm farm in one so you can turn your kitchen scraps into fertiliser for your herbs and edibles. Herbs and soft-leaved veggies are recommended but you can grow anything from strawberries to tomatoes and even flowers easily. At only $99 it’s a budget-friendly gift that fights waste and is a great option for families.
Order one here, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
For the sleep obsessed
Forget about bland, white sheets. They’ll do the job just fine but are hardly memorable. And memory is Oh Mabel’s specialty. Founder, Sarah Power, hopes their colourful and patterned organic bed linens will be the start of many great memories in your friend’s new home. All their designs are made with certified organic cotton and in partnership with Fairtrade makers.
Shop their range here, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
For the nature lover
Why bring one bunch of flowers on the day when you could deliver them for months to come? Petal Post is the gift that keeps on giving. They deliver fresh flowers all over Sydney with tips to arrange them yourself on weekly or monthly subscriptions. Each week their flowers are selected from local growers so you know you’ll be gifting a variety of fresh, seasonal and gorgeous arrangements in every box.
Sign up here, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
For those sort-of friends
What should you do if your headed to a housewarming where the host is more of an acquaintance? When you can’t get to the bottom of their personality we recommend falling back on one of these universal options. There’s plenty of ideas that are under $50 such as:
- Throw rugs
- Egyptian cotton towel sets
- Trendy rose gold cutlery
- Cheese boards
And you can find them all in MyDeal home and garden.
For when you can’t attend
As much as you’d love to be there another commitment is in the way. If it’s someone close to you there’s always the option of sending a gift in lieu. Shopping online is going to be easy and fast with delivery right to their door.
There’s a gift out there for every personality and budget. When it comes to housewarmings your best bet is doing some research before the event so you know you’ve found the perfect gift.