Affordable Housewarming Gifts

With May being National Moving Month you will probably be invited to a housewarming party or two. Proper party etiquette suggests bringing the host or hostess a housewarming gift, but with a limited budget this might not seem possible.

No one wants to show up empty handed and there is an easy way to make a small budget stretch with a DIY Gift Basket. Gift baskets are classy and often expensive gifts because companies charge big fees for sourcing all the contents and putting the basket together, but if you do this work yourself, you can make a an impressive personalized housewarming gift basket at an affordable price.

Here are some “themed” affordable housewarming gift baskets.  If you are on a super tight budget split the cost among two or three people or only include three pieces in a smaller basket. This still has the same personalized look, but will save a little extra.

 Chef Inspired Gift Basket

  • Cook book
  • Utensils (serving spoons, cheese knives, spatula etc.)
  • Measuring cups 
  • Funky dish towels
  • Small indoor herb planter with a traditional herb like rosemary, thyme, oregano or cilantro

 Home Repair Essentials Gift Basket (Great for a first time homeowner or DIY fanatic)

  • Hammer
  • Screw driver
  • Crazy glue
  • Stud finder
  • Plunger

 Spa Inspired Gift Basket (Moving is tiring so this basket will be a welcome treat)

  • Bath beads or bubble bath
  • Scented candle
  • Matching hand soap and lotion
  • Fluffy bath robe
  • Comfy slippers

Entertainer’s Dream Gift Basket

Movie Night Gift Basket (For the person, or couple, that prefers to stay-in on a Saturday night)

  • Movie themed trivia game
  • Special popcorn bowls
  • Warm wool blanket
  • Gift card to Netflix
  • Their favorite DVD

Basket & Decor

Go to the dollar store to find an inexpensive basket, tissue paper, cellophane and a bow. This is what will really give your housewarming gift the ‘wow factor.’ Just make sure to buy the basket after purchasing all the other items so you know exactly what size to get. Need help decorating it? Click here.


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