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Sep 11, 2023

5 Useful Housewarming Gift Ideas for New Renters

Moving into a new apartment is cause for celebration! After what can feel like endless hours of cleaning, unpacking, organizing, and designing the space, many are ready to show off their new digs to friends and family. When you get that invitation, you’ll want to be prepared with a thoughtful and useful housewarming gift. If you’re on the hunt for that special something, check out our five housewarming gift ideas your loved one is sure to appreciate!


A Low-Maintenance House Plant

House plants can completely change the look and feel of any room. They have a special way of brightening up a space and generating a feeling of wellbeing. They can also improve air quality, and many are very easy to take care of. Consider gifting plants like succulents, aloe, spider plants, and snake plants, for a low-maintenance experience. Take the gesture a step further by placing the plant in a decorative pot that either incorporates their favorite color or matches their chosen aesthetic.  

A Meal Subscription Box

If your host is someone who loves food or someone who is hoping to learn more about cooking in general, a meal subscription box can be an ideal housewarming gift. Many meal subscription boxes come with rationed portions of ingredients, making it perfect for people living in apartments who tend to have smaller fridges and kitchen spaces. Bonus perk: it saves them a trip to the grocery store!


A Coffee or Hot Beverage Kit

The coffee-lover in your life will thank you for this one! A high-end coffee paired with a nice coffee mug and their favorite creamer is bound to impress. If your host isn’t  into coffee, consider putting together a tea or hot-cocoa set. Gifts like these will often be used quickly and don’t take up a lot of space.


A Practical Gift

While it may not feel like the most glamourous gift, cleaning supplies can be expensive, and many people don’t want to spend their hard-earned money on them. Consider putting together a cleaning kit with eco-friendly cleaning supplies, a pack of nice dish towels, reusable scrub brushes, fancy hand-soap, and maybe even a non-toxic scented candle.


An Experience Gift

If your hosts are new to their neighborhood, a gift card to a local restaurant, café, or shop can help them get to know their town a little better. Take the gesture a step further and make it more personal by considering the distance from their new place, menu offerings you know they enjoy, and whether or not the atmosphere matches their usual style.


One thing you might also consider gifting your hosts is the gift of knowledge. Renters insurance is a critical component of protecting your most valuable belongings. Knowing how renters insurance works and what it can do for you is the gift the keeps on giving. For more information about renters insurance and a policy with NYCM, check out the link below, and share with a friend!