Purchasing a home is such a major endeavor. It takes a lot of planning, saving and searching. This is one of the reasons why it’s a big deal worth celebrating. If you have a friend or family member who has recently purchased a home, you’ll want to support and congratulate them in some way. While many people have housewarming parties, there are additional ways you can show up for them in a supportive manner. Consider these four ways.
1. Send a congratulatory gift basket.
Wish them congratulations with a lovely gift basket. You can opt to send a fruit basket. If you know they have a serious sweet tooth, cookie bouquets will be a major hit. You can even decide to prepare your own gift basket with tons of items that most homeowners need. Fill the basket with candles, cleaning supplies, gift cards and more.
2. Offer to help them move.
Moving is undoubtedly stressful. Most people don’t like the process of packing boxes and more. It’s definitely not fun. However, if you are in a position where you can offer a few hours of your time, this can help a person in a tremendous way.
3. Treat them to lunch or dinner.
With the hustle and bustle of a move, a new homeowner still has to eat. This is why it’s a great idea to treat them to a delicious lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. If you don’t already know their favorite type of food, don’t be afraid to ask. When you ask, you’ll already know that they’ll enjoy the meal. If they don’t have time to meet up to eat, send their meal through one of those meal delivery services. They’ll still appreciate it!
4. Help with preparation for the housewarming party.
When there’s a lot of tasks on a person’s checklist, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This is especially true for someone who’s preparing to showcase their new home for the first time. As a sign of support, offer to help with the housewarming party. You can offer to bring a dish, help with the set-up on the day of the event or prepare stunning snail mail invitations.