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Housewarming Gift Guide

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Moving can be a joyous yet stressful time. Gift shopping can be too. You never know what the new homeowner in your life might need, want or even like. Cut the out the stress with our helpful housewarming gift guide.  housewarming gift guide


Candles have the unique ability to create a romantic ambiance with the gentle light and aromatic scents. They can also be necessary during the dreaded load shedding. Yet most people don't buy candles for themselves. Gift your loved ones with a sweet scented candle. Include a lighter or box of matches, just in case.

Cleaning Supplies 

A new home means a new mess. And cleaning supplies tend to be last on the list of essential home items. Clean up this problem by purchasing a bucket. Then fill it with bottles of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, all purpose cleaner, surface polish, washing powder, fabric softener and a few sponges and clothes.

Engraved Board

This can be an amazing gift for someone special as it can be personalised to that person. Get a cheese or bread board engraved with a special message, name or image. Carved offers a plethora of designs, or will design a custom piece just for your special someone.


Meal prep can be tough for new homeowners, at least until they have had a chance to stock up the pantry cupboard, and to purchase cookware. Plus mom is no longer cooking for them. Keep them fed with a thoughtful meal kit or some frozen meals

House Plant 

Plants add a touch of serenity and tranquility into their surroundings. Add a touch of life into a new home with a house plant such as flowers, cacti and succulents. Cooking enthusiasts will appreciate a range of potted herbs for their kitchen.

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Kitchen Gift Basket 

Smaller gifts can have greater value. Especially if they are useful. Create a treasured kitchen gift basket. Fill it with small and necessary kitchen items like toothpicks, baking paper, foil, dish towels, sauces and spices. Add a few bigger pieces for impact. These could be a bottle opener, can opener, vegetable peeler or grater.

House Hamper

Create a gift hamper for new homeowners filled with items they would never think to get. Curtain hooks, hooks, batteries, hangers, extension cords, plug adapters, a torch and sewing kit are all items we often need, but never seem to buy. Most of these are available at Builders Warehouse.

Cookware Set

Pots and pans are a necessary item in most kitchens. And we somehow can always do with a few more. We adore this 15 piece stainless steel cookware set from Takealot. This set includes four casserole pots of different sizes, one frying pan and one sauce pot, all with lids, as well as two serving spoons and a shovel.

Buzzy Wax

Buzzy Wax is a reusable and sustainable alternative to plastic bags and cling wrap. Made from cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and resin, these malleable wraps will change shape with the warmth of your hands and hold shape once cool. The Buzzy Wax gift pack consists of a small, medium and large wrap, a great housewarming gift for the eco conscious.

A Tool Kit

Having your own place comes with maintenance. Whether it's fixing a loose wire, changing a stuck light bulb or hammering a few nails in the wall, a tool kit will come in handy. And they're easy to wrap, making it a great gift for both giver and receiver.

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