10 House Warming Gifts Under $30 People Will Actually Love
For most people it usually starts off with a budget friendly apartment that you can almost guarantee is way too small and was last renovated sometime before the new tenant was even born.
If you keep up that hard work, put in time and effort, chances are your next step will be looking into getting a house of your own.
Whatever stage you're at in your life taking the next step to upgrading your living environment is a big deal. It always calls for a celebration.
Now when your family and friends are making these changes in their lives you might be wondering "What house-warming gift would they actually use that fits my budget?".
This is such an exciting time in their life so it's only natural to want to treat them to something useful for thier new place that they probably won't already have.
Today I'm going to share with you guys 10 house-warming gifts under $30 that people will actually like and use.
1: Seasoning Mixes:
This past year for Christmas one of the gifts my mom got for me was a collection of bottled seasoning mixes.
If you want to make this gift start off by taking a trip to your local grocery store and grab a variety of seasonings. I would recommend buying bags of seasoning instead of the shakers. You will save quite a bit of money.
Take a look at your nearest craft supply or dollar store for some small glass bottles or jars similar to the picture above. Also pick up some gift tags and ribbon so you can label your seasoning mixes.
This gift is great for that friend who is just a little bit clueless in the kitchen. Help them step away from those frozen dinners and make real food taste good with ready made seasoning blends.
All you need to do is combine the seasoning mixtures, fill up the jars, fill out the label and tie it to the jar with the ribbon.
You could do something like mixing garlic salt, sage, rosemary, parsley and basil together and label it as "Herb & Garlic Chicken blend" for example.
With this gift idea you can do as little or as much as you'd like to fit your budget.
2. Indoor Herb Plant:
House plants are probably the most commonly thought of house-warming gift. Every room looks better with flowers or a plant in it. Since I'm mentioning it, chances are someone else has already gotten this person your shopping for a house plant so step it up a notch and get them an indoor herb plant.
Most grocery stores sell pre-potted herb plants in the produce section. You can pick these up for a very reasonable price too! If you dont find any pre-potted all you need to do is buy a ceramic pot, some soil, and seeds for the herb of choice and start the plant for them. It's easy and budget friendly.
This is also a lot more thoughtful than a houseplant in my opinion. Not only do you give them a gift that is going to make their place look better, but with care it will also provide something tasty to add to their meals. Bonus points for a gift under $15! (That's half the price of this article's budget so you can also treat yourself!)
3. Decorative Fruit Bowl:
Take a look around different shops and online stores and try to find a larger bowl that's unique, beautiful and suits your friend's taste
4: Paint A Picture:
If you have any creative bones in your body, and enjoy painting this is the route to go. It's a personal gift that comes straight from the heart. The receiver will be touched to have a one of a kind piece made by someone they love. On top of it being unique and personal it is also the most budget friendly gift option.
5. Flutes and Bubbley:
What better way to celebrate than a bottle of bubbley! Champagne flutes are a great idea because wine glasses are so common you can pretty much guarantee someone else already gifted them some. Flutes on the other hand will give them something to pull out on special occasions.
This is a simple gift that sounds boring but in all honesty will probably be appreciated more than you would imagine.
7: Notepad and Pen:
Fifteen years ago every house had at least a dozen pens and notepads scattered all over the place. These days people don't have as much use for them since most notes we take can now be done on a mobile phone. Yet every now and then I find myself in a situation where I need to jot something down quickly and having to search for a pen and then paper can be such a pain.
8: Serving Tray:
Cute, practical, and fits the budget. I love the idea and convenience of these things.
9: Muffin Tins:
Every home needs muffin tins, which makes this gift a great choice for people moving into thier first apartment. The smell of freshly baked muffins makes any living space feel warm and cozy.
10: Wax Warmer:
There are two different types of wax warmers to choose from. One warms the wax by inserting a tea light candle in the opening, which is the one to choose for people who like being around candle light. The other type plugs in so you don't have to worry about burning a candle.