If you’re reading this, let’s assume one of your loved ones has recently moved into a new house or flat. We can all relate to the stress and expense that comes along with the move.
So why not treat them this Christmas with a little something to get this chapter of life started on the right foot and really turn that house into a home?
We’ve put together 9 ideas for Christmas presents for new homeowners to get you started.
- Personalised Christmas decorations
There’s something exceedingly exciting about decorating a new home for Christmas. Make it all the more special by gifting a personalised decoration or two.
At RE/MAX, we discovered Alistair’s exclusive handcrafted personalised baubles, made from the finest quality materials. They come in different designs and colours, so you could even put together a gift set.
- A floral bouquet or arrangement
Nothing makes a home feel homier quite like a well-crafted floral centrepiece. It’s the item everyone would like to have, but no one wants to buy for themselves.
- A timeless vase
To go along with flowers, everyone needs a vase on standby in the cupboard. More often than not, we receive or give flowers on special occasions, so the vase can’t be any old thing.
We suggest a classic, neutral vase that could elegantly accompany any kind of flower or home décor.
- A cosy warm throw
Maltese homes are notoriously not built for the colder seasons. Our winters may be mild outside, but they can feel virtually arctic indoors.
That’s why we love a cosy, warm throw. And don’t forget that it needs to be uber-soft to the touch. Nobody loves a scratchy throw.
- Classic coasters
You can never have too many coasters. This is the time of the year when new homeowners invite lots of people over because it’s the perfect season to show off a home. So we’re sure they’ll love a new and unique coaster set to protect their furniture from those dreaded wine circles and water stains.
- A coffee table book
When entertaining so many different people over Christmas, it’s always helpful to have that one thing that gets the conversation flowing.
This is where the right coffee table book can work a treat. Go for something eye-catching, colourful and that radiates a sense of adventure.
- A serving tray
Who doesn’t love a decorative piece that also serves a functional purpose?
Whether it’ll be used to present festive nibbles to guests, to clear away empty champagne flutes or to indulge in breakfast in bed in the morning, an attractive serving tray is a must-have in any new home.
- Fancy festive candles
There’s a reason why Christmas candles will never go out of fashion. A candle that infuses a home with the scent of warm spices hits the spot every year.
We love mistletoe, sandalwood, cinnamon and citrus – or why not try out gin and tonic or champagne? It’s Christmas after all!
- A Christmas voucher
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a gift voucher. Don’t worry about losing that personal touch. Pick a shop that you know your relative or friend loves, and gift them the freedom to choose something that they’re truly missing and need in their new home.
Everyone loves that personalised touch so put some thought into it and you’ll find the ideal Christmas present for any home. And just like that, you’ve combined Christmas gift-giving with the perfect housewarming present.
If you’re thinking about buying or renting a new home now or in the new year, speak to a member of the RE/MAX team today to find out more about for-sale and rental properties in Malta and Gozo.