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Gift Basket Alternatives for First-Time Homeowners

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When a friend or loved one buys a home for the first time, congratulating them with a gift is a great way to show them how proud you are. Finding a great gift that goes beyond the ordinary is challenging. A quick online search reveals plenty of options for traditional gift baskets, a popular choice for decades. However, if you want to give the homeowners a memorable gift, you'll have to explore gift basket alternatives that will delight and surprise them.

WhyTraditional Gift Baskets Are A Poor Choice for New Home Buyers

Traditional gift baskets have their place in the world of gift-giving, but they aren't the best choice as a housewarming gift. They often lack the uniqueness that people hope for when presenting a gift. The basket may be filled with items that the new homeowner may not like or want. Unless you purchase and prepare the basket yourself from scratch, store-bought gift baskets may be uninspired and contain generic, low-quality components that are not impressive. Opting for alternatives such as a cheese and charcuterie board is a gift that stands out and creates an experience for the new homeowners to share in their new place.

Housewarming Gift Basket Alternatives

Gift baskets can be tedious, uninspired and unoriginal. First-time homeowners deserve to receive an extraordinary gift that is enjoyable. Whether you know the new homeowners really well or are new neighbors that you want to welcome to the neighborhood, there are housewarming gifts that are interesting and inspiring such as:

Cheese and Charcuterie Boards - Charcuterie is an exceptional alternative to the traditional gift basket. It offers a sophisticated and gourmet experience that features artisan cheese, premium cured meats, dried fruits, nuts and condiments. The blend of flavors and textures gives new homeowners a fun and unique gift to enjoy alone or share with friends.

Wine or Craft Beer Tasting Set - Elevate the housewarming celebration by giving the homeowners top-quality adult beverages. Offering a carefully curated selection of wines or craft beers provides the recipients with a flavorful adventure that allows them to explore new products. Remember to include tasting notes and food pairing suggestions.

Customized Home Decor - Help the new homeowners make their space their own with personalized home decor items such as customized wall art, engraved picture frames, personalized cutting boards or monogrammed throw pillows.

Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Gift Set - Gifting essential oils to new homeowners allows them to transform their home into a haven. House-wide aromatherapy fills the living space with a lovely scent and can help with relaxation after a stressful move.

Why Choose Boarderie Charcuterie for Housewarming Gifts

Know someone who just bought a new house or recently moved? Send a gourmet cheese and charcuterie board from Boarderie to the new homeowners. These prearranged meat and cheese appetizers are the perfect gift for moving day. Because they arrive ready to eat and require zero prep, charcuterie boxes are an ideal snack to munch on during packing and unpacking efforts. 

If the moving day has passed, impress the new homeowners with an elegant charcuterie gift to celebrate their new place. Each stunningly arranged board features artisanal cheeses, premium cured meats and hand-selected sweet and savory accompaniments like nuts, chocolates, dried fruits and crackers. The board it arrives on is reusable as decor or future grazing. This luxurious grazing experience offers new homeowners an indulgent treat or a simple dinner to enjoy in their new accommodations.

Charcuterie Boards with Complimentary Overnight Shipping

Skip the boring gift baskets and send your favorite first-time homeowners a unique gift that will stand out and reflect your thoughtfulness! Boarderie offers free overnight shipping in the US. We’ll expertly arrange the meats and cheeses before thermally packing them and shipping them directly to the new home buyer's front door. You can use our prescheduling feature at checkout to set up the delivery and return to your life.

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