A new home is more than walls, roof, yard and garage. A new home is the place where milestones are reached and memories are made. Small, thoughtful gifts to mark buyers’ house anniversaries, or housiversaries, are a great way to stay at the top of clients’ minds. Here are five unique gift ideas you can send a year after closing to help buyers celebrate the first anniversary of their home purchase.
Raise a glass
A bottle of bubbly and a pair of personalized champagne flutes, accompanied by a card toasting the happy homeowners is a thoughtful gift. Include a handwritten card or note with your congratulations and well wishes, and make sure to consult notes from closing that can help you hone in on details to make it feel more personal.
A cocktail set also is a great way to help happy homeowners toast their anniversary.
Moving in is always hectic and it is unlikely homeowners cooked dinner their first night in their new home. Instead, pizza or Chinese delivery likely was their inaugural meal, eaten on the floor surrounded by boxes. While a dinner delivery can’t recreate that special first night, it can bring back special memories.
Another option is a picnic basket full of all the fixings for a lovely meal to be eaten on the living room floor just like their first night or in their own backyard..
Brew up a quiet morning
Sometimes the best celebration is a quiet moment with a good cup of coffee. Help homeowners’ mark their special day in this intimate way with the gift of gourmet coffee from a local roaster or cafe, or a lovely French press and cups, such as this set from Gourmia.
Let them entertain
A new mortgage and projects to make their new house feel like home can make splurging on extras for entertaining difficult or impossible. Why not help them host a party by gifting them something special for a night in with friends. An elegant cheeseboard and spreaders or some top-notch serving dishes can bring life to their housiversary table.
An artful touch
Art is a matter of taste, but a professional portrait of the happy homeowners’ home is a can’t-miss gift idea. Hire an artist to capture their home just as it was on the day they moved in. In addition to being a lovely conversation piece, it might serve as a starting point for homeowners to track the changes and improvements they make to their home over the years.
Another great option is to present homeowners with a professionally framed photo taken of them on the day they moved in. Whether it’s them showing off their new keys or standing on their front porch, the memory will bring a smile to their faces.
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