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DIY Housewarming Kit Gift Idea

Traditional gifts for new home owners or renters usually include plants, wine, and baked goods—all wonderful, but more fun than practical. This carefully put together gift basket includes all the bits and bobs a new home owner may need but may be too strapped for cash, or think they have only to find their toolbox is buried somewhere in a mountain of boxes.

Including items like wall anchors, measuring tape, or other moving-in essentials in your care kit, makes for a thoughtful and practical housewarming gift your hosts or hostesses will really appreciate.

If you're feeling extra generous totally feel free to throw in that wine bottle, too!


Small metal bucket
Decorative Ribbon

Essential Suggestions

Mini flashlight


Extension Cord

Power strip

Painter's tape


Mini sewing kit

Picture hanging tools

Goo remover

Wood touch-up marker

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers



Directions to Assemble

Think gift basket, only in a metal can. Assemble all your housewarming items into the bucket.

For an extra bit of festive flair (this is a celebration!) tie a colorful ribbon around the base or handle of bucket and attach a note of well wishes, congratulations and encouragement to hang in there!

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