wine gift basketYour bestie just bought their first place and you want to give them a lavish gift with a hint of luxury.  Sometimes we like to splurge on the special people in our lives, particularly this time of year.  These thoughtful gifts, all for under $200, are designed to help pamper that special someone who has been scrimping and saving.  Just bought a place yourself?  Why not put these items on your personal wish list?

  1. A customized welcome mat
    To showcase a little of their personality at their front door.
  2. A good bottle of sparkling wine
    Let them celebrate their new home with a good bottle of Moet or Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec Champagne. Feeling extra generous?  Add in a wine stopper, aerator, or carafe.
  3. Tea box with quality teas
    Nothing says indulgence like a wide selection of afternoon teas, complete with quality display-worthy container.
  4. A little blue box
    What could be better than flowers in a vase from Tiffany’s
  5. Gift cards of luxury to upgrade their home décor
    Think Crate and Barrel, William Sonoma, Holt Renfrew, The Bay, West Elm, or a neighbourhood gem like Leslieville’s Black Rooster Décor or the Junction’s Cornerstone.
  6. A quality personalized key ring to last for years.
  7. A gift of charcuterie for the emerging host
    Nothing says modern hosting like a charcuterie board, cookbook, olives, and cheeses.
  8. A work of art
    Gift certificates for printing and framing their favourite photos and prints is a great way to let them add their own flare to their new house without the IKEA art work (not that there’s anything wrong with it).
  9. Gift Card for a night out at the local “hot spot” restaurant in their new neighbourhood.
  10. Fill their pantries
    A gift of tasty snacks from a monthly delivery service is the gift that keeps on giving, long after the housewarming.  You can send six months of snacks for less than $150.

Looking for more budget friendly housewarming gift options?  Check out these 14 awesome gift ideas for under $30.