Giving the perfect gift to someone is a challenge for many. When in doubt, aim to give something that is useful. Know someone who just moved into a new rental? The holidays are the perfect time of year to give them a housewarming gift.
Here are a few gifts any new renter is sure to use and love throughout the year.
A cookbook is a timeless gift that any new renter will appreciate, especially if they are looking to save money after taking on new expenses with rent and utility bills. A recipe book entirely devoted to soup recipes is also great for renters who need easy to make ideas that will also keep them warm during winter.
Just because they are renting doesn’t mean you can’t gift them artwork for their new space. Art is a great way to make an apartment or other rental property feel like a home. Make it easy for them to hang their new decor by including plastic hooks or adhesive strips that won’t leave holes or marks on the wall.
Plants make great house-warming gifts. For renters who may have little or no access to a porch or patio, choose low-maintenance, indoor plants. Plants like peace lilies require minimal sunlight and only need to be watered about once a week. Cacti and other succulents also require minimal watering, especially in colder weather. Air plants are difficult to kill, even for the most neglectful plant parents.
Energy-Efficient Space Heaters
Want to give a gift that is sure to please any first-time renter? An energy-efficient space heater provides extra warmth, but can also lower monthly energy bills. Traditional space heaters could result in wasted energy and wasted dollars, so opt for one that is energy-efficient. To ensure safety, choose a heater that has an ETL Zero-Clearance Rating, as they can be placed on or against combustible items without the risk of fire.
In addition, many space heaters are now available with sleeker designs, like our Cozy Legs Flat Panel Heater. In a small space like an apartment, gift an appliance that won’t take up a lot of room.
Because space heaters are designed to warm people as opposed to entire rooms, they are great for renters who have roommates who may be more comfortable at a cooler temperature.