Great Housewarming Gifts

It’s always nice to welcome new neighbors to the community when they move into their new home! Make sure they feel welcomed with these great housewarming gift ideas that any new homeowner would love!

Gift Basket with a Theme
Getting a small gift basket as a housewarming gift is always a fantastic idea! Think of a theme you know every homeowner would love and fill the basket with small items. For example, you could buy a bunch of coffee products and fill a basket with mugs, cookies, even a bag of beans! Get creative and have fun with this gift! Your new neighbor is bound to love it!

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
Different from a candle, an Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is a great gift that offers another way to spread wonderful fragrances around a new house! The best part about this gift is that you can switch out the scents and control how fragrant the diffuser is!

A Decorative Doormat
Nothing says, “welcome to the neighborhood” more than an amazing decorative doormat as a housewarming gift. There are so many stylish and fun doormat designs to choose from that your new neighbor is bound to love whatever you pick out! Check out this cute doormat that will welcome guests graciously!

A Good Luck Plant and Planter
A classic housewarming gift is the typical houseplant. However, take this gift to the next level by getting a potted houseplant from ProFlowers. The best part about this gift is that it will last for a very long time, if taken care of!

A Cheese Board
These monogramed marbled cheese boards from Anthropologie are the perfect housewarming gift to give any new homeowner! These chic boards are sure to impress anytime your new neighbor will host a party of gathering.

Tea Sampler
A tea sampler is a delightful housewarming gift that will offer your new neighbor a variety of gourmet teas to try out. The assortment of teas are taken from Tea Forte’s most popular blends and comes in an amazing box presentation that any one, tea lover or not, would love!

A Cookbook Perfect For Any Kitchen
Everyone loves to try new recipes! So why not get a housewarming gift that will keep on giving? Buy a cookbook that will offer your new neighbor an array of different recipe options. Check out this New York Times bestselling cookbook!

Candle Set
A candle or candle set is always a welcomed housewarming gift for many homeowners! Nothing spreads more joy in a house than a wonderfully smelling candle.

Fire Extinguisher
If you want to give a creative housewarming gift you could always give you new neighbor a fire extinguisher. Many individuals forget to add this safety item in their home so you could do it for them. However, the plus side to this gift is that you could give them a fire extinguisher they’ll want to show off! Check out these stylish fire extinguishers any quirky homeowner would put on display!

Personalized Coasters
Your new neighbor definitely won’t want to get their furniture damaged with water rings from cups on the table! To prevent this from happening, gift them personalized coasters for their coffee tables. You can easily go on a site like Shutterfly and find cute patterned coasters or you could even design them yourself!

A Tree They Can Grow
This gift idea is the cutest of them all! You could easily gift your new neighbors with a tree they can grow and watch grow over the years to come! This Tree-to-be-kit comes with simple instructions on how to take care of the seedling so that your neighbor can eventually plant it in their front yard.

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Dog Etiquette 101

Do you have a cute furry friend that is a part of your family? Do you want your neighbors to love your dog as much as you love him or her? Be a responsible dog owner and follow some of these guidelines so you and your pup have a great reputation around the neighborhood!

Leash Your Pup
You might like to watch your pup run free however, your neighbors most likely won’t feel the same way, especially if your dog ends up in their yard. When you are walking through the neighborhood, it’s best practice to keep your dog on a leash. The ASPCA has also stated that when you walk your dog, keep the leash six feet or less on sidewalks and if there are joggers or active people on your path don’t use a retractable leash. If you really want to let your dog roam free consider an electric fence or finding a dog park near your neighborhood!

Know Thy Dog
Does your dog bark at the mailman or get overly excited when he or she sees a squirrel? Be a responsible dog owner and know your dog. If you dog has some issues with control, try to train out their bad habits. Take your pup’s negative reaction and train them to do something positive instead. For example, if your dog barks non-stop every time a guest arrives, train them to bring a toy to the guest instead so they won’t end up barking and jumping all over them. Just remember to replace a negative reaction into a positive one when training your dog! Also, if you’re walking your dog, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your pup on a tight leash and get ahead and avoid anything that makes your dog lose control.

Dog Meets Dog
If there are other dogs in the neighborhood or you meet other dogs on your daily walk, it’s always a good idea to introduce your dog to other dogs. Give your dogs a chance to familiarize themselves with each other. However, if your dog is on a leash, it is not an appropriate time for your dog to play. If your dog is jumping all over another dog, many dog owners will frown upon this interaction. Let your dog meet other dogs, but make sure they are well behaved and under control.

Keep Barking to a Minimal
Dogs bark. It’s in their nature. However, that doesn’t mean incessant barking is acceptable. A dog’s bark usually indicates that they want something or need more exercise or attention. So if the barking lasts more than one minute, then you should probably pay attention to them and figure out what they need. If they won’t stop barking then seek a professional to try to figure out what the problem might be.

Be Considerate When Introducing Your Pup
You might love dogs, but some people don’t feel comfortable around animals. It’s always best to be considerate when introducing your pup to other people or children. Always ask the other person if they are okay or if they are comfortable letting your dog say hi. Also, a greeting should never include your dog jumping on anyone. Try to train your dog to say hi in an acceptable manor that makes everyone feel comfortable.

Be Prepared
You pup is bound to go to the bathroom when you are on your walks. Make sure you are prepared. Nothing is worse when a neighbor finds someone else’s dog droppings are left in their yard. So make sure to be prepared to clean up after your pooch!

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