Your best friends or a couple you are just getting to know moved into a new house/apartment. You want to give them something nice for their new home but the typical plant just won't do. Rehab Gaming has come up with a great gift package that is easy to do and costs under $100.00. An added bonus, the uniqueness of the gift will make a lasting impression for years to come. Here is how to put the gift together:
Start with a box: You will need a sturdy gift box to hold all the essentials. Target has great ones that have some nice design on it so you don't have to wrap it which is key. For a sweet touch, add a large sticker to the cover. A "welcome home" sticker or if you want to get really fancy, you can have their monogram done. That way the can keep the box for a nice storage piece after they use the contents.
Filler: We used typical shredded filler for our box, but you can use faux flower petals, newspaper clippings from the day they bought their house, or anything that adds some color and protection to the items in the box.
Gifts: Now to the fun part! Our box contains a bottle of wine, a wine opener, a candle, 'thank you" notes (for them to use after the housewarming party), fancy ballpoint pen, a nice notebook and a deck of Rehab- a couples release. Most of these items can be purchased at Target or your local grocery store.
An added touch: To make your box really stand out, try to find some local goodies. Go to your local paper merchant and find some unique "thank you" cards and other stationary items. If you have a local winery, go there an pick up a bottle of wine. Try looking for a local soap company to put in a bar of soap/candle. This is especially nice for a couple that may be completely new to the area, you are giving them a piece of the neighborhood. If they have a pet, find some organic pet treats, or make your own! Oh- and don't forget the deck of Rehab- a couples release!
Buying a new home and moving is stressful, your friends will be totally blown away that you took the time to curate this "housewarming party" in a box for them. Ease the stress for them by opening up that bottle of wine and getting to know each other more by playing Rehab- a couples release with them in their new home, it's a night none of you will forget!