If you have a family member, friend, or colleague who's packing up their home and making the move into a new space, it's always a kind gesture to send a housewarming gift. Hand-delivering your package is even better, as you can offer them warm wishes and good luck in person.
Moving can be stressful, and we could all use extra support during such a major transition. If the person in your life who's moving is a fan of natural products and green living, or if they're inching toward more eco-friendly habits, then these fun housewarming gift ideas could help them furnish, clean and decorate their new home.
Houseplants bring an air of freshness and vitality to any home. They can actually lower stress, create a feeling of more balance, and even improve indoor air quality. According to EcoWatch, plants have been proven to lower carbon dioxide levels, reduce levels of certain pollutants (like nitrogen dioxide and benzene), and increase humidity. Succulents require little maintenance and sunlight, and fresh herbs are always a nice multi-tasking plant if there's a spot with enough sunlight. Check your local garden store or plant nursery for houseplant options that are most appropriate for your local area.
Tote bags serve many uses, including grocery bags, picnic carriers, beach totes, carry-on travel bags, stylish carryalls, farmers' market carriers, and more. Most importantly, they reduce the waste caused by single-use plastic bags that many grocery stores and other retailers provide.
Plastic bags often end up in landfills or the ocean, polluting our planet and harming wildlife. Waste Management reports that 14 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the U.S. every year, killing around 100,000 marine animals annually. To reduce waste caused by plastic bags, snag our affordable and simply sophisticated Puracy Reusable Tote Bag as a fun way to package any other housewarming gifts you might give your friend.
You don't have to go full veggie to help the environment. Even cutting down on meat and dairy products can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your environmental sustainability. And luckily, there are a ton of creative recipes and delicious dishes that require no animal-based ingredients. Share your favorites with someone who's moving and looking for fun meals to try in their new kitchen. "Thug Kitchen" is a super popular vegetarian cookbook and an interesting coffee-table decoration.
Natural product lovers will adore our Puracy Housewarming Set, which comes with our Natural Laundry Detergent, Natural Stain Remover, Natural Dish Soap, Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner, and Natural Liquid Hand Soap. They'll keep their new home looking fresh and clean naturally with this high-performance, plant-based bundle of cleaning essentials. It's a great way to give a useful gift that's perfect for a new home.
Just like plastic bags from the grocery store, plastic baggies and other food wrappers (saran wrap, aluminum foil, and more) often end up in landfills. Nowadays, there are a ton of great reusable versions of these types of packaging. In your housewarming gift pack, toss this reusable snack and storage bag in multiple sizes to take the place of plastic baggies, or this eco-friendly reusable food wrap to use instead of plastic wrap.
Look for candles with a paper or cotton wick that are unscented or are scented with natural fragrances, like essential oils. Paraffin candles are actually mildly toxic and non-biodegradable. They're made of a non-renewable resource, so it's probably best to avoid them. It's preferable to find a candle made with soy, coconut wax, hemp oil, beeswax, or other natural ingredients.
Similar to natural candles, essential oils and a diffusor make a great gift for environmentally savvy folks. Diffusing essential oils can naturally freshen the air, encourage relaxation, act as an antibacterial agent, improve your mood, and treat headaches and migraines. This diffusor adds a chic decoration to the home, and this set of six essential oils will allow your friend to play with, mix, and match their favorites.
For more natural home and personal care essentials to give as housewarming gifts or to restock your own home, check out our line of natural and organic products at Puracy.com. From organic lotion and natural laundry detergent to natural body wash and multi-surface cleaner, we offer eco-friendly and high-performing products that are safe for the whole family to enjoy.