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DIY Housewarming Gift Basket – A New Home Essentials Gift

Our DIY housewarming gift basket is the perfect practical gift to welcome someone to their new home. If you need DIY housewarming gift ideas, they will love this new home essentials gift idea!

DIY Housewarming Gift Basket - A New Home Essentials Gift

DIY housewarming gift ideas

Welcoming someone into their new home means offering a gesture of comfort, warmth, and a salutation that leaves them with their best feelings. One of my favorite housewarming gifts to make is this DIY housewarming essentials gift basket. It is filled with everything a new homeowner needs when situating into a new space, including paper towels, toilet paper, cleaner, sponges, and some of the best-smelling home fragrances from Glade® to help liven up each room in the home. This gift idea is such a great way to say “congratulations on your new home!

Home Essentials - What to put in a housewarming gift basket

What to put in a housewarming gift basket

Putting together this new home gift basket was very easy! I used the fruity and calming fragrances of the Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom candle as inspiration for this practical housewarming gift basket full of everything from “must-have” cleaning and pest control products to cleaning and storage items. If you would like to make your own housewarming gift basket, you can add the items we have listed or some others – soaps, cleaners, tissue boxes, towels, laundry detergent, batteries, light bulbs – anything you think would work in your basket. Here’s what you’ll need:

DIY Housewarming Gift Basket ideas

Creative DIY Housewarming Gifts - make this home essentials gift basket

Putting your home gift basket together

Crinkle up a few sheets of your favorite colored tissue paper and place them into the bottom of the basket. Next, take your assortment of home and cleaning products and arrange them from tallest in the back to shortest to the front in the basket. For example, taller items such as paper towels and cleaners would go in the back of the basket, while the remaining contents, like candles, would be placed in the front. If you’d like to give a particular item more height or fill up empty space, simply place another wad of gift tissue where applicable.


Wrap up your gift basket

Once all of your items are arranged, measure the clear cellophane wrapper around the basket, making sure each side of the basket is completely covered. Secure the wrapping with clear tape on the bottom of the basket. Finally, tie the wired ribbon around the girth of the basket, making a large bow on the front. Your DIY housewarming gift basket is complete!

We hope you love making this gift!

However you decide to make your gift basket, we hope that the recipient loves it! This is such a wonderful way to send a welcome to a new neighbor or to give to friends and family members who have purchased a new home. Need more DIY home ideas? Our DIY orange natural wood floor cleaner and these easy DIY ping pong ball lights are fun ideas to try in your home!

Housewarming gift ideas, DIY essentials gift basket with Glade® Fragrances

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I have partnered with Glade® to share the ways I am refreshing my home for the summer season. Although compensated, all opinions are my own. 

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