So you are going to attend a Indian house warming party and are looking for best gift ideas to take to the Indian house warming party? If the host are Hindu then most likely they will have traditional ceremony of Graha Pravesh. Read about Graha Pravesh at wikipedia.
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We gave a money plant to one of our friend when they were moving to their new home. They believe that money plant gift should be from someone’s home and not from a store. So we took a part of our money plant and gave them in a nice pot. Many Indians believe money plant to be a lucky. Also money plant a.k.a. Pothos grows well indoors, with occasional exposure to sunlight. It adds nicely to the home decor as well.
When moving to a new home, an Instant Pot will be a nice addition to their kitchen. On comparing to a regular pressure cooker, an Instant Pot saves a lot of time. Also one can find lots of Instant Pot recipes on line for all kinds of Indian dishes. There are several models, so check here to see one to buy. We got an Instant Pot and love it, see here why, recipes we have done and FAQs.
Get some cool signs or banners for the home. Perhaps the dude of the house wants to set up a man cave, so get him started with a nice man cave sign. Also many folks like to setup a bar, so take a look at getting a neon “Bar” sign. If they have kids then also possibly get some signs like do not enter or something similar. Some cool signs for kitchen or home like “Home Sweet Home” are an option as well.
Rather than having a standard doormat, a custom doormat with the family name will be nice.
Essential Tool Kit for home
Being a home owner means one will need to wear a handy man’s hat once in a while. For that a tool kit which has all the essential tools, can be a great gift.
Paintings, Statue, Wall Decor
Some a painting or wall decor as a gift for house warming party. This can be a religious one for example a painting of Lord Ganesh if the host is Hindu. If you do not know, then get a contemporary wall decor, which most should like.
Silverware and brassware are highly regarded. So if you get silver plates, cups, spoons then it will be a great gift. Similar to silver, many like traditional brass plates, cups etc.
Corelle Dinner Sets
With the new home they will be inviting people more often. So getting a Corelle dinner set will be a welcome gift.
For the kitchen get some nice bakeware or serving sets. We got some serving pans and we like them a lot.
I have seen tapestry become popular with several of my friends. So getting some tapestry is also a good idea. I see that there are several nice options available include some for Indian tapestry.
We got a table lamp, which also created a little bit of fog. We like it. There are other nice options for table lamps. Touch sensitive table lamps are also popular. If you want to go high tech, then get the new bulbs which one can control via home automation tools and apps.
Getting flower pots is also a good idea. We have these two huge flower pots which we keep in the family room, which add a nice look to the room.
Melodious Wind Chimes
Wind chimes are good gift, typically put on somewhere in the backyard or near a window. Check your local Indian store, they may carry Indian style wind chimes. Some of the stores carry good wooden chimes.
Digital Photo Frames
Digital photo frames are great to place anywhere in the house and have a slide show running. So check out some digital photo frames for the house warming party.
Some kitchen appliances like juicer, blender, grinder can be good ideas. It also depends on what the host like.
Area rugs or carpets are nice gifts. Also these are available with traditional Indian patterns. Many of us like to make one Indian style room. The traditional pattern area rug will look nice in that room as well. As a kid I remember we got a area rug when as a house warming present and it was nice.
LED Candles are becoming popular with Indians. These are flameless and useful to place near and idols or generally as decoration around the house. Some of these are also available in various colors. I also see some can be turned off by blowing air, just like real oil lamps!
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