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Got friends who are finally moving into a new apartment? Upgrading to home-ownership? It’s a momentous occasion, but everyone wants something different for their space, and a pharmacy greeting card isn’t going to cut it.
It’s stressful to pick out the perfect gift for friends and family, because they know what’s best for their domain — culinary-minded home cooks would thank you profusely for a cast-iron pan, but others might let it collect dust in favor of ordering takeout. Moving doesn’t always mean they’ll have a registry like a wedding, but just giving cash can feel impersonal.
We’ve found the best housewarming gifts that’ll be sure to impress, whether your friend cares more about their home audio set-up, or creating the most zen bedroom space possible. Regardless of what you choose, know that they’ll be grateful that you’re helping liven up their space for the next stage of their life.
1. Roku Streaming Stick+
While you don’t have to get your home-owning pals a brand new TV (although you can help them carry theirs up the stairs), Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is an exceptional device that can transform any run-of-the-mill T. It’ll give them the ability to stream their favorite movies and television shows with the press of a button — just plug the Streaming Stick+ into an HDMI port, and give your friends a streaming upgrade without the premium price tag.
2. Pink Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses
Thinking about getting your moving buddy some normal, everyday glassware? Yawn. These Pink Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses are a unique, handmade gift that makes for a great house party conversation starter. They’ll naturally add the perfect nuanced, salty note to their favorite tequila, and they can even be used for serving small appetizers, like ceviche.
3. 1-by-One Turntable With Speakers
Normally during a move, you’ll try to get all the essentials in order (like kitchen supplies, bathroom toiletries) before even thinking about setting up a home audio system. But 1-by-One turntable is an all-in-one audio system, combining a record player, receiver, and speaker into an ultra-compact package designed to fit in any room.
4. eufy RoboVac 11S
Functional gifts can be pretty hit or miss, because honestly, who wants to be reminded about the huge new space they have to clean? But robot vacuums take the work out of thinking about sweeping up, especially for new homeowners, and we like this one from eufy that’s a quarter the price of a Roomba. The RoboVac 11S (the “s” means it’s Slim) measures just 2.85 inches in height (enough to clean under cabinets and bookshelves), but delivers a ton of power. The vacuum’s “BoostIQ Technology” automatically increases suction power when needed.
From Rolling Stone US