Do you have any friends or family members who are settling into a new home this summer? How about new neighbors?
Make them a housewarming gift basket!
Welcoming someone into their new home means offering a gesture of comfort, warmth and a salutation that leaves them with the #bestfeelings. One of my favorite housewarming gifts to make is this 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 enliven each room in your home.
Putting together this housewarming gift basket was easy! I used the fruity and calming fragrances of the Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom candle as inspiration for a homemade desert as well as a basket full of everything from “must-have” cleaning and pest control products to home storage items! If you would like to make your own summer housewarming gift basket, here’s what you’ll need:
DIY Housewarming Gift Basket
- 1 Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom Candle
- 2 Glade® Sense & Spray® Automatic Fresheners
- 2 Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom Sense & Spray® Automatic Freshener refills
- 1 bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles® Heavy Duty All-Purpose Cleaner
- 1 bottle of Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray
- 1 box Ziploc® brand bags
- 1 pack Raid® Ant Baits
- 1 roll of paper towels
- 1 roll of toilet paper
- 2 sponges
- 1 woven basket
- Clear cellophane wrap
- Gift tissue paper
- Wired ribbon
Here’s how to put it together:
Crinkle up tissue paper and place it into the bottom of the basket. Next, take your assortment of products and arrange them from tallest to shortest 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.
Once all of your items are arranged, measure the clear cellophane wrapper around the basket, making sure each side of the basket is covered and secure with tape on the bottom of the basket. Finally, tie the wired ribbon around the girth of the basket, making a neat housewarming gift is nearly complete!
To make my new neighbors welcoming even sweeter, I decided to put together a crumble topped peach and cinnamon coffee cake. Inspired by the sweet notes of peach from the Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom fragrance, this peach flavored treat will definitely help bring the warmth of summer full circle in their new home!
Share your #bestfeelings on Facebook and Twitter and win a Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom Summer Prize Pack – one of my faves!
One lucky reader will win a Glade® Lavender & Peach Blossom™ Summer Prize Pack, which includes a T-Fal Culinaire Champagne 16 Piece Cookware Set from Macy’s! You can record your entries on the giveaway form below, contest ends July 14, 2014. Good luck!
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.