Housewarming gifts can be tricky business, after all, people have different tastes and hobbies, so unless you know them extremely well (and even then) a smart thing to do these days is select presents that are practical and can be used all the time, yet don't seem cheap and unthoughtful.
Here are some trendy and some classic gift ideas that should make any new home owners happy.
An ideal accessory for a modern home, these days it always pays to use power saving gadgets. Try giving something like a water-saving shower head or power-saving lights or light bulbs. Other "green" ideas might include things like rechargeable appliances and products made of non-toxic materials.
There's nothing to make a bathroom or family room more comforting than a basket full of new bath products or a movie night basket filled with popcorn and DVD's. Gift baskets are wonderful because they have a little of everything, and when the goodies are all used up you still have a nice basket to use around the house.
One of the most used rooms in any house it the kitchen, and kitchen appliances are getting better and more efficient every day, it's hard to go wrong, (just make sure it matches the color scheme). A new set of dish-ware or wineglasses are classic housewarming gift examples.
For a modern house, something like energy saving appliances or space-saving ones would be a good idea. Other kitchen gadgets would be great, like silicon ware or a special knife set.
Something very special would be to give the lucky party personalized products such as his and hers towels with their names on them or monogrammed pillowcases.
You could always get something for the outside, (or the inside) of the house, like greenery. A nice potted plant would add some wonderful homeyness to a new house. Lots of people are into growing vegetables or fruit in their own backyards, so if the gift receivers in question happen to be such people, why not get them a lemon tree or tomato plant so they can have fresh produce right at home?