Should I give my friend a gift for her new home, even though she's not having a housewarming party?
Many people do enjoy giving a housewarming gift, party or not. It's the personal little touches that make a new house feel like a real home. Your gift is sure to be an appreciated addition as your friend settles in.
I've been invited to a cocktail hour housewarming party. Should I bring a gift?
Yes. It would be traditional to bring a gift to such an event. If you are wondering what gifts might be appropriate, take a look at a few of our gift and gift certificate ideas.
Should I open my housewarming gifts at my party?
Opening them at the party or afterwards is just fine. Many people will expect a tour of your new place, which may not leave much time for gift opening. It's entirely up to you.