It is believed that the housewarming party tradition started in Russia, but some historians differ in opinion, claiming medieval times as the root of the practice. As far as we know, France is one sure candidate for debuting the praxis, with a recorded history of the family that has built a house gathering their friends and family for a meal after the job has finished.
The whole idea of a housewarming party, no matter where it originates from, is a great one. Woven right into the name itself, the housewarming is all about giving soul to a place that was nothing but space, making a home out of a simple building or structure.
Just like throwing rice over the heads of newlyweds, gathering the people you love most and filling your new home up with their love and support is all about setting the scene for a new life of abundance, happiness, and unity within your new home.
It is customary to bring a gift when invited to a housewarming party. The gifts can vary, from the very traditional pastry basket to signify and wish comfort and safety to the homeowners to decor items and even custom-made beverages.
If you’ve been invited to a housewarming party and aren’t sure what you’d like to gift, I’d like to offer a great idea that not many people think of when trying to decide on their giving – a luxury bath towel set.
Luxe Bath Towels: A Creative and Unique Gift
It may seem simple enough, but buying luxury bath towel sets as a housewarming gift is actually quite a cute and underrated idea.
By giving the homeowners something that they can use immediately and every day, you’re actually gifting them comfort, practicality, and truly conveying your wish for these things to fill their homes forever.
What’s more, if you choose a luxury bath towel set, you’ll be giving them a gift that will be in their home for years to come, something they’ll be proud to have and will undoubtedly cherish as a special item.
There are a few rules when choosing a luxe bath towel set as a housewarming gift, so let me give you the 411 and guide you through the process.
As if the word “luxe” wasn’t enough to give this away! The very first thing you’ll need to pay attention to when choosing your luxury bath towel set for your housewarming needs is the material.
Luxury towels are all about the softness, richness, and pleasantness of the material used, so really looking into the make and their properties will make all of the difference in the world.
What you want to do is avoid synthetic materials at all costs and stick to natural fibres. Cotton is probably the very best bet when it comes to gift sets like these, so look for a label with “100 per cent cotton” written on it. If “organic” is included in the mix you know you’re golden.
Cotton is a highly absorbent material that is hypoallergenic and doesn’t allow for bacteria to develop, which makes it perfect for towels used in the bath. Soft and fluffy, it’s also very gentle to the skin, preventing irritations of any kind.
The skin is quite vulnerable after a bath, with pores being wide open from the hot water and steam, so drying it with something that is known to be tender is a win.
You must bear in mind that heavy cotton towels may be a bit slower to dry, but that’s a small price to pay for the luxury experience they provide.
Type of Set
It is customary for gift-givers to give a set of six bathroom towels – two to use after a bath, two to use for the face, one to serve as a hand towel, and one bath mat towel.
You can find such bath towel sets pre-made in home goods stores around Australia as well as online, but if you’d like to switch things up you can go full DIY and construct your very own set.
It’s easiest to find a towel collection in a store that satisfies all material preferences and go from there. Make sure they sell towels as singles, not just sets, and go from there.
It will take you longer than just picking up a pre-made set and going with it, but it will also convey your love and dedication to the homeowners, and that’s something that is truly priceless. As long as you stick to the formula of two bath towels, two face towels, one hand towel, and one bath mat you’re absolutely golden.
Speaking of golden, let’s talk a bit more about colour!
Colour & Style
Bath towel sets, especially luxury bathroom towel sets, come in a huge variety of rich colours you can choose from. As you probably already know, each colour has significance, especially when it comes to gift-giving, so you’ll need to mind the colour wheel if you want a well-rounded, meaningful gift hanging on that towel rail.
Red stands for love and passion, so if you’re buying a set for a lover, a couple, or a dear friend this is one option you can go for. Orange and yellow are colours that will fit perfectly within a home with children as they are all about vitality and happiness, things kids can never get enough of.
Green and blue are signs of abundance, calm, and new beginnings, so if you’re attending a party for someone who is opening a new chapter of their life you can get a bath towel set in these colours to wish them luck in their new journey.
Purple, cream, grey, and black are all about royalty, elegance, and style, so if you know your friends are fans of such aesthetics, you’re not going to go wrong by getting a set in one of these colours or making a compatible combination of two or three of them.
Finally, we have white and ivory as symbols of purity, freshness, and virtue, so
if this is a message you want to send, get over the simplicity of the colours and get a set in any of these colours.