There comes a time in every parent’s life when the inevitable happens: your little ones will spread their wings and fly the nest. This can be daunting, for both you and them. It may be difficult to adjust to the newly empty spaces in your home and the change of routine as you no longer see them on a day to day basis. However, there are a few things that you can do to help them on their way into the big, wide world. Once they’ve found their new place, it’s time for you to start considering a few little housewarming gifts to help them settle in comfortably. Here are a few ideas to get your imagination going.

Mattress Topper

The chances are that your kids will opt for the cheapest mattress possible. After all, they’re a substantial investment, and they are probably unaware of how much you have invested in their comfortable ones back home. They generally believe any old thing will do and this is one of the mistakes we have to leave them to make. However, you can always come to the rescue by getting them a mattress topper which will prove invaluable once they realize their mistake. Mattress toppers add a soft layer that can make even the most rickety, spring ridden mattress feel like a cloud. If you want to go all out, you can also get them some high-quality bedding (including a duvet and pillows) or some soft, Egyptian cotton or brushed cotton sheets too.

A Houseplant

A houseplant will give the new homeowners something to nourish and care for in their new home. A peace lily is generally a good option, as its neutral color will match almost any decor or color scheme. It is low maintenance, and you can pot it in a unique and quirky plant pot, or something a little more traditional and minimalistic. The flower’s representation of peace also makes for a kind and thoughtful gesture.

Personalised Cutlery and Utensils

Most new homeowners completely forget to invest in new cutlery and utensils. So why not make an offering that helps them out of sticky cooking situations at the same time as making their new kitchen feel like their very own. Personalised cutlery and utensils are rapidly growing in popularity. You can get stamped vintage, antique, or brand new knives, forks, and spoons. Different fonts are available out there, and you can get short messages engraved on the face of the cutlery, or a name stamped on the handle. You can also come across beautiful, personalized wooden spoons. These, again, can have names engraved on them. However, the larger space available for artwork means you can get caricatures or illustrations of the recipient on them too.

These are just a few examples of beautiful gifts that you can give that will help your kids to settle into their new place and to help it feel like their home. The smallest things can make a massive difference and can also go to show that you are there to support them in their decisions and life choices as they go along their way.