Moving into a new home can be very exciting! Every empty space offers endless potential and the promise of a new beginning. Housewarming gifts are a great way to welcome homeowners into their new home and can encourage a comfortable living environment. This list of housewarming gifts provides ideas for any type of homeowner from the first-time homeowner, to the experienced buyer or for someone purchasing a vacation property or retirement home. There's something here for any style and any budget!
For the Foodie
Personalized Cutting/Cheese Board - In wood or slate, this is a unique and well thought out option. Etsy and many personalization sites have great choices in all price ranges. One of my faves is a wood/marble. Sur La Table also has some great options.
Unique Barware and a Bottle of Wine - There are loads of options out there from bottle openers, unique stoppers, fun message glasses to cute wine charms. Pair with a great bottle of wine for a thoughtful gift. Click here for a great site.
Cooking Class Giftcard - Gift the couple that likes to cook, a giftcard to the local culinary school or cooking class location. Sur La Table offers classes in most areas. I took at class at L’Academie de Cuisine a few weeks ago and it was great!
1st Time Homebuyer
Personalize this gift with the family's last name or buy a mat with a cute message.
Etsy has lots of great choices. As well as Uncommongoods, click here.
For the organized to the scatterbrained, this is a great gift especially a modern magnetic option. There are many different designs to choose from or for those relocating from out of state, choose a state shaped design.
Tool Box Jar
Start the homeowner off with a great starter tool kit or make your own and fit all into a large mason jar or cute galvanized bucket. Include items such as: measuring tape, mini hammer, picture hangers, screwdriver set, extension cords, small line level, and fun kitchen towels. For a fun blog filled with ideas click here.
Custom Christmas Ornament
Have an artist create a replica of the new owner's home or personalize an ornament with the family's last name and year home was purchased. Snap a picture of the family in front of their new home and package it in a beautiful frame ornament. Etsy has great options, as well as Pottery Barn.
Personalized Theme Basket
Create a basket based on the homeowners individual tastes. Some ideas include pasta dinner theme, DIY sangria supplies, gardening basket for the green thumb, Sports team themed basket, pet lover supplies or game/movie night supplies. Homeowner moving from out of state? Create a Pantry basket with all the essentials. Baskets do not need to be huge, but personalized and packaged nicely.
Family Name Sign
There are lots of options whether it be wooden, metal or painted. Many of the personalization sites have great options as well as Etsy and photo sites such as Shutterfly. Signs come in all sizes and price ranges.