Housewarming Gift Ideas
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
March 31, 2014
Filed Under Gift Ideas
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Angela Bushong
When looking for a housewarming gift, there are two ways you can go: personal, or universal.
Personal gifts reflect the happy new homeowners’ personality, interests, or beliefs, while universal gifts are just what they sound like—everybody loves them. Universal usually takes the form of food or something practical. Professional tip: if you know them really well, always go personal. If you’re not quite sure what they would like, universal is the answer to your conundrum.
10. Wall Calendars
Give them a special wall calendar which matches their unique sense of style to help them track important dates and commemorate significant occurrences throughout their first year in the new home.
Classy and always appreciated (unless your recipients do not drink), a basket of seasonal wine and other goodies is a great way to toast to the new home owners’ health and many happy days.
8. Your Irish Blessing
If your recipients have a bit of Irish in their blood (or just a healthy appreciation for the Emerald Isle), consider giving one of these gifts from Ireland to bless the new abode. From fine pottery to linens to original wall art, your sure to find something to warm their Irish heart and hearth.
7. Fine China
This is one of those critical elements that anyone who entertains probably needs, but rarely allow themselves to go to the expense. This is where you become the hero, and do it for them. New homeowners have so many things to buy, they often don’t think to pamper themselves. A good set of fine china dinnerware is a gift they will love and utilize for years to come.
6. Monogrammed Soaps and Candles
Give them a unique and personal gift with monogrammed soaps or candles. You could even spring for a few personalized wine glasses to go with that super thoughtful basket of wine.
5. Wall Quotes
If you know the new homeowners have a flair for the artistic, or simply love to express their world through words, why not gift them with a beautiful quote for their wall? Larger than life, these vinyl wall quotes are a great way to help the happy family show everyone the heart behind their hearth and home.
4. For the Chef in the House
Everyone knows that the kitchen is the epicenter of any self-sufficient abode. Give the cook in the house something special, like a new set of chef’s tools to let their culinary genius shine through.
3. For those History Buffs
So your friends are really into Venetian art, have a collection of wall maps, or are really into Civil War reenactments. What better way to honor their new digs than with some historical décor which matches their interests?
2. Unique Wall Clocks
In this digital age, people often overlook the oh-so-practical wall clock. But what if you could find a clock as quirky and artsy as your happy recipients’ own sensibilities? Check out these artistic wall clocks for a gift that’s sure to adorn their walls to track the hours of all their happy years to come.
1. When in Doubt, Give Food
The most universal of all universal gifts, whether warming the home of a trusted friend or family member, or congratulating a business associate on the purchase of their new property, you can never go wrong with a gift basket filled with edible goodies. Don’t skimp, however. If you’re going to go the food route, make it count.