There’s something especially exciting about moving into a dream home. A blank canvas with unlimited potential for creativity and personalization awaits. So if you’re helping someone celebrate that special housewarming occasion, make sure you show up with something a little more creative than the standard bottle of vino. Instead, give them a gift that will be around long after the party’s over.
A Welcoming Doormat Nothing says welcome to your new home like a fresh new doormat, and this gift idea comes in plenty of creative presentations and budget options. Consider a traditional “Welcome Home” message or a custom-monogrammed design for a little extra personal touch. ($15-$90)
Custom House Portrait Art This unique gift is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any housewarming party. Simply upload a photo of the new home, and your own appointed custom designer will work with you to create a beautiful custom line drawing. Select the size, the color and the printing process to make the gift as unique as you like. (Starting at $32)
Cheese & Cracker Serving Board Treat your new homeowner with a gift that they rarely splurge on for themselves, a fine quality cheese and cracker serving board with knives. Several finer home stores, like Crate & Barrel and Williams Sonoma, have high-quality options.
Family Rules Wall Art Their new house, their new rules: this personalized artwork puts the emphasis on achieving happiness through love, kindness, respect and gratitude. Choose from canvas art or framed art and a variety of colors. ($60-$90)
Monogrammed Ice Bucket Perfect for any house gathering, a customized ice bucket is a beautiful home accessory. Choose from traditional stainless steel, trendy hammered stainless steel, or even etched glass.
A Custom House Christmas Ornament Who doesn’t love Christmas tree ornaments, and when it’s custom-made to look like their new home, they’ll love it even more. Each piece is hand-sculpted and hand-painted to capture all of the home’s details. ($100)
Thirstystone Coaster Set Thirstystone is the original “green” coaster company, making their coasters for 25 years with 100% natural sandstone. These stone coasters are popular for their ability to absorb moisture from the bottom of your drinking glasses.
A Canape Plate Collection Each plate in this beautiful handcrafted collection is inspired by a watercolor painting and handcrafted by ceramicist Lindsay Emery with a special flourish of gold around the edge. ($12/plate)
Distinctive Glassware Consider a unique set of glassware, perhaps the owner’s favorite sports team, monogrammed initials, or a colorful set of handblown glasses.
DIY Housewarming Gift Basket Make your own crafty housewarming gift basket with the homeowner in mind: a wine basket for wine connoisseurs, a handy toolkit for move-in day when the toolbox is packed, or a couple’s spa basket for after move-in day.
A Serving Dish Whether a serving tray or a handcrafted serving bowl, your new home owner will love to have extraordinary serving ware.
An Electric Wine Opener Oster’s rechargeable wine opener is continually ranked one of the top wine openers on the market. It opens bottles with the single tap of a button and comes with a stainless steel, double-walled wine cooler to keep the bottle chilled for hours. ($45)
His and Her Monogrammed Key Chains Every homeowner could use a special new keychain to proudly store their new home keys.
A Smart Coffee Maker A smart coffee maker connects to your smartphone making coffee brewing a breeze. Simply press a few buttons to choose exactly the type of coffee you want, and you’ll have a fresh, hot cup of joe come morning.
A Tree to Watch Grow Give the gift that will last a lifetime, and one the new homeowners can watch grow: a tree for the lawn.
New homes are meant for new experiences and for making new memories. With that in mind, be sure to select that special gift that will remind them of your ongoing love and support. You’ll be showing them that home really is where the heart is.
Credit- Paul Denikin | paul@dadknowsDIY.com