Monday, August 15, 2011

{Reader Question: Housewarming Gift Ideas}

I recently received the following question from a reader:
A good friend of mine and his partner just bought a new house and I'm looking for a fabulous housewarming gift for them. It isn't their first house, just a newer bigger place so it's not like they *need* anything so I'm stumped. I'm thinking some sort of fun accessory; Clock, picture?! I'm open to any ideas!!! -Jen

housewarming gift ideas
1. Voluspa Suede Blanc candle - I ADORE this candle! The description of "exotic yet refined blend of buttery leather and rich cedar" says it all. (*If you want to spend a little more and take the gift to the next level - add in a comfy throw, see #4)

2. Nambe Butterfly silver bowl - the perfect serving piece. (*Add a bag of tortilla chips and some homemade salsa - or even some pasta, homemade pesto, and a block of parmesan cheese to kick this gift up a notch.)

3. Housewarming bucket - fill it with practical items they'll need while settling into their new home - love this idea!

4. Oversized throw - along with the throw, add in a great coffee table book (see #6), tie a ribbon around it and attach a personalized message like "There’s nothing as cozy as a warm blanket and a good book. Wishing you nothing but happiness and warmth in your new home".

5. Nambe coasters - such an elegant yet unexpected coaster - I love how they stack up neatly into a twisting tower. (*Add a bottle of wine, and a couple of glasses for the perfect compliment.)

6. Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick - the perfect coffee table book that everyone who loves home decor should own!

7. Compost Bin - I know this may not be everyone's thing - but how can you deny giving something that in turn gives back to the earth. Don't worry it has an odor-absorbing filter.

8. Jonathan Adler Ceramic Dachshund Bookends - just a bit a whimsy, you've got to love Jonathan Adler, and everyone should have a least one piece in their homes. (*Add any of these coffee table books to get your guests started to a beautiful collection)

Jen - I hope this helps - enjoy your time at the party! I know whatever you decide to get, they'll love it because it came from you!

Keep the questions coming Peeps!


  1. Great ideas. I like the Nambe collection items.

  2. Amazing housewarming gift ideas.
    Innovative ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.


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