This week two of our favorite people in the world were invited to housewarming parties. Both are in their 20s. It seems that their millennial friends are throwing themselves housewarming parties every time they move to a new apartment. Any excuse to party, right? Hopefully they are doing so as a way to gather together friends and family rather than a ploy to stock their new abode. In either case, yes, you do need to bring a gift! So why not use it as a way to infuse extra meaning into the celebration.
The folks over at Things Remembered did a wonderful job of putting together an article explaining the tradition of housewarming gifting and a list of their 12 favorite housewarming party gifts along with each gift's special meaning. We have tweaked the list just a tad and added some concrete gift ideas of from our friends over at Real Estate Client Gifts and a few of our own!
One more thing >> keep scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page for hard to find housewarming party supplies & invitations ⬇
The Tradition of Housewarming Party Gifts
Welcoming new homeowners with a gift is a time-honored tradition found in cultures across the world. While gifts of bread, wine and other food items are perfect traditional housewarming gifts, household accessories like candles, plants and throws also make great gift ideas that bring character and carry significant meaning. Give these gifts individually or create a larger impact by arranging a combination of them in a basket.
Looking for inspiration?
Here are our 12 favorite housewarming party gift ideas along with each gift’s special meaning.
- Bread >> May their home never know hunger.
- Wine >> May they always enjoy life and never go thirsty.
- Honey, Jams & Syrups>> May their home be filled with the sweetness of life.
- Olive Oil >> May they always have health and well-being.
- Salts & Spices >> May their home be full of flavor.
- Wood >> May they have stability, harmony and peace.
- Candle >> May their home always be filled with light.
- Blanket >>May they keep warm season after season.
- Pillow >> May their home always be a place of comfort.
- Coin >> May they dwell in good fortune.
- House Plants >> May their home promote growth.
- Brooms & Doormats >> May they live in a clean and tidy house.
Gift one of these meaningful gifts or bundle a few together to create an extra special housewarming gift!
Bread + Wood Housewarming Party Gifts
(so a new home will never know hunger + have stability, harmony & peace)
Olive Oil Housewarming Party Gifts
(so those living in the new home will always have health & well being)
WOW! Look what we just found! An Olive Oil Lover's Gift Set. Just add olive oil!
Honey, Jams & Syrups Housewarming Party Gifts
(so the home may be filled with the sweetness of life)
Gourmet Salt Housewarming Party Gifts
(so the home will be full of flavor)
We are obsessed with Dean & DeLuca's Spice Tube Racks. We highly recommend ordering more than one of these at a time, just to keep on hand – they sell out quickly! >> 21 Tube Spice Rack | 40 Tube Spice Rack
Wine Housewarming Party Gifts
(so those living in the home will always enjoy life and never go thirsty)
We are obsessed these home sweet home personalized etched wine bottles. Choose between Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Champagne or upgrade to the reserved vintages of the same. Also, we think it is so worth purchasing either a black or wood gift box to create the perfect impression for the perfect housewarming gift.
If you really want to splurge you must check out this Opus One + Riedel Wine Glass Gift Set.
Candles, Blankets & Pillows Housewarming Party Gifts
(so the home will always be filled with light, kept warm, and always be a place of comfort.)
Wait! Oh Wow!!! Look what we found. We love these decorative state and destination pillows! Pick up a few, just to have on hand or one for yourself and one for your friend! #toocute
New & Fabulous!
We just found these family word art throw pillows and blankets and are obsessed! We tried personalizing one and it took less than 5 minutes. So, so cute and memorable.
House Plant Housewarming Party Gifts
(so living in the home will promote growth.)
Brooms & Doormats Housewarming Party Gifts
(so they live in a clean and tidy house)
Skip the grocery store broom and instead opt for a vintage or handmade broom
Housewarming Party Invitations
Here are a few of our favorite housewarming invitations
Housewarming Party Plates & Napkins
Housewarming themed party plates & napkins are very hard to find.