If you’ve ever moved house you’ll know it can be a costly and chaotic affair. It is a process truly sweetened by opening the doors to family and friends who come bearing gifts to warm your home. With the right gift, you can easily embody the term housewarming for somebody moving home in the winter months. From unique to luxury, our housewarming gift ideas for autumn and winter are perfect for friends and family alike.
1. The unique housewarming gift
There’s nothing like a housewarming gift not commonly found elsewhere. It’s sure to be a conversational piece that gets people talking, and placed where as many eyes as possible can see it. When the host opens their doors to more visitors who ask about the unique decorative item sitting proudly on display on their shelf or coffee table they’ll say with a smile it’s from you! Our sandstone knot table decor ornaments have simple lines and earthy curves which speak to interior trends of today, but are ultimately timeless in design.
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An unusually shaped vases, with bubbles and curves such as our range from Gusta, or those made of recycled glass such as the Large and Medium flower vases by Urban Nature Culture would also make an excellent gift!
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2. The practical housewarming gift
New home or old home, one thing is guaranteed - the kettle is going to be put on! When the water’s boiled, what better way to think ahead to a lifetime of love in a new home than over a freshly brewed cup of coffee, cocoa or tea in a carefully crafted, smooth-to-the-touch hot drinks mug? The Broste Copenhagen Nordic Bistro mugs are raw-finished on the exterior, and glazed on the inside making a beautiful atypical and hard-to-replicate gift set of mugs. Alternatively, our Glass Fika Mugs are both modern and practical - perfect for the coffee lover who has picked up some at-home barista skills!
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3. The scented housewarming gift
Memories of home invite all the senses, the most pleasing being those attached to aromas; a favourite meal, or a loved ones perfume for example. The next best thing as a thoughtful housewarming gift is of course a scented candle! Candles offer comfort, warmth and scents to attach new memories to as well as the ability to create a variety of moods around the home! What better way to celebrate this new chapter than gifting a way to unwind and relax in the warm and cosy scents of House of Two Trees’ English Gentleman with ginger and tobacco notes, or the playful scents of sweet Pancakes, filling the home with the aroma of blueberry and vanilla?
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4. The luxury housewarming gift
Moving home is a momentous milestone occasion, which should be celebrated! New beginnings and growth should be commemorated by investing in a gift that will be appreciated for years to come, and can even be passed down to generations! Heading into winter brings a string of cultural celebrations, from Diwali to Hannukah, Kwanzaa and Thanksgiving to Christmas; a 16-piece cutlery set is a new homeowner-come-dinner-host’s essential item - not only for formal occasions but durable enough for casual use too! The Sletten 16-piece cutlery set from Broste has a sleek, subtle yet-distinctive design which would perfectly frame any dinnerware it’s carefully placed beside on the dinner table of a new homeowner.
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Whichever housewarming gift you decide to buy, it is sure to be well received. All the items at MINTLAYS make excellent housewarming gift ideas for friends, for couples, for men and more. Which gift will you buy?
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