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10 Housewarming Gifts to make your New House a Home

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

When someone we know moves into a new home, we often struggle with housewarming gift ideas. A bottle is an obvious choice, although enjoyable it isn't very personal, flowers will add colour and warmth to a room but they aren't long lasting. So what do you choose? At Eat Sleep Live, we think housewarming gifts should be something that will make your new house a home and we have found 10 great ideas for you. Make your gift memorable by taking all the favourite things of the new homeowners and pack them into one personalised and special print.  What are their favourite activities, food, places, people?  This is truly a gift that they will treasure, well why wouldn't they as they will know how much thought has gone in to it. [caption id="attachment_5230" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Personalised 'Home' Destination Print, Betsy Benn Designs Personalised 'Home' Destination Print, Betsy Benn Designs[/caption] Gifts that celebrate the new homeowners passions are perfect for their new home.  Should they enjoy reading then this wonderful literary gift is a must for any bookworm.  We all know someone who has piles of books, or is hooked to their kindle, this 'Home is where there's a stack of books by the bed.' print is a lovely sentiment for their new start. [caption id="attachment_5236" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Literary Gift Housewarming Print, Not on the High Street £24.95 Literary Gift Housewarming Print, Not on the High Street £24.95[/caption] Creating something that is personal, makes your housewarming gift unique.  These cork place mats are fun, have a sense of nostalgia with their letter press branding style and would also make a great talking point for when they're entertaining their friends and family. [caption id="attachment_5237" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Personalised Cork Placemats Set Of Six, Not on the High Street £55.00 Personalised Cork Placemats Set Of Six, Not on the High Street £55.00[/caption] Lets be honest, when you buy a new home you do feel like a very important person.  The feeling you get when you open the door for the first time to the place that you can now call home, is indescribable.  Show them that you understand how important this housewarming is to them, by announcing it to anyone who visits. [caption id="attachment_5240" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Floor Mat VIP Lounge, The Gift Oasis Floor Mat VIP Lounge, The Gift Oasis[/caption] There is a thing of being too personal with your gift, what I mean is that you have to bear in mind people's tastes and preferred styles especially when buying something for a new home, a home you have not seen yet.  A cushion is one of those home accessory pieces which on the surface is too personal, but if you keep it simple then you should be OK.  We have found three great cushions that any new homeowner would be proud of.  Many new homeowners want to do exactly as this first cushions states, they want to get to know their biggest asset and discover its quirks and luxuries. [caption id="attachment_5231" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Let Stay Home, Coussin Germain Let Stay Home, Coussin Germain[/caption] No shiny red shoes required for this next cushion.  This striking and beautifully handmade piece would look great on any sofa and would make a thoughtful house warming present too! [caption id="attachment_5234" align="aligncenter" width="620"]'No Place Like Home' Statement Cushion, Little England Interiors 'No Place Like Home' Statement Cushion, Little England Interiors[/caption] Are there a group of you going to the housewarming?  If so why not all take a piece of a gift that together forms a gift with a simple and fun message so you never forget where the heart is.  Bold colours and glorious typography make them perfect for the stylish homeowner who loves a contemporary piece with a vintage vibe. [caption id="attachment_5235" align="aligncenter" width="620"]HOME Square Scatter Cushions, MADE.COM £35.00 HOME Square Scatter Cushions, MADE.COM £35.00[/caption] One of the most exciting moments of moving into a new home is when you get your keys.  This is the moment when all the weeks of waiting, the stress of the process and moving start to become a thing of the past as in your hand you hold your future.  Remind them of this wonderful feeling each time they pick up this unique Key Handle mug.  This mug is not only elegant but can unlock the secret of the perfect cuppa. [caption id="attachment_5232" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Key Handle Mug, Great British Designs, from £18.00 Key Handle Mug, Great British Designs, from £18.00[/caption] All our homes hold a fountain of memories, some of which are displayed for all to see.  A photo frame is a traditional housewarming gift but this sophisticated and chic frame with its curvaceous design would enhance any photo as well as being an eye caching accessory for any room. [caption id="attachment_5238" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Curve Photo Frames, Red Lilly, from £19.95 Curve Photo Frames, Red Lilly, from £19.95[/caption] A nice bottle of Champagne or Prosecco is a wonderful way to celebrate your amazing new abode.  But you don't want to buy a gift that is obvious so let's spin the traditional bottle on its head and give a gift that will extend the celebration for many nights to come.  With its lively and fruity scent that has a subtle oak background, this gorgeous candle is the ideal gift for all Prosecco lovers out there! [caption id="attachment_5239" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Prosecco Candle, Swanky Maison £16.99 Prosecco Candle, Swanky Maison £16.99[/caption] Next time you're invited to a housewarming, choose a gift that will be remembered as every new homeowner wants one thing - to turn their new house into a home.

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