best housewarming gifts
A few creative finds for the new kids on the block.
Published Mar 9, 2015 3:00 PM
there’s no place like a new home…
Before you reach for that go-to gift (bottle of Pinot, box of chocolates, bouquet of flowers), we beg you to consider a few of our favorites.
Fifteen creative picks that are sure to get you invited back.
enamel pie set
From mac and cheese to chicken pot pie, this set of five oven-to-table enamelware dishes will make entertaining so easy.
Give their collection of titles a boost in a subtle way.
blue cook’s books
Too pretty to pull off the shelves? Pretty much so. This set of classic titles, including Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, is a must-have for the kitchen shelves.
bolga bucket nesting baskets
Corral laundry. Stash lightweight throws. Drop mail. Woven baskets that will look sharp while containing all that clutter.
amazon lily candle
This luxurious scented candle will turn their new place into a relaxing haven. (Just what the new homeowner ordered.)
zig zag bone tray
Serving tray for Friday night cocktail party. Catchall for setting on top of your dresser. Ready for any role.
recycled wine carafe & glass set
Pretty meets practical with this recycled glass carafe that can hold an entire bottle of wine. Set includes four tumblers, which makes it a great find for under $100.
subbly cotton tea towel
Buffalo checks, please. These 100 percent cotton, super-absorbent tea towels are just what their spring tables need.
Buy one. Buy all three. Hand-woven baskets with cutout leather handles make moving from room-to-room a cinch.
classic wide cutting board
They’ll love, honor, and never relinquish this handsome walnut-wood cutting board.
blue striped vase
Maximize the impact of this striped ceramic vessel by packing it with hot pink peonies.
custom address stamp
A personalized tool that makes the new address official. (Things just got real.)
six jar sampler of preserves
An assortment of flavors (strawberry rhubarb, meyer lemon curd, chocolate raspberry, and more) meant to be smeared all over those Sunday morning scones.
kilim eco throw
Stick with a no-fail neutral palette (grays, creams, white) for a cozy layering piece.
lily woven raffia frames
Constantly snapping photos. Always sharing them on Facebook and Instagram. These woven raffia frames will make them want to show them off…on the mantel…in their new home.