Happy Hostesses! We meet again on another glorious weekend! Most days, we take this time to share ideas about how to make your parties the best ones, the most talked about, with the most amazing dishes and stemware with the delicious bites to match!
This week, however, we’ve switched it up a tad after realizing we hadn’t taken the time to acknowledge those who maybe just moved into a new place, bought a house, or just hadn’t kitted out their kitchen with the necessary hosting accessories.
We all have a friend who just moved and could use a little inspiration to entertain, right?
So here’s what we did: We put together a list of housewarming gift ideas that are sure to spark the flame of gathering in togetherness in the near future! Take a look!
Expert Tip: When selecting a housewarming gift, consider the recipient’s personal style and needs. A thoughtful gift that aligns with their tastes and lifestyle will always be appreciated.
1. Gold Dipped Wine Holder
A luxurious holder that not only stores wine but also adds a touch of elegance to any kitchen counter.
A gold-dipped wine holder can come in various forms, including wall-mounted racks, countertop racks, and even artistic designs. Here are some examples:
- OFILLES 6 Pcs Gold Wine Rack Wall Mounted: This set of six gold wine racks can be mounted on a wall. They are made of metal and can hold wine bottles for display and storage—price from $18, Amazon.
- Gold Geo Countertop Wine Rack: This gold-plated iron wine rack can hold six standard wine bottles. It measures 6″ D x 15″ W x 14.25″ H and can fit on a countertop. $33.99, Pure the Salon & Spa
- 10-Bottle Geo Countertop Wine Rack in Gold: This is another gold-plated iron wine rack that can hold up to ten standard wine bottles. It measures 18.4″ H x 19.75″ W x 6″ D. $42.99, Viski
- 24K Gold Plated Reel Wine Rack: This wine rack is made with an authentic 35MM thick cast aluminum 15-inch movie reel artistically fabricated into a 6-bottle wine rack. It is plated with 24K gold. $950, SeatUp
- Stunning Octopus Tentacle Wine Bottle Holder: This artistic wine bottle holder is available in 24K gold or rose gold. It features an octopus tentacle design and is made by Elite Luxury Gold Plating. £220, Elite Luxury Gold Plating
- Gold-Colored Tabletop Wine Bottle Holder: This is a single gold-colored tabletop wine bottle holder with a modern style. It has a geometric honeycomb design and is made of gold-plated iron. It can hold six standard wine bottles. $47.99 – $178.99, Wayfair
2. ZuZu Metallic Glass Set of 4
These glasses aren’t just for drinking; they’re a statement. Perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
The Zuzu Metallic Glasses Set of Four is a product sold by Wolfum. The drinking glasses set was originally priced at $50 but is currently being sold for $15. The glasses are metallic gold in color, 6 inches tall, and have a capacity of 10 oz. They are made of Libbey glass and are silk-screened. The glasses are sold in sets of four and are hand-washed only. They are made in Los Angeles.
Expert Tip: Always consider the durability and quality of the gift. Giving one high-quality item is better than giving several that won’t last.
3. Starter Supply of Coffee
Every new home needs the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Pair it with a stylish coffee maker for the ultimate gift.
Another option is to purchase a bundle that includes a 12 oz bag of coffee, such as the Vietnamese Coffee Starter Kit & Bundles, which includes the Hanoi blend.
Alternatively, you may want to explore the option of purchasing a bundle that includes both the Coffee Starter Kit and a 12 oz bag of coffee. This bundle also offers the Hanoi blend, as one of its options.
Expert Recommendation: Think about the daily rituals of your friend. If they love starting their day with a cup of coffee, gifts like a coffee starter pack or a unique coffee mug can be perfect.
4. Foodie Dice
For the adventurous cook, these dice inspire new and exciting meals. A fun way to decide what’s for dinner!
Foodie Dice is a set of nine dice that are specifically designed to ignite your creativity by using fresh and wholesome ingredients. These dice serve as the source of inspiration, for crafting meals that are tailored to the season. $24.00, Foodie Dice.
The set consists of five dice, each offering a variety of options for proteins cooking methods, grains or carbs, herbs and even bonus ingredients. Additionally, there are four veggie dice included in the set.
To create a meal using Foodie Dice simply roll them. Let fate decide which ingredients you’ll be working with.
It’s a way to break free from your cooking routine and experiment, with exciting ingredient combinations. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a cook or just someone seeking inspiration Foodie Dice also make for an excellent gift choice.
Living Room Essentials
1. Celestial Coasters
Protect surfaces and add a touch of the cosmos to any living room setting.
Celestial coasters are a kind of drink coasters that showcase celestial patterns. You can find them in marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon or at specialty stores, like Peter Pauper Press and Von Gern Home.
Some sets even have designs inspired by NASA while others boast patterns created from cracked and layered shells. These celestial coasters are an one of a kind way to bring a touch of the cosmos to your social gathering or simply enjoy them at home.
2. Floating Book Shelves
A modern twist on book storage, these shelves turn book collections into wall art.
Floating bookshelves often referred to as wall mounted shelves offer a way to display and store your collection of books. These shelves create the illusion that your books are magically floating on the wall. If you’re looking for some spots to find these bookshelves here are a few popular options;
- Target: Target also offers floating bookshelves at affordable prices. Customers can choose from Same Day Delivery, Drive Up, or Order Pickup, and enjoy free shipping on select items.
- Amazon: Amazon offers a variety of floating bookshelves, including the Eapele Floating Book Shelves for Wall and the Wallniture Minori Floating Shelves Set of 3.
- Etsy: Etsy is a popular online marketplace for handmade and vintage items, including floating bookshelves. Customers can find unique and creative designs that are not available in traditional stores.
- Walmart: Walmart offers a range of floating bookshelves, including the Wallniture Bali 17″ Floating Shelves for Wall U Shaped Metal Bookcase Wall Mount DVD.
- Wayfair: Wayfair offers a wide selection of floating bookshelves, including industrial-inspired designs that can be used to display books, photo frames, or knick-knacks in living rooms or home offices. They also offer the Conceal Shelves, which come in a set of 3 powder-coated silver floating bookshelves that become invisible behind a stack of books, transforming the books into a work of art.
3. Grazing Giraffe Bookends
A quirky addition to any bookshelf, perfect for animal lovers.
The Grazing Giraffe Bookends are an item that serves the purpose of holding books upright on a shelf. They are meticulously crafted by the artisans at Knob Creek Metal Arts.
These bookends, made from steel possess weight to support even heavy books. With their charming design they bring a touch of whimsy to any bookshelf. You can find the Grazing Giraffe Bookends available, for purchase on platforms such, as Amazon, Etsy and other popular retailers.
4. Lumen Oil Candle Shadow Projectors
Set the mood with these unique candles that cast enchanting shadows.
Lumen Oil Candle Shadow Projectors offer a collection of stainless steel oil lamp shadow projectors that emit a shadow on the wall when ignited. They are the brainchild of Adam Frank, an artist based in Brooklyn.
They come in various designs, including a delicate stainless steel tree. These lamps are crafted from acid etched steel. Resemble artistic masterpieces rather, than ordinary candles. As the flame dances it casts a captivating shadow on the wall creating an soothing atmosphere. These lamps are ideal for adding an tranquil ambiance, to any room.
Outdoor & Entertainment
1. Orb Bar Tools
Elevate any outdoor gathering with these sleek bar tools, ensuring every cocktail is made to perfection.
- ORB Fabrication – This website sells suspension parts for RZR vehicles, including bar clamps.
- Retro Cool Barware // Crate & Barrel ‘Orb’ Collection – This is a collection of barware sold by Crate & Barrel. The collection includes glasses, shakers, and other bar tools with a retro design.
- Bar Tools – Orblue – This website sells a variety of bar tools, including spatulas, whisks, brushes, spoons, and strainers.
- Bar Orb – Walmart.com – This is a listing of various bathroom accessories, including towel bars, that are sold under the brand name “Orb”.
These search results show that “Orb Bar Tools” is not a specific product or brand. However, several websites sell bar tools, including Orblue and Crate & Barrel.
2. Cocktail Muddler
Essential for any home bar, this muddler ensures flavors are perfectly blended.
A cocktail muddler is a tool commonly found in bars that is used to crush or mash ingredients, like fruits, herbs and spices at the base of a glass or shaker. This helps to bring out their flavors and aromas. If you’re looking for some cocktail muddlers here are an options available, on the market;
- Cocktail Kingdom Cato Muddler: This wooden muddler is designed by drinks historian David Wondrich in homage to the ‘toddy stick’ used by famed Black, 19th-century mixologist Cato Alexander. It is a great choice for muddling individual drinks and is just the right size for highball glasses or other serving glasses.
- Cocktail Kingdom Badass Muddler: This muddler has one rounded side for softer muddling and is great for extracting the right flavors for the right ingredient. It is the top pick of many bartenders and is perfect for use in shakers.
- Twine Acacia Wood Muddler: This muddler is made of acacia wood and comes with a jute storage pouch. It is a great choice for those who prefer wooden muddlers.
- A Bar Above Extra Long Cocktail Muddler ($15.00): This muddler is made of black plastic and is extra long, making it perfect for use in taller glasses.
- Anself Stainless Steel Drink Muddler ($3.42): This muddler is made of stainless steel and has a serrated end for crushing ingredients. It is a great choice for those who prefer metal muddlers.
3. Geometric Napkin Rings
Add a touch of sophistication to outdoor dining with these stylish napkin rings.
Geometric napkin rings are a stylish and modern way to accessorize your table setting. Here are some examples of geometric napkin rings from various sources:
- Etsy: Modern concrete napkin rings set of 4, table decoration, geometric cement napkin holder, gift for home decor designers, housewarming gift.
- Kate Marker Home: White marble hexagon napkin ring set of 4. The natural beauty and unique variations of white marble meet a modern geometric design in these hand-crafted napkin rings.
- World Market: Natural wood geometric napkin rings set of 4, handcrafted in India with clean lines and bold geometric style.
- Tableclothsfactory.com: 5 packs of metallic gold geometric napkin rings and paper napkin holders. With a modish geometric design, these napkin rings are one of a kind.
- Amazon: 4 packs of gold geometric metal napkin rings, modern Nordic napkin holder stands. These stylish metal holders feature clean geometric lines that add elegance to your table setting.
- The Closeout Connection: Silver geometric design napkin rings – set of 4. These uniquely designed napkin rings will add a special flair to your elegant table setting.
Unique & Thoughtful
1. Angle Coil Vase
A contemporary vase that’s a work of art in itself. Perfect for fresh blooms or as a standalone piece.
The angle coil vase is not a specific pottery technique or design. However, there are various ways to make coil pots, which can be used to create vases with angled walls.
2. Porcelain Berry Basket Set
A chic way to store fresh berries or small snacks. Porcelain berry baskets are a type of basket used for washing, storing, and serving berries. They are typically made of porcelain or ceramic and come in sets of various sizes.
3. Granite Lazy Susan
Combine functionality with elegance. Perfect for serving snacks or as a decorative centerpiece.
A lazy susan made of granite is a serving platter crafted from this natural stone material. It serves both aesthetic purposes making it a wonderful addition, to any kitchen or dining area. Granite lazy susans are available in sizes typically ranging from 12 inches to 24 inches in diameter. They can be either custom made or handcrafted with some featuring a chiseled edge for an added touch of uniqueness. These granite lazy susans are ideal for serving meals or organizing items, on kitchen countertops or dining tables. $48.00 – $225, Etsy.
4. Herb Keeper
For those who love cooking, this keeper ensures herbs stay fresh longer. A herb keeper is a container designed to keep herbs fresh for a longer period of time. There are different types of herb keepers available in the market.
5. Press and Measure Herb Infuser
Add flavor to dishes effortlessly with this innovative infuser. A herb infuser that can be pressed and measured is a tool, in the kitchen for adding the flavors of fresh herbs, chili peppers, garlic and more to oil or vinegar.
It usually includes a glass container with a filter column that keeps the herbs separate, from the oil while allowing their flavors to infuse. The clever spout design makes it simple to pour and measure the infused oil or vinegar. In some cases these press and measure herb infusers even come with a measuring cup that draws oil directly from the container for easy measurement purposes.
6. 60 Hour Candle
A long-lasting candle that not only provides light but also adds ambiance to any room.
A 60 hour candle is a kind of candle that can burn continuously for, up to 60 hours. It is crafted from beeswax. Features a cotton wick. Unlike candle shapes this one is coiled to enhance its burning time and efficiency.
It has a copper accented metal clip that acts as both a holder and an automatic extinguisher when the flame reaches it. The candle comes in sizes and delightful scents like lavender, moro, rockrose and cedar. To use the candle simply insert the beeswax coil through the spring loaded clip, in 3 inch increments.
7. Agate Coasters – Set of 4
Protect surfaces in style with these stunning natural stone coasters. Agate coasters are a popular home decor item that can be used to protect surfaces from drink rings and spills.
Moving into a new house is an occasion. These gifts aren’t just things; they’re a way to create memories in a new space. Whether its a luxury item or something practical every gift mentioned here has been thoughtfully chosen to bring functionality and practicality to anynew home.
Have you given or received an unforgettable housewarming gift? Share your experiences in the comments below!