I think it’s pretty common knowledge that winter is one of the hardest times to sell a home. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that people aren’t venturing outside as often in the cold weather, but for whatever reason, real estate seems to slow way down this time of year. The good news if you’re looking to sell (or buy!) is that things are likely to pick way back up in just a handful of weeks as spring descends.
All this to say, housewarming party season is about to take over. Be prepared to receive invitations to your friends’ or family member’s new homes or, at the very least, plan to spot a custom “Change of Address” notice or two in the mail. Of course, the next tradition to follow is a basket of custom-curated goodies to hand over in celebration! Read on for a few theme ideas to inspire a housewarming gift box that they’ll actually appreciate this upcoming moving season.
8 Housewarming Gift Box Ideas To Try:
- Kitchen accessories: Tea towel, measuring spoons, glass coasters, kitchen timer, bottle opener, dish soap, all packaged in a wire basket
- New address celebration: Box of custom-ordered notecards with their monogram, a reusable stamp with their new address imprinted on it, packaged in a pretty antique mailbox
- Post-move spa day: soaps, an organic natural sponge, matching robes, all wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in a drawstring linen laundry bag
- Book nook starter kit: Brochure to the local library, extra large knit blanket, stack of bestselling books, candle and matches
- Organization motivation: A set of nesting Tupperware containers with fun colored box tops, a label maker, peel-and-stick chalkboard labels, chalkboard marker, all packaged in one extra large see-through Tupperware tote
- Need-to-have necessities: Fresh fabric shower liners, heavy-duty trash bags, box cutter, set of uncut keys and a gift card to Lowe’s for making copies, lightbulbs, all wrapped up in a reusable grocery bag
- Newcommers’ to-do list: Manila folder filled with brochures and directions to local attractions and museums, 2-3 small gift cards to local restaurants to encourage trying out new places, tickets to the local movie theater or symphony
- First night meal package: Hand-written recipe for a hearty, easy-to-make meal, all of the ingredients to go with it, placemats and napkins, packaged in a pot or pan.
What are your go-to housewarming gift box themes or ideas? I’d love to learn from your creative traditions, so please do share them below. And, before I sign off for the day, a big THANK YOU goes out to my friend Bethany for her help with modeling and bringing this story to life in-store!
These ideas are so great! I’m always so scared to give gift boxes, just because I’m afraid of giving something they just don’t need or use. Or already own.
Love the ‘Book Nook Starter Kit’ idea!
Thank you!! I have that fear, too, but I think, no matter what, it’s always the thought that counts 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!
When my husband and I bought our home, our church put together the largest, cutest basket. We got everything from gift cards to hand-knit towels. It was so sweet. 🙂
Oh, how adorable (and practical!)…I love that idea!!
I think this is the best article on housewarming gifts I’ve ever read! I think the category split offers wiggle-room to swap items or add them to a category. It is exactly what I needed! Very useful, thanks!
How kind of you to say!! Thank you! I’m so pleased to hear that it was helpful 🙂