Personalized Housewarming Gifts They'll Actually Want

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Photo Credit: Jared Zimmerman via Compfight cc

Whether it’s their first apartment, a place to grow their family, or a spot to retire, a new home is a major milestone.
Sadly, housewarming gifts usually end up being bland, boring, last-minute purchases.
No one really wants to top off moving day with a potted plant to take care of, and yet another home improvement store gift card could get lost in the new junk drawer.
Instead, a personalized gift is the perfect way to mark the event. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites.

Cook Up a Great Gift

Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances often lure homebuyers, but on moving day they may realize their kitchen is a bit under-furnished.
Help them channel their inner Julia Child with a custom cutting board.
The Circle Monogram Totally Bamboo Cutting Board makes a beautiful housewarming gift when you add the recipient’s names, initial and the date of their house purchase.
If their cooking needs a little inspiration, the Recipe Design Totally Bamboo Cutting Board is a unique way to pass on a favorite recipe.

Offer a Toast

A housewarming party is a time of celebration. Plus, unpacking boxes is always easier with a glass of Merlot.
Come ready to toast the new residents. The Wine Bottle Presentation Box with Tools with Burlwood Finish is elegant and comes with everything needed to pop open a bottle of your favorite vintage.
Stash a bottle of red or white inside and know that your friends will use the tools over and over again.

Deck Their Walls

New homeowners have lofty dreams of decking out their space with their own style.
But paying for closing costs, springing for movers, and charging all the unexpected costs of homeownership may leave little left in their wallets for décor.
A wall decal or sign is a fun gift that adds a splash of personality to empty spaces.
You don’t have to agonize about what to get and then wind up feeling like you settled on a gift.
Just think outside the box a little bit, throw in a little personalization, and check out these other ideas for customized home and hosting gifts!

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