Special Occasions Gift Guide

When it comes to basic needs, food, clothing, and shelter top the list.

Home sales have grown since 2011, with a projected high of 7.1 million sales by the end of 2021. Further, there are nearly 2,700 new renters every single day.

When people move into a new place, they inevitably need things. And with so many options in can be hard to choose what to gift.

In this chapter, we'll talk about how to ensure you get your loved ones the housewarming gifts they want.

Traditional Housewarming Gift Ideas

The word "housewarming" comes from medieval times when people would gather to warm up a home with new people moved in, bringing firewood and hot food. They would also bring things with special meaning in their own cultures.

The oldest traditions of housewarming gifts reflect this time: Warm food, candles, and culturally significant items.

This doesn’t limit you to traditional housewarming gift ideas. Here are six of our favorite new home gift possibilities.

The 6 Best Housewarming Gift Ideas

While considering what you know about a person and their needs is a great way to start, you may find yourself at a loss for what to give them as a gift for their new home. Frequently, a new home gift basket is a great idea, though you could also buy them some a la carte presents that go together nicely.

Here are six of our favorite housewarming gift ideas.

1. Housewarming Gift Baskets

Moving is stressful, and the last thing people want to worry about is cooking or trying to figure out the best local restaurant to order dinner from. Therefore, sending along a Hickory Farms Housewarming Gift Basket can help them through the first day or two in their new home.

A new home welcome basket will always be sure to please.

2. Candles

Candles may be a traditional housewarming gift, but they're both fun and practical. You can find candles in nearly every style on crafting websites, including those with unique smells like old books or images of fictional characters.

Candles can also complement a Date Night Gift Basket, so once all the boxes are off the truck, they can relax with a quiet night together in their new home.

3. Dishes and Utensils

Even experienced homeowners or renters could use new dishes and utensils. These items are easily lost or broken in moves, and many people start their adult lives using plastic or secondhand items for these purposes.

Broken, plastic, and secondhand utensils and dishes may not be able to withstand heartier foods, so you could choose to pair this housewarming gift idea with something like a 42 oz Tomahawk Ribeye Steak so they can see what they've been missing!

4. Cookware

Cookware is anything used to help prepare and present food, like pots and pans. But, you could also go for a unique housewarming gift idea, like our Deluxe Signature Charcuterie Gift Box. This combines everything they need for a gourmet meat and cheese spread with a keepsake gift of a cheese tray and knife, so they have a board they can use in the future and a meal they can eat today.

5. Board Games

Board games are great housewarming gifts for guys, girls, or anyone else because they give couples something to do or a reason to invite friends over.

To cover all your bases, you could consider the Hickory Farms Game Night Gift Set, so they're ready to go with game night snacks, too.

6. Wine

Wine is a traditional gift for anytime someone invites you into their home, whether for a holiday meal or for a housewarming—or even if you're just headed over to help them paint their new home! You could even go the extra mile with a housewarming wine gift basket.

Our Charcuterie & Wine Gift Basket may be the ideal housewarming gift because it provides wine, a reusable cheese tray, knife, and basket, and an array of snacks, so they don't have to worry about making food right away.

Housewarming Gift Baskets: You Can't Go Wrong

Whether you want to get a traditional housewarming gift or something a bit more modern, nothing shows your excitement for someone's new chapter like a new home welcome basket.

Hickory Farms is here to help you make your housewarming gift ideas a reality through our unique array of baskets and individual items to make someone's transition to a new life even happier.


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