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Housewarming Gift Baskets to Celebrate a New Home

Updated on August 23, 2011
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For Chris, choosing gifts is like writing a story: By matching the character to the gift, you learn more about people and what they value.

Housewarming gift baskets are a traditional way to present new residents of a new house, apartment, condo, dorm room or other accommodations with a nourishing welcome to their new place of living.

Stuffed with sweet and savory treats, they're always received with a smile.

Whether you're a real estate agent looking for closing present ideas for clients, or simply a coworker, friend or family member wanting to wish someone happiness in their new residence, you'll find just the right gift basket to give to show good wishes and give a warm welcome.

These great housewarming gift baskets were carefully selected to be suitable for a wide range of recipients, from women to men, from young couples to older couples.

Your Basket Should Contain 3 Things...

Moving into a new home is a hectic time, even when people take a break to settle down and throw a housewarming party. There are a lot of adjustments to make.

Whether you buy or make a housewarming gift basket, it should contain at least one of these three things:

  1. Nourshing food (or just tasty energy food)
  2. Pampering relaxation or stress relief care items
  3. Something symbolic of a traditional welcome into the new home (sugar, salt, bread, wine, housewarming poem, home-related saying, etc.)

Perfect Housewarming Gift Baskets

The housewarming gift basket ideas shown here include baskets, hampers and boxes with individually chosen selections of gifts and treats perfect for women, men, couples and kids moving into a new home.

Fantastic Realtor Closing Gifts for Clients

The gift baskets throughout this article are all great if you're a realtor, but I think these in this section has some of the best and most elegant realtor closing gift ideas for a client you helped find a home.

Just as one example, take a close look at the Cookie Gift Basket, 100% designed to welcome new homeowners into their new abode. The "sold" sign on the container makes this a perfect present for a real estate agent to give to a client, but it's also suitable for friends and neighbors.

Also of note is the amazing Welcome to Your Home Box with treasures inside. It's an unusual housewarming gift that won't be forgotten.

If this selection just whets your palate for great client gifts, find more wonderful real estate gift-to-client suggestions.

House Warming Gift Basket Ideas for Realtors

Check out the delightful Welcome to Your New Home gift basket, with gourmet and down-home country foods featured in a home theme, including house-decorated sugar cookies, cheese straws, butter cookies, Brie cheese, and more. You can include your own personalized message and have the basket delivered straight to the door of the recipient if you like.

Charming Housewarming Gift Baskets and Boxes

The Settling Housewarming Gift Set in a house-shaped box is absolutely adorable. Click on the picture and see close-up the attractive home-themed design. Included are classic treats such as almond roca, gourmet coffee, tea, Earl Grey tea, chocolates, yogurt covered pretzels, cheese spread and more.

Nourish Them With a Care Package

For a serious food focus, the Well-Stocked Gourmet Food Sampler has a wide variety of savory and sweet foods for the hungry new homeowner or homeowners who may not have a lot of time to cook as they unpack and settle in.

Housewarming for Him...

If the man you're gifting is single or divorced, or if you've just split up a couple's housewarming gift, try this wonderful Home is Where You Hang Your Hammer gift basket, which features a cornucopia of gourmet foods in a toolbox.

Suggestion for a Retired Couple

Vacation Beach House Gift

For a woman, man, couple or family moving into a vacation home on the beach, try this rustic beach-themed housewarming gift, which is a tub stuffed with an organizer for homeowners, a tealight lantern, and a quaint "No Shoes Required" sign.

Gardening Housewarming Gift Basket

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