ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Creative And Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas

Updated on November 25, 2018
Carol Morris profile image

A creative at heart, Carol enjoys finding new ways to make the gift giving experience more unique and exciting both for giver and receiver.

Housewarming Gifts That Show You Care

Last week, over lunch with a group of friends, I brought up a subject that I needed some help with. I told them that I’d been invited to a housewarming party, and didn’t know what housewarming present to get for the hosts’ new home. I wanted to get a creative gift that was also thoughtful and useful. I had a feeling that my good friends would help me come up with the perfect gift for their new home by the end of lunch.

Tracy, a good friend, who had married into a huge family, and is the group's resident "gift dilemma specialist", (she seems to be invited to at least one party a week, all of them requiring a gift, and re-gifting in her family is not an option), wanted to know who the housewarming gift was for?

“I need details. Like, how well do you know them? Where did they move and do you know what their new house looks like? What sort of things do they like? You get the idea, right? We want to get them a fun gift, don't we?"

"Talking of fun housewarming gifts," said Pam, a creative-type. "I have the perfect idea; but of course, it really depends on the gift recipient. This is something I gave my aunt when she moved into her new home a while ago, and she loved it!"

My curiosity was piqued; Pam's always gave us super interesting gifts.

"Well," she went on, "her 'new' home wasn't really new, it was an old house that they had fixed up, but when it was time to move in she felt like she could still feel the old energy in the house. She told me this when she called to invite me to the party and I knew exactly what to get her. I spoke to a friend of mine who works with energy healing and asked her to come and cleanse the energy in my aunt's home. I gave my aunt a gift card for the cleansing ceremony and she called my friend the very next day. I was invited to the ceremony a few days after that. I’d never been to that sort of thing, it was interesting, I really enjoyed it. Do you think they would like that? If you prefer, you could also make up a DIY gift, a 'home cleansing kit' for them, with some incense, crystals, salts, and whatever else you want to add, if they're that way inclined."

Luxurious bathroom DIY gift
Luxurious bathroom DIY gift | Source

"That is a fun idea," said Paula. "And a spinoff of that might be to get them a gift card to a nearby spa - who doesn't need a massage after moving house? I remember after our last move I would have killed for a massage."

"And all I was going to suggest was that you make them a kit for their new home or garden. That's also a fun gift, I think I’d prefer a day at the spa. But, if you want to go with a tangible gift, I suggest making them up a kit – there are so many things you need for a new home, especially just after a move. You could make up a gardening kit, if they have a garden, with gardening tools and some seeds, or a "basics basket", a basket with all the boring things that are so essential when you're just moving in, you know, the stuff you can never find – colorful rags for cleaning, batteries, nails and a hammer. Or you could make up a food basket, most people are too busy to cook, or even shop, those first few days after moving into a new home," said Tracy.

The conversation moved on and I had my answer. I knew I could count on my friends to help me out with my housewarming gift dilemma; and I knew that I wouldn't have come up with an idea for such a good, and fun, housewarming gift without their help. Seriously, what could someone whose just moved house use more than a good massage?

Elegant housewarming gift option
Elegant housewarming gift option | Source

© 2016 Carol Morris


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)