Gifts for New Homeowners

Posted Jul 23rd 2019

Moving into a new house is hectic, but when the boxes are unpacked and the lawn is mowed, it’s time to celebrate that new space with a housewarming party. The housewarming party tradition has been around a long time, descended from the pre-central heating days when people would bring firewood as a literal “warming” gift.

These days, when our friends and loved ones move into a new home, there are so many housewarming gifts to choose from and the object is to make the home feel more comfortable and cozier. Great housewarming gifts can include home décor items and functional gifts that also look nice in the new space. Here are some DEMDACOhousewarming gift recommendations:

Magnolia: A Gathering of Blessings

New homeowners are always looking for new decorative items that add character to their living space. Our top-selling Willow Tree® figures always make unique gifts for new homeowners. Here’s what Willow Tree artist Susan Lordi has to say about her comforting piece, “Magnolia.”

“I like the double meaning of the word ‘gathering’… of materials to form into a wreath or gathering together with friends and family. The wide, glossy green leaves of the magnolia tree are a nice change from the evergreen—to express welcome and appreciation.”


Home is Comfort Throw Blanket

Lori Seibert’s heartfelt collection of word art offers a cozy artist’s touch for home décor, through messaging that speaks directly to the heart and offers a soft-touch. This is a comfy and snuggly blanket that reminds us of the comfort of home. Light neutral colors complement any home décor aesthetic and can be a perfect housewarming gift.

Home is Comfort Throw Blanket

A Place to Call Home Wall Art

“A Place to Call Home” by artist Sharon Nowlan conveys the deep emotional attachment we feel for the special places that make us feel like we belong. The simple house in this piece sits securely under a strong, sheltering tree, depicting the sense of safety in these familiar environments. Artwork inspired by natural objects and materials, this piece is a perfect housewarming gift to warm any family space.

A Place to Call Home Wall Art

Gatherings Mango Wood Serving Platter

This is the perfect heirloom-quality gift for friends and family who enjoy entertaining. A stylish, round wood serving platter for serving cheese and other party snacks on any special occasion or opportunity to entertain. In this Moment pieces from the Gatherings collection are designed to enhance festive moments with interchangeable tokens that add lively details to any celebration.

Pineapple Token

Mango Wood Serving Platter with Pineapple Token

Made to Share Double Oven Mitt

The “Made to Share” Double Oven Mitt is a unique kitchen accessory that not only features two oven mitts in one, but it can also function as a hot pad. The long, quilted pad made of heavy-duty, heat resistant fabric even wraps around dishes for easy carrying. These unique mitts provide a perfect special occasion or anytime gift for someone who enjoys entertaining and spending time in the kitchen—a truly unique kitchen and serving accessory! Any new homeowner will love this gift!

Made to Share Double Oven Mitt

Eat Local Kitchen Boa®

Perfect for making a fashionable statement both in and out of the kitchen, the striking Eat Local Kitchen Boa® from the byDesign Serving collection by artist Laura Laiben is the perfect piece to gift to any chef or aspiring cook. This stylish and absorbent piece features an extended length that is perfect for draping around the neck as you host or cook for ease of access, an easier cleanup process and as a conversation-starting statement. This eye-catching kitchen boa features a playful design as well as heartfelt sentiments that read, “Eat local,” for a touch of whimsy.

Eat Local Kitchen Boa

Leaded Glass House Ornament with Chain

Give someone the Reflections Leaded Glass House Ornament with Chain to use and enjoy throughout the year to bring extra light into their new home. This ornament is made in the shape of a glass house with the sentiment, “Joyful Home.” The chain hanger makes it easy to hang around the home or on the tree. Dress up this simple ornament for the holidays by filling it with colorful beads, garland, or lights. During the rest of the year, you can use it as a planter or keep small items in it.

Reflections Leaded Glass House Ornament

Comfort of Home Serving Board

It doesn’t take much to add a unique sense of style to any kitchen with the Heaping Teaspoons collection . This collection features ceramic tableware and serve ware in off-white shades or glazed with light touches of pastel colors. Prepare a welcoming cheese plate on the Heaping Teaspoons Comfort of Home Serving Board. Designed by Lori Siebert, this off-white Serving board features a pattern on the top edge and hand lettered text on the opposite side. The sentiment is, “The sweet comfort of home.” It will make a beautiful and useful housewarming present.

Comfort of Home Serving Board

In This Home Napkins – Set of 4

A heartfelt sentiment on these artisan napkins captures the warm and welcoming spirit of special moments with family and friends. A fashionably rustic gift for memorable meals and forging deeper bonds. Serve guests in style with these unique napkins, beautified with inspirational messages (set of four). A thoughtful gift for someone decorating a new dining area or dinner table.

In This Home Napkins – Set of 4

Home Sweet Home 3-in-1 Trivet

The Home Sweet Home stoneware trivet from ByDesign is a perfect option as a welcoming gesture for someone moving into a new home. The round trivet features the words “Home Sweet Home” surrounded by a classic black and white floral outline design. This 3-in-1 trivet can also double as a serve tray and a wall hanging when not in use.

Home Sweet Home Serving Trivet

Circles Pot with Saucer

Truly whimsical and modern, the striking Circles Pot with Saucer from the Heartful Home collection by Tracy Pescheis the absolutely perfect housewarming gift—especially if you add flowers. This lovely large ceramic pot is adorned with black and white patterned circles for a bold and stylish appearance. A raised lime green and red heart at the front adds a fun pop of color and dimension, capturing the eye perfectly. A small black saucer adds the perfect finishing touch to this piece, making it great for holding your favorite plants both indoors and outdoors.

Circles Pot with Saucer


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