Personalized Home Gifts for the New Homeowner

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Considering all the packing, cleaning and organizing that takes place, moving into a new house is both an exciting and frantic time. Although you do not have to share in the stress since you are not the one moving, a housewarming gift still has to be chosen. There are many great gift ideas for your friend or family member after they move into their new house.

Finding the right gift can be tough because there are no rules when it comes to housewarming gifts. Although some may remember to register for what they need most, the vast majority of people are so engrossed in the moving process that they leave their gifts to fate. Regardless of which category your friend falls into, there are numerous options available when it comes to personalized home gifts for the new homeowner.

Welcoming Housewarming Gifts

The lawn and front porch are often overlooked decorative areas for many new homeowners simply because they may not have decorated the front yard at their previous house. You can help with their garden by providing decorative stepping-stones. Not only can the homeowner appreciate having a safe place to step on muddy days, but also adding the personal touch of their name can help make their landscape their own. These personalized stones really add to the landscape and others may even compliment you on how they look.

Another useful gift for any home entryway is a welcome mat. Anyone can run up to the grocery store to pick up a plain, standard mat, however, there is no need for plain when so many other fun options are available. Consider a photo doormat that can be used inside or outside. Another excellent idea is to include a picture of the beloved family pet. This is a great alternative to including pictures of the residents of the house.

Spiritual Housewarming Gifts

If the new homeowner is very religious, many spiritual gifts are available that make great options. Wall d├ęcor is usually one of the last purchases made by new homeowners because so many other items take precedence. One spiritual gift is a wrought iron wall cross. This gift allows the family to express their faith to all who enter the house. Some crosses even come with ceramic plates at their center. These plates can be personalized with their family name or a short message of your choosing.

Some have said every new home needs its very own guardian angel to watch over the inhabitant. A beautiful angel figurine never goes out of season. Then again, with her muted colors and bouquet of poinsettias in hand, this gift can lend to a Christmas feeling in the home year round. Add a message of blessing for the family and this is a gift of true depth. For additional well wishes, pick up a "God Bless this House" welcome mat as well. Angels are a popular choice for anybody who is religious.

The scripture family name print is another great choice for the religious homeowner. This can be personalized with any name up to twelve letters and it includes a verse from Psalm 62. This can be mounted on any wall, but the most popular areas are the entrance or the bedroom.

Whimsical Housewarming Gifts

Some gifts are too cute to pass up. If you think your friend would like a whimsical way to welcome people to their new pad then the small statue of a pair of frogs holding a welcome sign is the perfect way to go. You can even opt to add their family or individual names for that personal touch. If a frog statue is not something they would like, you may want to consider a more traditional gift.

A bottle of wine makes a great housewarming gift and this can also be personalized. Decorative wine boxes have become increasingly popular with each passing year and because of this, you are likely to find a decorative box that your friend can display all year round. Selecting a solid wood box with rich cherry finish makes a great background for the personalized label you have added. Whether you go with family names, an initial, their last name, or a combination, this gift should be the center of attention while sharing a glass of wine with friends.

There are many personalized gifts available and finding the right present at times may take some creativity. Some great options are a bottle of wine, if you would like a more traditional gift. If the recipient is religious, you may want to consider a cross to hang on their wall or an angel figurine. If you would like something simpler, you can choose a welcome mat, which has a picture of the homeowner or their pet. A personalized gift is a great choice because it can last for many years.

Lucinda Jones is a freelance writer who writes about family and gift giving, often focusing on a specific kind of gifts such as personalized gifts.

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