Our list of our favorite housewarming gifts for your host or hostess. Skip the bottle of wine or a candle, and show up to the party with something unique, practical, and thoughtful.
For the beer and wine lovers
Perfect for the avid beer drinker, the Fizzics Waytap beer tap uses patented technology to create uniformly dense and compact carbonation that increases the flavor and aroma of canned and bottled beer to craft-brew standards. Your host or hostess will feel like they’re enjoying a fresh pour right from the brewer’s tap.
2. Gold Medal Wine Club subscription
Calling all wine connoisseurs. This wine of the month club features small-production, award-winning wines from boutique wineries in California, Washington, Oregon, and from international estates.
For the avid cooks
3. Hedley & Bennett handcrafted aprons
Hedley & Bennett aprons are made of high-quality materials like Japanese denim, American canvas, and brass hardware and are designed with real kitchen use in mind, making them a tasteful and practical housewarming gift. And we’re definitely on board with this Hedley & Bennett motto: “When you look the part, you feel the part, and thus perform the part like a boss.”
Our recommended pick is the Hedley & Bennett apron in Adele Blue Denim, but we also love the Moss Crossback Apron that features a sturdy design, American canvas, and raw leather accents.
4. Colavita Perfect Pasta Basket
When someone moves into a new house, they probably don’t have much time to think about cooking elaborate dinners with all of the unpacking that needs to be done. This pasta gift basket combines classic Italian staples like noodles and simple, flavorful sauces that make it quick and easy to create a delicious pasta dish.
Low-cost, compostable, and easy to use, FRESHPAPER sheets keep your food fresh and limit the number of trips to the grocery store. They’re infused with organic botanicals that naturally extend the shelf life of produce in and out of the fridge.
For the socially or environmentally responsible
6. Lorena Canals basket
Lorena Canals designs and produces rugs and other textiles that are modern, stylish, and practical. We love this artisan-style basket that doubles as a chic decoration and functional item that holds and organizes everything from fabrics and bags of beads to files and office supplies.
7. Global Goods Partners Le Souk Ceramique Collection
Global Goods Partners is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to empowering women artisans around the world through fair trade and environmentally sustainable practices. Its Le Souk Ceramique collection features floral dishes, small bowls, planters, and vases made by artisans in Tunisia. In terms of environmental sustainability, all clay shreds are recycled daily, all packaging boxes are 100% recyclable, and all paints and glazes used are non-toxic and food-safe.
8. EarthHero Upcycled Cedar Wood Serving Tray
Made from vegan, recycled, hand-selected cedar wood planks reclaimed from old Chinese houses, this lightweight tray makes a great gift for hosts and hostesses that love to entertain. Each tray is unique and features different grains, lines, and knots.
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