College graduate in your life getting their first apartment? Newlyweds moving into their first home? Your dearest forever friends moving into their dream home? Buying the perfect housewarming gift can be difficult, and definitely not a “one size fits all” situation. We have traveled the world to bring an entire selection of handpicked and original items to you, now you can put that work to use with this month’s Buying Guide, Unique Housewarming Gifts. Let our experts at The Kings Bay help you find the perfect housewarming gift for this special time in life.
Sculpture & Statues
While art can be personal, a tasteful piece is always in style. Don’t be afraid to pick a small sculpture to add a classic and refined look to their new home. The bonus of this gift is that small sculptures can be placed in any room – living room, dining room, bedroom, even a bathroom! Here are two of our favorite pieces to give as a gift.
This vintage style glass orb will lend some much needed whimsy to any room. Great on a coffee table, desk, or even in the kitchen. See the details here.
Spiral Table Art
Our spiral marble and rose gold table top sculpture is sure to bring a smile to a happy new homeowner. This piece is also perfect for office decor or in a business setting. View more pictures here.
A candle is always a good choice for a housewarming gift, and any of your local neighborhood stores can offer you a delicious smelling candle in a jar. But, how about giving something more unique and permanant? Classy candlestick holders can lend charm and sophistication to any décor – from rustic, to french country, to modern.
Rustic Lodge Candlesticks
Add a touch of rustic charm to any home with our 5 piece aged silver bark candle stick set. Perfect in a group or paired in two’s and three around the room. Buy Now.
Dancing Bear Candle Holder
Does your friend have a cabin or are you celebrating the new mountain house your parents bought? No home should be with out some bears, and better yet, ones that are dancing! See The Bears Here.
Give the gift of time! An elegant timepiece can make an amazing housewarming gift – particularly when the clock is especially suited to the homeowners tastes or hobbies. It is also one gift that you can give without the fear of wondering if they “already have one”.
Mid Century Retro Clock
This quartz operated desk clock is just the right size for a college dorm, family room bookshelf, or in the kitchen. Hand finished metal, it measures 12″ wide. See more pics here.
Nautical Theme Wall Clock
Have a boater in your life? This nautical steering wheel clock would be perfect! Made from solid brass and with a large face, its perfect for home or business. See the clock here.
Does someone in your life like to entertain? An ice bucket is a practical gift, made even more unique when you choose something to fit their style. An ice bucket is also one of those gifts that a new homeowner doesn’t realize they need and rarely will buy one for themselves.
Teak Wood Ice Bucket
Have an outdoorsman to shop for? Choose this gorgeous teak wood with polished aluminum antler handles. In fact, a few of us here have already given this one as a gift! The handles set it apart from a regular ole’ ice bucket. Read more.
Hammered Silver Wine Chiller
Looking for someone more traditional? Choose the hammered texture with know handles. And, of course, with either of these pieces, they make a great decorative accent when the party is over! See additional pictures here.
When shopping for a housewarming gift, we tend to think to much about what to get! Make your life easy and gift something that goes in any decor and is always needed, a mirror! Mirrors make great gift ideas for numerous reasons, they are functional and can help fill up a barren room quickly.
Antique Metal Mirror
How well do you know the person you are buying for? This antique styled mirror is beautiful and a safe bet. The stamped tin will raise the level of vintage in any room. See the details.
Hanging Wall Mirror
This versatile hanging mirror can be used the tall way, or hung sideways. The stars are a neutral decor and will work in many home styles. This is a beautiful choice for a picky person. Buy Here.
Everyone wants their home to be unique. That’s possible with just a few statement pieces. Buy the new homeowner in your life something a little different and show them you put some thought and effort into their gift.
Teak Wood Home Decor
Give a truly unique and original gift! Our teak and resin pieces are handmade one at a time and each one is different. These are perfect in a group or on their own and will be sure to garner everyone’s attention. View the pictures here.
Teak End Table
Everyone needs an end table! You can mix and match several pieces from our resin and lucite collection for a varies look. These teak pieces are individually filled and shaped by hand. See the choices here.
Signs & Art Pieces
We will be the first to understand the challenges when shopping for those friends and family members who have everything. This is where the quirky and fun will come in handy. Lighted signs and decor always makes a good gift, can be used in a lot of places, and you can be sure no one else is getting the same thing!
Retro Restaurant Sign
If your stuck on deciding on a great housewarming gift idea, stick to the kitchen or food related items. This metal lighted “Eat” sign will look adorable in any kitchen. View now.
Vintage Lighted Sign
The other room in the house that is easy to shop for is the home office or garage. A cool retro sign always looks good on the wall, especially if you are buying for younger folks. Shop for the sign.
Lamps & Lighting
You would think that all of us here at The Kings Bay never have a problem deciding on a gift to give, well that’s not always the case. However, one sure thing that will always deliver in the housewarming gift department is a lamp! Below are two of our favorites and sure fire winners.
Are you looking for the best housewarming gift for a first home? Then this vintage style fan lamp is just the ticket. From the chippy paint to the 1950’s blue, this lamp is an eye catcher. Get the details.
Tripod Office Lamp
Keeping with the vintage style, this tripod lamp will finish off any room or home office. Aged steel finish and wire frame shade give it a masculine feel. More pictures here.
There also comes a time when it pays to be funny. In that case we have just what you need to get a few laughs and deliver on a unique housewarming gift idea. Be sure to check out all of our Dinosaur Statues.
Drinking Monkey Wine Holder
Is there someone on your list who has a sense of humor of likes funny stuff? Do they already have a few dogs playing cards on the wall? Then this drunken monkey will be right at home. See the monkey.
Wall Mounted Triceratops
You can’t go wrong with a mounted dinosaur head! Besides a great housewarming gift for those that have everything, this guy and its friends make great birthday gifts. See him here.
Shopping, for any occasion can be a stressful event. It’s important to remember that no matter the gift you choose, most people are just as delighted with the time and effort that went into buying a housewarming present as the actual gift. No place more is “the thought that counts” expressed in celebrating someones good fortune. Perhaps you stumbled upon our Housewarming Buying Guide by accident and you are the one who is planning the event! If that’s the case, be sure to read up on housewarming party etiquette over at Sound Built Homes. Who knew there were so many party rues?