Housewarming Gift Baskets

If you want to congratulate a friend or loved one on the purchase of a new home, treat them to a gift basket filled with luxurious items. If you know their personal decor style, then you can choose items that coordinate with it, or you can purchase neutral pieces that will work with any type of interior design elements.

Even if you’re on a tight gift-giving budget, you can still find items that offer a touch of luxury that will make the homeowner feel pampered as they settle into their new residence. When designing the basket, choose just one or two higher-end products, and fill it in with more basic items

Start with a decorative basket that the gift recipient can reuse around the home for storing towels, bath products or even holiday items. As another idea, use a picnic basket to hold the gifts as a creative touch. Here are some luxurious housewarming gift ideas to get you started.

1. Bath Products

Treat the new homeowner to items that they can use to give their bathroom a spa-like ambiance. Ultra-soft and absorbent bamboo towels are eco-friendly, and they come in a wide range of colors. Pick towels in shades of beige, white, cream or gray to ensure that they match the recipient’s color scheme. You can go with bath sheets, hand towels or washcloths, or a combination of all three items to make a matching set.

As another option, design a gift basket filled with luxurious bath accessories, such as a coordinating soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and tissue cover. Choose products featuring an aesthetically pleasing finish, such as real wood or bronze finishes. Add-on items include soap dishes, tumblers and even mini garbage cans.

Another way to surprise a loved one is with a grooming-product basket. For men, choose high-quality chrome razors and blades, shave gel or a wood-handled shaving brush. For women, you can’t go wrong with a manicure set featuring durable tools in a leather case, a wood-handled brush or lotions and bath gels made with natural ingredients. If the gift basket is for a couple, include a combination of products.

2. Home Accessories

Give your friends or family members items that will give their new home a personal feel, such as picture frames or bejeweled bottle stoppers. When picking a frame, look for ones that feature opulent touches like crystals and faux pearls. Other frame ideas include antique brass finishes, hand-painted designs and beads.

Take the recipient’s interests and passions into consideration when choosing a bottle stopper. You can find them in animal, heart and even golf ball designs, among others. Round out the gift basket with a bottle or two of the homeowner’s favorite wine, as well as a few gourmet treats, such as roasted nuts and chocolates.

Other home accessory items to fill a gift basket with include jewelry and trinket boxes, small beveled mirror trays and boutique-worthy embroidered dish towels.

3. Dining Room Table Items

Another way to help the recipient’s new house feel more like a home is with decorative dining room table items. The right pieces will give a dining room an instant pop of color and interest. As one idea, fill a decorative wicker basket with crisp white linen napkins embroidered with a decorative design, such as palm trees, pineapples or any other pattern — depending on personal decor style.

You can also include coordinating placemats, a tablecloth and a set of napkin rings. Include a few eye-catching candle holders that can work as centerpieces to round out the basket.

Ready to pamper someone with a luxurious housewarming gift? At Opulence of Southern Pines, we carry a wide range of gift-worthy products from which you can choose.

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