Buying and selling a house is up there as one of the most stressful times of your life. Packing up your belongings, coordinating a move to a new location often with loved ones in tow is challenging to say the least. It is an emotive time and tensions flair. You are bound together, problems and personalities and getting everyone going in the right direction can be tricky at best. If you manage to get past the winning post all still speaking to each other a housewarming gift is a welcome surprise.
Traditional Housewarming Gifts
Countless cultures have, over the ages, bestowed gifts on friends and relatives moving into a new home. Gifts traditionally were salt to add luxury and for a rich life, bread so the family will never grow hungry and a broom to sweep away our troubles (if it could only be that easy!) and keep away evil spirits.
10 Great Housewarming Gift ideas
We’ve complied a list of 10 great housewarming gift ideas. As lovers of tradition and age old making methods we think a mix of old and new is the perfect balance to welcome loved ones to their new home. Pop a tag on to explain the idea behind your gift.
Candle ‘May you always have love and light even through the darkest times’. Try our gorgeous traditionally made Sloane Candles with fragrances inspired by British seasons.
A Wooden Gift ‘May there be stability, harmony & peace in your home’. Embrace modern country chic with this breadboard a gorgeous addition to any kitchen from Selfidges.
Salt ‘May there always be spice in your life!’. We love these Salt and Pepper Shakers from Harrods
Bread ‘May your family never be hungry’. Home made bread wrapped in a gorgeous basket with some traditionally made jam. We love Harvey Nick’s Morello Cherry Jam.
Spirits & Wine ‘May joy and prosperity reign forever. Lone Stag fruit infused gins and vodka luxury gift hampers certainly share joy to all.
Honey ‘May you enjoy all of the sweetness life has to offer’. Try Great Taste Winner 2017 the London Bee Company. https://www.thelondonbee.com/
Olive Oil ‘May you be blessed with health and well-being’. For something different try Great Taste Winner 2017 Oro Bailen Reserva Familiar Arbequina from Artisan Olive Oil Company.
A Broom As the world’s most expensive broom made from dollar bills created by artist Mark Wagner isn’t for sale, we think your loved ones would appreciate a Sloane Home Gift Hamper a bit more than a dull old sweeping brush! So we recommend the Bloomsbury Gift Hamper, with Lone Stag Spirits for joy, Lone Stag Chocolate truffles for a sweet, sweet life, a gorgeous candle for love and light and hand wash and body balm for a little bit of luxury!