Custom Paintings and Other Unique Handmade Housewarming Gifts

If someone close to you has just moved into a new home, you’re likely thinking about what you will give them for a housewarming gift. Housewarming gifts provide a simple way to show people that you care about them and celebrate their new home. So many people rely on the standard gifts of a bottle of wine paired with a food gift or something small for the kitchen, but you can flex your creative muscles and give them something they will be proud to display and will be completely unique and original.

We will share our favorite handmade housewarming gifts that your friends or family will always treasure and remember. 

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Beautiful Oil Painting Ideas for Housewarming

Imagine your friend or loved one walking into their new home and a gorgeous portrait hand-painted especially for them, as beautiful as something in an oil painting gallery, greets them as they enter. Whatever they love and cherish can be brought to the canvas in a creative, artistic, and realistic vision. If your friend is a pet lover and every activity she does revolves around her furry friend, a pet portrait might be just the thing. If your friend is married and maybe even has a family, a family portrait or couple portrait would be a wonderful gift to give. is the best place to order a custom-designed oil painting and they can even provide you with many unique modern oil painting ideas. You simply find the artist whose work you like most, upload your photograph that you want to have painted, and they will begin working on your custom piece of art. You pick the medium and they style based on the artist you select. has many positive reviews, including some incredible stories of how people’s lives were touched with the gift of a painted portrait. There are many size options available to fit all budget needs and portraits can come framed or unframed, with or without a mat.

Customized Family and Name Signs 

If you’re not interested in portraits, you may find the idea of a hand-painted sign appealing. You could have a sign made that has your friend's last name and put the year underneath for a lifelong memory of the date that they moved into their new home. Another option is a gorgeous metal sign to place outdoors. Metal Unlimited makes signs that can be placed outdoors or indoors. It’s a great statement piece for their front porch or in their foyer. You can also find wooden signs from Things Remembered in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit all budgets.

Something Warm and Cuddly

There’s nothing like coming home to your new–or old–home and curling up under a comfortable blanket, ready to “Netflix and chill” or read a good book. Sure you can buy inexpensive throws just about anywhere, but for your special friend or loved one consider going a step above and finding them a handmade one-of-a-kind afghan or blanket. You can match the colors to their interior décor or you can stick with something neutral. A throw packaged with a candle, and maybe a bottle of wine, makes a perfect housewarming gift for anyone. Bed Bath and Beyond can do custom personalization on a wide variety of styles and sizes of throw. Options include monograms, names, listing names of family members (great for grandparents that may be moving into their retirement home), and even photos.

Customized Cutting Boards for Foodies and Non-Foodies Alike

New home or not, a cutting board is one of the most used tools in your kitchen, aside from utensils and knives. A custom cutting board is part work of art and part practical necessity. Uncommon Goods sells these more modern customized cutting boards where you can put first names or last names at the top in a cut-out feature. Words with Boards offers similar layouts but in a wider variety of styles to suit different tastes. If you’re looking with something that has a more traditional and elegant appearance, Amazon offers this beautiful cutting board, that’s almost too pretty to cut on, but it will hold up to the task. And, if your gift recipient is a foodie that loves to spend time in the kitchen, he or she will really appreciate the workhouse ability of this butcher block board from Wood Be Mine that can be custom engraved with their name or any other phrase you’d like to include. This one will stand up to a lot of wear and tear and will truly last forever.

Some of the most memorable housewarming gifts can be those you’ve put a lot of thought into and personalized for your friends and loved ones.


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