Creative and Meaningful Housewarming Gift Ideas!


Are you looking for the perfect housewarming gift for your friend or new neighbor? It can be difficult to find the perfect item if you aren't sure what they may already have in your home. John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have some great suggestions for your shopping list!

Insights to the Local Area

If you are buying for someone new to your area, it could be much appreciated to provide information about the local area to help them settle into their new home. Put together a basket of your recommendations for local restaurants with their take-out menus, information about the neighborhood if you have a block party or get-togethers, and a gift card to your favorite local restaurant. They will instantly feel welcomed and more at home with such a personal gift.

Useful Home Items

There are some items that are useful in almost any home. Even if your gift recipient already has one of these items, it never hurts to have a few extra. That may make these items the perfect gift!

  • Basic Tool Kit 
    Having an extra hammer, measuring tape, screwdriver, wrench, etc. could be very helpful for a new homeowner just moving in and setting up their new home.
  • Leftover Food Containers
    These always seem to vanish into thin air. Whether they have become too spaghetti-stained to continue using, or they simply disappeared from the breakroom fridge at work, it can be helpful to have a few extra containers on hand.
  • Cozy Blanket
    Bonus points if you have several blankets arranged in a sturdy basket. During the colder months, your recipient and their house guests will appreciate having a few extra comfortable blankets easily accessible.
  • Nice Hand Soap
    Get a bundle of fresh-scented foam pump soaps or handmade soap bars from a local boutique and tie them together with a pretty ribbon. Soap is something they will always need, and they will appreciate having a pretty soap to display in their bathrooms. 

Traditional Housewarming Basket

In an older time, it was traditional to put together a housewarming basket for new homeowners to wish them good luck and happiness in their hew home. Find a sturdy basket and decorate the bottom with pretty paper or neutral kitchen towels. (Not only are they pretty, but they can also be useful in their new home!) Place the traditional items of baked bread, salt and pepper shakers, a bottle of wine, and a candle or two with a popular gentle scent. These gifts were the traditional choice because of the well wishes they were intended to bring upon the recipient's home.

  • Bread
    "That you may never know hunger"
  • Salt
    "That you may always enjoy the spice in life"
  • Wine
    "That you may never go thirsty"
  • Candles
    "That you may always have light"

Wall Decor 

If you know your gift recipient's style, a beautifully framed work of art could be the perfect gift. Not only will they appreciate the gorgeous addition to their home, but they will also appreciate that you knew them enough to choose something that fits their tastes so well.

John Elliott Interiors has a large selection of incredible pieces of art in a wide variety of styles. If your recipient loves abstract or impressionist art, we have several gorgeous pieces they would love. If they prefer realism or photography, we also have wonderful pieces that would fit their tastes beautifully. Even cartoon or vintage style pieces can be found in our collection. Come by the store and find the perfect piece to add to your recipient's collection... or to be honest, yours!

Your Lake of the Ozarks Interior Design Source

John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we love helping you. Whether we design your whole home to a gorgeous peaceful place you never want to leave, or we give suggestions for gift ideas for the new homeowner in your life... We are here for you!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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