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Creative & Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas

With home sales in the US reaching historic highs, chances are that you know someone who has moved or purchased a new home recently. Uprooting one’s life and moving to a new home can be one of the most difficult and daunting tasks in anyone’s life. This, combined with our desire to commemorate life milestones, is one of many reasons that we tend to give housewarming gifts to each other.


Housewarming gifts can be tough, especially for more established people who already seem to have it all. While there are certainly great store-bought home items, it’s also possible to think out of the box with a more personalized gift idea. What are some unique and sentimental ways to help elevate our loved one’s new homes?


5 Unique & Custom Housewarming Gift Ideas:


It’s no secret that there are endless housewarming gifts to choose from this day in age. In fact, the sheer number of items to choose from can actually overwhelm us and make it even more difficult to make a decision. While a bottle of wine or or a common household item are always a safe choice, consider the following out-of-the-box custom items for your next housewarming gift:


Custom framed items: everyone knows that moving to a new house or apartment equals blank walls that need to be filled with memories. Custom framed items are the perfect way to help fill your loved one’s home with a meaningful gift meant to last a lifetime. What are the best unique and custom housewarming gift ideas that can be framed? Here are a few great ideas:


  1. Custom framed sports memorabilia: if the recipient moved to a new city, consider framing an item from the local sports team to help their home fit the local environment! Check out our previous blog here for tips on preserving sports memories for a lifetime!


  1. Framed photos of milestone life events: a few common examples include: graduations, diplomas, weddings, vacation photos, pet photos, or perhaps even a picture of their favorite place!


  1. Custom framed house portrait: a custom water color or sketch of the home exterior is a lovely way to commemorate an important life event such as moving. This is a great idea for first time home owners! Check out custom house portraits on Etsy and visit a custom framing shop to complete the gift.


  1. Custom housewarming wine label: consider getting a custom label that can be added to any bottle of wine if you prefer to go that route. As an added bonus you can have the bottle framed as a keepsake in a shadowbox as a gift that lasts beyond an evening of indulging! Take a look at custom wine labels on Etsy.


  1. Custom framed map of the city/town: something about a framed map on the wall fits most decorating styles (with the right frame) and can serve as a conversation piece at parties. Gifting a custom framed map of the recipient’s hometown is a great housewarming gift idea with a personalized touch.


Bonus: Custom Framing to Protect & Preserve Your Gift

Did you know that most custom framers have options to make sure your gift lasts a lifetime? The act of preserving memories and special moments deserves high quality attention-to-detail. A few known ways of protecting your gift include paying attention to frame style and matting, but have you ever considered the different glass options available?


Museum Glass® brings a new level of clarity and brilliance to your custom housewarming gift that will allow your loved ones to experience it like never before. Museum Glass also offers an unprecedented level of protection so you can relive memories for decades.  A few benefits of upgrading to museum glass include:


  • Fully blocking up to 99% of UV rays to prevent fading over time
  • Premium 2.5mm thickness providing the industry’s strongest strength and rigidity
  • Proprietary coatings engineered for permanence and durability
  • Produced domestically in the USA



Tru Vue Helps Preserve Your Creative Housewarming Gift Ideas


At Tru Vue, we are passionate about art and the idea of preserving life’s finest moments for generations to come. Our line of premium glass products are intended to bring a new level of protection to your framed items and a level of clarity never seen before. When it comes to custom framing, our glass products are unmatched with amazing clarity and uncompromised protection.

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