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Custom Canvas Painting and Other Head-Turning Housewarming Gift Ideas

When it comes to marking such a special occasion, a watercolor portrait or personalized gifts will go the extra mile

An alluring painting of a rustic rural barn. Photo into canvas painting at its finest

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( 15, 2020)--Moving to a new home is a big deal for many. If your friend, relative or colleague (it always pays to impress the boss) is hosting a housewarming party—and you're invited—buying a gift is the right thing to do. It's a housewarming etiquette.

In fact, housewarming gifts are fast becoming a millennial trend, showing that although this digitally native generation value experiences over tangible gifts, when it comes to moving to a new home, presents are not only welcomed but expected.

The point here is: housewarming gifts matter. Naturally, when it comes to your loved ones (or your boss), you will want to buy a housewarming gift that turns heads, drops jaws, and stands out from the crowd. 

But, where do you start and how do you choose a housewarming gift that is more inspiring than your average set of novelty bowls or salad tongs? What that kind of housewarming present will make you the talk of the party? Don’t sweat it, because we’re going to tell you right here, right now.

From photo to watercolor gifts to custom scrapbooks, interactive globes, and beyond, here are four housewarming ideas that your friend or loved one will cherish for years to come—and cherish you for it.

Personalized welcome mat

A personalized welcome mat or personalized doormat is an ideal housewarming gift as it will make maximum impact with minimum effort.

The reason for this is that there are a host of welcome mat services to choose from online and with the right message, your friend or loved one will think of you every time they enter or leave their home.

Personalized welcome mats come in all shapes and sizes and if you know the recipient well enough, a simple two to five-word message is likely to make them smile, laugh, snigger or make them feel warm inside. 

A simple yet personal housewarming present that will go the extra mile.

Custom memory scrapbook

Beyond the bricks, mortar, beams, and walls, a home is a place of solace, a place to take refuge from the world and make memories.


So, with this in mind, getting your friend or loved one a custom memory scrapbook will not only impress but demonstrate your thoughtful, sensitive side.


If you're crafty, you can make your own or if not, there are plenty of services that will create a custom scrapbook for you. Whichever approach you take, by printing off a small selection of photos and adding a handwritten message at the very start of the scrapbook, you will make it all the more special.

Plus, by handcrafting a meaningful housewarming message, you will make yourself a part of the story of their exciting new chapter.

Interactive globe or map

Globes or maps make popular housewarming gifts. But, while they make welcome additions to the home, if you’re looking to cut through the housewarming gift-giving noise, a little bit of extra effort will go a long way.

An interactive globe or map not only looks great in a kitchen, dining room or lounge but by being able to mark off where they’ve been or where they wish to go, your friend or loved one will be able to customize their gift over time.

You can buy digital maps and globes or go for options that have string, chalk, and decorations—whatever you choose, you can rest assured that you will be giving a housewarming gift that is attractive, fun, and meaningful in equal measures.

Watercolor portrait

A picture or watercolor painting has the power to transform a lacklustre lounge, hallway or kitchen into a place of vibrant, inspirational wonder. And, if you can take an existing visual memory and make it into a living, breathing work of art, even better. 

A one of a kind watercolor portrait, created with one of your friends or loved one’s most cherished photographs will turn heads and drop jaws (in the best possible way, of course). 

Portraits on Demand offers an incredible custom watercolor from photo service that allows you to take a beloved snap and use it to create a stunning personalized painting that will brighten up any room in the home for years to come.

A photo to watercolor gift that is sure to stand out from the crowd when it comes to marking any housewarming.

Each of these strikingly different but equally thoughtful housewarming gifts shares one common trait: they offer a deeply personal element that is likely to connect with the recipient far more than a simple house plant or empty picture frame.

As you can see, these days going the extra mile doesn’t have to take up days and days of your time. In the modern age, the services and facilities are available to help you create dazzling tailored gifts in a matter of moments, all you have to do is get the image, the sentiment or the messaging right.

We hope these suggestions will help you stand out the crowd at your next housewarming party and if you have any suggestions of your own, please share them by leaving a comment.