Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
Purchasing a new home — whether it be your first, second, or third — can be a very exciting yet stressful time. There is so much to do and remember. Having the support of friends and family can make the world of difference.
When you have family or friends that have purchased a new home, giving them a little something from the heart is a wonderful way of showing that support. This is a great housewarming gift to give for the friend or family member that has just bought a new place but hasn’t completely moved in yet. We included a Homemade Baguette, Chocolate Sauce, Sweet and Savory Almonds, Hill Country Lavender (that can be used for scent or culinary purposes), honey, and a bottle of wine. The container is actually a packing box with packing material underneath the tissue paper. So not only do the receivers of this housewarming gift get to be nourished with homemade goodies, but they also get another box for packing their belongings!
Below is a little step by step of creating the gift box. 🙂
What a great idea!
love this idea! I’m a crafty gal myself, and love giving personalized gifts. =)
Thanks so much! 🙂 For me, personalized gifts are always the best! Glad you enjoy giving them as well. 🙂
I would so love to receive this hostess gift of goodies from you! Pinning and on to Google+ the new social media craze! ~Thea
Thanks so much Thea for pinning and the Google+. Greatly appreciate the support. 🙂
Good idea for those moving into a new house. I like the idea of all the homemade items.
Thanks Donna! Glad you like it.
A beautiful gift like that is sure to give the recipients joy and a nice big breath!
I have made your baguette and it was a triumph. 🙂
Thanks so much! And so happy that you’ve enjoyed the baguette recipe! 🙂
You’re right, buying (or building) a new home is a roller coaster experience. 🙂 love the housewarming gift and the idea for packaging it! 🙂
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Such a beautiful and brilliant gift. Your kind heart shines through this lovely post. Love this inspiration! Cheers, Gina
Aw, thanks Gina!! 🙂
Great idea! I want wine and a baguette slathered in honey right now.
Hehe! Me too! Let’s get too it! 🙂
I’m thinking about the neighbors who come and go and I never even know their name. Wonder if a thoughtful gift box would have made a difference.
You know, I’ve wondered that as well. We know a couple of our neighbors but I’ve thought about if extending the “welcome wagon” approach might keep some staying in the neighborhood longer.
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