Did you know the term “housewarming” comes literally from the act of warming a new house, in the days before central heating? Each guest would bring firewood to the new home and build fires; the firewood being the gift. Aside from bringing some warmth to the house, this practice was believed to repel bad vibes and cleanse the atmosphere before the new occupants arrived.

A modern housewarming party does not involve fires, or evil ghosts wandering around! But it is an incredible occasion to celebrate moving to a new residence. Although you may be invited to a party, a house went under remodeling! The point is to gather friends and family and enjoy this great news.

Traditionally, guests bring gifts, and you may be wondering what can you give to this family, a couple or person that transmits how happy you are for them and how much happiness you wish them in this new, exciting endeavor!

While tradition dictates presents such as bread, wine or salt –they all have cool meanings behind them- other ones such as candles, throws, and welcome mats are great gift ideas; they bring character to the new home and carry beautiful meanings as well.

If you want to go traditional, here are some lovely ideas:

• Basket with bread –So they’ll never go hungry.
• Personalized glasses and a bottle of wine – So they’ll never be thirsty.
• Personalized salt and pepper shakers – So their house will be full of flavor.
• Customizable blankets and throws – so warmth always exists within their walls.
• Customized candle holders – so that light fills their home.

Apart from these cute, traditional ideas, you may also want to give a useful item, that also expresses how much you care for the people moving into a new house. At Personalized by Kate, we excel in turning ordinary objects into extraordinary gifts, and a set of Housewarming Pillow cases may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Aside from the functionality of them and the technicality involved in picking a durable, skin-friendly pillowcase, they are a lovely and fun decorative item. Apart from the different fabrics and colors, at Personalized by Kate, we customize and personalize pillowcases to add more flair.

You may include all sorts of messages or customization to your pillowcase: from formal, elegant choices such as monograms or the family’s initials to funny messages about them moving in.

Keep in mind, pillowcases are one of the last places we rest our eyes before going to sleep, you want to make sure that whatever message/customization you include portrays the desired intention: to make them feel at home from the first night they stay in. A lovely pillowcase with the words: “Home Sweet Home” can be the reminder they need that this new house will harbor new adventures to come.

Search through our extensive catalog for original designs and ideas; present this couple or family with a thoughtful item they will use, enjoy, and cherish for many nights to come!