Are you looking for that perfect gift to bring to your special eco-minded friend, family member or coworker for their new house? There are some amazing ideas in this unique housewarming gift guide for the eco-conscious.
We gift new homeowners presents in order to wish them well and for thanking them for welcoming us into their new home. Why not show your host or hostess that you’ve put extra thought into your gift by making unique, sustainable choices.
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Charcuterie boards or serving boards make a very nice gift. They can be multi-purpose. They can serve as a cheese board, or a serving tray or they can be purely decorative. Make it extra special by personalizing them. The best place to shop for personalized, customized items is Etsy! Here are a few great examples of some of these personalized serving boards. Since these boards are handmade or personalized, they are definitely one-of-a-kind.
Customized Potted Plant
Plants make great housewarming gifts. They are decorative, long-lasting, and they are beneficial for indoor air quality. Why not pair a beautiful plant with a customized pot? There are so many great choices for customized pots on Etsy. Try one of the following plants to go with the pot as the following list of plants are known to improve air quality:
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
- Golden Pothos
- English Ivy
- Spider Plant
And, don’t forget to check out the unique and customized pot ideas below.
Organic Cotton Towels
Towels are also a common housewarming gift. What’s uncommon with this unique housewarming gift idea is that it’s made of organic cotton. The sustainably-minded know that organic cotton is an eco-friendly choice of textile since it’s biodegradable and it uses less water than conventional cotton, and no pesticides were used for the cultivation of the cotton, making it safer for the user and the farmer. Whether you choose to buy hand towels, bath towels or dish towels, Etsy has a beautiful selection:
Vases and flowers are a common and thoughtful present idea that made it to my unique housewarming gift list. Why not stand apart by gifting one of a kind vase, handmade by some craftsman? Add a bunch of the new homeowner’s favourite flowers to add a little something extra special!
Doormats are functional pieces that help people and pets from dragging in the dirt in the house and protect the floors. They are also used as decor that can welcome new guests. Doormats can come in various aesthetics to everyone’s taste. Here are a few one-of-a-kind doormats that would make great gifts for the eco-conscious couple.
Following along with a similar idea of the doormat, rugs also serve many uses. They serve to protect the floor, add colour, anchor furniture and give room warmth. Support a craftsman by buying a handcrafted rug for a living room, bedroom or workspace.
The new homeowners might be excited to host parties in their new house. Buy them some cute monogram napkins so they can host in style. Again, sustainable textiles include organic cotton and linen. There are so many great choices, see examples below:
Linen Bed Sheets
Natural fibres such as organic cotton and linen are not only eco-friendlier choices of textile but allow your body to breathe at night, help you stay cool and are biodegradable. Bed sheets made of natural fibres such as the ones pictured below would make a unique gift for a new homeowner.
When you know just where to look, you can turn any standard housewarming gift idea into a unique, thoughtful and sustainable present for the new homeowners.
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