Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray
Housewarming Gift Tray

Hi all! Michaela here again for my monthly Entertaining post on The Inspired Room. March is a strange month, isn’t it?! It’s not quite spring, but it’s not really still winter, either. There’s not a huge holiday to celebrate (except, of course, St. Patrick’s Day, if you celebrate that!) When I was thinking of something to post about this month, I was stumped. After a little help from Melissa and her girls, we came up with How to Create a Housewarming Present, because as it turns out, it’s definitely the season for moving!

Today I’m showing you a great little gift basket or tray you can put together for new neighbors or friends who have moved into a new place.

Start with a pretty tray or basket:

Housewarming Gift Tray

Get a fun mug, some tea, Starbucks Via’s, paper straws…

Housewarming Gift Tray
A cute notebook to jot notes in…

Housewarming Gift Tray
a pretty dish towel, some recipe cards, and coasters…

Housewarming Gift Tray
…and last but not least, don’t forget a yummy candle!

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray

Housewarming Gift Tray
DETAILS: Tray / Dish Towel / Recipe Cards / Coasters / Candle / Notebook / Mug / Straws

To top of the Housewarming Tray, I included a small little potted plant from Trader Joe’s. Every new home needs some life and color, don’t you think?!

Do you do anything special for neighbors or friends with new homes?

Have a great week!


Housewarming Gift Tray

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Housewarming Gift Tray


  1. That is darling and could work for so many gift-giving opportunities. Thank you for the gathering of ideas.

  2. Adorable! I have house guests coming this weekend and I need to put together a welcome tray for their visit.
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  3. Lovely ideas… I’d only add some homemade muffins, I think… :-)
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  4. Cute idea! I would love to give something like that. So fun.
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  5. Very cute! I am always looking for a fun idea for a gift…Thanks for the idea
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  6. Love the idea of adding muffins! Thanks for having me :)
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  7. This is a beautiful idea – I love it!

    Thanks for sharing x
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  8. What a sweet way to welcome a new neighbor!
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  9. Victoria says:

    Adorable and so do-able! Love the cheery color and pattern mix, too. Branching out a bit, use recipe cards like Michaela’s fab Rifle Paper choice for other gifs as well. I like to give “Recipes for Comfort” or “Recipes for Resilience,” a poem, some deliciously rich lotion, happy songs, wine. “A Recipe for the Perfect Date Night” or birthday gift might be welcome by you know who :) Or how about a new roomate gift with a “Recipe-for-Living-Well-with-Me” card listing all your special quirks?

    A great post is an inspiring post. Thanks Michaela and the inspired room :)

  10. What a sweet gift! I agree that some cookies or pastry would be a nice addition. I could see giving this the a new office mate or someone recuperating from an illness or injury, too.
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  11. This is a wonderful gift that I would love to give … and receive! I am going to pin this so I can remember this when I have housewarming (or birthday) gifts to give. Thanks for the great idea! :-)
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