The Perfect Housewarming Gifts
We found the perfect $10 gift, plus more thoughtful ways to welcome a friend into her new home.
August 09, 2012
This English soap is handmade, triple-milled, and irresistible in a decoupage-inspired glass dish.
$15 per set
Can't be there in person? Send a delicious message with this crowd-pleasing Merlot blend.
$25 each | SwansonVineyards.com
Crafted from recycled wine bottles, these glass vessels grow fresh herbs in your kitchen year-round.
$35 | uncommongoods.com
This impossibly moist confection is delicious, any way you slice it.
$15 | breadwinnerbreads.com
"These pretty boxes come with a paper strip of seeds that couldn't be easier to plant. Just dig a little trough, lay in the strip, cover with soil, water, and watch the seeds bloom into colors and fragrances that are guaranteed to attract butterflies and happiness." — Oprah
$114 per set of six | bloembox.com
Add elegance to someone's dinner table for the price of a couple of movie tickets: These sensational candlesticks do a remarkable impersonation of silver-lined mercury glass.
$8.99 to $12.99 depending on size
"The only jams I have in my house are Sarabeth's. I love every flavor she makes, but the orange-apricot marmalade is the one I reach for first."' '—Oprah
$32 | Sarabeth.com
Anybody can send roses—thank your host with this Dwarf Clementine mandarin orange tree instead. It arrives tangy, tart, and ready for planting.
$40 for 3-year-old tree | FourWindsGrowers.com
Halfway between a cookbook and a food magazine, Canal House, a gorgeous, unpretentious new periodical, arrives every four months filled with just enough irresistible seasonal recipes to keep you cooking until the next issue turns up.
$19.95 per issue, or $49.95 for one year subscription | canalhousecooking.com
What do you get when you combine age-old craftsmanship with innovative design? A chic, handblown cruet for serving oil and vinegar.
$44 to $54 each | NYCruets.com
Not only does this boxed set look pretty; its contents (pears, baklava, mixed nuts, aged Cheddar, smoked sausage, raspberry galettes, and two kinds of chocolates) taste amazing, too.
Send in a photo, and let a master scissors artist turn it into a charming silhouette of the one you adore. These pictures are at once old-fashioned and modern.
$25 for 5"x7" print | cutarts.com
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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