With the home buying season in full gear, it’s likely you know someone who has recently purchased a new home. A great way to celebrate this life moment? A thoughtful housewarming gift.
According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, more homes went under contract than new homes hitting the market during the month of May. In fact, 6,311 new properties hit the market in May and a whopping 6,719 went under contract. In addition, 5,322 homes sold during the month.
Spring and summer are typically the seasons when most real estate transactions occur. Most families want to move into their new homes and get settled before the kids start school in the fall.
Make a Big Impression with a Housewarming Gift
Do you know someone who has recently purchased a home? Maybe you want to welcome a new neighbor? Moving into a new home is a momentous occasion in one’s life. It’s exciting and stressful, exhilarating and frightening, all mixed together.
Help make this transition a little easier for the new homeowner with a housewarming gift that has meaning. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, and your act of kindness will long be remembered by your friend or family member.
Streamline the shopping process by considering the following businesses that offer wonderful and unique items to brighten the day of the new homeowner. Get a little more creative than the routine bottle of wine or flowers. All these companies offer specialty items that will make a big impression on your loved one or new neighbor.
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Gifting is often a lost art but Katelyn Lobascio Stalowy and her husband Craig create the perfect gift boxes for a variety of occasions. Inspired by her Italian grandmother, Katelyn incorporates specialty items into a delightful presentation, nestled in hand-made birch boxes that will delight your friends and family. Each box is carefully crafted with love and attention to detail that would make grandmother proud! This local Denver-based small business is sure to have the perfect products for any occasion that deserves to be remembered. Order online now!
This California-based, women-run business was started when its founders got frustrated with the lack of personalized gifts available on the market. Tired of flowers and gift baskets for special occasions, they struck out on “building their own” and offer personalized gifting that covers everything from a new home to bridal to pets. Build your own box or select from pre-made offerings. Don’t delay, easy online ordering.
At Paper Source, they believe that every moment presents a new opportunity to create something special. With locations at the Streets of Southglenn and in Cherry Creek, you’ll find a bevy of products that will bring a smile to the new homeowner. Create your own unique box or gift bag containing the ingredients that are as distinctive as the recipient. Huge selection of personalized paper products, toys/games, bath/beauty, tech and novelty items. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Paper Source. Online or in-person shopping available.
You’ll discover all the necessary swag for the home at Homefest. This family-owned business specializes in the best in home furnishings, decorative accessories, dinnerware, gifts, gourmet goods, floral design and more. Featuring true artisan products to Denver area customers, you can shop online or in person. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate table setting, home decorations or items to augment your next dinner party, Homefest is stocked with personalized gifts that won’t be forgotten. Located in the Orchards at 5912 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village.
Looking for hip furnishings or eclectic home accessories and gifts? Lulu’s has you covered. This family-run boutique has an array of vintage finds, custom furniture and one-of-a-kind local creations that help make a house a home. Find a wide assortment of distinctive furniture, exquisite glassware, whimsical clocks, cushy pillows, fun books, and more in this south Denver metro store. Need interior design services? Lulu’s has you covered there as well with one-on-one help for every room of your home. Located at 5910 S. University Blvd. in the Cherry Hills Marketplace.
Specializing in Colorado gourmet gift baskets as well as American and European gifts, this company is the ultimate choice for the foodie in your life. They offer same-day delivery in the metro Denver area (for most items) and the ship nationwide. You’ll love the large selection of gourmet wine, beer, fruit, snacks, cheese, chocolates, crackers and even caviar! Check out their Best of Colorado selection that features products from the Centennial state. It’s the ultimate “Welcome Home” gift! Easy online ordering.
This Tennyson-based shop carries all sorts of home goodies. According to their website, “Combining beauty with practicality, the product assortment at Miller Lane Mercantile includes kitchenware, ceramics, home decor, women’s accessories, stationery and more. We hope this collection of homewares promotes frequent gathering, joyful living, and a deep appreciation for the little things in life.” You can even shop online from the comfort of home.
Honeycomb & Co. is primarily a floral shop, but has a great collection of trinkets for the home, like pillows and candles. Conveniently located in the Sunnyside neighborhood (right by Bacon Social House and El Jefe) so you can stroll through after brunch! They are even offering gift boxes specialized around working from home! Find them at 2440 W. 44th Avenue in Denver.
Based in Aspen, Bundles Gift Co. provides solutions to your gifting needs. Whether you need an individual box or basket or require 100 party favors, they can handle your requests and present each gift with that special touch. Your occasion will long be remembered for the care to detail and the unique items and packaging. Bundles offers a wide range of products and the presentation of the amenities will make for a memorable occasion. Check out their website and see how you can create your own masterpiece.
(Editor’s note: This blog was originally published in July 2020. It has been edited and updated to provide recent information).