Home Sweet House Warming 


Article by Meghan Lucas Butcher

Photography by Meghan Lucas Butcher

This year has been a crazy time all around but some people even added moving into the 2020 mix! This year proved to be a great time to invest in your future if your budget allowed. For all those movers and shakers who leaped into their next adventure, it’s our time to celebrate them. I teamed up with the fabulous Michele from Honey Grove Homes to get some insight on what new homeowners love to receive!

For The Foodies

Not every move is to a new city or new town. For the food is in your life put together a classic basket with a custom cheese or cutting board from Etsy. A bottle of olive oil, cheese knives, and a nice spice scented candle to complete the basket. As Michele says “You can never go wrong with a good bottle of wine” this is a great addition or substitute for this basket.

For The Sentimental Ones

I love presenting close friends and family with something sentimental like a scrapbook. Add a few pictures and captions to start off the book then leave empty pages for them to fill with new memories in their new home. A great addition to this gift is pretty pens, stickers, or film for a Polaroid camera that you know they have.

The Practical One

When you first move-in sometimes you just need those basic pieces. Give your loved ones a great starter kit for their cleaning and home safety. I always prefer a lemon scent as an homage to my housewarming party theme “ lemon fresh”. Fill a decorative basket with sponges, disinfecting wipes, a cozy plant, and maybe some air freshening spray. They will surely think of you the first time they have to clean up a mess in their home and are ready to go!

The Decorator

We all have those friends who love decorating and interior design. For these special people in our lives, I always think a great coffee table book is such a good go-to! Wrapping up something like

“100 Unforgettable Dresses, Elements of style” or “YSL, Icons of fashion” along with a candle or sweet treat makes for an instantly classic gift. Don’t let your candle fall short and follow Michele with her favorite, Volcano from Capri Blue.

The Fashionista

In a digital world, there is still something still so great about getting something in the mail. Role up their favorite magazine around a bottle of wine or champagne. In the card, reveal that they will be getting a year's worth of that same magazine.

I hope these tips, baskets, and gift ideas will help you celebrate all the fabulous people in your life. when you’re looking to make your next move, give Michele at Honey Grove Homes a call. She is a fabulous realtor here in VA who will be with you every step of the home buying process!


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