When shopping for housewarming gifts, the most pressing concern for anyone is whether or not their gift will chime in with the rest of the host’s house.
Decorative items and show pieces are the most popular housewarming gifts, but they might not always work in your friend’s house. The safest best—and a practical, pleasant one too—is to take a kitchen accessory for your housewarming host.
A kitchen accessory will always be practical, and you can always add personality to your gift by opting for something closer to your aesthetic style.
. . . Speaking of Aesthetic Styles
The mention of aesthetic styles brings the question of preference to the limelight: ultramodern and sleek, or traditional and rustic—which should you pick? Most of the times, you won’t know what your friend’s house looks like from the inside, and it’s too rude to ask.
Ultramodern and sleek accessories—angular, geometric, and monochromatic—stand out only in an environment that complements their overall aesthetic. Traditional and rustic accessories however—can, however, fit in almost any kitchen.
Why Vintage Accessories?
Vintage decor and farmhouse items are eye-catching and unique, practical while being pretty at the same time. And you don’t even need to take a large accessory to your friend–opt for smaller vintage accessories that go together. Plus points for you if your friend shares your aesthetic style!
Here’s a rundown on five assorted farmhouse kitchen accessories which would be perfect for any housewarming hostess gift during the holidays:
1. Embossed Edges: An Heirloom Tray
Something that you’ll always find in a vintage style home and something that modern farmhouse style lovers are catching onto is heirloom trays.
Heirloom Trays are the classic item used to bring an element of elegance and age to any living space. Ranging from jewelry boxes to antique frames, they are a winner in the decor game. But an heirloom for a kitchen could be a rare find. We have the perfect vintage housewarming kitchen accessory for you, and that is this heirloom tray.
Aged-looking and with distressed edges, this tray would be a stellar addition to any table, whether empty or filled with dainty niceties. Grey but with a sylvan finish, its embossed design gives it the perfect antiquated appearance. Useful and pretty, this tray is a winner.
2. Wooden Bowl: Carved By Hand
Nothing says “gift” like a handmade item. In today’s industrialized world, people are learning increasingly toward handmade goods. There’s this element of dedication that makes them stand out: to think that someone spent hours on their craft to produce an item is a pleasing idea.
This hand-carved wooden bowl would make a warm, endearing gift for any housewarming. No two of our bowls are exactly alike! It is a truly a unique gift for your loved ones.
3. Something for the Table: A Wooden Trough
Your hosts are probably going to have tables, and while most people will focus on centerpieces as housewarming gifts, you can take a different route by opting for this large wooden trough.
Running almost the length of a standard sized table, this trough can be used to display potted plants, pumpkins and herbs, bringing an earthy feel to the surroundings.
4. White and Full of Grace: Ironstone Gravy Boat
Nothing speaks elegance like white ironstone. Stylish and delicate, a white ironstone accessory goes great with neutral styled homes, but they also go with pretty much anything else. This ironstone gravy boat has all the style and sophistication.
5. Brown and Beautiful: A Sturdy Carrier
If you’re looking for something that isn’t just beautiful, you can opt for a sturdy but bucolic item for a kitchen top, like this Grayson Carrier. Sturdy and delicately designed, it’s made of wire mesh, and has a picturesque but modern vibe to it. It’s perfect for holding veggies and fruit, whether real or faux.