Friday Finds: 12 Wonderfully Unique & Handcrafted Housewarming Gift Ideas

Wonderfully Unique & Handcrafted Housewarming Gift Ideas

If you’re struggling to find unique, hand-crafted housewarming gift ideas for a special friend of family member, we are here to help with some truly wonderful pieces. We’ve pulled together a collection of unique handcrafted housewarming gifts to help you find that perfect something for that perfect someone.

All these housewarming gift ideas are handcrafted, so each piece is unique and special – just like the person you are shopping for.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #1 | The Copper Patina Mantel Vase

Housewarming Gift Ideas | The Copper Patina Mantel Vase

Image: The Copper Patina Mantel Vase

The mantel vase begins life cast in clay with an initial firing in an electric kiln, followed by applications of a specially- crafted copper coating. The individual vase is buried in a primitive pit of sawdust that is ignited and allowed to burn for a period of hours. The smoldering fire results in alluring color variations in the copper that cannot be duplicated. Handmade in Tennessee.

As an alternative for your housewarming gift ideas, there is also the Copper Patina Elliptical Wave Vase

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Copper Patina Elliptical Wave Vase
Image: Copper Patina Elliptical Wave Vase

Beautiful form, contemporary style, and classic craftsmanship!

Housewarming Gift Ideas #2 | Everybirdy Welcome Rusty Garden Sign

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Everybirdy Welcome Rusty Garden Sign

Image: Everybirdy Welcome Rusty Garden Sign

Handmade in North Carolina, the ‘Everybirdy Welcome’ garden sign is cut from steel with a rusty finish that will continue to patina over time.

For the wine lover, there is also this option:

Housewarming Gift Ideas | You Had Me at Merlot Wall Sign

Image: You Had Me at Merlot Metal Wall Sign

Help them spice up their patio, wine room, kitchen, or garden with a touch of tongue-in-cheek word play! Handmade in North Carolina, the charming ‘You Had Me at Merlot’ sign is cut from steel with a rusted finish.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #3 | Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Chip Dip Dish

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Chip Dip Dish

Image: Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Chip Dip Dish

With an exquisite glaze of stone gray and glossy white, this sculptural dish is built with substantial slabs of stoneware clay, folded and twisted to achieve an elegant flowing form. Crafted by hand, the contemporary chip and dip dish proves to be very versatile, ideal for veggies and blue cheese, pita and hummus, bread and olive oil, or good ol’ chips and dip!
Dip bowl is fused in place and fired as a solid sculptural dish. Includes one 4″ rosewood serving spoon. Lead-free, microwave safe, oven safe, and dishwasher safe.

This delightful piece is part of the complete Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Serving Dishes

Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Serving Dishes

Image: Hilborn Pottery Contemporary Twist Serving Dishes 

Plus, for even more options, Hilborn Pottery has additional designs and colors available, including the Aurora Collection.

Hilborn Pottery Aurora Collection

Image: Hilborn Pottern Aurora Collection

Housewarming Gift Ideas #4 | Personalized Happy Home Vase

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Personalized Happy Home Vase

Image: Personalized Happy Home Vase

A heart-felt sentiment for the cozy couple! Handcrafted in New Hampshire, this delightful ceramic earthenware keepsake vase features a contemporary home image surrounded by flora and fauna. In large print on 2 sides, the couple’s initials are lovingly displayed, connected by a solid heart.

Here’s a closer view at just the vase itself:

Personalized Happy Home Vase

For even more personalization, an optional numerical can be placed below the botanical images. Perfect for a marking the date the couple moved into their new home!

Housewarming Gift Ideas #5 | Earth-Tone Fused Glass Coasters

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Earth-Tone Fused Glass Coasters

Image: Earth-Tone Fused Glass Coasters

With a focus on fusing geometric shapes, textures, and colors into eye-pleasing combinations, artist Kathy Hudson presents an earthy color palate that blends beautifully with your contemporary decor! This set of four fused glass coasters feature a lovely earth-inspired tones of creamy-white, green, brown, apricot and amethyst. Handcrafted in Texas, the coasters are fashioned from hand-rolled sheets of poured glass, which is cut, aesthetically arranged, and permanently fused in a kiln. The process creates one-of-a-kind designs that are truly functional and perfect for everyday use. Each coaster is shaped with a fitted round cavity to prevent moisture run-off. Colors are highlighted best on lighter-colored table surfaces.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #6 | Earthy Terrain Carved Pottery Cruet Set – Botanical Green

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Earthy Terrain Carved Pottery Cruet Set - Botanical Green

Image: Earthy Terrain Carved Pottery Cruet Set – Botanical Green

A splendid blend of water, earth, and fire, these beautiful cruets are shaped from clay on the artisan’s potter’s wheel, providing a hand-carved texture, glazed, and fired to a permanent finish. With textures reminiscent of earthy terrains, a botanical-green color glaze, and integrated thumb rests, the cruets are a delight to hold and a sight to behold!

Housewarming Gift Ideas #7 | Elliptical Horsehair Pottery Vase

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Elliptical Horsehair Pottery Vase

Image: Elliptical Horsehair Pottery Vase in White 

Handcrafted in Florida, these striking vases are skillfully crafted using a modern Native American pottery method to create compelling series of intricate black lines in the clay when fired, caused by residual carbon from actual horse hairs. The random, almost electric, effect is quite magnetic – we’re drawn to take a closer look! The thick elliptical shape and thin black lip provides the vase with contemporary appeal, perfectly accenting any home or office. Choose from elegant white or eye-catching red!

Red Elliptical Horsehair Pottery Vase

Image: Elliptical Horsehair Pottery Vase in Red 

Housewarming Gift Ideas #8 | Terra Cotta Blackbird Oil and Vinegar Serving Set

Terra Cotta Blackbird Oil and Vinegar Serving Set

Image: Terra Cotta Blackbird Oil and Vinegar Serving Set

Terra cotta pottery has been a favorite in the kitchen for 10,000 years. Today’s potters still build timeless functional works from the durable clay with a contemporary style. Made by hand in Oregon, each item is painted with multiple underglazes of rich color and provided with a durable lead-free glaze before being fired to 2000 degrees for a strong, permanent finish.

The 4-piece serving set includes one oil cruet, one vinegar cruet, a small dipping dish, and a square serving tray. The tall cruet bottles include high quality spouts that do not drip or corrode, while the tray has built-in handles and can be used in the oven. All pieces are dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe.

The Blackbird motif features rich black and white colors hand-painted atop the natural red-russet color of the terra cotta clay. To allow for variation between the two cruets, one features a blackbird on a branch, while the 2nd features a complementing periwinkle vine.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #9 | Time Flies Hand-Carved Wood Folk Heart Clock

Time Flies Hand-Carved Wood Folk Heart Clock

Image: Time Flies Hand-Carved Wood Folk Heart Clock

Carved in wood, this peppy red heart is embellished with metal stars and circles, a large wooden arrow, metal wings, free-form wirework and a cast pewter clock face. The finished heart is hand-painted with in vibrant red, purple and black. The result is a whimsical wall clock with a folk-art feel. A cast pewter plaque reads ‘Time Flies’. Lightweight and ready to hang. Individually carved, adorned and painted by Massachusetts artist Elisa Drumm.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #10 | Set of His and Hers Stoneware 12-oz Mugs

Set of His and Hers Stoneware 12-oz Mugs

Image: Set of His and Hers Stoneware 12-oz Mugs

For the couple moving into their first place together, there is this wonderful set of His & Hers stoneware coffee mugs. Formed on the potter’s wheel with stoneware clay, these mugs are a favorite companion for coffee, tea, or cocoa. Adorned with narrative, hand-stamped banners declaring ‘His’ and ‘Hers’, the mugs are high-fired with vibrant, complementing Blue Bayou and Sedona Sunset color glazes. Perfectly suitable for everyday use, the durability of stoneware allows them to be microwave safe and dishwasher safe. Handmade with love in Indiana with lead-free and non-toxic glazes.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #11 | Windmill Home Reclaimed Barnwood Sign

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Windmill Home Reclaimed Barnwood Sign

Image: Windmill Home Reclaimed Barnwood Sign

Rustic and authentic, this handmade barnwood sign adds a touch of of homespun charm to the new space they will now home. Using reclaimed wood of demolished barns in the Northeast US, each sign is cut, painted, and adorned with metal graphics. With a rusted finish, the metal letters of HOME contrast wonderfully with the white background. The farmhouse-style sign is made from old wood with a deliberate, distressed style. Irregularities (cracks, chips, holes, and knots) are desired and to be expected.

Housewarming Gift Ideas #12 | Inspirational Ceramic Tile Key Holder: Everyday a New Story Quote

Housewarming Gift Ideas | Inspirational Ceramic Tile Key Holder: Everyday a New Story Quote

Image: Inspirational Ceramic Tile Key Holder: Everyday a New Story Quote

Both sentimental AND practical, this cottage-style accent will be the perfect (and handy) accent for their foyer, kitchen, or mudroom. Handmade in Wisconsin, this artistic key holder is formed from distressed wood, steel pegs, and includes an inspirational ceramic tile that is prefect as a housewarming gift. Cast in solid clay, etched, and hand-glazed with original art, the centerpiece tile is high-fired to 2000-degrees for a permanent, non-fade finish.

We hope that these housewarming gift ideas have provided some inspiration to help you find that perfect gift to celebrate your dear friends’ or family members’ new home. If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for, feel free to continue browsing our complete collection of Unique Gifts.




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