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Housewarming Gift Ideas



As someone who is currently packing up and moving into a new home – I’ve got to admit, I have housewarming gifts on my mind.

I also have a cousin who just moved into his new place, and I had no idea what to buy him for his housewarming party. I initially thought I would have to get something that matched his house décor, but I had no idea what his style was. I wanted to see his new place before I could decide on a gift for him. I didn’t want to get him something that wouldn’t look good in his space, or something that he already had.

Today I realized, a housewarming gift doesn’t have to be so complicated! There are so many generic gifts you can get someone that will work for any type of person. Even if they already have it, this list of ideas will still work:

Tools: Create a DIY large mason jar full of useful tools: measuring tape, a level, extension cord, screwdriver, hammer, screws, etc. You can never have too many of these.

Personalized key chain: They’re getting new keys – so why not make it extra special by giving them a personalized key chain. Include their name, a letter, or a symbol that represents something they like. There are so many options, and you can’t go wrong with a key chain.

Drinking glasses or mugs: Anything from shot glasses, to wine glasses, steins, mugs, or whatever else. If you know what they like to drink, aim to get a glass or mug that suits their lifestyle. For example, if they love coffee or tea, go for a personalized mug.

Bottle opener: This will come in handy for any household. There are many styles of bottle openers. Choose one that you think goes with their personal likes.

Cutting board: This is another item that you can’t go wrong with. Spice it up a bit, get one that’s personalized with a special message on it.

This is just a short list of many great ideas for a housewarming gift, but perhaps it’s inspired you to think of more. Let us know what other ideas you have, or tell us what you have gifted to your family or friends for their housewarming party.



Need a gift for a houswarming party? Here are some great ideas. To purchase, visit our website or find it in a store near you.


House Keychain


Set of 4 Steins with Monogram Included

Airplane Bottle Opener

Airplane Bottle Opener








From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

Find the Right Gift Fit For Everyone On Your List



With the holidays upon us, shoppers everywhere are once again agonizing over what to get their family and friends. While holiday shopping once consisted of a necktie for Dad, a comfy robe for Mom and some toys for the kids, today’s holiday shopping list is much more complicated than that.  What gifts to buy people is certainly a #FirstWorldProblem!

Each and every family or circle of friends has its own unique identity, and each member within those groups is his or her own individual. For those with a holiday shopping list on which no two people are the same, consider the following gift ideas to ensure everyone on your list enjoys a happy holiday season.

The Techie

What do you get your gadget-obsessed friend or relative this year?  Oftentimes, when it comes to gifting a tech-savvy relative, it helps to go with something new. Technology is ever-changing so don’t fall behind the times.  Check out the latest in tech gift ideas from Tom’s Guide.  I’ll take the Apple Watch, please.

The Pet Lover

Subscriptions are SO popular right now.  For someone who loves cats or dogs – check out BarkBox and for cat lovers, check out CatLadyBox or CatNipBox.

We offer a few cute gifts for pet lovers too.  Consider these:


Cat with Bell Ornament


Good Kisser Pet Tag


Cat Photo Ornament

The Busy Woman On-the-Go

Today’s woman is busier and more on-the-go than ever before. And “Fit Bits,” or similar activity trackers, are on point. People become obsessed with keeping track of their steps-per-day, the activity, and even their sleep patterns on these little devices that can be worn 24-7.  Check out the designs and options of the most popular brand: Fit Bit.

The Wine Lover

Few hobbies taste as good as developing an affinity and knowledge of the wines of the world. With their masses growing, wine connoisseurs have now infiltrated families everywhere. This holiday season, you could give your wine loving family or friend a gift certificate to a “make-your-wine” place.  An LCBO gift-card is always a great option which would pair nicely with an engraved set of wine glasses!  AND a wine lovers Christmas ornament – sounds like a great wine-themed gift basket in the making!

Stemless Wine Glass - 15oz

Stemless Wine Glass – 15oz

Wine Glass with Cork Ornament

Wine Glass with Cork Ornament

Wine Bottle Label

Wine Bottle Label

The Foodie

Everyone is a food critic but some people are serious at-home chefs. Maybe you know one?  What do you get the chef-de-cuisine foodie gourmand?  Do they need another recipe book?  Probably not!  Don’t we all get our recipes from Pinterest now anyway?  What about some fun kitchen gadgets?!? Things that no everyone has, unique items like a spiral slicer or a micoplane.  These are not essential kitchen tools but they can make cooking even more fun for the foodie!  Get some more inspiration from Amazon here.

Customers and Clients

Of course, no holiday shopping list is complete without customers and clients. The holiday season is a time for businesses to show just how much they appreciate their customers and clients, and how much they look forward to working with them in the year ahead.

A popular option if you run your own business or have regular clients who you want to recognize during the holidays season, is gift basket.  Some local cheese shop or chocolate stores will put together gift baskets at various price-points full of goodies that you can then deliver to your clients during the holiday season.  That’s a good way to recognize their support throughout the year.  We offer a few options that can be personalized for your special clients.  Here are three top ideas:

Cross "Coventry" Pen & Pencil Set

Cross “Coventry” Pen & Pencil Set

Stainless Steel Gun Metal Card Case

Stainless Steel Gun Metal Card Case

Chrome Compass in Black Presentation Box

Chrome Compass in Black Presentation Box

When it comes to holiday shopping, finding the right fit is never as easy as it should be. But when steered in the right direction, holiday shoppers can ensure the important people in their lives remember this holiday season for years to come.  We’re here to help.  Contact us today (in store or online) and we’ll help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

Friends Staying Connected, No Matter the Distance


Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond

If you are lucky enough to have an amazing friend in your life, you already know the value of that relationship. A good friend is priceless.

Recently, one of our online customers, Melissa, sent us an order for a lovely friendship trinket box. We asked her who the gift was for, because we were very intrigued by the engraved message she added to this box.

friend trinket box

Distance doesn’t have to make us distant.

Melissa has a very special friend named Christine. They have been BEST friends since elementary school, and Christine was Melissa’s bridesmaid just last year. They are also known to spend some time socializing together. Melissa says of Christine, “We have shared many good memories that we still laugh about and she is always there when I need a friend.”

Now Christine is about to move to new Brunswick, and we are sure she will love it there. But that does mean these two friends will have to find ways to stay connected between their visits. Thankfully, in today’s connected world, there are LOTS of ways to do that.

But we also loved that Melissa is gifting this special friendship box as a means to stay connected offline too. Every time Christine uses her gift, she will be reminded about Melissa and her friendship.


From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

Looking for a friendship gift to give to someone special to you? The possibilities are endless, really. You can choose a gift that is sentimental, silly, practical or beautiful. Whichever you choose, your friendship will be strengthened by your show of love. This is our newest puzzle piece key chain set, which is perfect to gift a friend on the move.


To purchase a friendship gift for YOUR best friend, visit our website or find it in a store near you.


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