A couple ideas for housewarming gifts that are appropriate for family members are live plants and decorative scented candles. Other housewarming gift ideas are a bold vase or serving bowl and a picture frame.
Plants are a good housewarming gift because they make new homes look welcoming and, unlike cut flowers, they live for a while and require less care. Decorative candles in a soothing color and scent help add comfort to the atmosphere. When choosing a vase as a gift, crystal or silver suit formal homes while porcelain and pottery look well in a casual setting. Wood, pewter and bamboo picture frames are also good choices for a casual setting.