What Is a Traditional Housewarming Gift?

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Some traditional housewarming gifts are wine glasses, coasters, food baskets and kitchen accessories such as handmade towels, trivets and oven gloves. A bottle of wine paired with a corkscrew, a set of bottle stoppers and an assortment of crackers and cheese is a thoughtful housewarming gift.

A time-honored Russian folk custom in the Jewish tradition welcomes the new homeowners with bread and salt, imparting the wish that the pantry is always bountiful. A breakfast basket filled with eggs, coffee, tea, cream, English muffins, jam and orange juice is a great way to welcome a new neighbor on moving day. A handy gift for new apartment dwellers is a picture-hanging kit that includes hammer, wire, nails and hooks.