Create A Unique And Personal Housewarming Gift

If a friend or family member of yours has recently brought a new home, then it is important that you get them a nice gift. You don't want to show up to the housewarming without something to give them. Now, if you are the type who has a bit of a hard time deciding what to get, and you are nervous that you will show up with something that is not appropriate, or not personal enough, then here are some ideas you can use to make your own unique and personal housewarming gift. The list below will help you set up a nice wine and cheese gift basket that will look unique than the ones you buy in a store:

Wine and Cheese

Even if you are not a fan of wine, you should bring a nice bottle to the new owners. They will enjoy it, and even if they don't drink wine, they can serve it the next time they are having a dinner party. Two bottles would be nice, a white and a red one. If you are a complete novice when it comes to wine, then the best way to choose the bottles is to use the rating system found in magazines such as Wine Spectator or Wine Enthusiast. These numerical rankings are even found in wine stores, posted underneath the bottles. This is a quick way to tell what wines are the best.

When you've picked out the wines, get a few nice cheeses (not soft cheeses such as brie) from a gourmet store. These work really well when paired with the wine. Things such as aged Cheddar or Gouda.

Designer, Handcrafted Soaps

Another cool idea for the gift basket would be some beautiful designer soaps. You can order these online, or find them in shops such as whole foods. They are handcrafted and people love them because they will make the owners new bathroom look super fancy. You can get them scented, with fragrances such as lavender.

A Nice Wood Wine Crate To Hold It All

Instead of some cheap basket that you might find in a local department store, you should choose a beautiful wood wine crate. These look really cool, and it's definitely something that your friends will think is unique. They can then use the crate after they have taken out the wine, cheese, and soap. There are endless uses for a really well-made wine crate. One really cool thing to add to the crate are slots that your friends can later install and turn the wine crate into a wine holding rack. This way they can display the wines people give them in an authentic wine crate, as opposed to some metal frame.  

Contact a company like Wine Crate Craftworks for more information and assistance.