As you explore Christmas gift ideas for new homeowners, first of all, let us say, kudos to you for not taking the easy way out and opting for the ho-hum gift card. Anyone can trade cash for plastic, stuff it in a card, and call it a housewarming gift.

But not you.

You’re looking for a memorable gift for the new homeowner, something that says, “Welcome to your new home,” and “Think of us each time you use this gift.”

You came to Shinbone Alley because you know our collection of curated gifts for the home is priceless, memorable, and as unique as the new homeowners you’re shopping for. So, here we have some ideas to get you started: Christmas gifts for the home, housewarming gift ideas, and household gifts for Christmas.

Christmas gifts for the home

Elegance, utility, and craftsmanship — three themes you’ll see in our collection of gifts for the home.

In addition to the stacking vessels, you’ll find gorgeous lamps, bookends, sculptures that double as containers, and serving dishes made from ethically sourced animal byproducts. We are also honored to be one of the few retailers chosen to offer ceramic Guinea fowl from world-renowned French potter Heidi Caillard (but hurry; these go quickly!).

Take this collection of designer luxury vases. You’ve never seen anything like these, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you follow “one for them, one for me” rule while you’re shopping. Go ahead. Indulge. Our editors’ favorites are the stacking vase and vessel sets from hand-blown Czech glass and hand-turned acacia wood. Stack the pieces together for a one-of-a-kind sculpture; separate them and turn the pieces into vases to hold flowers, snacks and a potpourri of items.

Looking for a statement piece? Browse our collection of gifts for people who love home decor.

Housewarming Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Wood is a housewarming gift tradition that conveys the message of peace, harmony and stability, according to folklore. When we curated our collection of handmade hardwood cutting boards, we couldn’t resist their beauty and quality craftsmanship. In fact, we worried that our customers would find them so beautiful that they wouldn’t want to use them! 

No worries — these hardwood cutting boards are meant to withstand the sharpest knives on the block. 

We also carry a line of food-safe cutting board care products, including mineral oil and conditioning cream

Household Gifts for the Kitchen at Christmas

For the gourmet cooks and foodies on your Christmas shopping list, you’ll find a number of unique items that make for the perfect gift basket ensemble. Go ahead and indulge here, too:

One for them, one for you — we won’t tell.

If sustainability and waste reduction are on your mind, you will absolutely love our reusable grocery and produce bags, sandwich bags, and eco-wraps for keeping foods fresh. Feel free to linger in our kitchen gadgets section and don’t miss the unique canvas totes, cutlery, flatware and cooking utensils.

One of our editors’ favorites are the versatile glazed cheese stones that go from the freezer, microwave or oven directly to your table. Pair with our all natural Ash Wood side plates. Or to switch it up use our slate cheese board gift set.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Cheers to a New Year.


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