Simple Ideas for a House Warming or Hostess Gift

What to pack in your holiday hostess gift basket | A Fabulous Fete

When I say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE giving gifts, I really mean it. Don't get me wrong, I love shopping for myself just as much. But it's something about searching for the perfect thing that you know that person will actually enjoy (like, NOT gift cards). And even more than that, I love finding extra little things to go along with the "main" present.

In the past few months I had some people in my life moving to new places. Putting their gifts together was super fun, so I wanted to share them and inspire a few ideas in case you have a friend or family member on their way to a new place as well!

We were going to visit a friend in her new place and I knew I wanted to make her something special she could keep/display/use in her new home. So I lettered a long serving board (I think it was from Homegoods or store like that with random pieces). I paired it with items that one, would look nice next to it if she needed to fill a blank space in her house, and two, we could enjoy together to celebrate...

Hand lettered wood serving board | A Fabulous Fete
Hand lettered card by Wilde House Paper | A Fabulous Fete

To pair with the hand lettered tray, I added a fave candle that she had commented on at our house before (a hard thing to buy for people unless you keep your ears open!) and some matches. Card was from one of our Wilde House Paper Boxes.

Re-wrap grocery store blooms for a sophisticated bouquet on a budget! | A Fabulous Fete

Obviously flowers and champagne... because you can really never go wrong with the two so why not throw them in!

Voluspa Candles | A Fabulous Fete

So here's how I always like to think of curating a little gift for someone... think of something useful they'll need, pair it with a few small accessories to round it out, then add in a fun element like a mini bouquet of fresh flowers or their fave bottle of wine, and done. What are your go to hostess or house warming gifts?