Cultures around the world have a variety of different traditions for housewarming gifts. One common one is to give bread, salt, and honey or sugar — symbolizing sustenance, a flavorful life, and sweetness, respectively. Acorns and images of roosters are gifts derived from Norse traditions, while a pomegranate tree can serve as a variant of Ancient Greek housewarming traditions. Another idea is the Italian tradition of giving brooms, including both decorative brooms and new, unused functional brooms as well.
- Some of the reasons why one can need a housewarming gift are when one is welcoming new neighbors or helping a family to get settled into a new home.
- Nobody appreciates giving a housewarming gift that could be boring and dull so one needs to be creative and thoughtful in choosing a gift.
- One long standing tradition that many say must have come from Russia or Europe is the practice of giving bread to the new occupants of a home.
“Let’s look at the traditional housewarming gifts from around the world for some inspiration.”