Moving house is one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. However, the settling in and housewarming parties that follow are something to look forward to. If you know someone who has recently moved house, make their home feel even more special with a gift. Instead of going down the conventional housewarming gift route, why not give new home gifts that are personal and meaningful? Discover how to turn a traditional enamel sign into something that will make a house a home.
New Home Gifts: Say it with a Sign…
People love to receive personalised housewarming gifts. But, if you are stuck thinking of new home hamper ideas, then a handmade enamel sign offers a beautiful alternative. House signs are a design element that frequently gets overlooked in the interior design process. Landscaped gardens and carefully curated entranceways are high on the list of most people’s home improvement projects. However, more often than not, good quality signage does not feature in these plans. At RAMSIGN, we let customers roll up their sleeves and get creative with the customisation tools available. We understand just how personal house signage can be. This is why we use a simple process that everyone can use:
1. Think of a noteworthy design. Then play with the sign customising tools and explore the range of fonts, trims and colours on offer.
2. Master Craftsmen receive your order and begin to enamel the steel plate.
3. They hand-stencil the details using traditional methods to ensure that each sign is bespoke and beautiful.
Add a Sign To A New Home Hamper:
Gifting an enamel sign is a wonderful way to show that you care. If the homeowner already has a house number displayed on the front of their property, why not design them a nameplate or a wall plaque for inside their home? There are hundreds of customisation options available for your sign. And, enamel signs sit pretty on any wall, inside and out making them a failsafe gift option. Discover our favourite sign themed new home presents and upgrade your gift hamper with an enamel sign.
Surprise the new homeowners with a couple’s nameplate. Place both names on sign, separated by a heart icon.
If the family is not complete without a furry friend, re-style a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign. Set a friendly tone with a ‘(Pet’s name)’s home, please close the gate’ or a similar phrase.
Flat Warming Gifts: Happy Hour All Day Long:
Pop that cork and kick back! Rest those weary feet and enjoy some quality time together at home. The feeling of celebration is sure to be in the air for the happy homeowners. Create a housewarming hamper like no other, complete with a bottle of Mother's ruin and a ‘Gin O’clock’ sign for the kitchen. Or, if the family is more into grilling and chilling in the back garden, recreate a pub feel with a ‘Jones’ Family Beer Garden’ sign. Choose their beverage of choice and craft a sign that will be sure to put a smile on their face. If alcoholic drinks are not on the menu, focus on something like coffee or tea. People tend to have strong feelings about these two staple hot drinks, so try to appeal to their taste buds with a sign that reminds them of their favourite brew.
New House Gift Ideas for Furry Friends
Don’t forget that if your friends or family have pets, they too will be moving to a new home. Make them feel welcome in their new surroundings by customising a ‘Cat’s Corner’ sign or a ‘Dog House’ sign. These new home plaques will be sure to add personality to the new home. At RAMSIGN, we also offer the possibility for icons to be added to any of our signs. A cute little paw print or dog bone will be an eye-catching addition to the sign’s design.
Long-Lasting First Home Gifts
Sometimes the perfectly formulated phrase or song lyric has the power to have a tremendous impact on your mood. Remind the homeowners of the special bond shared between you and add an inspiring quote to a sign. Sometimes saying it with a song is the perfect way to express your feelings and now you can cherish these sentiments forever by preserving them in enamel. Of course, the customisation doesn’t have to stop with words and phrases, it could also be extended to important dates. Weddings, anniversaries, buying a first home - these are all monumental milestones. Combine the key date with the names of the couple or family name. The result? A gift that the new homeowners will be sure to treasure and proudly display in the new home.
Quirky Housewarming Gifts
Customize our smallest sign and include a short, 3 digit message. Next, attach the sign to a leather strap to create an our first home keyring. New home gifts don't have to be fancy. At times, it is the simple things that hold more value. Make his and her versions with ‘Mr’ and Mrs’ text. Or, do the homeowners have a habit of losing their keys? Use the first letter of their initials to avoid future mix-ups. Alternatively, if keyrings do not make your heart sing, reinvent the idea. Design and create a garland of letters to spell out a meaningful phrase. Use a new sign for each letter and fashion a unique home decor item for the new home. At RAMSIGN, we use authentic Danish design principles. This ensures that our designs retain the Scandinavian charm that people love. Master craftsmen hand stencil your chosen design onto the sign's surface.
Personalised Housewarming Gifts for His and Her Rooms
It is well known that every man has their version of the man cave. Be it a study, a corner of the lounge or a separate room dedicated to ‘manly things’. You can be sure that each house has one. Women want their part of the house too. Dressing rooms, a study or a crafts corner are just a few examples. Take advantage of the homeowner’s hobbies and design them a sign that they can hang with pride. And, If the house has a double sink in the bathroom, then a ‘His’ and ‘Her’ sign is a playful way to divide up the washbasin. This new home gift idea for couples will put an end to all discussions over whose side is whose.
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Create Unusual Housewarming Gifts
How easy is it to forget to drink 8 glasses of water a day? Meditate? Or, remember to bring the chickens back into the coop after a long day? Help your friend and customise a sign that acts as a daily reminder. Not only will the sign be useful, but it will also be a great ice breaker for when guests come to visit. Our signs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. In addition to this, they can survive undamaged in extreme temperatures thanks to the durable qualities of porcelain enamel. So, if you want to remind people to take muddy shoes off before they enter the house or to kindly wash their hands before eating, then our signs are the perfect addition to the home.
Housewarming Gifts for the Home
Turn your friend or family member’s house into the house of their dreams with a thoughtfully designed sign. Give them an enamel house number plaque to skyrocket their property's curb appeal. This thoughtful new home gift makes an eye-catching statement that will dazzle visitors. When choosing the perfect house sign it is important to factor in a few key details so that the sign is both practical and beautiful.
- Materials - firstly consider what material would best suit their facade
- Size- How close is the property distanced from the curb? This will dictate the size of sign you order
- Message - Will your sign display a house number, house name or an inspirational quote to welcome visitors to the home?
- Style - Consider the style of the home and let this determine the colours, trims and typefaces used.
New Home Gifts Inspiration: The Origin of House Number
Ever since the 16th Century in Paris, house numbers have been a must-have for any property or dwelling. The real boom in house numbering schemes occurred in the 18th Century when, thanks to the industrial revolution, house numbers became commonplace across European metropolitan areas. Today, our Metropolitan collection pays homage to these iconic signs and versions that can still be seen in major European cities.
Why Do We Need a Visible House Number on our New Home?
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Overall, new home gifts don’t need to be difficult to buy. With so many options available, it is nice to be able to give a one-of-a-kind new home gift something truly unique. A house sign may not be the most obvious choice of gift. But, a well crafted, thoughtfully designed sign is perfect for happy homeowners. Make arriving home a pleasure with the addition of a custom sign for the front door, garden wall or mailbox. House signs, of course, are not only reserved for the exterior of the building. For those who relish being at home, an enamel sign will be a welcome addition to the interior decor. Personalise something that the homeowner can cherish for years to come. Or simply let them do the customising and give them a gift card.