Moving into a new home is a time to be celebrated. It can often signal a new start and so it’s natural that when our friends or family move home, that we want to show them we care and celebrate with them.
But how do you choose that perfect housewarming gift for a new homeowner in Angus?
As with all gifts, it really is the thought that counts. The great news is that Angus, as a county, has a fantastic range of food, home decor and thriving small businesses community that will help show that you’ve given that bit more ‘thought’ to your choice of gift.
But to save you time scouring websites and shops, we’ve pulled together our favourites into the below blog to help you choose the right housewarming gift. We’re sure they’ll love one if not all of these.
Best Housewarming Gifts for New Home Owners in Angus
Housewarming Gifts for Foodies
#1 Artisana Brownies
While you’ll find these multi-award winning brownies at various markets and pop-ups across Angus, you can also order slabs of brownies and have them delivered by post too. Don't worry if you don’t think they’ll be able to eat them all at once too - they can just pop them in the freezer for later use.
Be warned that once the new homeowners try these - they’ll never eat other brownies again!
For more info and to order online - visit Artisana Brownies website HERE.
#2 Sacred Grounds Coffee Company
The only coffee roastery based in Angus, Sacred Grounds Coffee Company sources premium green beans from ethical and sustainable sources before we roasting them at their roastery on the banks of the Brothock Burn in Arbroath.
While you’ll find their coffee beans being used and on sale in various cafe’s across Angus, you can buy them online via their website in single bags or subscription.
If you’re not sure they have their own grinders or filters, then check out the brew kits that they also have online too.
For more info and to order online - visit Sacred Grounds Coffee Company website HERE.
#3 Cocoa Bean Confections
These beautifully handcrafted chocolate truffles are guaranteed to hit the right spot with any chocolate lover.
You can order boxes of 6 or 12 in a range of flavours online including a vegan option too!
For more info and to order online - visit Cocoa Bean Confections website HERE.
#4 Create a Farmers Market Hamper at Angus Farmers’ Market
With regular markets in both Forfar and Montrose, why not pop along to one and create a hamper from a wide range of suppliers.
With so many fabulous local producers, the difficulty will be in trying to decide what not to add!
For more info and timings - visit the Angus Farmers’ Market website HERE.
#5 Buy a Gift Certificate for a Local Eatery
When it comes to house moves, takeaways and eating out can be a life saver in those early weeks. So a gift certificate for a local restaurant will not only help reduce the stress of unpacking but also give the new homeowners a chance to explore the local community.
We’d recommend checking out:
- Balmakewan: A farm shop and tea room which also hosts a regular monthly grill night. Find out more info via their facebook page HERE.
- El Tajin: A family run restaurant, in Montrose, serving authentic traditional Mexican flavours using great local products Find out more via their Facebook page HERE.
#6 Arbirkie Distillery
Overlooking Lunan Bay on the Angus coast, Arbirkie Distillery produces gin, whisky and vodka. One of the few field-to-bottle distilleries, all are distilled from scratch here in Angus.
While you can buy their products from several local stockists, you can also buy online via their website too.
For more info and to order online - visit the Arbirkie website HERE.
#7 Shed 35 Brewery
A craft brewery which began at the bottom of a garden in Carnoustie, Angus, With perfected craft recipes, techniques and fresh ingredients, they now produce a range of ales available from local stockists and at pop-up events across Angus.
For more info and to find stockists - visit the Shed 35 Brewery website HERE.
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Housewarming Gifts for Home Decor Enthusiasts
#1 Rust Concept Homeware Store
Step inside Rust and you’ll find a carefully selected range of quality homewares from around the world as well as their own handmade bespoke furniture.
While their stock constantly rotates, you’ll often find cosy blankets and throws which would make an ideal housewarming gift.
For more info and opening times - visit Rust’s Facebook page HERE.
#2 The Flower Pavillion
Based in a stunning location overlooking a bowling green, Linda and her puppy Liesel offer a warm welcome in this stunning florists.
From small posy arrangements to vases and larger displays, Linda will be happy to help you find something suitable for those new homeowners. Workshop and classes are also available.
N.b You can even grab a coffee and brownie while you choose!
For more info and opening hours - visit The Flower Pavillion website HERE.
#3 Heather Cottage Crafts
Based on the high street in Arbroath, Heather Cottage Crafts are known for their bespoke vintage and scottish themed furniture and commissions.
Their shop is also home to a fantastic range of interior decor products which are both quirky and unique! Great for a gift for those new homeowners who are looking to add that special touch to their decor.
For more info and opening hours - visit Heather Cottage Crafts Facebook Page HERE
#4 Humble Abode
Based in Westport Village in Arbroath, Humble Abode stocks a fantastic range of quality homeware and gifts.
From cushions to candles and amazing Moo + Boo arm knitted blankets, you won’t be short of choices for a housewarming gift.
N.b gift wrapping also available!
For more info and opening hours - visit Humble Abode’s Facebook page HERE.
House Warming Gifts for the Outdoor Lover
#1 National Trust Membership
If you are looking for a gift for someone who likes to get ou and explore then an annual National Trust Membership is the perfect choice.
Available as individual, joint or family memberships, they’ll be able to make the most of National Trust locations in Angus and further afield too.
For more information on gifting a membership - visit the National Trust website HERE.
#2 Brechin Castle Garden Centre
Filled with garden inspiration, plants, flowers and gifts, Brechin Castle Garden Centre is also home to fabulous homeware and decor items too.
Why not take advantage of the country park while visiting.
For more information and opening hours - visit the Brechin Castle Garden Centre website HERE.
#3 Silverwells Garden Centre
When you first move into a new home, the garden can sometimes take a back seat with boxes to unpack and rooms to makeover.
A thoughtful plant or hanging basket can make the perfect gift and help brighten up an outdoor space in those early few weeks of a house move.
For more information and opening hours - visit the Silverwells Garden Centre Facebook page HERE.
Still Searching for That Perfect Housewarming Gift?
Buying a housewarming gift can sometimes feel a little stressful. You want it to feel personalised to their tastes and style but also be practical too.
However, what’s important to remember is that your friends or family will also appreciate the effort you’ve gone into choosing a gift no matter what your final choice is. Enjoy shopping and they’ll love that you’ve been thoughtful enough to find and choose!