top of page

LA-based Green Sea Shells is an online magazine that encapsulates the vibrant essence of Indian-American life, culture, and family travel. Join our community and subscribe to our complimentary monthly newsletter, Roots & Routes.

Thanks for submitting!

20 Great Housewarming Gifts

Looking for unique housewarming gift ideas? These may get you started...!

Nova Deruta Platter ($35)

This vivid, colorful platter is perfect for serving favorite dishes. Inspired by the Umbrian region of Italy, this traditional Nova Deruta earthenware is handcrafted in a style that dates back to the Renaissance. The Nova Deruta collection dinnerware showcases the bright palette of its namesake city and makes a vibrant addition to any table.

Volcanic Lava Stone Molcajete/Tejolote Mortar and Pestle ($40)

Buy a Mexico-made product for an authentic tasting guacamole. This is a great product for the kitchen and a wonderful center piece at a house party. The gift needs 'curing' so suggest a quick Google look-up on pre-conditioning the molcajete before use.

Gift a plant from Bloomscape ($50)

Based in Detroit, MI, Bloomscape comes from five generations of greenhouse growers and floral industry innovators, and their roots go all the way back to ancestors who were pioneers in the Netherlands’ horticulture industry. Plants are shipped with care and come with a 30-day guarantee! Why not give a gift that keeps on giving....?

Cast Iron Sitting Women Bookends, Set of 2 ($64)

This beautiful bookends are a product of CCDG, an interior design firm in Park City, Utah with a curated shop called Root'd. The bookends are 100% Iron with Gold Finish with the following dimensions: 8.8 x 2.3 x 6.3. Home full of book enthusiasts? This is a gift they will appreciate.

Personalized 8" Oval Door Plaque With Three Blue Fleur de Lis ($75)

Add a name, address or welcoming message to this Fleur de Lis Oval Door Plaque for a personalized flair to the entryway of a home or office. Visit their website to see many more options! With predrilled holes, the plaque comes with screws and washers for immediate mounting. Stoneware is naturally resilient, resisting scratches and fading. And because Stoneware is frost- and freeze-proof, it will stand up to the elements. Stoneware & Co. was established in 1815 so there is much tradition and old timey techniques involved in this one.

Kamsah Plate Set & Serving Platter, Custom Hand-Painted Ceramic ($79)

Family operated since 2015, and created by women artisans in Tunesia, this is traditional pottery that adds beauty to the table. This fair trade 'Fatima Hand' is bright and colorful and symbolizes peace, prosperity, and protection. And this piece will be a conversation piece, guaranteed.

Acacia Wood Slab Cheese & Charcuterie Boards (starts at $79)

Handcrafted with impressive cuts of acacia, the Wood Slab Serveware Collection is an entertaining must-have that creates the perfect groundwork for showstopping displays. The wood’s natural grain and live edge gives this stunning cheese board its rustic warmth and character.

Giada's Italy Gift Box ($92)

Giada De Laurentiis lavishly explores her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America’s most beloved Italian chef. In Giada’s Italy, she returns to her native Rome to reconnect with the flavors that have inspired the way she cooks and shares what it means to live la dolce vita. From pastas to tomatoes, Calabrian chili paste and beyond, give someone a chance to use these Italian ingredients to start cooking their way through Giada's Italy.

Brushed Antique Bronze Picture Frame Gallery, Set of 3 ($104)

Three frames in two sizes make it easy to create a stunning display of favorite photographs. Brushed antique bronze frames make a fantastic presentation, featuring shadow-box styling and generously sized off-white mats. Set includes one 3-4x6 and 2 5x7 frames. (starts at $138)

Art lovers, rejoice! Explore the designer-curated gallery walls of You can find great art sets to gift ($138 - $1000+) and even best seller prints starting just $15. Find canvas and framed art across myriad subjects - Abstract, scenic, landscape, coastal, botanical and fine art.

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Gooseneck Kettle (starts at $140)

This is a well-crafted kettle - Simple aesthetic meets powerful design! A stainless steel gooseneck kettle that pours as good as it looks for the ultimate brewing experience. It is designed for a powerful but precise stream for the optimal pour over flow rate, and the counterbalanced handle provides a sturdy grip encouraging a slower pour. San Fransisco-based Stagg has received great reviews from many media and is highly rated even on Amazon. You will also find that many high-end stores are carrying this product.

Always Pan ($145)

This do-it-all wonder FROM OUR PLACE pan is designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware. And it looks pretty good too. It is non-toxic and non-stick with a ceramic coating, compatible with all other cooktops. It comes with spouts, a beechwood spatula, steel steamer basket and a modular lid to let off steam.

Pure Bronze Kansa Matt Finish Ayurveda Dinner Set (Starts at $155)

The 6 piece plate set includes: One 12 inch Dinner Plate, two Bowls , one Low Bowl, one Spoon and one glass. You may have to buy two sets to make it a house-warming gift - which may set you back at least $300. Pre-ordering is essential as this products ships from India and is handmade.

Le Creuset Buffet Casserole With Glass Lid, 3.5 Qt ($200)

Featuring a shallow base, this does-it-all pan is perfect for searing, braising, slow cooking and more. A durable tempered glass lid makes it easy to monitor food while it cooks. Versatile enough for use in the oven, on the stove or at the table, Le Creuset cast iron is beloved for both its chip-resistant enamel exterior and superior heat retention that locks in flavor and keeps food moist and tender. This casserole is the product of time-honored casting techniques and rigorous hand finishing at Le Creuset’s foundry in northern France.

Game Night Gift Set ($267)

With all the essentials for playing, eating and drinking, this gift set is sure to be your go-to for game nights with family and friends. Poker-themed snack bowls add a playful touch and pair perfectly with the luxe leather poker set and double old-fashioned glasses. A fun gift for friends and family, you can add a custom monogram for a personal touch. Set includes Poker Snack Bowls, Leather Poker Set and 4 Double Old Fashioned Glasses.

Tea Gifts ($75 - $290)

Japanese-style tea serving set has a cast iron infuser teapot with two cups. Embossed with a bursting gold pattern inspired by hanabi fireworks, this pot is coated with an enamel interior to prevent rust. Cast iron teapots have been prized for their superior heat retention and iconic designs since the Sencha era of 17th-century Japan.

Give the gift of quiet conversation with Tea Forte ($75). This duet gift set has everything you need to create a memorable moment for two. Includes one Tea Tasting Assortment Petite Presentation Box, two porcelain Café Cups, and two Orchid White Tea Trays monogrammed with the Tea Forté logo. This gift set comes in a keepsake blue-grey gift box wrapped with a ribbon, featuring our gold foil stamped logo on the top.

If you are looking for something much more fancier, consider the unique Wonderlust Teacup and Saucer Set ($290). Find it at Macys or get it cheaper on Amazon. Take a journey around the world with the Wonderlust collection. This striking Teacup & Saucer Set, available as a set of four. Perfect for afternoon tea, they each boast a striking and detailed pattern from the Wonderlust collection: Blue Pagoda, Camellia, Crimson Jewel and Yellow Tonquin. Taking inspiration from exotic locations and eclectic treasures, this diverse set is crafted from bone china and presented in a signature blue Wedgwood gift box.

Vitamix FoodCycler, 2L Capacity ($349)

Great gift for those who live sustainably! The smallest powered food waste recycler in the world creating soil fertilizer in mere hours. It cuts down volume of food waste by up to 90%. It is easy to operate and to store. Vitamix is a fourth-generation family owned American company.

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine ($367)

Give the gift of endless craft cocktails in the comfort of home — no need to measure or pour. Just insert a cocktail capsule into the Bartesian drink mixer machine, select preferred strength and press mix. The system draws the spirit from the appropriate reservoir and mixes the cocktail in seconds. The capsules are sold separately and cost $15 for a pack of 6.

18th Century Brass Indian Urli Bowl Collection at RH ($820)

Pricey? Yes. But sometimes, we are looking for gifts that are meant to be passed down. This is one of them! These handcrafted bowls are inspired by ceremonial cooking vessels used in temples throughout southern India during the 18th century. Intricately detailed with concentric rings, scrolling strap handles and a narrow, tapered foot, it bears the antique luster of a treasured artifact. RH members get a discounted price, so please explore this option.

Gift Cards are often the best gifts!

Finally, cash is always a good way to go. Here are some options to explore:

  1. Amazon

  2. Apple

  3. Target

  4. Best Buy

  5. Bed, Bath & Beyond

  6. Pottery Barn

  7. Crate & Barrel

  8. Container Store

  9. Macy's

  10. Williams Sonoma


Green Sea Shells is all about the joyful pursuit of health and happiness. Subscribe to the blog updates and follow me on social media platforms on FaceBook & Instagram. Some of these products are available on Amazon and we may get a commission if you buy from our links in this post.

49 views0 comments

Amazon Finds

Latest in Travel

Latest in LA Life

Latest in Gifting

Latest in Lifestyle

bottom of page