Housewarming Gift Ideas

If you know someone who recently moved into a new home, you might be wondering what to bring them to celebrate this big step…  here are some fun ideas that are sure to be a big hit with any recipient!

This adorable gift box by ConfettiGiftCompany comes with a succulent, a “fresh cut flowers” scented candle, a box of matches, 2 chocolate chip cookies, a little bag of confetti and a fun greeting card. For $34, plus the option to add on a Starbucks, Amazon or Visa gift card, you can’t go wrong! A great option for a family member or close friend that live far away.  


This self-inking return address stamp is the perfect gift for new homeowners.  Wrap it up with a bottle of wine or a new house plant.


This adorable basket put together by Oh Sweet Joy would make a perfect gift for your own new neighbors.  It’s the perfect combination of inexpensive, yet thoughtful items to really leave an impression.  



Don’t forget to include this pre-designed Neighborhood Guide template. It is an easy way to pass on helpful info to your new neighbor- including your favorite places to eat in the area, who to call when they’re in need of a hair cut or babysitter, and a spot to leave your own info, in case they need to get a hold of you.  


☆ This article on is a great resource for how to create the perfect housewarming gift basket.  You can customize it to fit your budget and fill it with goodies that even you would appreciate.


Be sure to print out the free gift tag’s to complete your gift.  They help add a fun personalized touch to your basket!gifttags


Neighborhood Spotlight- Arvada

With a population of more than 115,000 people, Arvada offers a small town feel with it’s cozy downtown and an abundance of older brick ranch style homes.  Arvada has plenty to offer with 90 parks, countless festivals and weekly farmer’s markets during the warmer months.  It’s also home to 125 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.



  • The RTD G Line will soon take customers from downtown Arvada to Union Station, in downtown Denver.
  • close access to I-70 & I-76
  • Just over an hour to get to multiple ski resorts, including: Eldora, Loveland, Keystone, Winter Park and Copper Mountain
  • 30 minute drive to Denver International Airport


Places worth checking out:

  •  The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities- one of the nation’s largest multi-disciplinarian arts centers.  Offers a year-round theater series, two art galleries, a museum and an outdoor summer stage for concerts.  They also offer classes in ceramics, dance, writing, acting and visual arts for both children and adults.


  • Apex Center– with 23,000 square feet of indoor water fun, two ice rinks, a climbing wall, cardio/weight training area, indoor playground, elevated running track, three full-sized gymnasiums, and a skate park next door, there is definitely something for everyone.


  • Olde Town Arvada– emerging as a popular and walkable hangout with dozens of restaurants, bars, boutiques, salons, breweries and more.  They organize an abundance of festivals throughout the year, including The Festival of Scarecrows for Halloween and The Saint Patrick’s Day Festival held every March.  Right next to The Arvada Library is a splash pad for kid’s to enjoy in the summertime.


Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1904, Arvada has a rich heritage that is evident within the community.  Their abundance of family friendly events and activities and active downtown community with great accessibility, bring something to the table for everyone.  Whether you are single or raising a family, Arvada would be a great place to call home.

Moving Checklist

If a move is in your near future, use this simple checklist to help you take care of everything you should before the big day.  These are 6 ultimate items that should be completed before your move-in date.  Moving is stressful enough, so make things a little easier on yourself by not putting off these tasks any longer.