- Bread: So that this house may never know hunger…or…So your cupboards will always be full
- Salt: Given with the message “That life may always have flavor”, can also represent added luxury or flavor to life
- Sugar: Means “So your life shall always have sweetness”
- Wine: Symbolizes the hope “That joy and prosperity may reign forever”…or…”That your family will never be thirsty”…or…”So you will always be of good cheer”
- Honey: So that you may always enjoy the sweetness of life
- Broom: “So your home may always be clean” or “To help sweep away any evil and bad luck”
- Coin: “So you may dwell in good fortune”
- Candle: “So that this house will always have light” or “So you may dwell in light and happiness”
You can give a single item, a couple or fill a basket with all of them. Make each a little more special by wrapping in ribbon or raffia, cover jar lids with fabric or lace. Tuck in a handwritten note with the meaning of each item given.
Do you or your family have any traditions you follow for housewarming gifts? If so, so you know where they originated. In another country? In America? Share in the comments below.
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