A Practical Housewarming Gift List for New Memphis Area Arrivals

By Tim OHare
October 14, 2020

The U.S. News & World Report weighed in last week with a quite useful list: housewarming gift ideas that are both thoughtful and practical. The entire list ran to 15 entries—some less appropriate than others (right now, the “hummingbird feeder” might be more appreciated come springtime)—but for most Memphis area readers, on the whole, it presented a very useful compendium.

It spurred a wider search for other lists that have appeared in recent years. Here, in addition to some of the U.S. News ideas, are ten good ones:

  1. Customized return address stamp or stickers.
  2. Personalized doormat.
  3. A choice item from a favorite local Memphis area business.
  4. Cooking herb planter.
  5. Step stool.
  6. Keyholder (a tray, bowl, or set of hooks).
  7. Personalized wine opener.
  8. Engraved cutting board.
  9. Pineapple candle (there are all sorts of these, from shaped candles to beautiful glass-enclosed varieties).
  10. Decorator measuring cup or spoon sets (Google these: many are really handsome).


Keep in mind that these ‘housewarming’ gifts can also be thoughtful ‘thinking of you’ gifts for any occasion—even for just dropping by for a socially-distanced-but-too-long-delayed visit. These days, considerate gestures are more welcome than ever. And remember, when you’re looking forward to becoming a recipient in your own future Memphis area housewarming situation, I hope you’ll call me to help create it!

About Author
Tim OHare

Tim O'Hare has over 15 years experience working with executive leadership as a digital marketing and technology specialist. Tim relocated to Collierville, TN where he began his real estate career with a sphere of less than 10. In his first 18 months, he was Rookie of the Year at his brokerage and a member of the Multi Million Dollar Club. Tim realized the best way he could give back was to help others unlock their potential, so that they feel empowered to accomplish their personal and professional goals. His passion to learn, coach and give back to the community is what shapes him as a leader. He brings a strong competitive mindset and understands the commitment necessary to accomplish even the most audacious goals. Tim currently lives in Collierville with his wife Anna and 2 boys. He's a member of the Collierville Rotary and serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals for Collierville. Tim also sits on multiple committees at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.


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