The journey to another life, another home and a new place marks the celebration of a housewarming. It requires the remarkable presence of God and good souls when you take the first step in your new home. The beautiful presence of a mezuzah covered in a glass mezuzah case can be a reminder that God resides in our hearts, and at the entrance of our houses.
In earlier times, every Jewish family used to slaughter lamb and mark its blood at the entrance of their houses. Those days are long gone. Most Jewish families used to help people settle in by giving firewood as a house warming gift! It was a belief that it helped in keeping evil spirits away from the home.
The housewarming tradition in Jewish families still holds a strong place in their customs. The goal of housewarming gifts is to help the family be comfortable in their new space. The heartfelt wishes and gifts are a way to help us stay connected.
The deep-rooted belief in Jewish culture calls for traditional and meaningful present ideas. These gift ideas will help you decide your next present for a housewarming bash!
Thoughtful present ideas for housewarming parties
A mezuzah covered in a glass mezuzah case. The blessings of a mezuzah are unmatchable in Jewish culture. Jewish family homes are easily identifiable with the holy mezuzah hanging at the entrance door. The scroll kept inside a glass mezuzah case is a sign of a good omen and deep faith. What could be a better and more beautiful way to set up a new home than having God by your side!
Bread: A gift, like a staple food such as bread, represents a sign of sustenance. Give a roll or a loaf of bread to celebrate a housewarming. This heartfelt wish and gift represent life with survival on good food!
Birkat Habayit: The decoration of a traditional Birkat Habayit is truly a blessing for a new home. Think of it as a decoration that has a meaning imbibed for Jewish family members. The presence of a Birkat Habayit is thought to bring healthy and successful life for everyone in the family.
Honey: The present of a well-packaged honey box represents hope for a sweet-filled life. It is indeed a blessing for the family to always have meaningful and healthy life!
Pot and a House plant: Here is how you can wish nature and growth together in one single gift with a houseplant. Give the gift of a new life in their new home with a young houseplant.
The bottom line
To fill a family with love, the list of gifts is endless! Go ahead and bring them something meaningful this season!