As promised, here is my go-to housewarming gift for any new homeowner. Based on the title of this post, you may have guessed that it’s based on one of my favorite movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It is the sweetest, most heart-warming movie that there ever was. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend giving it a shot this holiday season. (I watch it every year.)
The main characters help a dear friend of theirs, Mr. Martini, buy his first house. At the housewarming party they present him with three gifts, each with a wish attached to it. It goes a little something like this:
“Bread, that you may never know hunger. Salt, that life will always have flavor. And wine, that joy and prosperity reign forever,” and then they tell him “Enter the Martini Castle!”
Gather up artisan bread, a nice bottle of wine, and a container of salt, and place them in a bowl of some kind (also for the new homeowners to keep) with dishtowels underneath, both to make it a little more attractive and also to add a little something extra. Make sure you write it all out on a card, so they understand, and tie it up with a bow. There you go: the perfect housewarming gift, sure to warm everyone’s hearts.