15 July 2022

7 Ideas for Housewarming Gifts

Buying a housewarming gift can be a bit tricky at times. If you are sending it to a family member or a good friend, you have a good idea of what they like and what they might need. However, if you are looking for a gift for new neighbors, you probably will not know their preferences or what their interior decor is like.We have selected 7 items that are great housewarming gifts for all occasions. Tableware are items used everyday so a new addition to the daily lineup of cups and plates can help mark the occasion of moving into a new home, one to be remembered and cherished for a long time.


  • Kokuzou Kiln Sakura Kutani Mug
  • Tree and Gold Cloud Kutani Japanese Flower Vase
  • Reversible Half Moon Yamanaka Lacquer Tray
  • RINKA Usuki Goblet Glass
  • Kuvio Stripe Hasami Japanese Rectangle Plate
  • Choemon Plum Blossom Kutani Small Box
  • Mt.Fuji and Sakura Yamanaka Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in

Kokuzou Kiln Sakura Kutani Mug

This mug is a great choice for coffee and tea lovers.  As you can see from the photo, the sakura flowers in full bloom are largely and vividly hand-painted on the mug, and along with the handmade shapes on a potter's wheel, they give a very relaxing and warm feeling.

They come in four colors all that will brighten up a dining table or kitchen counter.This stoneware mug cup fits comfortably in one hand and will bring warmth and comfort on a busy morning or on a relaxing afternoon. Finding a new mug in the cupboard can be a nice way to start the day.

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Tree and Gold Cloud Kutani Japanese Flower Vase

This bright yellow colored vase with the carefully painted flowers and birds only uses four colors which is the signature color scheme of the Yoshidaya style.You can place a single flower in the vase to decorate a dining table or place it on a shelf or a side table as a home decor item in a living room or entrance hall.

Although compact in size, the vivid colors and detailed designs make this vase an eye-catching item. For a friend who has an appreciation for artisan craftsmanship, this is the perfect gift. 

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Reversible Half Moon Yamanaka Lacquer Tray

This elegant tray has a unique shape like a half moon and is popularly used as a placemat for special meals on New Years or at special gatherings in Japan. This tray is double-sided and coated with lacquer with one side in black and the other in a festive red.
Each of the two colors can be used for different purposes, for different purposes, and for different moods.

Of course, it can be used as a tray or even as a display stand for a small collection of figurines or photos. The beautiful shine and soft texture of lacquer makes this tray a one of a kind gift for a friend who likes Japanese food or wants a touch of Japanese culture into their home.

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RINKA Usuki Goblet Glass

If you are looking for a gift for a friend or family member who is a connoisseur of wine, this goblet glass would also make an excellent gift.

This stylish goblets can be used for a variety of drinks and foods. It can also be recommended for those who do not drink alcohol. It is great for water, beer, wine, or soft drinks, or to serve food in style, such as parfaits with seasonal fruits or appetizers with jelly.

This glass would be lovely additions to a new glass cupboard for display. 

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Kuvio Stripe Hasami Japanese Rectangle Plate

These plates are perfect for daily use and the rectangular shape makes them very versatile. They are easily stackable and reasonably priced, so sending a set of 5 or 6 would be a great gift for a family. These rectangular plates are great for serving sushi or sashimi, but can also be used for individual servings of fruit or desserts. If you are looking for a gift for someone who is just starting out on their own, these plates would make a great present.Hasami is located in the southern part of the island of Kyushu.

Hasami tableware is known for its clean white base color and Sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) designs. The vertical straight lines are stylish and subtle so as to enhance the food served on this plate.

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Choemon Plum Blossom Kutani Small Box

Designed from a traditional Japanese confection called “fuku-ume,” this hand-sized box is shaped like a plum blossom in full bloom. In Japan, the blooming plum trees herald the arrival of spring. Spring represents a new start for many students and for those starting new jobs making this small box a great gift for someone preparing for a new start. Plum blossoms are considered to be a symbol of prosperity and also ward off evil spirits. It is a very special flower deeply rooted into Japanese culture, thus making this motif widely seen on traditional Japanese crafts.

Originally made to hold various spices, you can also put small accessories or tiny mints in them and put them by your bedside. They are small enough to fit comfortably into any spot or table in a room. These boxes come in red and white, so you might want to give a set of these as a gift as this color combination is used for auspicious occasions in Japan.

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Mt.Fuji and Sakura Yamanaka Lacquerware Set of Two Pairs of Chopsticks 23cm/9in

This pair of Yamanaka lacquer chopsticks would make a great gift for a couple or for people who love Japanese food and want to fully enjoy their Japanese style dining experience at home.

These chopsticks are coated with Yamanaka lacquer which is one of the prominent lacquerware manufacturers in Japan. At the top end of the chopsticks, you will find a detailed image of Mount Fuji with a golden background and just below Mount Fuji a spray of cherry blossoms.

To make eating with these chopsticks easier, the ends of the chopsticks are slightly roughened so that the food will not slip through. A good gift for the novice Japanese food lover. They come in teal blue and vermillion red and are set in a box making them suitable as gifts.  

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Tableware As Memorable Gifts

Tableware is a very familiar part of our lives, which is why it is difficult to find the right time to buy new one. That is why it will be appreciated when someone gives it to you as a housewarming gift. At the beginning of a new life, a new tableware will surely give you a fresher start. 

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