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20 Great Housewarming Gifts

2013-10-01 11:07:46

There are few events more exciting than moving into a new home. Here are 20 housewarming gift ideas that are perfect for the occasion.

  1. Steel wall art, 'Lady of the Sun'

    From $104.99
    A star of fiery beauty, Lady of the Sun is a character from Alejandro de Esesarte's imagination. His interpretation of a female sun, in a land where the sun is considered male, is most bold and beautiful. de Esesarte crafts a steel wall art sculpture that exudes sensual artistry. Made in Mexico.
    • 25.5" H x 21.8" W x 1.4" D
    • Weight: 2.4 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  2. Steel wall art, 'Romantic Duality'

    From $108.99
    A mystical eclipse sparks romance between the sun and the moon in a design by Mexico's Alejandro de Esesarte. He views the moon as that which is feminine, and the sun as that which is masculine. "When the feminine and masculine energies come together there is magic!" affirms Esesarte. Made in Mexico.
    • 23.2" H x 23.2" W x 1.8" D
    • Weight: 2.5 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  3. Wood mask, 'Optimist'

    From $59.99
    Hibiscus wood reveals the smooth features of a young woman. Caressed by floral tendrils, the girl's determination and optimism are evident. Bali's Eka presents the lovely image carved from hibiscus wood. This wood varies widely in its tones and patterns, thus each mask is an absolutely unique work of art. Made in Indonesia.
    • Signed by the artist
    • Hibiscus wood varies greatly in color and grain
    • 9.5" H x 6.3" W x 3.2" D
    • Weight: 0.3 lb
    • Hibiscus wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 9 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  4. Wood wall adornments, 'Giraffes' (pair)

    From $67.49
    Spotted giraffes sit atop a large-scale fork and spoon. Carved by hand and painted in realistic colors, they bring African chic to the kitchen. Gordon Adu crafts a pair of wall ornaments in sese wood. Made in West Africa.
    • For decorative use only
    • Spoon:
         20.5" H x 3.9" W x 2.0" D
      Fork:
         20.0" H x 3.5" W x 2.4" D
    • Weight: 3.2 lb
    • Sese wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  5. Iron wall sculpture, 'Resurrection'

    From $57.99
    Symbols of spring, flowers and hummingbirds come to life on a beautiful wall sculpture. Handcrafted with cutout motifs, the cross by J. Blas proclaims the Resurrection. Made in Mexico.
    • 20.8" H x 17.3" W x 1.2" D
    • Weight: 1.9 lb
    • Iron
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 7 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  6. Pinewood wall sculptures, 'Quetzal Birds' (pair)

    From $62.99
    Colorful inhabitants of the tropical rainforest, quetzals are captivating. Armando Petzey depicts the beautiful birds as pinewood sculptures for the wall. Prized by the Maya for its long, beautiful tail feathers, the quetzal is a symbol of Guatemala today.
    • 14.5" H x 6.8" W x 0.6" D
    • Weight: 0.7 lb
    • Pinewood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Please allow 9 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  7. Steel wall art, 'Paradise Hummingbird'

    From $89.99
    Hovering on iridescent wings, a hummingbird sips nectar from a golden allamanda blossom. Alejandro de Esesarte conveys the bird's quick beauty in this splendid wall sculpture. Transforming steel into art, he cuts out the image and hammers it into low relief. The details are meticulously painted by hand.

    Because each piece is individually hand-crafted and painted, size and color could vary slightly. Made in Mexico.

    • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • 25.0" H x 26.0" W x 1.2" D
    • Weight: 1.9 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 7 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  8. Soapstone sculptures, 'Elephant Duet' (set of 2)

    From $69.99
    Festive rosettes crown a soapstone elephant couple, carved in India's legendary jail openwork. Gulam Rasool masterfully sculpts the expressive pachyderms, creating miniature elephants inside each. Made in India.
    • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
    • Big elephant:
         3.9" H x 5.1" W x 3.5" D
      Medium elephant:
         3.2" H x 3.9" W x 2.8" D
    • Weight: 2.7 lb
    • Soapstone
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in India. Please allow 12 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  9. Vases, 'Blue Hurricane' (Set of 3)

    From $102.99

    From the workshop of Javier and Efrén comes this set of three vases in glowing blue translucency. The sturdy forged iron bases provide a dramatic contrast to the tinted luminosity of the hand-blown glass, creating a classic and magical feel. Made in Mexico.

    • This hand blown item may vary slightly in color, size and shape
    • Watertight
    • Large:
         5.1" W x 12.2" H x 5.1" D
      Medium:
         5.1" W x 9.1" H x 5.1" D
      Small:
         5.1" W x 7.1" H x 5.1" D
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping, and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes.

  10. Iron statuette, 'Rustic Galleon'

    From $112.99
    Sailing across the centuries, a square-rigged galleon moves swiftly across the ocean. The ships played an important role in the discovery of the Americas and were used from the 1400s to the early 1700s. Fashioned of an astonishing assortment of recycled metal, the ship springs from the imagination of Armando Ramírez. Galvanized wire holds the sails aloft while nuts form portholes and flags wave from screws. Iron sheets are used to shape the hull and sails.

    Ramírez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. Made in Mexico.

    • Components may vary slightly in size and form
    • Features a rustic, rugged finish
    • 16.1" H x 13.4" W x 4.7" D
    • Weight: 5.7 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  11. Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Locomotive'

    From $99.99
    Discarded thick wires, metal sheets, pulleys and screws become a train engine under the ingenious creativity of Mexico's Armando Ramírez. Once the main frame of the engine is built, Ramírez transforms a car bearing and spark plugs into characteristic train parts. Ramírez recycles bendix parts from a car's electric system into the train's cauldrons, which are joined together with thick wire and a brush holder from a car's electric system.

    Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. Made in Mexico.

    • Components may vary slightly in size and form
    • Features a rustic, rugged finish
    • 7.0" H x 4.5" W x 11.5" D
    • Weight: 5.8 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  12. Iron wall candleholder, 'Eclipse Over Jalisco'

    From $84.99
    The fiery sun welcomes the cool blue moon in an elegant eclipse designed by J. Blas. He crafts the extraordinary iron candleholder by hand from iron, featuring cut-out details that reveal the colors and textures of the wall behind. The t-light candle holder is placed on the back. Made in Mexico.
    • Candle(s) not included
    • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • 21.3" H x 22.4" W x 4.7" D
    • Weight: 2.6 lb
    • Iron
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  13. 'Abstract Rest,' statuette

    From $54.99

    In the natural beauty of suar wood, master Nyoman Karsa has sculpted an intriguing figure at rest. In a thought provoking composition, the observer is obliged to ponder what little difference exists between crying, thinking, dreaming and resting. Meaningful and inspiring, this piece will make an extraordinary addition to any professional ambiance. Made in Indonesia.

    • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
    • 5.1" W x 7.9" H x 3.5" D
    • Weight: 1.1 lb
    • Suar wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 1.5 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  14. Steel wall art, 'Nocturnal Sonata'

    From $94.99
    I was inspired by the moon, which I depict as a woman with her hair like the sky adorned with twinkling stars, confides Alejandro de Esesarte. He crafts the steel wall sculpture by hand with expressive detail. Features a ring for hanging. Made in Mexico.
    • Size may vary slightly
    • Color(s) may vary slightly
    • 19.7" H x 23.2" W x 1.2" D
    • Weight: 2.8 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  15. Auto parts sculpture, 'Lucky Seahorse'

    From $77.99
    I was inspired by the urban belief that having a seahorse at home brings luck and prosperity, says Peruvian artist Miguel Mejía. He masterfully transforms rugged pieces of metal, auto and bike parts, into the delicate presence of this marine creature. "I used chains to shape the body so the links give the impression of scales. The rocker arm from a carburetor became the head and two nuts, the eyes. I used metal sheets to shape the fins, a clog from a motorcycle for the stand, and I recycled corrugated wire into swaying algae." Made in Peru.
    • Components may vary slightly in size and form
    • Features a rustic, rugged finish
    • 10.8" H x 6.3" W x 5.9" D
    • Weight: 2.9 lb
    • Recycled auto parts
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  16. Ishpingo wood sculpture, 'Patchwork Cat'

    From $62.99
    Sitting placidly, a cat shows off his multicolored patchwork coat. This original sculpture is designed by John Barrow and carved by hand from noble ishpingo wood. Made in Peru.
    • 7.1" H x 8.3" W x 2.0" D
    • Weight: 1.4 lb
    • Ishpingo wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  17. Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Web Programmer'

    From $42.49

    Sitting patiently in front of a computer, a metal person comes to life through the unique art of Armando Ramírez. He sculpts the web programmer with different pieces from a car's ignition and electric systems. Ramirez recycles metal pieces left-over in die machines, thick wires, and metal sheets to complete this expressive sculpture. Made in Mexico.

    • 9.4" W x 7.5" H x 6.7" D
    • Weight: 2.9 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  18. Wood sculpture, 'Elephant Joy'

    From $129.99
    I want to show an elephant's happy feelings. It's real! Thailand's Amporn presents a lifelike pachyderm with tusks carved from ivorywood. Made in Thailand.
    • Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
    • 15.2" H x 6.3" W x 14.8" D
    • Weight: 4.8 lb
    • Rain tree wood and ivorywood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Thailand. Please allow 10 to 18 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  19. Steel wall art, 'Sapphire Peacock'

    From $199.99
    Poised in sapphire glamour, a peacock exudes timeless elegance. Alejandro de Esesarte crafts a vivid portrayal of the handsome bird perched on the florid branch of a tree. Working with steel, he creates a wall art piece of considerable size. Made in Mexico.
    • Color(s) may vary slightly
    • Size may vary slightly
    • Wipe with damp cloth
    • 51.2" H x 31.4" W x 1.2" D
    • Weight: 5.1 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  20. Steel wall art, 'Mexican Tropical Frog'

    From $39.99
    With wide-eyed charm, a sleek green frog chirps in the Mexican rain forest. Alejandro de Esesarte creates the charming image as a wall-mounted sculpture. He shapes the whimsical creature by hand and hammers the piece into low relief.

    Because each piece is individually hand-crafted and painted, size and color could vary slightly. Made in Mexico.

    • 16.5" H x 15.0" W x 1.0" D
    • Weight: 0.9 lb
    • Steel
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 7 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.