Jan 21, 2022 Home Inspiration

14 Nebraska-Themed Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners

Whether they’re a newcomer or a native, Nebraskans have a lot of pride for their home state. And one of the best ways to showcase your Cornhusker State pride is by displaying memorabilia related to its geography, sports teams and other characteristics (like its aroma!).

Help welcome new neighbors to Nebraska with one of these thoughtful, handcrafted housewarming gifts, from a cutting board cut in the shape of the state to a pack of native wildflower seeds. This is one of the best ways to share your love for our beloved shared home in the Midwest!

Nebraska Serving/Cutting Board

Nebraska Serving/Cutting Board
Photo Courtesy of Totally Bamboo

This beautifully crafted bamboo cutting board is shaped in the outline of Nebraska, featuring laser-engraved artwork of the state’s most prominent cities, places and attractions. This makes an attractive surface for your charcuterie or appetizer spreads! And you can use the reverse, blank side of the board for cutting or harsh oils that may leave a stain. And when it’s not in use, you can hang the board by its hang tie to display it as decor in your kitchen.

Nebraska Wooden Map Puzzle

This unique wooden puzzle isn’t your average puzzle — it is made with birch wood and cherry plywood and laser cut to represent all 93 counties in the state. This is a great way to learn about the geography of the state, and could even be glued together to create a piece of art for your wall!

Map Print Featuring Local State Wildflowers

Map Print Featuring Local State Wildflowers
Photo Courtesy of Amanda Klein

This lovely print was inspired by nature, featuring a handful of local state wildflowers, including goldenrod (the state flower), prairie rose, purple clover, and aster. It was created using watercolor and liquid ink, with a black outline in a highly pigmented India ink. The print comes in a variety of sizes, all printed on heavy cotton paper.

Nebraska Candle

Scent has the power to transport you to another time and place — including Nebraska. This Nebraska candle from Homesick captures the essence of the Cornhusker State with notes of rich football leather, fresh cut hay, and rolling thunderstorms, topped with a bit of spicy tonka bean. Other notes include orange, bergamot, cedarwood, jasmine, amber and vetiver.

Beer Cap Map of Nebraska

Help the beer connoisseur in your life keep track of all the local brews they drink with this gorgeous wooden beer cap map of Nebraska. It is made with the highest quality wood and designed to hold a large number of bottle caps — almost 70! Nails are included in each delivery, so your map is ready to use upon arrival.

Lincoln Map Pint Glasses

This pair of pint glasses is the perfect gift for a new resident to Lincoln or a University of Nebraska alum. It features a map of the campus, streets and neighborhoods of Lincoln, printed with crisp detail in the colors of the home team.

Nebraska State Park Checklist

Nebraska State Park Checklist
Photo Courtesy of Unfinished Art Studio

Help the outdoor adventurer in your life keep track of all the state parks they’ve been to with this Nebraska state park checklist. Choose from the sunset or pine trees design, both of which come with a reclaimed wood hanger and a guaranteed no-bleed marker.

Nebraska Vintage Map Print

There’s nothing like the look of an old vintage map that appears weathered and worn. This original 1903 map of Nebraska by Dodd Mead & Company is finely detailed with color lithography that shows counties, principal cities, major towns, railroads, lakes and rivers. On the opposite side, you’ll find an area and population table with data from the 1890 and 1900 federal census. This map measures approximately 12-by-9.75 inches and is ready to be matted and framed!

Omaha Map Whiskey Glass

Omaha Map Whiskey Glass
Photo Courtesy of WellTold

This 11-ounce whiskey glass is etched with a map of the streets and neighborhoods of Omaha. It makes a great gift for the mixologist in your life — all that’s missing is their favorite bottle of whiskey!

Nebraska Return Address Stamp

Commemorate their brand new address with this return address stamp featuring the shape of Nebraska. It is available in six different sizes and nine different ink colors. The self-inking rubber stamp stamps up to 10,000 impressions with each cartridge, which is easily changeable once it runs out. Personalize the stamp with the last name and address for a thoughtful and useful housewarming gift!

Wooden Personalized Map Coasters

Wooden Personalized Map Coasters
Photo Courtesy of Label the Occasion

This set of engraved coasters is made from maple or walnut wood, and can be personalized with a name, a date and a city to commemorate moving into a new home! Choose from a set of 4, 6 or 8.

Colorful Lincoln Map Throw Pillow

For new Lincoln residents, cozy up any room with this colorful, modern throw pillow featuring a map of the city. Each double-sided pillow is individually cut and sewn by hand, and is finished with a concealed zipper and faux down insert. Choose from four sizes and select either indoor or outdoor fabric!

Nebraska Wildflower Seed Mix

Nebraska Wildflower Seed Mix

Help them get their garden started with a seed mix of native Nebraska wildflowers, including a blend of colorful annuals, perennials and introduced wildflowers known to grow well in our region. The annuals will bloom the first year as the perennials become established. Then, you can overseed with a mixture of all annuals the following year to continue the colorful blooms.

University of Nebraska Wooden Wall Hanging

This elegant wooden wall hanging of the University of Nebraska is a great way to show your Husker pride! Each piece is hand-selected to ensure it is the perfect shape, texture and wood grain. Choose cherry or maple wood, and select from three unique designs — the “N” symbol, the “N” on the state, or “Huskers” on the state — in either a small or large.

What else?

What Nebraska-themed gifts are you giving? Tell us about them in the comments below!

Jan 21, 2022 Home Inspiration
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