The Absolute Best Housewarming Gift Ideas

Not sure what to get your friend or family member for their housewarming party? Or are you searching for a traditional housewarming gift to give a new neighbor? It can be tough to find the perfect gift that is both practical and adds a touch of personality to the new home. Fear not, because I have rounded up tons of housewarming gift ideas, including traditional and unique options. There's something for every taste and budget in this list.

photo collage of unique housewarming gift ideas

I am in a season of life where so many of my friends and family are moving. So I've been thinking about housewarming gift ideas a lot lately. Whether you have parents who are downsizing, family relocating for work, friends moving to their dream house or a new neighbor who you are just meeting for the first time, finding the perfect housewarming gift can be tricky. But I've rounded up more than 30 ideas to help you on your hunt for a great gift!

Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas

house to home: a journal for homeowners

House to Home: A Journal for Homeowners

My number one choice for a unique housewarming gift is House to Home: A Journal for Homeowners. If you have people in your life who have recently moved, this is the PERFECT gift to help them chronicle their new adventure. It's like a baby book for your home! This sweet journal keeps track of everything from holidays and life events to renovations and decorating projects. Give your loved ones the gift of collecting their special memories.

customizable Letterfolk tile door mat

Customizable Door Mat

My sister gave me one of these customizable tile mats as a housewarming gift when we moved into our current home and I absolutely love it! My girls and I have so much fun coming up with new designs each time the season changes and for the holidays.

designer in a binder

Designer in a Binder

If you have someone on your list who will be renovating or decorating their new home, then Designer in a Binder is the perfect gift. It's full of easy-to-understand guidance on things like choosing furniture and accessories that are the correct scale, space planning, mixing patterns, choosing colors and more! Designer in a Binder is an AWESOME housewarming gift for anyone you know that 1) either needs a little guidance when it comes to home decorating and/or 2) wants to stay organized as they decorate/renovate their new home.

Custom Paint by Numbers Kit created from a photo

Custom Paint by Numbers Kit

Have a photo that you know your friend or family member adores? Have it made into a custom paint-by-numbers kit for them to paint and display in their new home. It's such a thoughtful and unique housewarming gift!

colorful glass wine glasses

Colorful Wine Glasses

We bought these wine glasses about a year ago and I love the beautiful colors! But the best part is that no one gets their wine glasses mixed up because it's easy to remember what color belongs to each person!

custom watercolor house portrait

Custom House Portrait

This custom watercolor house portrait is one of the most unique housewarming gift ideas I've come across! The print itself is an incredibly thoughtful gift, but you can frame it for an extra special touch as well.

pretty ceramic essential oil diffuser

Essential Oil Diffuser

It's no secret that I love an essential oil diffuser (I have 4 in my home and use them daily). They are such a great way to make your house smell great without any toxins and without having to supervise burning candles. This simple design is so pretty and will match pretty much any decor style!

Plant Therapy essential oil set

Set of Essential Oils

I have tried a lot of essential oils over the years, including some very expensive options from MLMs you have probably heard of. I discovered Plant Therapy a couple of years ago and haven't bought anything since. They are high-quality, organic and very reasonably priced! The Top 6 Organic Set contains 10 mL each of Eucalyptus Globulus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, and Tea Tree, which a great oils for anyone to start with!

Table Topics game

The Gift of Conversation

Give the gift of conversation! This fun conversation-starter game is perfect for all those meals that will be hosted in their new home. No one has to worry about awkward conversations when everyone is having fun playing the game!

Traditional Gift Options

bistro tile monogram mug

Monogram Mugs

A set of stylish monogram mugs is a practical and pretty gift that can be used every day. And the monogram personalization makes them feel super thoughtful.

custom doormat with family name

Personalized Door Mat

Help make the new homeowner's entry extra welcoming with a customized doormat.

colorful dishcloths

Pretty Dishcloths

Every new homeowner can use some new essentials. These dishcloths are practical and beautiful. And the unique packaging makes them perfect for gifting.

set of bar tools

Set of Bar Tools

For the friend or family member who loves to host parties, a cocktail shaker set is a gift that keeps on giving. This complete kit includes a shaker, jigger, and stirrer plus a measuring glass that has popular cocktail recipes printed on it. Genius.

custom address stamp with illustration of house

Custom House Address Stamp

This is one of my favorite housewarming gift ideas! Gift your loved one an address stamp that features a custom illustration of their new home! We have one of these stamps and absolutely adore it. They make addressing envelopes a breeze and the custom illustration of our home is stunning.

Barefoot Dreams blanket dupe

Cozy Throw Blanket

These micro-knit blankets are all the rage right now! This is a dupe of the infamous Barefoot Dreams blanket that is incredible, but very expensive. People swear by this $40 dupe! There are 6 other colors and two sizes available. In my opinion, 60×80 is the perfect size.

colorful dish towels

Stylish Dish Towels

Help your loved one stock their new kitchen with a set of stylish kitchen towels. Look for patterns that match their kitchen or add a pop of color.

white lacquer serving tray with bamboo handles

Serving Tray

Give the gift of a beautiful serving tray that can be used to entertain guests or to display some of their favorite items. I love this white lacquer tray with those gorgeous bamboo handles!

custom key ornament for first Christmas in new home

Custom Ornament

This custom ornament in the shape of a key is an especially perfect housewarming gift if your friends or family move in the Fall or early Winter. There's no doubt they will always remember who gave them such a thoughtful ornament!

If you aren't feeling any of the above housewarming gift ideas, consider these:

  • Indoor herb garden kit – For the person who loves to cook or appreciates fresh greenery, an indoor herb garden kit is a gift that keeps giving. Choose from a pre-made kit or put one together yourself.
  • A planted pot – A stylish pot with a beautiful plant is always a good housewarming gift. Choose a low-maintenance plant so that anyone can easily care for it!
  • Scented candles – Candles are a classic housewarming gift for a good reason. Choose a set of scented candles with relaxing aromas, such as lavender, vanilla, or eucalyptus, and watch your friend's stress levels melt away.
  • Wine bottle holder – If the new homeowner is a wine connoisseur, consider gifting her a unique wine bottle holder that doubles as a decorative piece. You can find options that hold one or multiple bottles.
  • Rustic serving tray – Bring a rustic and cozy feel to your friend's place with a wooden serving tray that she can use to entertain guests or display her favorite items.
  • Set of decorative pillows – You can never have too many pillows! Consider a set of soft and plush pillows with colorful covers to add a touch of comfort and texture to the living room or bedroom.
  • Customized family portrait – Give your friend something truly special with a customized family portrait that features her, her partner, and her furry friends. You can commission a painter or illustrator online or find someone locally.
  • Recipe book stand – If she enjoys cooking and collecting recipes, a recipe book stand is a thoughtful gift to help her keep her pages organized and upright while she cooks up a storm.
  • Cozy throw blanket – Soft and cozy, a luxurious throw blanket is the perfect gift to get your friend or family member through chilly nights on the couch. Look for blankets made of natural materials like wool or cotton.
  • Cookbook – If your friend has just moved out for the first time, a cookbook can be a great way to kick-start her culinary journey. Consider a cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes for everyday meals.
  • Coffee table books – If your friend loves to read and decorate, consider gifting her a set of coffee table books that showcase art, photography, fashion, or design.
  • Customized map – Put your friend's new home on the map – literally – with a customized map that highlights the area and features landmarks or personal memories.
  • Mug set – A set of stylish mugs is a practical and pretty gift that can be used every day. Choose from a set of muted colors, bold patterns, or playful quotes.
  • Coasters – Protect your friend's furniture from spills and stains and gift her a set of coasters that match her decor.
  • Cheese board and knife set – A cheese board and knife set is a gift that your friend can use for elegant gatherings or casual nights in. Look for a set made of bamboo or marble for added durability.
  • Wine stoppers – Keep your friend's wine fresh and her bottles organized with a set of wine stoppers in fun shapes or colors.
  • Cookbook stand – Make cooking more convenient for your friend with a cookbook stand that holds her recipe book and keeps it at the right angle.
  • Funny kitchen apron – If you're looking for a gift that breaks the ice and brings a smile to your friend's face, consider a funny kitchen apron with a pun or joke on it.

There you have it – over 30 housewarming gift ideas that are both practical and thoughtful. Whatever your budget or your friend's taste, I hope you found some inspiration in this list to make her new home a happy place. Remember, it's the thought that counts, so put your heart into it and have fun shopping for the perfect gift!

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