26 Great Housewarming Gifts Anyone Would Love to Have in Their New Home
When a friend or loved one moves, the best housewarming gifts remind them that you want them to thrive in their new space and that the next chapter of their life is full of potential. By helping someone you care about fill their home—whether it’s their first apartment, the first house they own, or just a new location—with practical, beautiful items, you’re helping to set them up for success and comfort, no matter what comes next.
The best housewarming gifts, like the best hostess gifts, combine practicality and beauty. You want the recipient to have useful items, but you also want them to be surrounded by things that bring them joy, if only because they’re beautiful. With that in mind, try to find a present that matches their sense of style while still fulfilling some household need (ideally, one that hasn’t been met yet).
One of the challenges in finding a great housewarming gift is having plenty of time to search for it: Unlike Christmas gifts, housewarming gifts can become needed any time someone moves or buys a house. If you can, try to keep a stash of housewarming gifts at the ready, particularly if many of your friends or family members are planning moves in the near future.
Merge Appetizer Set
This sleek set of wood and ceramic trays is perfect for entertaining—or serving up snacks for their late-night binge watch.
Tag Say Cheese Paddle Cheese Board & Knife Set
Pair this pretty acacia board with some carefully picked cheeses, and you’ll be set for a fine housewarming gathering. Even if you ship this to their new place and the celebration is virtual instead of in person, they’ll appreciate the pretty wood grain and useful tools any time they’re craving a little charcuterie.
Rifle Paper Co. United States of America Embroidered Pillow
If they’re avid domestic travelers, frequent movers, or just fans of the U.S. of A., give them a pretty throw pillow that encompasses some of their favorite places in the country. The illustrations and embroidered details give this pillow a crafty feel, too, perfect if their decor style in their new home is more kitsch than curated.
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Global Goods Partners Handmade Felt Flower & Eucalyptus Bouquets
Forget short-lived flowers: These gorgeous felt lookalikes will last forever, but you’ll still have the joy of arranging them (if you choose), and they can add their own seasonal picks over time. Pair with a pretty vase for a complete gift.
Two Surfboards, Mauna Kea by Gray Malin
Give them fresh wall art, a glimpse at paradise, and a colorful reminder that they have each other all in one housewarming gift with this tropical print from the always-vibrant Gray Malin. They’ll love dreaming of a far-off escape every time they pass the frame, and you’ll know that you’ve given them a gift that’s more than just a pretty thing to look at.
Simplehuman Clean Hands Gift Set
Consisting of a touch-free, reusable dispenser and a starter supply of hand sanitizer gel, this housewarming gift set will supply them with clean hands from the start. Once the hand sanitizer is used up, they can put soap inside (or get more hand sanitizer), so the pump is a practical (and good looking) gift they’ll keep by the door for years to come.
Café Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker With WiFi
From its gorgeous matte black finish to its WiFi connectivity—which gives it Voice-to-Brew capabilities when connected to a smart home assistant, among other things—this coffee maker is sure to be one of their favorite gifts for their home. Made for the coffee fan who doesn’t want to sacrifice aesthetic for caffeine, this drip coffee maker combines form and function in an appliance they’ll love keeping out on the counter.
Pura Smart Device
Give their home the gift of smelling great with this smart home fragrance device. Like many air fresheners, Pura plugs into an outlet and releases better-smelling scents—but instead of cloying or overpowering smells, Pura partners with top fragrance makers (think Nest and Votivo) to bring layered, authentic scents to any space. (It also has a smartphone app that can control the strength of the scent and how often the device runs, among other features.) Pick a few scents that make you think of them (fragrances are sold separately) and help them enjoy a better-smelling home from day one.
Jungalow Peace Vase by Justina Blakeney
If their decoration style is all about encouraging rest and replenishment, this bold, colorful vase will fit right in. The ceramic vase is available in eight colors ranging from subtle to eye-grabbing, and the meaningful symbol will serve as a reminder to embrace peace every time they pass it. For a complete gift for their new home, pick up foraged flowers or dried palm leaves to give with it.
Sapele Cutting/Charcuterie Board
Handmade of solid sapele hardwood, this gorgeous board can be used as a cutting board, but the hand-sanded surface serves as the ideal platter for their favorite meats and cheeses.
Farmhouse Pottery Handmade Wooden Gnome Smokers and Incense Burners
These German-inspired incense smokers are the perfect way to warm their new home this season. Each little gnome is made of hand-turned wood and comes with a pack of 50 cedarwood incense cones, so they can fill their home with a cozy, fresh scent and enjoy an adorable figurine at the same time. You can even pick from six unique characters, so their new incense burner truly fits into their space.
Riley Chunky Knit Throw
Every home needs a chunky throw. Give their new place the one it sorely needs with this soft, durable gift, which can be used both in the living room and on the porch for outdoor hangouts.
Letterfolk Customizable Floor Mat
Help them welcome guests their way with this customizable mat, which comes with black tiles they can use to create their preferred message or image—and make adjustments for holidays, special events, and more. More colorful tiles are also available, so they can really get crafty with their new welcome mat.
Mark & Graham Waterproof Picnic Blanket
Help them make the most of their new yard, terrace, balcony, or nearby park space with this waterproof blanket. The herringbone design is sure to draw compliments, and the waterproof bottom layer will keep them comfortable even if conditions aren’t ideal. (The included carry handle is just a bonus.)
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Custom Map Serving Tray
Celebrate where they come from—or their new home—with this personalized tray, which depicts the map of an area of your choosing. Pick a spot that’s meaningful to them, and this present will be both meaningful and practical for the happy new home-dwellers.
If they’re constantly changing up the accents in their space, help them out with this quarterly home decor subscription service, which delivers a box packed with sweet home decorations and accessories every three months. Quarterly and annual subscriptions are available.
SMEG ’50s Retro Style Electric Kettle
Charming retro-style lines and modern water-heating power meet in this die-cast, powder-coated steel electric kettle, which will look delightful on their kitchen counter or shelf and finally help them move beyond heating water for tea in the microwave.
Personalized Family Name Sign
Give the whole family something to unwrap with this sign, which you can have customized to show their name and a special date. They’ll hang it in a place of pride near the entrance to their home, and you’ll be reminded of your gift-giving prowess with every return.
Jiggy Dog Mom puzzle
This great housewarming gift serves two purposes: First, this colorful jigsaw puzzle will give them something to do—besides clean, unpack, and decorate—as they settle into their new space. Second, once the 800-piece puzzle is finished, they can glue it (with the included tools) and hang it on the wall with their other prints and canvases.
Oversized Waffle Dish Towels
You can never have enough guests at your housewarming party—or enough dish towels. Save them some paper towels with the practical gift of this waffled towel set, which will soak up messes and spills for years to come.
Live Edge Bar Shelf
If they’ve been bemoaning the lack of space for a bar cart since they first found their otherwise-perfect new home, help them out with this practical housewarming gift: a wall-mounted bar shelf that offers all the appeal of a bar cart, just in a smaller space. They can arrange their beverages of choice on the top, and the bottom has a glass rack for holding champagne flutes, coupes, margarita glasses, and more.
Bloomscape Money Tree
Surprise them with an unexpected, living housewarming gift (if they’re a plant-loving household, of course). This one has a beautiful braided trunk and large, graceful leaves, plus it’s easy to care for, good in low light, pet-friendly, and an air purifier. You can even choose the planter color when you order so it matches their new digs.
Skye McAlpine Cannaregio Pitcher
This multi-functional—and beautiful—housewarming gift can serve as a pitcher, a vase, or a piece of decor. (Or even all three, depending on the day.) They’ll love the elegant, country-kitsch design, and you’ll love seeing your gift on display every time you visit.
The 125 Collection Give This World Good Energy candle
Help them fill their new home with good scents with this cute candle, which looks good even when the wick isn’t lit. Focus on picking the right message: Candles are available in different scents, so you can pick the perfect scent once you’ve found the just-right mantra for them.
St. Tropez Soleil by Simon Liberati
Add to their coffee table book collection—or get it started—with this vibrant tome, which works equally well perched high on a bookshelf or placed on the coffee table as a conversation-starter. Even if they’ve never been to St. Tropez, they’ll dream of blue seas and wide-open skies every time they look at this gift.