You’ve been invited to a housewarming party that’s awesome! Well, as much fun is moving into a new home the whole moving process also has a tendency to become overwhelming too. That’s why a thoughtful housewarming gift is more than just a gesture; it can genuinely ease the transition and get the new homeowner or renter psyched about their space all over again. To help you make the right choice for your gift we have curated this list of the most practical housewarming gifts possible!
Keep scrolling to browse through our favorite picks, some of the most exciting, fresh as well as popular first home gift ideas.
Farmhouse Style Coffee Tea Sugar Cellar Set
An aesthetic housewarming gift that is beautiful and useful at the same time. These ceramic containers by Rae Dunn are also dishwasher safe and one-of-a-kind rare pieces you won’t find anywhere else. SO if you want to gift your friend something unique and rare then this set of 3 containers is wholesome. Perfect for a home chef or as a housewarming present, these useful, timeless pieces will fit right into any kitchen collection and be appreciated and loved by all.
Rae Dunn Salt and Pepper Cellars
The farmhouse decor style is OG and you will find every new house owner drooling over these minimalist designer cellars on Pinterest. While you are getting this for your friends you may buy it for yourself too! This comes as a set with a bamboo serving tray and a brass spoon. These durable, hand-painted jars match any kitchen decor. With a classic, casual design and a generous capacity, this set lets you always have salt and pepper handy.
Bamboo Cheese Board And Knife Set
This is a wonderful and practical housewarming gift. It is a beautiful wooden cheese board with a knife set and can hold on a beautiful platter of food for any kind of guests arriving. It has 5 serving sections that can be filled out with fruits, bread, nuts, or any other savory food items of choice. The extra-large wooden cheese and cracker board is beautifully crafted with 2 pull-out drawers that offer extra space for various different garnishes and a separate drawer to hold out the cheese cutlery. A great gift choice as it is very useful whenever you decide to host house parties and would look stunning at their kitchen counter or dining table.
Handcrafted Copper Mule Mugs Set
Wouldn’t we all agree that handcrafted things have their own special charm about them? Well, that’s exactly what this gift set is all about which contains everything that you need for a Moscow Mule Party right at home. The set contains 4 beautifully handcrafted 100% pure copper mugs made by hand in India. It comes with matching straws, wood coasters and a jigger. It has a lacquer coating inside and out to preserve its shine and keeps the mugs lustrous-looking for a long period of time. It is sure to elevate your Moscow Mule drinking experience. It would surely make a unique housewarming present.
Welcome Home Amazon Gift Card
This might be looking like the simplest of the gifts but in times like now, this just the best for those people who just moved into their new house as this Amazon Gift card would give them the liberty to choose anything they want and might do the part. It comes in a pretty looking Welcome Home reveal packaging and you can also have a customized message on the packing slip. Definitely a simpler gift idea for the new homeowner.
Home Bartending Kit -24 Piece
Talk about unique gifts and this one takes the top spot. This is a 24 piece bar-tool set of high-quality bartending accessories. A wonderful choice for a unique housewarming gift that is perfect for showcasing your new talent of preparing fantastic drinks for your family and friends. Doesn’t matter if you haven’t prepared a cocktail before because this comes with a special recipe booklet that would allow you to experiment with a wide variety of cocktails. All accessories are dishwasher safe so cleaning it isn’t a hassle. Comes in with a beautiful box and all the accessories are so elegant that it can be used as an ornament. Therefore this is a really great present for your host.
New Home Christmas Ornament Personalized
Going ahead with that tradition, this new home Christmas ornament is a sweet and fun gift idea for a first home. It contains a hanging ornament that is on a red ribbon and has enough space to add a name, family name, or address to make it a great ornament upon the Christmas tree or outside the house anywhere. The fact that you can customize the ribbon adds a really nice personal touch to it and makes it a really creative housewarming gift.
Smart LED Table Lamp
A smart gift for a smart new home. This table lamp connects to your Wifi and lets you choose from 16 million colours to light up your room. It is easy to operate and connects with Alexa and Google Home with the help of the iOS and android app which lets you control your lamp remotely with your phone or tablet, turn on and off with your voice command and adjust your light according to your need. Can also wake you up in the morning with bright white light or just create your own ambiance. A cool new housewarming party gift for your host.
Personalized Keyholder With Family Name
A practical gift to the core, this personalized key holder is a perfect fit for the new homeowners who would absolutely need it to make their living easier. The keyholder has 2 mounting holes on its back and 4 steel hooks for your keys. There are 6 different designs and 2 background options to choose from and get it personalized and get the family name printed for the gift idea. It is made of natural wood, easy to clean the surface with a glossy finish and the print is of good quality and long-lasting making it a perfect wall décor gift.
Cozy Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Talking about Housewarming presents, this would be the perfect present to keep things warm and cozy. This extremely luxurious soft and fluffy plush blanket is perfect for snuggling up on the couch, bed, chilly movie theatre, park, etc. This blanket is also a classy décor and turns your room into an inviting space with this simple yet elegant classy design. Draping it over a chair, couch or bed adds an exotic stylish touch to your living room or bedroom. The color options allow for easy mixing and matching with your décor or other accent pieces. A great and practical housewarming present.
DIY Beer Making Kit Premium
Talk about creative ideas for a gift and this one might take the cherry. A complete beer-making starter kit is a kind of gift that would make you absolutely stand out from anyone else on the day of the party. The beer kit comes with everything you need to brew your first batch of beer. Using this kit you can brew a batch in less than 30 minutes, now that’s something right? Even for first-time brewers, it comes with a step-by-step instruction manual. This is perfect for your beer lover host.
3D Wood World Map Wall Decor
This beautiful 3D wood World Map has been recommended by . Made of handmade birch plywood and four colors to choose from it comes with inscriptions above. It comes in four different sizes and has ocean names, board pins in the shape of wooden airplanes, boats, and compass within the package. It looks absolutely fantastic on the wall in any room. It could be removed easily as well so it does not come with the total commitment hence it would be a really thoughtful and cool housewarming present for the receivers.
Mini Turquoise Vintage Potion Bottles
This is a perfect accessory for home décor. It is something that can be used in various different ways inside the house for different kinds of decorations. It is a beautiful assortment of shapes and styles, reminiscent of antique apothecary bottles and kitchen spice jars. Made of high-quality, antique-styled glass it is very sturdy and hard to break. Small bud vases, sand holders, message bottles, medicine jars, table décor; can be used in various different ways. If you are looking for something different then this is your pick.
3D Photo Moon Lamp
A beautiful 3D Moon Lamp is a great idea for a gift. Wanna know why? Well, the reason is simple, it’s not just any other simple lamp, you could have a photo or a text imprinted on it to give it a more personal touch. It would not just lighten up your room but would work as a great piece of aesthetic décor as well. Also, it is designed in accordance with the NASA satellite images to accurately produce the moon’s actual surface and craters to make it look even more authentic and original. A fun personalized gift.
Etched Globe Whisky Decanter Set
A really cool and suave design is what makes this globe whiskey decanter a really unique housewarming gift. The design consists of an etched globe design and antique ship in the bottle which is sure to enhance the drinking experience and would make a bold impression on the guests as well. The set includes a whiskey decanter with two matching globe design old-fashioned whiskey glasses fitted into the mahogany stained tray. Gold stopper adds a touch of class while keeping your spirits and liquids safe and sealed.
Aromatherapy Scented Candles Gift Set
It is always so comforting when your house smells good, doesn’t it? Well, that’s what this housewarming present is all about which helps create a soothing ambiance around your house and turn any kind of atmosphere into a beautiful and tranquil one as you come home and bask into the fresh and soothing environment after a long day. The pack contains 6 tins of different fragrances of scented candles with rich and long-lasting aromas. With luxury packaging which looks exquisite outside, this would be a great gift idea for the new house owners.
Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Vaccum
A smart and most practical gift is what this Dyson Vacuum Cleaner is, if you are looking for an expensive gift option then this is your pick. The design itself is very futuristic and cool looking and the high-performance HEPA filter makes it really efficient. The Radial Root Cyclone Technology captures dirt and microscopic dust, Self-adjusting cleaner head seals in suction across carpets and hard floors. It has ball technology for easy steering, a lifetime washable HEPA filter, and is certified asthma and allergy-friendly. Simply no other vacuum expels cleaner air.
Portable Smoothie & Shakes Blender
Small, Stylish, and Powerful, that’s exactly what this portable blender is. The small and compact design of the blender makes it a really great choice for home, office, gym or travel. This blend and go portable blender allows you to blend your stuff and is strong enough to crush ice cubes, frozen fruits and seeds to drink on the go with the 14oz. jar whenever you like. Works with USB charging and can also blend while charging as well making it really efficient and useful to have, it is dishwasher safe as well. Therefore this could really be the most efficient housewarming present to give.
Essential Oil Bath Bombs Extra Large
Truly one of the more relaxing and thoughtful presents is this handmade bath bomb gift set which contains 12 pieces of extra-large fizzes for endless hours of relaxation, a treat after all the moving and unpacking. These handmade bath bombs are infused with natural essential oils like Lavender, Peppermint, Orange & more for a relaxing and fragrant aromatherapy experience at the comfort of your home. These vegan bath bombs contain ingredients that will help your skin look radiant and feel smoother, cleaner, and rejuvenated.
New Home Map Portrait
Thinking about that housewarming present for the party next week? Well, this family sign name art would be a really creative gift for it. The gift contains a family name printed sign which comes beautifully framed in a solid New Zealand Pine shadow box frame. The sign is professionally printed on a premium matte archival Red River paper with ChromaLife 100+ ink to ensure the best of quality. The design itself is very unique which is in the form of a map locating the address of the owners. A fantastic and cool present indeed.
Electric Salt And Pepper Grinders
Upping the ante in the seasoning and kitchen department is this unique battery-operated salt and pepper grinder. Made with the highest quality stainless steel. Dispensing freshly ground salt and pepper has never been easier. The grinders can be used not only with Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper peppercorns but with other spices as well. It is a really efficient unit and the rubber caps are easy to attach and keep your table clean. Ceramic grinders have different levels of operation to make sure your needs are met, in addition, the built-in light ensures that all your meals are seasoned to perfection. Definitely, one of the best choices to make while you’re looking for a present.
K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer
Who doesn’t need a nice cuppa coffee to start the day or just any time of the day? Well, now it becomes even easier with this fantastic coffee maker machine which allows you to brew 6+ cups of coffee before having to refill, saving some precious time and amplifying your morning routine. The 6-ounce brew size helps you achieve the strongest brew and make your mornings freshen up. The auto-off feature helps you turn off your coffee maker if it has been idle for two hours helping you save energy and the simple button controls allow you to make your desired cup of brew size and brew a great-tasting cup in under a minute making it a really great gift.
Ceramic Dinnerware Set
Talking about practical gifts, this dinnerware set comes to the front. It is a beautiful hand-painted ceramic dinnerware containing 16 pieces and for 4 people. The set includes 4 each 11” dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, 15oz. mugs, and 5.5” ice cream bowls. It is dishwasher and microwave safe for reheating purposes. It is made from lead-free ceramic therefore it is really safe for everyone and the hand-painted design makes it look unique. It would definitely make a really great housewarming present for the folks. I personally LOVED it!
Echo Dot 4th Gen
Smart homes require smart tech and what better than gifting the folks this fantastic and smart speaker with Alexa if they already don’t have one. The 4th Gen Echo Dot, compact design that delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for great sound. You can voice control all your entertainment from listening to songs to reading audiobooks to even turning on the lights and locking doors with compatible devices. You could literally voice control almost everything inside your house with this amazing speaker. Certainly, a gift which is going to be loved by everyone in the house equally.
Large Silent Non-ticking Wall Clock
Something that is a must in every household is a wall clock and if it is one that looks like this, well then there isn’t much to think about but have it already. A 100% noiseless, nonticking quartz watch which lightweight and made of good quality wood. The letters on this watch are in Roman numerals which look really classy. The overall unit looks like a great décor by itself hanging on the wall. The watch hands are of superior quality for better visibility. Works on an AA battery and goes on for a long time. Quite simply a cool gift for the folks.
LED Strip Lights Waterproof Kit
If you ever wanted to gift someone something completely different, try this as the housewarming present. These aren’t just any other LED strip lights, these are waterproof, colour changing, Bluetooth enabled and come with an RF remote controller which has a 360-degree range also you can change the colours from 30 metres distance. You can download the “Happy Lighting” from the google play/ app store and can freely change colour, adjust the brightness, set timer etc. Enter the music mode and the lights will dance with the rhythm of your music. It would be an absolute banger to gift this for sure.
Popcorn Popper Machine
Calling over some friends and family for a home theatre experience? Worry not, this popcorn machine has got you covered for the whole theatre experience right at the comfort of your home. It can pop 5-6 servings of popcorn in minutes. It uses a stir-crazy technology to ensure a larger yield of popcorn in minutes. The uniquely designed non-stick popping kettle tilts to dump popcorn and is removable for fast and easy cleaning. The popper cabinet is attractive, durable and easy to clean. All thing combined it really makes up for a fantastic theatre experience at home and a cool housewarming present as well for the new home owners.
Double Walled Glass Coffee Mugs
How great would it be if your hot coffee or tea stays hotter for a longer period of time right? That’s what this double-walled glass coffee mug does. The insulated glass is made of heat resistant borosilicate glass which is non-toxic, odourless and very safe to use. The thoughtful extra-large handle makes the cup more comfortable and easier to grip. This 6oz glass mug is perfect to hold tea, hot chocolate, espresso, latte, Irish coffee and other beverages. The sleek look makes it an ideal gift for any kind of occasion.
Hand Carved Centrepiece Bowl
There are bowls of various different kinds but not all of them can match the uniqueness and beauty of this natural teak root wood hand-carved centrepiece bowl. The design itself is very natural and has natural cracks, knots, and gaps throughout. It looks really unique and is perfect for dining, coffee, and end tables. The rustic style natural wood décor serves as a bowl as well which could be filled with your favorite décor and you could admire its natural beauty. A certain eye-grabber, this would be a really great thoughtful present for sure.
Green Onyx Marble Bookends
Who could have thought that a bookend can look so elegant and luxurious, but that’s exactly what this triangular marble bookend is all about! Beautifully hand-carved from solid marble stone and polished for a high gloss finish. With no chemical additives, the shine on the stone is totally natural. Non-skid rubber pads on the bottom of each bookend prevent from scratching any surface and stay firmly in place. Weighing a meager 10 lbs. it can easily hold large heavy books in place. A simple yet elegant gift option.
Essential Oil Diffuser 5 in 1
This is a kind of gift idea which absolutely works for everyone. This amazing aromatherapy essential oil diffuser is a really thoughtful present. With a great combination of style, design, and function this is something which everyone in the home can benefit from. It features a large and easy to clean 700ml water tank, 7 different LED colors, multiple mist diffuser modes as well as a safety auto-switch that prevents it from overheating in case it runs out of water. The diffuser also works as a humidifier which can be used to improve the overall atmosphere quality of the home, smell of pets or smoking, protect your family from the excessive dry season, and more. Therefore it would be a really great idea for a housewarming present.
Letter Board With Photo Collage Frame
A house never really does feel complete without the pictures of the people living in it, doesn’t it? So what could be a better idea than gifting a photo collage board to the family? Quite the traditional idea for a gift, but surely something that would always be loved. This beautiful college board will display your favorite saying and also showcasing your favorite photos. The individual frames can hold 8 photos in a total of different sizes. The changeable letter board comes with 144 black letters for endless customization of your message board. It is also very lightweight so you can easily attach it to the wall and would be perfect to list all your favorite moments in one place.
Robo Vaccum Cleaner
This is what robots do, they make your life easy and efficient, just like this cute robot vacuum cleaner that works without any cords so you could just sit back, relax and witness the magic of this wifi-enabled robotic vacuum cleaner. With the help of the EufyHomeapp, Alexa & Google Assistant voice control services help you accomplish a great cleaning job without you having to move a muscle. It uses special dual-Hall sensors to detect the boundary strips that can be set by you to make sure it only cleans the areas that are required. With everything that it offers this RoboVac would really be a practical and efficient housewarming gift.
Globe Vintage Bookends
Stylish, suave, and an absolute eye-catcher is this vintage-style globe bookend which is made of high polyresin and looks like a great piece of décor by itself. The classic and intricate globe designs of these bookends make them perfect for traditional themed settings. These would definitely be the perfect décor for the study room as it would really look great sitting pretty on the shelf or anywhere at all. It’s easy to clean as well as it requires only a damp cloth to get the work done. It would certainly be the best traditional gift for the study.
For those who don’t know what housewarming is and have been invited to one here’s brief info.
Housewarming simply translates into a welcoming party which takes place when a person or a family moves into a new house. It is basically an occasion where the new house owners present their new house to their friends, relatives and others. It is a custom which has been going on in almost every part of the world for centuries now and different places/countries have their own unique way in which people host their housewarming parties.
In Russia and other Russian speaking countries, they let a cat to enter a new house first whereas in India it is a cow which is a sacred animal and is believed to bring good luck to the new house and the family.
In the early days when technology wasn’t a big part of everyday life, people would bring firewood for the family that hosted the party as a gift. It was also seen as a sign of hospitality and friendship and was also believed to repel evil spirits and create a protective atmosphere in and around the house for the family.
This was mostly due to the thought that uninhabited houses were a breeding ground for spirits and evil creatures and therefore it was seen as a cleansing ceremony before the house was ready to be occupied again as there would be children in the house as well. So as to ward off all the evil spirits this housewarming ceremony has been happening since the medieval times.