Did your college pal, brother, or significant other just buy a cozy new home or sleek bachelor pad? Well, hopefully, your boyfriend didn’t buy a bachelor pad, but if one of the men in your life took the real estate leap, you might want to show your support with a housewarming gift.
Of course, you don’t want to add clutter to the move-in chaos, so finding a useful present or one that reflects his interests is essential. We compiled a list of 50 housewarming gifts for men that will warm his heart and not have him reaching for a gift receipt.
50 Cool Housewarming Gift Ideas for Men
Whether he moved into his first apartment or a new house, you shouldn’t have to stress over finding a great gift. Just check out this list of unique gifts that could make anywhere feel like home.
Beeropoly Beer Game
He may not be playing beer pong at his college fraternity house anymore, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to retire from all drinking games. Beeropoly might be the only gift he actually uses at his housewarming party. It comes with dice and supplies for up to six people, but you could always use your own bottle caps to add extra players. Practice your dance moves and rhymes, because it’s about to be a good time.
Bob Ross Toaster
Maybe his new house doesn’t have room for happy little trees, but he could bring Bob Ross’ positive vibes to his breakfast routine with this themed toaster. It adds Bob Ross’ face and signature hairdo to your toast and includes a quick-stop function and adjustable temperature to prevent any happy accidents, as Ross would say.
SOPAT Extra Thick Mattress Topper
Has he been toting around that same old mattress from his college days? We get it; mattresses can be a significant investment. But a mattress topper can be a small investment with a substantial impact on his sleep. This one is made with a 100% cotton cover and breathable microfiber filling to keep him cool and comfy. It’s also machine washable, so he won’t have to worry about lingering odors.
Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker
May the force be with you, or at least the maple syrup be with you as you dive into these death star-shaped waffles. It has all the features you’d expect from a waffle maker, including non-stick inner plates for easy clean-up and an indicator light to tell you when to pour the batter and when the waffle is ready.
Dinosaur Taco Holders
You might not think the Jurassic Park franchise and your taco Tuesday routine have much overlap, but we’re here to correct that misconception. We don’t have to taco-bout the dinosaurs’ eventual extinction, but we can discuss how much fun mealtime will be with these triceratops and t-rex taco holders. They’re dishwasher-safe and designed for hard shell tacos, but we suspect you could squeeze a softshell in there. This is definitely one of our quirkiest housewarming gifts for guys.
DORPU Bar Cart
Any hour can be a happy hour with this bar cart rolling through your life. It’s designed with multiple shelves and hooks for plenty of storage, while the minimalistic aesthetic could match almost any decor. He can wheel it outside for some extra prep space while barbequing or into the living room as a formal bar cart while entertaining guests.
Personalized Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses
Gone are the days of using empty bourbon bottles as decor; it’s time for the much more mature alternative: buying decor for your bourbon. This customizable bourbon flight is crafted from reclaimed wood from a bourbon barrel and handmade by a couple in Arkansas. The set includes four dishwasher-safe Glencairn glasses so he could sample an array of spirits or enjoy some whiskey with friends. A great housewarming gift for guys, whether it be a sophisticated single man or boyfriend with a new home.
I think we can all agree, cleaning up can suck. But this basketball trash can, on the other hand, be a slam dunk housewarming gift for any man. It measures 18 inches tall with an 11-inch diameter, making it an excellent compact option for a home office or man-cave.
Bamboo Charcuterie Board & Cutlery Set
Hopefully, we can all agree that the rising popularity of cheese boards is one of the greatest things to happen in modern society. This bamboo charcuterie board has everything he needs to get started on his first (or 100th) cheeseboard. It includes grooves for crackers, four magnetized drawers for sleek storage and organization, a set of four cheese knives, a wine opener, three slate markers for labeling your cheese selections, two ceramic bowls, two ceramic plates, two forks, and more. A great housewarming gift idea for men who love their food!
Poker Theme Man Cave Coasters
We’re not bluffing. You could get your gambling man a set of six poker-themed coasters for less than a buy-in at most casinos. The set includes two white coasters, one red, one blue, one green, and one black. Each stone coaster has a cork backing to prevent any scratches or damage to your table.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
McDonald’s who? With this sandwich maker, he could enjoy a filling, hearty breakfast in just five minutes. This sandwich maker could be an excellent choice for someone tightening the purse strings because of a new mortgage payment or if he’s just moved an inconvenient distance from his favorite breakfast spot. You can crack an egg directly onto the egg plate and have it cooked to perfection, then slide out the plate for easy sandwich assembly. The removable sections are dishwasher safe and coated with non-stick spray to make cleanup a breeze.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
If you can’t handle the heat, then this probably isn’t an appropriate gift for you. But if you know someone that scarfs down chilies without batting an eye, then a DIY hot sauce kit could be the kicker for them. It comes with cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs so you could craft one-of-a-kind hot sauces to suit your particular tastes. The kit also includes six glass bottles (five ounces each) with lids, eight ounces of distilled white vinegar, six labels, a funnel, gloves, and a recipe booklet with instructions. A great housewarming gift idea for a man who loves to put hot sauce on just about everything!
Now that he’s not living at home, he could finally indulge his true culinary passion: making delicious edibles. We’re not talking about those dense, sort of gross brownies from your college days; this book is packed with 30 high cuisine sweet and savory dishes. But don’t fret, the recipes are accessible to individuals of all skill levels, and the introductory section explains topics like dosage and techniques.
Do his new digs finally have space for an in-home gym? Or maybe his new apartment is too far from his favorite gym for daily workouts. No matter the situation, these dice could be a welcome change to his usual workout routine. Roll six dice to determine your exercises, then the last die to decide on how many repetitions. Each roll could produce one of 45,000 potential workout routines, and the instruction manual explains the proper form and technique for each exercise.
Wooden Phone Docking Station & Nightstand Organizer
This compact wooden organizer could make a great addition to a nightstand, work-from-home desk, or entryway. With a shelf to hold your phone while it charges, a hook for watches, and more compartments for all the other essentials, you might never have to wonder where you left your keys again.
Vintage Baseball Park Map Glass
Does your favorite guy have a habit of waning nostalgically for the good ol’ days of baseball? Whether he was around to watch Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson hit home runs or just wishes he was, these vintage-inspired baseball park glasses could be a grand slam. Take your pick from 11 retired and vintage diamonds, such as Shea Stadium and the Astrodome. This is definitely one of the great housewarming gifts for men who love baseball.
Tool Kit for Home
Compared to some of the other products on this list, this tool kit might not be quite as unique, but when he’s able to install his own shelving and do small home repairs, he’ll be calling to thank you for the gift. This 124-piece set includes all the basics, such as screwdrivers and a hammer, as well as some helpful surprises like a flashlight and box-cutters. The molded case helps keep everything organized and latches closed securely.
Are we the only ones watching those viral videos of fridges being cleaned and organized? If your mate also enjoys keeping his fridge neat and tidy, this space-saving hack could be a great gift. The magnetic strips adhere to the ceiling of the fridge, and each features three spots for hanging bottles. It comes with two strips, so you could safely and securely hang your six-pack while the rest of your groceries rest on the shelves.
The Junk Drawer Starter Kit
Give a gift that doubles as a right of passage for new homeowners: starting their very own junk drawer. With batteries, rubber bands, scissors, a multibit screwdriver, and so much more, this fun gift is full of whimsy and utility, elevating it to the status of an elite (and budget-friendly) housewarming gift.
Fart Blanket Gift Box by Dutch Oven Kits
Whereas many gag gifts end up sitting in a pile of unused clutter, this one doubles as a super-soft and luxurious blanket. While you have to supply your own flatulence, it does include a dutch oven recipe card highlighting multiple ways you could fart on your favorite victim. The blanket measures 60 by 80 inches and comes in your choice of five different colors.
Bedside Essentials Pocket
For the nighttime literary legends or couch cuddlers, this felt pocket could help keep all the necessities at arms reach, no nightstand necessary. The sturdy back flap can slide underneath the mattress or sofa cushions, while the open pocket could conveniently store remote controls, books, or even a few sneaky snacks.
Magnetic Poetry - Little Box of Obscenities Kit
Your childhood favorite got a profane makeover with this box of cheeky swear words. The 72-piece set of magnets comes in a cute tin a little smaller than an Altoids box and pairs well with other sets of magnetic words.
Personalized BBQ Set
This set has all the tools he needs to claim his throne as barbeque king. In fact, you could even customize the real maple box to say barbeque king or anything else you want. The set comes with a spatula, tongs, brush, fork, knife, four steel skewers, and a Heat Glove, all neatly packaged in the personalized wooden case.
Shower Beer Holder
Whether he uses it to unwind after a long day or to multitask while getting ready for a night out, this shower beer holder could revolutionize his hygiene routine. The back has heavy-duty tape to stick to any shower surface and can support up to seven pounds.
This Isn't a Crack House Funny Candle
While this gift might not be appropriate for the more elegant and refined of your friends, it could be a fun choice for those with a wicked sense of humor. The ten-ounce candle is hand-poured in the USA with 100 percent natural soy wax. It carries sweet scents of lemon, peach, and orange made from premium fragrance oils, not harsh chemicals. Plus, with over 60 hours of burn time, your friends could be laughing at the funny label for days on end.
Beer Cap States
Scientists have yet to discover exactly why men seem to enjoy decorating their homes with alcohol, but until they find a cure, we can only hope to redirect this urge into more tasteful aesthetics. Take this state cutout, for example, which empowers him to show off his beer bottle cap collection and home-state pride. Surprise him with his favorite state while you sneakily recycle all those old empty liquor bottles.
Golf Themed Manly Gift Basket
Instead of spending endless hours trying to compile your own thoughtful and original gift basket, you could save yourself time (and potentially money) by leaving it to the professionals. This golf-themed basket includes a variety of fun gear and delicious snacks to fuel him for his next round on the green.
Whiskey Globe Decanter Set
Does he have a library that smells like rich mahogany and a tweed jacket with elbow patches? Not quite yet? Well, this Globe Decanter could be his first step on the road to becoming a distinguished man of the world. In addition to the decanter, the set includes two matching etched world map glasses, a wooden stand, a bottle stopper, and a pouring funnel.
Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer
Trust us on this one, his arm will thank you for getting this product. Simply set the timer and this automatic stirrer will take over cooking duties while he can get back to all of the other tasks on his plate. This could be a huge help, especially for those lads living (and cooking) on their own for the first time.
Customizable Long Distance Relationship Art
Some moves are bittersweet, especially when your significant other has to put some extra miles between the two of you. You could use this customizable piece of art to remind him that your love can overcome any distance. Simply select the two cities or towns you want to be featured and any personalized text you want to be included, and let the artist take care of the rest. It is available in two sizes and includes a frame. A wonderful housewarming gift for a boyfriend.
My New F*cking Home Planner
From full-scale renovations to an entertaining DIY adventure, many houses require projects to make them reflect your individual tastes. If your friend is channeling his inner HGTV star, this planner could help him organize his big dreams. It has 52 double-page spreads, the left side has lined paper, and the right page has plain sketch paper, enabling you to both take notes and draw.
Unplugged Sleep Helper
The first few nights in a new house, with unfamiliar noises and creaky bed frames abound, could potentially disrupt his slumber. The Unplugged Sleep Helper is a screenless meditation device designed to help users relax and calm their restless minds with guided meditation audio. The three dials give you control over your meditation experience. Choose from eight different themes, such as nature, body scan, and breathing. Then, select from eight versions of your chosen theme and set the timer for either eight or 20 minutes. This product could be a great housewarming gift for the guy with a restless mind or the centered yogi.
College Dish Towel
If he reps his alma mater whenever the opportunity arises and has already booked accommodation for the next reunion, he might just be a glory days bro. These fresh and bright dish towels are 100 percent cotton and come in over 30 collegiate prints. Maybe this will inspire him to finally retire that old beer-stained t-shirt, but probably not.
Home Bar Hero: Mixology Class and Simple Syrups
He could pop the cork on another bottle of Trader Joe’s wine, or he could learn to impress his guests with a selection of signature cocktails. This bundle includes a 90-minute zoom class with Brooklyn-based bartender and mixologist extraordinaire Amy K and a set of simple syrups to use in the class and beyond.
FreshJax Smoked Spices Gift Set
Put the salt and pepper down, it’s time to upgrade his cuisine with a selection of flavorful artisanal spices. This set of five includes blends like Mesquite Lime Sea Salt, Grill Master Burger Bend, Smoked Cherrywood Sea Salt, Campfire Smokey Sea Salt, and Smokey Southwest Grill Blend, to add a delicious twist to your buddy’s burgers, kebabs, veggies, and more.
Obligatory Bathroom Candle
Unfortunately, most of us have that one friend that tends to give the bathroom a lingering stench. Thankfully, the Obligatory Bathroom Candle is here to take care of that, with a hilarious label and beautiful aroma. Choose from scents like vanilla, lavender, woodsy/outdoors, and tropical hibiscus. These candles are hand-poured with wax made from USA-grown soy. Plus, with approximately 50 hours of burn time, you’ll be prepared for multiple stinky situations to come.
Can't Believe You Came Doormat
Functional and funny, this doormat features a quote from the bittersweet finale of The Office. Known for his never-ending supply of “that’s what she said jokes,” Michael Scott’s iconic comeback line is emblazoned on this durable doormat. Help him welcome guests to his new home and show off his love for his favorite show. It is currently available in three sizes, 24 by 16 inches, 30 by 18 inches, or 36 by 24 inches.
Yootech Wireless Charger
Sometimes everything about a new place is perfect, except for the inconveniently placed power outlets. This wireless charger enables new homeowners to charge a range of iPhone and Android products without the hassle of repeatedly plugging and unplugging their phone or dealing with temperamental wires. The green ring light alerts you that your phone is properly charging but turns off after 15 seconds to allow sleep to come peacefully without a bright glowing light in your eyes.
NASA Wood Wall Art Prints
The world’s billionaires might be having their own space race, but if he has the bank account of a normal person, he might not be going to Mars anytime soon. However, you could still help keep his interstellar dreams alive with these rustic wood panel printed NASA-inspired travel posters. Choose from nearly 20 cosmic destinations, like Jupiter, Venus, and more, and from two sizes of prints.
Food Hugger Set
One of the saddest realizations you might have as an adult is just how expensive fresh produce is. Help keep your fruits and veggies fresher longer with these silicone food huggers. They also double as lid substitutes or jar openers for those of us that are chronically unable to open containers (it’s us, we can’t open jars). This set includes four reusable food huggers of various sizes that are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe.
Personalized Metal BBQ Sign
Let everyone know who the resident grill master is with this Personalized Metal BBQ Sign. Not only do you get to customize the text, but you could also choose from five different colors and sizes. It could make an excellent gift for your favorite grilling guy to decorate his barbeque bro zone.
Glow in The Dark Silicone Coasters
Punny and practical is the name of the game for these coasters. This set of six includes three hilarious sayings like “Drinks are on me,” “Don’t f*ck up the table,” and “If you can read this, bring me a BEER.” These coasters are a little snarky, sassy, and made of silicone to prevent glasses from sliding around on the table. They’re also designed with silicone nubs to ease condensation to the bottom of the tray and stop that dreaded coaster cup cling. Plus, those silly sayings glow in the dark, just make sure to charge them under a lamp or the sun during the day.
Custom Beer Bottle Opener
Call up the boys and gather some brews because as soon as he receives this custom beer bottle opener, he’ll probably want to show it off to his best mates. It is handcrafted from Eastern White Pine to highlight the beautiful contrasting wood grain. Choose your customized text and favorite varnish to match your friend, boyfriend, or other lad’s home decor, and soon he’ll be ready to crack open a cold one with the boys.
Cozy Global Gift Basket
Is your favorite guy currently clutching his passport and neck pillow, just waiting for his next opportunity to travel to a new, exotic location? Same, but until we can scratch our travel bug itch again, this Cozy Global Gift Basket could be a sufficient substitute. This bundle comes with a mug hand-painted in Morocco, a handwoven fair-trade scarf from Thailand (could double as a cozy throw blanket), and some Divine Chocolate cocoa powder from Ghana, all tucked into a handcrafted palm leaf basket from Mexico.
Reclaimed Wood Cityscape
Whether it’s his hometown, new digs, college town, or dream destination, these city skylines could add an elegant air to his decor. They are handcrafted from reclaimed barn wood, with a laser-cut skyline and laser etching of the city name. Each piece measures approximately six inches tall, 20 inches wide, and less than an inch thick.
Velociraptor Garden Sculpture Set
Let your friend’s neighbors know he’s kooky without even saying a word. This set of two ferocious Velociraptors are handcrafted out of 16 gauge cold rolled steel and comes with multiple stakes to secure them in your yard. Or you could gather some action figures and use them to recreate scenes from the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World series. We won’t judge.
Cosmos Kitchen Knife Set in Gift Box
Is he the best cook in the galaxy? Maybe. Does he deserve super cool knives no matter his chef skills? Absolutely. This set includes six stainless steel knives with non-stick coating and ergonomically designed handles.
You Should Have Moved Closer To Me But Ok Wine Label
Of course, you’re happy for your friend (or boyfriend), but you would probably be happier if they moved in down the street, or at least into the same neighborhood. Let them know exactly how you feel with this sassy wine label, which you can peel and stick to any wine bottle of your choosing.
Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow
Moving is stressful and tiring. With all the packing, unpacking, cleaning, lifting, and shifting heavy furniture, your buddy’s muscles will be crying out for a massage. This massage pillow is here to answer the call. While it is called a Neck Massage Pillow, it could also be used on an aching back, feet, calves, thighs, and more. It has a gentle heating function and even comes with a car adaptor so it can be used on the go.
Long Distance Friendship Frame
What do you do when the light of your life moves away? Let them know your love still grows with these glowing picture frames. Buy a set of two frames, and give yours a little tap to let your mate know you’re thinking of them. The frames sync over wifi, so when you tap your frame to change the color, its pair will change to match it.
What Does Housewarming Mean?
Housewarming refers to a celebration of someone buying or moving into a new home. This could entail a college freshman moving into the dorms, a first apartment, buying a new home, or even retirees downsizing into a smaller home.
When Should You Give a Housewarming Gift?
If you’ve been invited to a housewarming party, it is customary to bring a gift to the event. If they aren’t throwing a party, but you’re still invited over within the first six months, it is advisable to bring a gift as well. If you live far away but still want to mark the special occasion, you could also mail a present.
However, you aren’t necessarily obligated to give someone a gift every time they move. For example, if your friend is a serial renter and changes apartments every six months, don’t feel obligated to get them a gift each time. However, if they make the leap from apartment to a townhome or purchase their own home, you might want to mark the occasion.
How Much Should You Spend on a Housewarming Gift?
You might expect to spend somewhere between $20 to $50 on a housewarming gift, depending on your relationship with the recipient. If your budget is smaller or you found the perfect item with a hefty price tag, you could always try to split the price by giving a gift jointly with friends.
Is Alcohol a Good Housewarming Gift?
Depending on the individual, alcohol could be a suitable housewarming gift. Bottles given at a housewarming party could be an excellent backup for particularly thirsty guests or serve as refreshments for future soirees. However, some people have very specific tastes when it comes to alcohol or choose to abstain from drinking altogether. If you’re familiar with their tastes in wine or alcohol or know it would be appreciated, then feel free to gift them an elegantly wrapped bottle.
What Do You Say In a Housewarming Card?
You don’t have to stress over writing a soliloquy in their housewarming card, just a short and sweet message should do the trick. Consider congratulating the recipient on their new home, giving them your best wishes, and musing on the memories they will make in their new digs.
Should I Wrap a Housewarming Gift?
Finding the perfect gift is only half the battle, the other half might be making sure it is presented beautifully. However, you shouldn’t feel stuck with the wrapping paper and bow approach. Pretty gift bags, baskets, or even personalized wooden boxes all make excellent wrapping options. For large or awkwardly shaped items, feel free to wrap a charming ribbon around them and call it a day.