When you think about moving, two feelings often come to mind— stress and excitement.
Frequently moving goes hand in hand with new life stages, such as going to school, getting married, getting a new job, having kids, or retiring. All of these occasions are worth celebrating on their own, but when you add a new house to the mix, it’s definitely cause to find the best housewarming gifts!
And that’s where we come in! We’ve curated this extensive collection of housewarming gifts, from classic to modern, cheap to luxurious, and every aesthetic style.
So whether you’re looking for practical kitchen tools for your friend’s first apartment or a sentimental and thoughtful gift for your parents moving into their retirement home, we’ve found a slew of housewarming gift ideas to fit your needs.
53 Popular Housewarming Gift Ideas
Warm their house and hearts with the best housewarming gift ideas ranging from meaningful to practical and everywhere in between!
Housewarming Gifts Funny Candle
Look, of course, you’re happy that your friend has found their dream house/dream job and has to move. However, they really should have found a better dream house that also fulfills your dream of living close together.
This lavender candle has 45 hours of burn time, so your pal has plenty of time to think over the error of their ways while you scroll through Zillow for more geographically convenient housing options that put you within walking distance from each other.
Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set
Cheese boards have been all the rage these past few years, and we have absolutely zero complaints about anything that makes cheese even more trendy and available. This cheese board is the perfect gift for people who love to host and entertain, whether it’s just having people for the game on Sunday or planning elegant three-course meals for their closest friends.
This board comes with a subtle, built-in drawer to house the included serving knives, chalk, and reusable slate labels, while the board itself has intuitive grooves for organizing cheeses, crackers, and more.
Home Sweet Home Ceramic Pots - 3.5 inch
These cute and simple planters are perfect for succulents or other small green friends, and your plant-loving pals are sure to love them. We’ll let you in on a little secret here; plants make any room or house look instantly more chic and homey.
This set of three planters would look wonderful grouped together on a window sill or bookshelf, as long as they get sufficient sunlight! Plus, they come with drainage holes and bamboo trays to catch extra water or spilled soil.
Rustic Farmhouse Stone & Cork Coasters for Drinks
Has your friend watched every episode of Fixer Upper and wants to put shiplap on every available surface of their new home? In that case, they might like these rustic farmhouse chic coasters.
This set of six coasters comes with a neat wire holder so that everything can be stored away when not in use, and have a cork backing, so the recipient doesn’t have to worry about scratches on their tabletops.
Housewarming Gift Set - New Home
Are you looking for an excellent housewarming gift for a couple moving into a new home or even buying their first home together? This is a super exciting time in their relationship, but it might also be a little bit stressful.
Some relaxing lavender might be able to help them with all that unpacking anxiety, while these cute inscribed tumblers could be a convenient place to store an adult beverage or two. The coffee mugs might end up in the laundry room and the detergent in their bedroom, but at least they’ll have a fun time!
Mixology Bartender Kit Bar Accessories
Every host needs a proper bartender kit to help kick their parties up a notch. If you’re looking for housewarming gift ideas for couples or a friend who loves to entertain, these bar accessories could be a perfect choice!
If you live nearby, you could even offer yourself up to taste test all their creations as they learn to mix the perfect martini, cosmo, or tequila sunrise. It’s a hard job, but somebody has to do it.
Funny Kitchen Towels and Dishcloths
Some people like to decorate their homes in a way that makes it look like a contemporary art museum. Other people like to see their own quirkiness reflected in their home decor. These dishtowels are definitely meant for the latter of those two groups, and their punny one-liners will be perfectly at home in some silly person’s kitchen.
This set comes with four towels, each with a different clever design that your funny friends will love. The next and most important question is— will the recipient use these as practical everyday towels or decorative towels for display only? Either way, they’ll be an awesome addition to their kitchen.
Homesick Scented Candle, New Home
What scent will define your friend’s new home? How about a mix of lime, sandalwood, cedarwood, jasmine, oakmoss, and musk? This candle is from the Homesick scented candle brand. The same brand started popping up all over your social media a few years ago with eerily accurate scented candles representing your home state.
If the New Home smell isn’t quite right for your pal, they have tons of other options like Friday Night Football, Four Twenty, Love, Beach Cottage, and more!
Geometric Throw Blanket
We will never get mad at someone giving us lush, comfy blankets to get all warm and cozy in. There will always be a need for a soft throw blanket in every homeowner’s life, from movie nights to guests staying over and all the endless couple cuddle sessions in between.
This blanket is available in two sizes and two colors, each of which with a subtle and unique rose jacquard design, which adds a dose of visual interest without overpowering other themes in the room or bedding.
Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker with Light
These Bluetooth speakers don’t look anything like speakers. So, suppose you’re shopping for someone who wants to disguise any trace of electronics or doesn’t like the bulky look of traditional speakers because they mess with the aesthetics of their backyard oasis. In that case, this outdoor Bluetooth speaker could be a winner.
Vibrant Color Serving Bowls
These vibrant serving bowls might not be the best choice of housewarming gifts for your new neighbors who you don’t know yet. However, they’ll be a wonderful gif for your friend who is a bit boho, hippie, colorful, and, of course, vibrant.
We love the intricate patterns and bold color combinations on these decorative serving dishes, which will add a festive flair to any salad or side dish.
Stemless Wine Glass & Bottle Gift Bag Set for New Homeowner
A bottle of wine is a very popular housewarming gift. However, if you have some extra room in your budget and want to round out the gift with a couple more items and a better presentation, this gift set could be an awesome choice.
Alternatively, you could also look at it as a great way to dress up a bottle of two buck chuck from Trader Joe’s (no shame in your cheap and classy taste, we’re right there with you).
Original Turkish Hand Towels Set of 2
These Turkish hand towels are practical, elegant, and cheap, and we dare say we might have found the perfect housewarming gift for just about anyone.
We’re deeply infatuated with the gray color option, and we think it could be a gorgeous neutral to appeal to a wide variety of people, but the towels also come in 13 other hues to match the recipient’s taste.
Turkish towels are celebrated for their unique cotton, which is known to get softer and more absorbent with successive washings. How many other gifts could you give that manage to get even better with use?
Veuve Clicquot – Brut Yellow Label
Moving into your dream home is definitely a cause worth celebrating, and our favorite way to celebrate is with a bottle of bubbly! This recognizable bottle of champagne is the stuff of millennial dreams, essentially the hallmark of balling on a budget or accessible luxury.
This champagne could be the perfect housewarming gift for people you are trying to impress, such as those hip new neighbors down the street or that cute coworker you’ve been crushing on. Whoever you give it to will be thrilled to pop some bottles and celebrate with you!
Personalized Cutting Board
We can’t get over just how classy and elegant these cutting boards look! Seriously, if you’re searching for a gift that looks like it belongs on a Pinterest board, this is it. This board is available in 11equallyy stunning designs and an array of different sizes and materials.
The real question is — will the recipient use it as a cutting board, cheese board, or just display it prominently for everyone to see? We’re leaning towards the last option, but of course, it’s up to them!
Luxury Bucket Towel Warmer
Are you looking for a gift for someone who identifies more with the bougie side of “bad and bougie?” This towel warmer is the epitome of everyday luxury, and until you’ve gotten out of the shower and wrapped yourself in a hot baked towel, you’ll never understand.
This towel warmer might not be the most budget-friendly option, but its classy appearance and practical function (it fits two oversized towels) make it an awesome luxury pick.
HomeLights Reed Diffuser for Home
This reed diffuser looks like it hopped right out of a West Elm or Anthropology catalog and into your friend or new neighbor’s elegant and modern home decor.
This Reed diffuser could be an excellent housewarming gift idea for that friend who seems impossibly classy with home furnishings to match. Seriously, what do you get for people that are pulled together all the time? This diffuser is the answer. All you have to do is pick a fragrance you think they’ll like!
Moscow Mule Mugs Set Of 4
We’re going to help you turn your friend’s house into everyone’s favorite party spot, and all you have to do is buy them this set of Moscow Mule mugs.
These copper cups are a top-shelf choice for friends who love to entertain and enjoy sipping on a gingery beverage. We also want to introduce you to its far superior cousin, the Kentucky Mule, which substitutes vodka for bourbon for people who like Moscow Mules.
New Home House Warming Lavendar Candle
Mark this special occasion in a thoughtful way with this sweet and sentimental candle. For many people, moving into a new home is often linked to starting a new job or a new phase in life. In that case, moving can feel like starting a new chapter, one that is full of possibilities but also anxieties.
The lavender scent of this candle could help with the latter of those feelings, while the adorable label could remind them of the excitement. We’ll spark one to commemorate new adventures, anytime!
KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder
Do you know what really grinds our gears? When your coffee grinder is loud enough to wake up the entire neighborhood at 6 in the morning. If you have new neighbors with the loudest coffee grinder on the planet and you need to somehow reclaim your morning piece without pissing them off, you could give them this awesome coffee grinder.
All you have to do is say you read about it on some cool website (shameless self-promotion), and everyone was raving about how efficiently it works! Hopefully, it will make both of your mornings better.
Money Tree Pachira
If you want to give your friend or loved one a plant to celebrate them moving into their dream house, we suggest giving them a Money Tree!
These trees are thought to bring good fortune, luck, and prosperity to the recipient— which is exactly what a new homeowner needs! Not to mention, it’s a super easy-going plant that likes low light and infrequent watering, making it perfect for newbie plant owners.
10 Pieces Fruits Reusable Grocery Shopping Tote Bags
Many people go on an intense, Mario Kondo-style purge when they’re preparing to move, and their ratty old shopping bags mighty not have made the cut. These adorable tote bags could be the perfect practical, cheap, and cute gift that the recipient will actually use.
These bags compress into an adorable fruit shape, making it easy for the recipient to toss a few of these in their purse or car console. Plus, each bag is strong enough to hold up to 20 lbs of groceries, which is roughly the same as 20 standard-sized packs of Oreos, just so you know.
Viva Oliva Olive Oil & Vinegar Gift Set
Fancy olive oil and balsamic vinegar are excellent housewarming gift ideas for new neighbors or casual friends who you might not really know that well. Why is that? Because it makes both of you seem classy, you for giving the bougie olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and them for using it for cooking with.
Who knew olive oil could be such a powerful present? This set comes with three premium varieties of each, and they even have suggested pairing printed on the gift box!
Nut Gift Basket, in Reusable Wooden Crate
Awh nuts, you totally forgot to pick up a housewarming gift for your friend that moved across the country or that new neighbor down the street? Thankfully, this classy and delicious gift basket is here to save the day.
It comes with an assortment of different nuts that would be an excellent addition to a housewarming party or a surprise gift for long-distance friends. The gift set includes scrumptious snacks like Chili Con Lemon Pistachios, Glazed Pecans, Salted Cashews, Tamari Almonds, Cranberry Health Mix, and more, all packaged in a reusable wooden crate.
Memory Foam Quick Dry Bathroom Mat
Certain household items tend to end up in the trash during a big move instead of making it into the next dwelling. Bathmats, in particular, tend to get moldy and a bit gross from living in a high humidity area and sometimes are better left behind.
Even if they brought their bathmats with them to their new place, after your friends put their feet on this memory foam option, they’d never want to look at their previous one again. It offers a plush refuge for feet that already miss the warmth and comfort of the shower or bath, and we will gladly take a million of these for ourselves.
Soap Pump And Sponge Caddy Set
If anyone has any secrets for the best soap and sponge storage, we’d love to hear it. Until science dedicates more resources to figuring out a way to store our soggy sponges, we think this duo set could be an excellent upgrade from the usual. The sponge caddy helps drain the sponge of water and prevent molding, which is all we’ve ever wanted.
Decorative Geode Book Ends
These geode bookends are a glamorous way to bring Natural History Museum vibes to any home. Whether you have a friend who is all about that crystal life, a sibling that is easily impressed by cool rocks (guilty as charged over here), or a neighbor who loves unique accent pieces, they’ll love these beautiful bookends.
These rocking bookends will look great holding up their first addition Harry Potter collection or that stack of vintage encyclopedias their parents forced them to take, even though we all carry electronic ones in our pockets these days.
Mulholland Distillery American Whiskey
Are you guys familiar with Walton Goggins? He’s an award-winning southern actor who has had roles in just about every movie and TV show since the early 1990s. He’s also one-half of the incredible dup behind Mulholland Distillery.
This LA-based distillery is named after William Mulholland, the civil engineer who brought water to the California desert town. Now, his namesake brings award-winning artisanal whiskey to the masses.
It is a fun and easy sipping whiskey with an interesting back-story. And now that you know all the fun facts, you’ll know just what to say when your friend unwraps this awesome housewarming gift.
Guacamole and Salsa Serving Dish Sets
Few other things get a party started quite like a bowl of guacamole. That party could be a Superbowl Sunday super session with all their friends in their new entertainment room or a party of one in their first studio apartment; that all depends on the particulars of the recipient you have in mind!
No matter who you decide to give this bowl set to, as long as they love chips, dips, and all things Taco Tuesday, they’ll be over the moon about these serving dishes.
Joe’s SuperFuzed Gourmet Oil Variety 3-Pack
Kitchen staples are an awesome housewarming gift idea for new neighbors, coworkers, or other people who you might not know that well or have a very specific taste in decor. These gourmet oils are an impressive and flavorful trio that anyone would enjoy incorporating into their next meal!
The set includes three bold oils: Roasted Garlic Herb, Roasted Poblano Chili, and Roasted Shallot Herb de Provence, as well as use and recipe ideas. Once they get started using these oils, they’ll find any excuse to dip, drizzle, or cook with them!
Red the Crab Silicone Utensil Rest
Having nowhere to rest your spoon in the middle of cooking would make anyone crabby, but luckily this Sebastian-look alike is here to save the day. This spoon rest is a unique and slightly quirky gift for your friend who loves to cook up a muckbang feast. What can we say? Don’t be shellfish; give your friends this fun shellfish!
Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan
Lazy susans and rotating tables have been around for centuries, and we have to admit we love everything about this convenient and, yes, slightly lazy furniture choice.
This lazy susan is even cooler because you can customize it for your best friends! It is handcrafted from reclaimed white oak bourbon barrels and stamped with your chosen names, special date, and location for a completely one-of-a-kind present with unique rustic elegance.
Clase Azul Reposado Tequila
Not only is this bottle full of delicious, top-quality tequila, it also looks like a piece of exquisite art. This is not your usual house tequila at your neighborhood bar, Clase Azul is made from 100% Tequilana Weber Blue Agave and aged for eight months.
Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that the bottles are hand-made and hand-painted by local artisans from a small village in Mexico, so each bottle truly is a one-of-a-kind piece of art!
Snap N Strain Pot Strainer
Straining pasta can be quite the pain, but this handy little gadget makes it easier for the weak wristed amongst us.
This clever device snaps directly onto the pot to drain all the water with ease. Not to mention, it is roughly a quarter of the size of a traditional strainer, so it could be a thoughtful housewarming gift for those moving into their first place or people dealing with limited storage capacity.
Personalized Amp Doormat
You’ve had ample opportunities to find a cool housewarming gift from the items on this list. But if the other items weren’t hitting quite the right note, this personalized amp doormat might just top the charts.
We think this is a thoughtful, meaningful, and useful gift that will make a bold statement on anyone’s front step! All you have to do is personalize it with the recipient’s last name and wait for this unique gift to arrive!
Round Woven Placemats Set
These woven placemats have so much potential we can’t stop our heads from coming up with possibilities.
The obvious choice would be to use them as placemats or pot holders, but in the hands of someone with a hot glue gun and Pinterest account, they could become so much more! We’re envisioning cool wall decor, chic shelf accents, and so much more (check out this creative and clever list of ideas).
Hamsa Mezze Server
You could try to give your friends a hand with moving, or you could just give them a literal hand, and by “literal hand,” we mean this Hamsa platter.
A hamsa is an ancient symbol that crosses multiple cultures and religions. It is frequently used as a symbol of protection and bringer of good fortune.
We think this gorgeous platter could bring good fortune as a housewarming gift for your friends or loved ones, or at least, they could use it to bring snacks to the table, which is almost the same thing.
Campfire Roasted Coffee
Are you looking for a housewarming gift for friends who would rather be moving into a tent than a walled dwelling? While you could pick them up some camping supplies, they’ll probably need a bit of caffeine to help fuel their unpacking.
This campfire roasted coffee can provide them with all the outdoorsy campfire vibes they’re missing and, hopefully, help them stay energized and focused while they get their new house set up!
Custom Travel Photo Coasters
As your friends set off on their new adventure in their new home, you can help remind them of all of their other adventures with this meaningful and practical gift.
You can pick an assortment of their greatest travel photos (just give their Instagram or Facebook a quick little stalking) and turn them into beautiful and useful coasters. These coasters have a vintage, Polaroid-style aesthetic and come as a set of four.
Decorative Extra Soft Fuzzy Faux Fur Throw Blanket
As we mentioned earlier in this article, you really can’t go wrong with giving someone a soft, comfy throw blanket, especially if it looks this luxe and cool!
The throw size is perfect for tossing casually over the back of the chair, while the queen-size would make the coziest addition to the recipient’s bed. It’s available in seven colors and three sizes, but we have to say the standard throw size is surprisingly cheap for a blanket that looks this classy.
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
Did anyone else hear about the meme famous Salt Bae opening up his own fancy restaurant? We were probably just as shocked as you are now (not that shocked because the world is so full of strange that this barely registers as important). However, it did get us thinking about salt, which of course, led us to this Himalayan salt barbecue plank.
This unique kitchen accessory can add an impressive element to food presentation and flavor, making it a great housewarming gift choice for a hobby foodie or professional chef.
HiCoup Wine Decanter - 750ml
Classy is the name of the game, and few things are quite as classy as moving your wine from the bottle to another container before you pour it into glasses.
We’re sorry, of course, decanters are there to do more than just make the user look fancy; they aerate the wine or help it “breathe” and can separate sediment from the bottle. And as a bonus, they look super luxurious on a bar cart or in the kitchen.
Personalized Family Tree Serving Bowl
Here is a sentimental housewarming gift idea for a couple, family member, or friend who prefers gifts that are very meaningful.
This beautifully made bowl is perfectly sized and crafted for serving a crowd, but with the beautiful design, the recipient might just want to display it with all their most prized possessions.
You can customize the bowl with the family name of the recipients if you want a thoughtful gift that could make them cry happy tears.
Record Props - Vinyl Record Display
Girl, put that record on! This display set is the perfect choice for your music-obsessed friend who insists that everything sounds better on vinyl.
However, it’s important to remember that their records would look better on display than they’ll ever look in that beat-up milk crate on their floor! We love that it allows you to display both the record sleeve and the record itself for an incredibly unique and artistic display.
Ode to Home State Dish Towel
Whether they’re moving across the country, around the world, or just to a neighboring state, your friend or loved ones can still get homesick for the comforts of their home state!
These sweet little dish towels could be a meaningful gift for someone who is venturing away from home. You can choose the charming design that matches their home state and surprise your friends with a whimsical and useful gift!
Large Cotton Rope Basket
No matter how much they managed to downsize before their big move, they probably still have a bunch of miscellaneous stuff with nowhere to put it. Or, at least, nowhere nearly this cute!
This rope basket is a great neutral home addition that could serve a variety of purposes, from covering ugly plastic plant pots to storing buckets of kids’ toys. With so many uses, you can’t go wrong with this classy rope basket as a housewarming gift.
Wine Soaps - Set of 4
If you’re looking for a great housewarming gift idea for a wine-loving couple, but you only ever pick bottles of wine based on how beautiful the label is, you might want to put down the bottle and pick up this pack of soaps.
They’ll love this vino-inspired gift without having to pretend to like the bottle of wine you picked out! This set of four soaps is also perfect housewarming gifts because odds are they didn’t bring those little scraps of soap from their old guest bathroom to their new home.
Iridescent Vase Modern Contemporary Home Decor
This vase is the perfect gift for that couple or friend who has impossibly chic and modern taste.
You know who we’re talking about, that one friend who interned with a luxury fashion house in New York for two years and has never let anyone forget it. The couple that actually reads Architectural Digest magazines and has favorite furniture designers. Or maybe just your sister who is obsessed with all things iridescent and shiny.
We’re dying to be cool enough to have one of these vases in our house, but until then, this is one of our top picks for all your cool friends.
Treeline Wine Serving Tray
With evergreen trees and everlasting elegance, this treeline wine serving tray is a gorgeous, modern, and classy housewarming gift idea for your rustic-chic friends.
We’re picturing them carrying out this tray to the Adirondack chairs in their backyard oasis as they watch the clouds roll over the mountains below.
The built-in compartments have space for a 750 ml bottle of wine and four stemmed wine glasses, making it perfect for your favorite happy house companions.
Goose Island – Fall Classics Flight Pack
Many of the items on this list probably feel like they’re for more established, “adulty” adult types. You know, the people who you ask to borrow their shop-vac when your bathroom floods because they’re the type of people who would own a shop-vac.
If you’re looking for the best housewarming gifts for people whose primary furniture is sets of Rubbermaid drawers, you might be better off with a 12-pack of beers. It could be perfect for helping your friends unpack their beer pong table or for their epic housewarming party!
Growlight Frame Shelf
If you’re not familiar with the current urban jungle trend, it beautifully combines all sorts of furniture styles with lush, gorgeous greenery. However, plants require a fair amount of light, which not everyone has in their homes or apartments.
This grow light frame shelf combines two things that plant parents crave—more space for putting plants and plenty of light to help those plants grow! We’ll take 12, please.
Arabella Bouquets Purple Extravagance with Vase
If all else fails and you still don’t know what to get as a housewarming present, or you need an item to ship to loved ones that moved halfway around the country, we suggest this gorgeous bouquet.
This cheerful and elegant arrangement includes an assortment of pink carnations, purple alstroemeria, pink gypsophila, white hypericum, white poms, purple statice, lavender disbud, and pink spray roses in a simple and chic vase.
Make Some Room: Mindful Organization
If you’re looking for a very unique, practical, and helpful gift for a friend or loved one who is moving into a new place but chronically struggles with unpacking and organization, this could be it.
This two-hour session with a professional organizer could help your loved one tackle the biggest problem areas in their house and learn transferable skills that could help them get and keep their new home organized.
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At Gift Rabbit, we take the stress out of finding the perfect housewarming gift. Our team meticulously reviews, checks, and compares a wide array of items, using a criteria based on style, price, and customer feedback. Our process involves extensive research, experience, and consultation, ensuring we provide you with unique gift ideas that cater to diverse demographics. Be it chic kitchenware, personalized decor, or eco-friendly gadgets, every gift suggestion is carefully evaluated from a user’s perspective. So, whether you’re looking for something classic or quirky, trust us to help you find the perfect housewarming gift.