Finding the perfect housewarming gift is easier said than done. You want to find something original to celebrate your friend or family member’s new home, something they will actually want to keep.
First, you’ll want to think about whomever you’re shopping for. Do they love to host parties? Are they excited about their new backyard? Giving a housewarming gift with the recipient in mind is a surefire way to avoid your gift ending up in a donation pile.
If you still feel a little lost, try choosing a gift you would love to receive. What is something you may not buy for yourself but would be lovely to have in your home? If you think it would improve your life, chances are it will improve theirs too.
Still a little unsure what might make the perfect housewarming gift? No worries. This list includes an array of gift ideas – from traditional offerings like tea towels to a bath neck pillow to help your friend turn their bathroom into a spa-like experience.
Crackling Wick Candles
Crackling wick candles are the perfect gift for those in an apartment who don’t have a fireplace but love to be cozy. Unlike traditional candles, these have a thick wick that crackles like burning logs as the candles burn. Choose from delicious scents like pumpkin spice, sandalwood, or beach breeze.
Bath Neck Pillow
Gift a bath neck pillow to your friend who has a beautiful new bathroom. Long baths are so luxurious, but neck pain is not. Now, your friend can relax against the plush cushion rather than rest their head on the hard porcelain tub.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
Another great gift for a friend who may need a little help relaxing is a Himalayan salt lamp. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they clean and deodorize the air. Perfect for placing by a bedside for a better night’s sleep or on a desk to alleviate allergy or asthma symptoms during the workday.
The chef in your life will be thrilled with a beautiful new knife! People never seem to invest in quality knives for themselves – always sticking to the same dull knives they have had for years. Your friend will be excited to slice and dice with a carbon steel knife.
If your friend loves hosting dinner parties, cloth napkins are an excellent gift. Unlike setting the table with paper towels or napkins, cloth napkins are sustainable and can be used repeatedly. A crafty person could also make these by hand and make the gift much more meaningful.
Fresh New Sheets
A new home calls for fresh sheets. They might need cozy flannel sheets to cuddle up in during the long winter months, or if they live somewhere hot and humid, cooling eucalyptus sheets make all the difference.
Somehow one can never have enough tea towels. Every time there is a spill, there is never a towel handy to clean it up. Pick out a towel with a cute quote to bring a smile to their face every time they dry the dishes.
Gift the jokester in your life with some fun magnets to decorate their fridge. Now they can hang their grocery list or child’s drawing up on the refrigerator more easily.
Have a friend who loves it hot and spicy? Gift them with some special hot sauce for their new home. Check boutique stores while you travel and try and find something unique they haven’t tried before.
Grill Cleaning Kit
A grill cleaning kit makes the ideal gift for friends who can’t wait to host barbecues in their new backyard. Throw in some barbecue sauce and a spice rub to make it the whole package.
Custom Cutting Board
A custom cutting board is a beautiful gift for a couple who just purchased their first home together. You can have it engraved with their name or wedding date. They will love using it for cheese boards when they host get-togethers.
Holiday gnomes are all the rage. Gnomes symbolize good luck, something anyone with a new home would be happy to have. Get a cute and sassy seasonal gnome for your friend who loves knick-knacks.
A fun apron will help get your friend excited to bake in their new kitchen. Pick one with pockets to help them stay organized in the kitchen. You could also find one with a silly quote for your friend who’s a master of the grill.
Nifty Kitchen Tool
Gift your friend your favorite kitchen tool to help dinner come together quicker. A salad spinner, garlic press, or spatula kit can quickly upgrade any kitchen.
Italian Housewarming Basket
An Italian housewarming basket is always a thoughtful housewarming gift. Pick out a bottle of wine, a small loaf of bread, some quality olive oil, and a little salt to wish your friend that they never go hungry or thirsty in their new home.