10 Ideas for a HouseWarming Gift

The housewarming gift is a tradition that dates back to the 18th century. It was originally given to the new homeowner as a way of welcoming them into their new home. Now, it has become a ritual for many people when they move into any new place.

You may ask yourself, what to get for a house warming gift?

When you are looking for an appropriate housewarming gift, there are plenty of options out there!

Here are 10 ideas that will make your friend or family member’s first days in their new home even more special and memorable:

When you are considering a gift first consider the person you are buying it for

What kind of things interest them? Really dig deep into  their hobbies, their personality and what they like to do. If you know the person well then it will be an easy decision for you!

If that is not possible or if a specific person doesn’t matter than there are other things to consider:


There are so many different things that you can buy as a housewarming gift. Do they have pets? Consider giving them pet supplies like food, bowls and beds in their favorite color or pattern! If they enjoy cooking then some kitchen tools would be perfect for the occasion such as new pots and pans or even a nice cutting board. If they enjoy entertaining then a bar cart would be perfect for them and if they spend time outdoors then consider getting them some outdoor furniture or decor!


The price of the gift should reflect how much you care about your friend or family member’s happiness. Consider their income, what other people have given this person as gifts in the past and how much you can afford to spend.


For some the practical use of a gift is important, for others it’s not as big of a deal. If their new home has two stories then they will need an elevator chair or consider giving them items that are safe for people with disabilities instead! Be sure to get the specifics before you set out to buy a housewarming gift.

Once you  have considered all of these factors and come up with a list of potential gifts, you can start narrowing down the options. Consider if they have asked for specific things or what their taste is.

10 of our best ideas for housewarming gifts include

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1. A personalized gift basket

2. Candles and a diffuser for aromatherapy

3. A set of dishes, glassware, and silverware to make their first dinner in the new house feel special

4. Fresh flowers or plants to beautify the home

5. Towels and bathrobes for an indulgent spa-like experience in the new bathroom

6. House plants that will brighten up any room with their cheery colors or fragrant scents (eucalyptus is great!)

7. Tools like power drills, screwdrivers, pliers – anything they might need around the house!

8. Books about decorating or gardening – perfect if they’re settling into a new home

9.A personalized ornament for their tree or mantelpiece to remind them of this special time in their lives.

10.The housewarming gift doesn’t always need to be tangible: offer up your time and skills! Offer some cooking lessons, a picnic in their backyard or help repainting the walls (or any other

Final Notes

One thing we know for sure is that the best gifts are those that come from the heart. So before you start shopping around, take some time to think about what your friend or family member might really want and need in their new home. This way when you do find an item they love, it will be a gift they’ll treasure forever! Do any of these 10 ideas sound like something they would enjoy?

Karen is a freelance writer/blogger who helped launch this website so consumers like you could find honest and trustworthy product reviews. She enjoys researching these buying guides, but also loves writing about different topics such as health and nutrition.

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