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30 Unique Housewarming Gifts to Wow New Homeowners

Last updated: June 26, 2024

Moving into a new home is an exciting milestone. Celebrating this occasion with a thoughtful gift can make the transition even more special.

You might be invited to a housewarming party and run out of ideas on what to give to the new homeowners. Choosing the right housewarming gift for your friend, family, or even new neighbor shows your appreciation and support.

This article features 30 housewarming gift ideas for you to consider. From personalized gifts to practical ones and more, you’re sure to find the perfect present for the new homeowner in your life!

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Personalized Gifts

Personalization is a wonderful way to show thoughtfulness and add a unique touch to your gift. Tailoring it specifically for the homeowners makes them feel special and appreciated in their new home.

1. Personalized Welcome Mat

2. Custom Address Stamp

3. Customized Cutting Board

4. Personalized Ornaments

5. Customized Coasters

6. Monogrammed Towels

Practical Gifts

Practical gifts are perfect for new homeowners who need useful items for their new space. This is one of the best gifts as it offers convenience and functionality too!

7. Kitchen Starter Kit

8. Tool Kit

9. Smart Home Device

10. Cookware Set

11. Reusable Grocery Bags

Decorative Gifts

Gifts that help new homeowners add personal touches to their home are a great choice. Even a small item can enhance the aesthetic appeal of their home to make it feel more welcoming and stylish.

12. House Plant

13. Wall Art

14. Picture Frames

15: Outdoor Lanterns

16. Throw Blanket

Comfort and Wellness Gifts

After a big move, new homeowners want to unwind and feel at ease in their new space. Comfort and wellness gifts that make their new home a haven of comfort are a perfect way to do this.

17. Scented Candles

18. Luxury Hand Soap and Lotion Set

19. Bathrobe and Slippers

10. Essential Oil Diffuser

21. Herb Garden Kit

Food and Beverage Gifts

Food or beverage gifts are ideal for those who love culinary delights or just enjoy throwing a good party. Not only will the new homeowners enjoy these gifts, but they can also share them with family and friends.

22. Coffee Set

23. Wine and Cheese Basket

24. Cookbook

25. Cheese Board Set

26. Tea Sampler

Entertainment Gifts

If you want to bring joy and fun to a new home, a classic board game or any digital product is a gift that keeps on giving.

27. Board Games

28. Subscription Box

29. Doorstep Delivery Subscription

30. Movie Night Gift Basket


Choosing a thoughtful gift involves considering the homeowner’s tastes, lifestyle, and the practical needs. Setting up a new home looks and feels different for everyone.

Whether it’s a personalized item, a handy dandy tool, or a luxury indulgence, the gift ideas shared are sure to make the new homeowners feel cherished and supported as they settle into their new lives.

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About the author

Nick Gray is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and in a popular TEDx talk. He sold his last company Museum Hack in 2019. Today he’s an expert on networking events, small parties, and creating relationships. Read more about Nick Gray here.

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