Buying a new home or moving into a different apartment is an occasion often celebrated with housewarming gifts from friends and family members. Even regular gatherings at a friend or family member’s home are the perfect opportunity to bring housewarming gifts for the hosts or hostesses. While some say bringing a gift to a gathering at home or apartment may be outdated, guests that are invited to a party commemorating a new move or just to celebrate a special event shouldn’t come empty-handed.
The Top 50 Housewarming Gifts Anyone Will Love
According to guest etiquette, it’s polite to bring useful gifts to any gathering you’ve been invited to. While you can bring a bottle of wine or a gift card, some of the best housewarming gifts are heartfelt, unique, and something that will help make their new place feel like home.
When picking out the right housewarming gift, think of something that really expresses your gratitude for being invited to celebrate with your loved ones. The gift you choose should acknowledge the effort your host or hostess has made by inviting you. While your host is likely not expecting anything in return, what better way to set the tone for a party than to bring something to make the host or hostess feel special.
Housewarming gifts needn’t be anything incredibly personal to your host or hostess. Consider the following 50 useful gifts when preparing your party presents for your upcoming housewarming party:
Handmade Wooden Four-Across Game for Housewarming Gifts
This heirloom-quality game is made by hand from beautiful maple wood. This beautiful hand-crafted version of the traditional four-across game is sturdy and will last for several years. Excellent for playing one-on-one or as a family, this game is fun as a housewarming present.
Vintage My Cinema Wood Grain Lightbox
Give the gift of vintage decor with this creative lightbox. If you’re headed to a get-together with a friend or family member that loves old film displays, this back-lit beauty is reminiscent of a real marquee. Lightweight and battery-operated, this lightbox is one of the more interesting housewarming gifts that will add a new sense of personality to any home or apartment.
Growing Wishes DIY Seed Kit
If you’re friends with a plant parent, you already know how seriously they take their devotion to all living things. This seed kit is a great option for anyone that loves to watch the miracle of life. With seeds for plants and herbs labeled “love, clarity, happiness, joy, strength, and friendship”, this seed kit will have a special place in the heart of your host or hostess. Whether you’re presenting this gift to a seasoned gardener or someone new to the art of planting, this seed kit is sure to be a heartfelt gift for any host or hostess.
Cute Chocolate and Wine Pairing Set
Wine and chocolate connoisseurs alike will fall in love with this sweet and classy gift. One of the best gourmet housewarming gifts for a worldly host or hostess, this chocolate and wine pairing set contains the best chocolate counterparts for 17 varietals.This fun chocolate present will complement a bottle of wine’s aroma and flavor profile. With this wine pairing set, your host or hostess will have the ideal four bars to pair with Malbec, Cabernet, Barolo, Bordeaux zinfandel, Rhone, Chianti, vintage port, pinot noir, Riesling, Champagne, Burgundy, rose, port or dessert wines. This creative gift also includes a cutting board and a carving knife.
Artisan-Crafted Etched Globe Whiskey Decanter
Guests that are looking for great housewarming gifts should look no further than this royal decanter. This etched globe decanter is artisan crafted and made entirely by hand. Everything from the wooden stand to its hand-blown glass decanter and the shot glasses are made with detail in mind. This gift idea is great for any friend or family member that loves their whiskey. Complete with a glass stopper, this decanter is perfect for preserving the freshness of one’s favorite alcohol.
Handmade Bamboo State-Shaped Magnetic Key Holder
Housewarming gifts really make an impact when they’re unique and thoughtful. This wooden state magnetic key holder will always serve a purpose in any home or apartment. Made by hand in Kentucky, these key holders are a great gift to give someone as a reminder of their favorite state and a way to keep their keys close by.
Romantic Recycled Wine Bottle Food Platter
This beautiful platter breathes new life into recycled wine bottles. This kiln-formed gift flattens wine bottles into platters for crackers and cheese, vegetables, and the like. Shipped with a cork-topped spreader, this wine bottle platter gift is a beautiful addition to any friend or family member’s housewarming.
Extra Large Cheese Plate Board with Serving Utensils
The best housewarming gifts are items that your loved one can use in their new home. What better way to christen a new kitchen than with an extra large cheese plate board and large serving utensils? With this gift, your host or hostess is sure to start planning their next event as soon as possible.
Customizable First Home Candle for Housewarming
Well received housewarming gifts help to commemorate the occasion of moving into a new apartment or home. Take advantage of this momentous occasion by giving your loved one a customizable scented candle. This handmade candle can be personalized with the address of your host or hostess’ new place of living. The added details on this personalized gift make these candles cool gifts. This creative candle comes in three fragrances Vanilla Pod, Roses, or Lemon Sherbet.
His and Hers Wall Mounted Key Holders
Have friends or family members that are new homeowners? Consider this key holder as one of your new home gift ideas. This his and hers key holder is a funny present that every couple can appreciate. Easy to mount on the wall, this key organizer is something that will be used on a daily basis. These key holders are ideal for the garage, kitchen, or any entryway wall. In addition to conveniently holding the keys, this key holder locks to keep all the keys inside safe and sound.
Rustic Housewarming Wine Label Gift Set
This set of rustic labels are a beautiful way to wish a loved one a wonderful housewarming. Reading “Home Sweet Home”, these labels are one of the cutest new home gift ideas. Simply purchase these adorable labels and apply them to your choice of wine that you know your host or hostess will love. This set of labels works well to congratulate a friend for a new move or celebrate your loved ones moving in together. Pair these stickers with a bottle of wine or champagne and you’ll be ready to celebrate.
Adorable Herb Planter for the Kitchen
In need of creative and useful new home gift ideas? Look no further than this cool planter. This planter makes passive hydroponics easier than ever. Give your host or hostess the gift of growing with this cilantro, basil, and parsley herb planter. With this convenient and modern design, you’ll be able to celebrate your loved one’s housewarming by giving them the gift of fresh herbs. This herb planter includes certified organic seeds, a coconut husk pith, activated carbon, and the planter itself. The seeds included with the planter are an organic basil and flower trio.
Wine Bottle Labels for Home Sweet Home Gift
Your next great housewarming gift should be topped with these sweet commemorative labels. These stickers read “New Beginnings, New Memories, New Home” and are a beautiful way to congratulate your loved one for moving into their new place. This cool idea is designed to cover your pick of wine or liquor bottles. As this pack comes in a set of four, these stickers are a great way to spice up the typical champagne toast.
Four Handmade Wooden Spatula and Spoons
A handmade present is always a fun housewarming gift idea. This set of handmade wooden spoons adds a rustic touch to any new kitchen. Made with natural ebony wood, these spoons are finely crafted and are a beautiful gift for your upcoming housewarming party. Made locally in Thailand, this gift is incredibly unique and add a beautiful touch to a new home or apartment.
Bamboo Cheese Board and Serving Tray
A housewarming party gives you an excellent opportunity to present a host or hostess with a charcuterie platter and serving tray. Made of bamboo, this platter and tray with cutlery will always have a place in any home. Whether your host or hostess is a fan of cheeses, meats, or vegetables, this bamboo board and tray set add a beautiful touch to any party. As the board is made of nonporous wood, it will never absorb odors or stain, making it the best present to last your loved ones a lifetime.
Wine Wars Trivia Game for Housewarming
Bringing a traditional housewarming gift like wine to an upcoming housewarming party? Pair that bottle of booze with this Wine Wars trivia. This game is the ideal companion for wine lovers that are hosting an event for any occasion. Complete with 750 questions, this game is for anyone that is in love with wine culture. With topics like growing grapes and making wine, Wine Wars! is one of the most unique trivia games that is sure to be the life of the party.
RainBowl Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light
This funny night light puts a spin on the traditional housewarming gift. Celebrate your loved one’s newest achievement in life by gifting them this cool night light for their toilet. This light will illuminate any white toilet bowl. Motion-activated with sensors, this rainbow night light will turn on whenever anyone needs to use the toilet without having to reach for the bright bathroom lights. Practical and innovative, this gift makes it easier for anyone to find their way to the toilet bowl late at night. Sturdy and adjustable, this night light will sit firmly in the toilet bowl. Designed with a multi-color carousel, this creative gift is both entertaining and useful.
Magnetic Bottle Holders for the Fridge
This kitchen addition is certainly more unique than any other traditional housewarming gift. The cool design of these magnetic stripes makes it easy to save space in the fridge. Give your friend or family member the gift of magnetic magic with these BottleLoft bottle holders. These strong magnets keep beverages suspended from the ceiling of the fridge and are a great way to save space.
Beautiful Rainbow Stainless Steel Silverware
After moving into a new home or apartment, it is common to give the gift of silverware. A fresh set of flatware is a good gift for any housewarming and this rainbow multicolor set takes this gift to the next level. Why settle for a traditional set of silver cutlery when you can gift your loved one with this colorful flatware?
Organic Pantry Spice Kit for Housewarming Gift
Another good gift for a housewarming party is a pantry spice kit. When moving into a new place, it often takes a few months to fully furnish one’s pantry. Give your friend or family member a headstart on stocking their pantry by gifting them with this spice kit. With 324 organic spices, this kit is sure to get a lot of use in your loved one’s new kitchen.
Our First Home Gift Personalized Copper Key Ring
This handcrafted keyring is a fun option when it comes to cheap gift ideas for any upcoming housewarming. This beautiful keyring is made to commemorate the purchase of a new home for your loved one’s big move. As this unique present is handmade, it can accommodate three lines of your choice of text. This premium engraving is designed to create a custom-made feel that will immediately give a new home a certain sense of charm.
Oil Reed Diffuser Gift Set for Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is another unique option if you’re looking for cheap gift ideas for an upcoming housewarming. With this aromatherapy gift set, you’ll give your loved one the gift of soothing smells. This set features Thai Jasmine Bamboo, French Provence Lavender, and Laos White Tea & Ginger.
Cocktail Grow Kit for Herbs
Looking for fun gifts for a housewarming? This party present is a grow kit that lets your favorite host or hostess plant their own seeds for cocktail fixings. This kit features packets for lemon balm, Thai basil, mint, blue borage, and thyme. These packets are a tasty part of some of the most flavorful cocktail recipes. With this gift and a little bit of growing magic, your friend or family member will have the ingredients to start their own in-home bar.
Cocktail Gift Set in Silver
Another unique take on the traditional gift for a housewarming is this cocktail gift set. This cocktail set is ideal for any liquor or wine lover christening their new home or apartment. With fun gifts like this, you’ll make any housewarming that much more entertaining. This cocktail gift set is easy to use as soon as the housewarming starts and will get any party started.
Whiskey Decanter with Glasses Bar Set
In need of a small gift idea? Consider this whiskey decanter set. Whiskey lovers will gladly welcome this glass decanter and bar set into their new homes. Whatever your host or hostess’ drink of choice may be, this decanter and glasses set will make the best present. Handcrafted and made of crystal, this decanter set can also be used for vodka, bourbon, scotch, water, and wine. This set containing six cocktail glasses and the decanter is an excellent addition to any new home or apartment.
Tillandsia Air Plant with Smokey Citrine Crystal Tower
Oftentimes, the best housewarming presents are unisex gift ideas. If you need the perfect option for your host or hostess, look no further than this Tillandsia air plant with smokey citrine crystal tower. Made by hand, this housewarming gift idea features a stunning air plant and natural crystals. This small gift idea is a definite must for any crystal and plant lover as it makes for beautiful home decor.
Homesick Scented Candle with Home State
Have a friend or family member leaving the state or just moving into the state? Give them this creative homesick scented candle. This unique gift idea smells like coffee, cider, and freshly baked donuts. This deliciously scented candle has all the aroma of home and is decorated with your host or hostess’ home state. With a 60 – 80 hour burning time, this candle is sure to remind your friend or family member how much they love and miss home.
Multicolor Ombre Wine Glass Set
A great gift idea for a housewarming party is a set of wine glasses. This beautiful multicolor ombre wine glass set is handmade by Mexican artisans using recycled glass. Stemless and gorgeously designed, this set of wine glasses adds a much-needed splash of color to any kitchen. These beautiful glasses are unique, modern, and sleek, making them a gorgeous addition to the housewarming party, as well as any other events your host or hostess plan to throw in the future.
Zen Elephant Sculpture for Garden
Part of moving into a new home or apartment is all about finding decor that really transforms the new place into one of comfort and peacefulness. Consider an awesome gift idea like this elephant garden sculpture to give your friend or family member the gift of zen. Whether they have a backyard garden or they’ve set up a mini sanctuary in the living room, this zen elephant sculpture really lends itself to a meditative experience in any home or apartment.
Premium Set of Salt and Pepper Grinders
Useful unisex gift ideas make it easy to search for the perfect present for a housewarming. Make sure your friends and family have their share of seasoned food by gifting them with these beautiful engraved wooden grinders. These impressive grinders will certainly make a statement in every kitchen they grace.
The Magical Levitating Planter with Oak Base
Every housewarming needs a unique gift idea like this levitating planter. This planter is an elegant take on the average houseplant. This beautiful and sleek planter magically levitates with the power of electromagnets. With this ultra-modern take on decor, your host or hostess will be blown away by this mind-blowing planter.
Personalized Framed New Home Sign
This new home sign is the perfect personalized gift for any friend or family member that has just purchased their first home. This customizable sign features your loved one’s name, address, and the month and year of their move. Printed on your choice of fabric, this sign is a handmade present that will always be a memento of this special time.
Mandala Wind Spinner for Housewarming Present
While a mandala wind spinner may seem to be an unusual gift, this spinner is a vibrant piece of decor that will help any home or apartment come alive. Inspired by Asian mandalas, this wind spinner is for the friend or family member that loves to be surrounded by nature and meditate.
Galvanized Metal Serving Tray with Positive Saying
Great gift ideas always make a new house or apartment feel more like home. This vintage style tray features an elegant black script reading “Eat Well Laugh Often Love Much”, making it the perfect gift for your loved one that is just getting settled into a new kitchen.
Hand Painted Wooden Letters for Mantle
Gift ideas like this one are perfect for a friend or family member that needs some personalized decor to make themselves feel more at home. These monochrome letters spell “HOME” and make a beautiful statement whether displayed on a mantle in a home or the countertop of an apartment.
Handmade Ceramic Birdhouse for Housewarming
A good housewarming gift idea give hosts and hostesses something that they’ll truly love. This handmade ceramic birdhouse is for your friend or family member that truly adores bird feeding. Whether this birdhouse is at the top of the biggest tree in the yard or closer to home in the backyard, this birdhouse will be well received by local birds.
Rustic Cutting Board Made with Olive Wood
Good gift ideas like this rustic cutting board are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. This artisan board features handmade resin art that adds a unique and creative touch to the board, making it a beautiful choice to use for platters and serving trays.
Woven Wine Tote and Elegant Glasses
Give your host or hostess what they’re really craving: a beautiful way to display and serve wine. This elegant hyacinth basket carefully balances the six wine glasses and any bottle of wine. More than just a gorgeous way to serve wine, this tote makes carrying glasses and the wine bottle easier than ever.
Personalized Cutting Board for Housewarming Party
This personalized cutting board can also double as a kitchen sign. This beautiful wooden board is inscribed with the name of your friend or family member and the date they moved into their home or apartment. This gorgeous customized gift is available in 12 other designs and three other sizes, so get creative when choosing the right present.
Handmade Breaking Bad Cutting Board
When it comes to cool gifts for a housewarming, there’s nothing quite like this “Let’s Cook” Breaking Bad cutting board. This engraved cutting board is handmade with hickory, bamboo, and mineral oil. Completely customizable, the board can also include a personalized message that will make this awesome gift truly feel special.
Wall Sconce Lamp for Housewarming Party
Cool presents like this wall sconce lamp put a creative twist on an everyday item that every homeowner or renter uses. This sconce lamp is for any host or hostess that can’t get enough of the rustic steampunk aesthetic. Handmade and featuring an adorable industrial charm, this sturdy sconce lamp will completely transform any room and is a great housewarming gift.
Premium Stainless Steel Solid Wine Glasses
Wine lovers can’t get enough of cool presents like this set of stainless steel glasses. These wine glasses are tip resistant and unbreakable. Perfect to use for outdoor dinner parties or indoor wine drinking sessions, these stainless steel glasses give your host or hostess a fresh take on the traditional wine glass.
Bright Dinosaur Planter for Housewarming
Want a cute take on the typical housewarming present? Look no further than this dinosaur planter. These planters can act as both decorative accents and adorable planters for smaller indoor plants. Available in bright colors, pastel shades, and metallic tones, these planters are a great option for any housewarming party.
Rustic GPS Coordinates Sign for New Home
This creative and cool gift is a new take on the traditional address sign. Give this personalized housewarming gift to a new homeowner with their GPS coordinates hand painted on the sign. This creative idea features these coordinates in decimal degrees or by degrees minutes, and seconds.
Gift Box of Housewarming Treasures
Give a housewarming gift that keeps on giving. This cute gift box is filled with an oud and coconut candle, a stainless steel set of measuring cups, a French whip, oversized dish towels, and a sign that says “Home Sweet Home”. With a little bit of everything any new homeowner will need, this gift box is a great idea for an upcoming housewarming party.
50 Housewarming Gifts for Friends and Family
Make sure you have everything you need to make your friend’s housewarming event a success. Though you only need to give your host or hostess one present, make sure your choice is a great gift idea. Keep these 50 unusual gifts in mind to wow your friends and family members at the next housewarming party you go to.
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