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10 Ideas for Housewarming Gifts

Published On: November 4, 2020By

Not sure what to get someone as a housewarming gift? These 10 ideas for housewarming gifts are sure to be a hit with the new homeowner.

Not sure what to get someone as a housewarming gift? It can be hard to choose, as you want to get them something they’ll actually use. The type of housewarming gift you buy may depend on if it’s their first house or not. Overall, these 10 ideas for housewarming gifts are sure to be a hit with the new homeowner.

New Home Candle

A candle is a great, simple housewarming gift to give to someone who already has a lot of home goods! There’s plenty of new home candles on Etsy that will work for just about any homeowner. You can customize one to include their names and the year, or just choose a simple “new home” candle scent. Most sellers will let you pick from a variety of scents, so if you know their favorite scents, this a great option. A new scent they can call their own is a great way to make a new house feel like home.


Coasters make for a great housewarming gift, especially if there’s a housewarming party coming up where they can be used. You can either buy customized ones for the special occasion. Or, there are some really cool specialty coasters online that differ from the standard blank coaster. Either way, the new homeowners, and their wooden tabletops will thank you.

New Home Christmas Ornament

If the homeowner you need to buy a gift for celebrates Christmas, a new home Christmas ornament makes a great housewarming gift. Many people won’t think to buy anything to remember their new home. This will be a great gift that they can cherish year after year, even after moving to a new home years down the line. It’s a great way to remember such a momentous occasion.

Bottle of Wine

Is there truly any better gift than a bottle of wine? Wine is a great housewarming gift for someone who is established and has all of the home goods that they need. To spice up the bottle of wine and make it a little more special, you can buy a custom wine label to put on it.

Address Stamp

This one may seem like an odd housewarming gift at first, but it will get so many uses. Plus, there are so many cute address stamp templates that you can customize. It will save the new homeowner tons of time, especially if they’ll be mailing out change of address letters.

Custom Doormat

A doormat is one of the first things you see when arriving at someone’s home. You can either stick with a simple, straightforward doormat or pick out one that shows their personality. When moving into a new home, most people don’t prioritize getting a doormat, so it’s a great, easy way to make their house feel more like home.

Personalized Cutting Board

A personalized cutting board is a great housewarming gift for newlyweds or first-time homebuyers. You can get custom cutting boards with their names, the year they moved, or a recipe that means a lot to them. Depending on where they are moving to, you may also be able to get one with the skyline of their new city.

Cocktail Gift Set

A cocktail gift set is a great housewarming gift, especially if there’s a housewarming party in the near future! If the person you are buying the housewarming gift for loves to host, this is a great option.

Herb Garden

PSA: an herb garden only makes a great housewarming gift if the person you’re buying it for is good with plants. If not, it may be better to get them a harder houseplant to kill. Herb gardens are great for those who love to cook, as they will always have fresh herbs in their home. Plus, it brings some life into their new home.

Charcuterie Board

Last but certainly not least on the list of housewarming gift ideas is a charcuterie board. You can get this customized or keep it simple and straightforward. Either way, it will be an absolute hit, especially if the person loves hosting. To make it extra special, you can gift it in a basket with some local honey, almonds, and cheese.


There you have it! That’s 10 ideas for housewarming gifts that will be a hit with any new homeowner. For more great content, sign up for our once-monthly blog newsletter.