24 Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas for the New Home

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A list of new home gift ideas. 

Going to a housewarming and don’t know what to bring? Well, take a look at this list of housewarming gift ideas that will help you come up with ideas and inspiration to find that perfect gift. You can also use this as a guide to come up with your own gift ideas if you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list. Hopefully, this list will help you find that perfect housewarming gift idea or will give you a clue on what kind of a gift is appropriate.

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1. Custom Watercolor House Portrait

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A custom watercolor house portrait like this one by MonoArtAndDesign is maybe one of the most custom and most meaningful housewarming gifts you can get. You can get the portrait done of their new house or of the much-loved house they’re leaving behind. All you need is a picture of the house and you then pick the size and type of print you want. You can even get a digital print version to get it printed yourself somewhere.

2. Personalized Return Address Stamp

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This gift idea is perfect for anyone who still sends letters and such from time to time or is perhaps planning a wedding. You can customize this stamp by choosing from a couple of different designs and by typing in the address information while ordering it. It makes every letter sent look amazing and makes sending a bunch of letters or invitations a lot easier. So, if you want something unique and custom-made for their new house, then this stamp is a great idea.

3. A Pepper and Salt Grinder Set

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This pepper and salt mill set looks amazing. Even if they weren’t useful objects, I would still consider them as a great housewarming gift idea. If you don’t like the wooden lids, it also comes with stainless steel lids and in different colors that are also available on Amazon. These mills are just an example because if this isn’t their style, be sure to have a look around. Or if these are out of your budget, then just find something else. 

4. A Funny Doormat

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This housewarming gift idea is perfect for the introvert. It states the clear message that they don’t want to be disturbed and it adds a touch of humor to their entrance. So, this gift idea is not perfect for everyone but I think that most of us would like this a lot. Make sure they live somewhere where it won’t be stolen though, because that can happen in certain apartment buildings. If you think the message is a bit to harsh, then have a look at the other fun and unique doormats out there. You can even get custom ones on Etsy.

5. A Teapot with a Built-In Infuser

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This teapot is perfect. It’s classy and practical. It comes with a built-in diffuser and can be put in a dishwasher. And to really make it the perfect gift idea,  it also looks amazing. So if you’re looking for a practical and elegant housewarming gift idea then this is it. It comes in a bunch of different colors to choose from and is the perfect size for just a couple of cups of tea. So, if you’re looking for housewarming gift ideas for a couple, this is a great option.

6. A Fluffy Throw Blanket

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A fluffy blanket is the perfect house accessory. It’s comfortable and it looks so cozy. This blanket is probably the fluffiest I’ve ever seen and it comes in several different colors. So, whether it’s used to decorate the bedroom or the couch it’s a great addition to any home. It also comes in a couple of different sizes depending on where they’ll want to use it. This is not a great housewarming gift if they have allergies, since a blanket like this tends to hold on to dust quite a bit.

7. A Set Elegant Water Tumblers

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This gift is a bit more traditional, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad gift idea. A nice set of glasses is always welcome in any home. And this set offers a really good-looking option for water glasses. You can also gift someone a set of wine glasses, but be sure that they actually drink wine before you go for that gift option. Amazon offers a bunch of different types of glasses with these ones even coming in different sizes and colors already.

8. A Fire Extinguisher

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Now, this is a gift for people with a sense of humor. I think this would be a great gift for that one person who can’t cook at all, or is always setting off the fire alarm. This fire extinguisher is small and is also a great housewarming gift idea for apartments where they might want to have one of these. And don’t worry, it’s not that expensive and it might actually be really useful at some point (which you hope it doesn’t, but just in case…)

9. A Set of 10 Airtight Kitchen Containers

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Are you looking for a practical gift to give? Then a set of containers like these ones might be it. These are airtight and make use of cupboard space very well because of their square design. So, if you know someone who loves to cook or bake, then I think this container set is a great housewarming gift idea. Make sure they don’t already have a full set though, since this is one of the more expensive housewarming presents, but they’ll also last for decades to come.

10. An Amazon TV Fire Stick

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If you still don’t know what housewarming gift you want to give, then this might be a good option for you. This is an Amazon fire stick and basically provides someone with all types of streaming services right on their tv. It can even turn any screen into a tv with an HDMI connection. So this is yet another great gift idea, especially for someone who’s moving out on their own for the first time and doesn’t want to waste any money on cable.

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11. A Small Tools Kit

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Every home needs a tool kit for quick repairs. This tool kit is the perfect gift idea for in a new home where you don’t want to have a huge toolbox. Instead, you give them this set that includes all the necessary tools they will ever need to repair things that are broken. This toolkit comes in a couple of fun colors including pink for the ladies out there who are living on their own.

12. A Set of Small Faux Succulents

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Are you looking for a small but cute housewarming gift idea? Then this set of fake mini succulents is perfect. It adds a bit of life to a home without the possibility of it actually dying. It’s the perfect small and affordable present that won’t take up a lot of space but will add some decor to any space. This would also be great for in a dorm room or office because you don’t have to water them and can leave them behind for a while without them dying.

13. A Geometric Wine Rack

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A wine rack that’s both practical and nice to look at is a great housewarming gift for wine lovers. This one even looks nice without any bottles in it. It comes in a couple of different colors including this pretty gold. So, if you know they enjoy more modern design and a good glass of wine, then this is the gift to get. You can even add a bottle of wine to this gift to really finish it off. All in all, a good-looking and practical item like this is handy for every homeowner to have.

14. Custom New Home Ornament

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Keptsake on Etsy offers these great personalized Christmas ornaments that are perfect to celebrate their first Christmas in their new home. This one here is the style I liked best, though the shop also offers a bunch of other options when it comes to custom ornaments with all of them being great personalized gift ideas. So, if you want to give them something small and meaningful that will last for years, this is a great option.

15. A Pretty Set of Coasters

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If you’re looking for a housewarming gift that you can’t really go wrong with, then a set of coasters is always a good idea. You can go with something more neutral or that has a fun design on them like these ones. You get six unique cork-backed ceramic coasters that will look great in any home. The fact that these all have a unique design will also make sure that you don’t get your drink mixed up with that of another.

16. A Versatile Cast-Iron Skillet

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A cast-iron skillet is one of those staples that any meat love needs in their kitchen. They’re incredibly versatile because you can use them on a stove and in the oven or both consecutively. It’s also a relatively affordable kitchen essential that most people don’t have at first. It’s a great gift idea for anyone who enjoys cooking or even baking. The 10.25″ one is the standard and most popular size, though it also comes in some other sizes that might be more suitable for their family, so take a look.

17. A Luxury Bathtub Caddy

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You can turn any bathtub into a perfect spot to relax using a handy bath caddy like this. It allows you to take whatever you want with you when you take a bath. Whether that’s a book, a glass of wine, or your phone, you can simply put it on this tray while you sit back and enjoy your new home. This is great for anyone who loves taking long baths and is something they will use for years to come. So, if you know they love baths and don’t have one of these, then be sure to check out all the different color options available on Amazon.

18. A Custom Ceramic Pet Bowl

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Are they moving to a new home and bringing along a pet? Then this custom ceramic pet bowl by Susabellas on Etsy is a great original housewarming gift idea. You can get this bowl engraved with their pet’s name in a variety of different colors, including some metallic options that look very sleek. It’s a fun gift without the personalization, though that is the touch that makes this present truly amazing. So, if they own pets, maybe this is the gift to get.

19. A Homesick Candle

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If they’re moving to a new state or even a different country, then one of these candles that comes with custom scents for each state is a great and lovely gift idea. It’s not too specific that you can really go wrong with this and who doesn’t like a good candle? Of course, make sure they aren’t allergic to one of the scents used and pick the state they came from or are moving away from. Either way, one of these candles is a great gift idea for a housewarming party.

20. An Indoor Herb Garden Kit

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Fresh herbs are great to cook with and with this affordable kit, they can grow their own without leaving the house. You get everything you need to start your own little indoor herb garden whenever you want. It includes herbs such as basil, parsley, and thyme and is perfect for anyone who enjoys cooking and will loving using their home-grown herbs. And they can do so without necessarily having a garden because this set is meant for the herbs to grow indoors.

21. A Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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One of the best housewarming presents for the new home that you can give a coffee lover is this handy cold brew coffee maker. It comes in a couple of different sizes and colors and will fit perfectly into the door of most fridges. You just fill it up with coffee and water in the evening and in the morning your cold brew is ready to go without you having to do a thing before properly waking up with your daily dose of caffeine.

22. A Nice Set of Cheese Knives

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A cheese board or charcuterie board is not complete without a set of proper cheese knives. They will make cutting cheese so much easier, especially softer cheeses such as brie are much easier to cut with the right knife. And what’s more stereotypical of house parties than a cheese or charcuterie board. All in all, the perfect gift idea that the new homeowners can start using straight away. You can also pair this with a nice cheese board because the knives aren’t that ridiculously expensive in the first place.

23. A Whiskey Gift Set

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Does he enjoy a good glass of whiskey every now and then? Well, then this is the perfect item to get him. In this gift box, you get two whiskey tumblers and a set of whiskey stones all wrapped up in a nice and sturdy box. This is probably one of the best housewarming gifts for men on this list and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the drink. Of course, you can also do this with a set of wine glasses or champagne as another good option.

24. A Set of Housewarming Cookies

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If you still don’t know what to get someone for their housewarming party, then cookies like these ones by DPSweets on Etsy are a great option that you can’t really go wrong with. A set of cookies will be used and eaten no matter who you give them to. You can even try and make some yourself if you’re good at the whole frosting thing. However, getting a set of sweets like this is a great simple option that everyone would like to get.

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I hope you now have a list of fun housewarming gift ideas that will help you come up with the perfect present for the new home. If you still don’t have a clue and are on a budget, then maybe DIYing a gift might be for you. If so, then this list of original gifts you can make yourself is definitely worth a visit and a try.

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