Sunday 18 September 2022

Housewarming Gift Ideas

(Collaborative Post) 

Purchasing a new property is a big deal. Not only is it a considerable financial investment, but it’s also where people spend most of their time outside of work. For that reason, making it feel homely is essential. 

Unfortunately, many new homeowners are actually quite bad at this. They’d love to live in a cosy property, but they neglect to make it feel like home. It takes them a long time to settle in. 

If you know someone in this position, this post is here to help. In it, we run through some top housewarming gifts that everyone is going crazy for right now. Check them out below: 

Throw Blanket

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New living rooms can feel a little sterile at first. They’re just not lived in, so you feel like you’re treading on eggshells. 

To make things feel a little more hygge, try giving a large throw. Once draped over the back of a sofa, these make rooms feel cosier and warmer almost immediately. Plus, when the temperatures drop and your friend can’t afford to pay for their heating, they’re a great way to stay warm. 

Automatic Indoor Garden

Not everyone has a garden. Some people live in apartments. However, most people need at least some greenery in their environment to feel good.

That’s where automatic indoor gardens come in handy. These simple devices keep greens looking fresh, even if they don’t have any access to natural light. 

They’re easy to set up, and LED overhead lights provide all the light they need to grow. Then, once plants are fully grown, your friends or loved ones can just harvest them and use them as garnishes for their meals.


Keepsakes and memorial gifts are a great housewarming gift idea, particularly if the person concerned is going through a major life change. Little trinkets like this can create a sense of continuity. 

Ice Cream Maker

Today’s automatic ice cream makers are considerably better than they were in the past. Before, you had to coax them to produce something that was edible. But, today, it’s a different story. Many have sophisticated equipment that lets them whip up perfect, pillowy ice cream every time. 

If you’re planning on gifting one of these to a friend, give them a demonstration first. Show them how easy it is and the fun that they can have with it. 

Cheese Board Set

While new homeowners usually have the basics, they don’t always have items that only come out once or twice a year, like cheese board sets.

If they are meat lovers, you might also consider a charcuterie set. These usually come with small knives and perhaps even a pull-out tray for storing all the cutlery. 

Stemless Wine Glasses

Regular wine glasses can be a little delicate. But stemless versions are more like tumblers, which makes them more durable and versatile. You can use them for drinks, cocktails, and regular wine. They are much less likely to tip over and spill, and they usually come in sets of six. 

Cleaning Kit

Keeping on top of house chores is challenging, even for the keenest new homeowners. There are just so many tasks that need doing.

That’s where a cleaning kit can come in handy. These give new homeowners a real head start. 

Look for kits that prioritise environmental friendliness. Many now use completely safe chemicals, like white vinegar for cleaning everything from dirty hobs to cloudy bathroom mirrors. 

Spicy Sauce Pack

Some people just love spicy sauce. Eating it is such a thrill. 

Therefore, why not gift a boutique hot sauce set to the new homeowner? It’ll help them get a head start on their kitchen pantry, and they’ll enjoy blowing their heads off at the same time. 

Thanks to entrepreneurship in the food space, there are now hundreds of hot sauce brands out there, all vying for customers’ attention. That means that you can almost always find something new and delicious for them to try. 

Serving Trays

At first, new homeowners use their dining rooms for all their meals, even breakfast. After all, they want to justify spending so much money.. But over time, they slowly move into the living room to have dinner in front of the TV instead. 

Knowing this process is inevitable, consider gifting serving trays. This way, they can easily shift food from the kitchen into the living room, and then back to the kitchen again. 

The sheer range of serving trays on the market today is considerable. What’s more, designers are getting very good at making them look great. Artisans now give trays tall wooden sides, and many feature beautiful images of flowers, maps, or birds. 

An Address Label

Most homes come with an address label beside the front door, but it doesn’t always look great. That’s why getting the new homeowner in your life a better one makes so much sense. It helps to make their home feel complete. And it could significantly upgrade its appearance. 

Custom Welcome Mat

Similarly, a customer welcome mat is a beautiful touch. The most obvious choice is to write the household’s name on it, but you have complete creative freedom. Most vendors give you a choice of sizes, too. If you’re not sure which to pick, try to inconspicuously measure the width of your friend’s front door next time you go round. 

Homeware Store Gift Card

If you’re stuck for ideas or your new homeowner friend has a lot of things to buy for the house, you might consider getting a homeware store gift card for them. This way, if there is something that they need, they can go out and get it. It’s particularly helpful if they are a little short on cash for some reason. 

Silky Smooth Sheets

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New homeowners can take a little while to get comfortable with living in a new place. Therefore, anything that makes them feel a little more comfortable can help. 

Explore getting them silky smooth bedding sheets. With these, they can feel great whenever they hit the sack. 


So which of these gift ideas caught your eye? Which will you choose for the new homeowner in your life?

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