A new home is a big reason to celebrate, and what better way to do it than with a thoughtful housewarming gift? Whether your friend just finished moving in to her new apartment or your brother recently turned the key on his first house, everyone appreciates a small sentiment that shows you were thinking about them during such a momentous time.

When it comes to the perfect housewarming gifts, it really is the thought that counts. There’s no need to spend big, just focus on items that help welcome your friend or loved one to their new digs and their new life there. In case you are in need of inspiration, here are some gift ideas for new homeowners that are perfect for pretty much everyone.

Flowers in a pretty vase

Brighten up their new space with some gorgeous, colorful blooms in a pretty vase they’ll want to keep long after the original flowers have called it a day. Being around flowers can help reduce moving-related stress and lends an instant burst of put-togetherness to a space that otherwise might be looking a little empty.

A plant

If you’re looking for something that will last longer than a bouquet, spring for a green and leafy plant. If your friend likes to cook, my recommendation would be a basil, mint or thyme plant that serve as decoration and will be useful in the kitchen.

Unbreakable cups

To celebrate, the host will most probably crack open the champagne. Come prepared with a set of unbreakable champagne flutes. Gift your host the Champagne-to-go which includes an ice bag to chill the champagne bottle as well as 2 unbreakable BPA free, Tritan plastic, reusable champagne flutes. The original designs on the flutes will help each guest recognize their cups easily.

Board or party games

For friends who love having game nights, a game-related gift will probably go over really well. Bring along a fun board or card game that can be played with a big group of people (Pictionary, Catch Phrase, and Cards Against Humanity come to mind). The Party Mix is also a cool addition to parties. It is a set that includes 2 fun unbreakable wine cups, 2 grip on coasters and a drinking game.

You can even break it out at the housewarming party if everyone is up for a little competitive fun! Who knows? Maybe you'll start a regular game night tradition.

Something scented

Candles are actually very traditional gifts for this type of gathering, but they're still considered some of the best housewarming gifts.

Back in the day, candles symbolized the gift of light for the person's new home, but these days they're perfect for use in the bathroom or kitchen to keep the apartment smelling clean and fresh at all times.

If they don’t like candles (or burning them is prohibited in the lease), an air freshener or essential oil diffuser can serve the same purpose.


We hope you enjoyed our ideas & recommendations. Please drop us a line with your original housewarming ideas.


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