32 Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas

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Updated on November 10, 2023

Buying a home is a huge accomplishment and worth celebrating any time of year. Whether it’s a first home or downsized retirement pad, it’s still the biggest purchase you’ll ever make in your life. To help congratulate your family, friend or next-door neighbor on their new abode, gift them something that's thoughtful and practical. Some of our favorite ways to say congratulations are traditionally with flowers and food, but sometimes a small, thoughtful gift can make a big impact during a milestone moment. From a brand-new doormat to a custom house portrait, check out our curated list of the best housewarming gifts that will make them feel special (but won't break the bank).

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Give the new homeowners a gift that allows them to mark their territory stylishly. This adorable doormat will do just that with their family name printed in chic calligraphy.

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Help the new homeowners flex their hosting skills with this one-of-a-kind bamboo cheese board that starts as a triangle shape and swivels out to a multi-level serving wheel for cheeses and appetizers. It comes with one cheese fork and two knives for serving. Plus, you can personalize it with a monogram for an extra-special touch.

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This vintage-style hotel keychain comes laser-engraved with a charming “home” design and an “established” year of your choice. The thick maple plywood and gold keyring add a sleek, polished touch to the retro design.

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$29.95

Think outside the box with a housewarming gift that's meant for outside the home. Commission a custom metal address sign for the homeowners to dress up their outdoor patio or home's facade. Choose from 13 beautiful hues and five sizes to select a sign that you feel confident will fit seamlessly with the colors and design style of their new home.

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How charming is this custom house portrait? Shop one for the new homeowners in your life, and we guarantee they'll be speechless — in the best way possible, of course.

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$25.97

Help the new homeowners beautify their mail with this lovely return address stamp that can be customized to a T.

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$72 (Set of 2)

Make sure their furry kids are settled into the new home with a set of personalized food and water bowls. We love these durable, stainless-steel bowls from Wild One because they have a silicone non-slip base, a four-cup capacity for big eaters and are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. You can personalize each bowl with up to 26 characters and 10 emojis to capture their pet’s unique personality.

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Available in antique brass and silver, this customizable, antique-inspired house key is a beautiful addition to their holiday tree.

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$34 $22.8

With notes of jasmine, cedarwood, lime, sandalwood, oakmoss and musk, this calming and refreshing scented candle from Homesick will get them in the spirit to unpack all those boxes.

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$22.88

While a candle is a tried-and-true gift idea, pairing it with a trendy candle warmer lamp will make it an even more substantial gift. Candle warmer lamps are a flame-free way to melt candle wax while giving off the cozy glow of a lamp. This stylish wood and white candle warmer lamp is dimmable and will allow the recipient to enjoy candles flame-free in their new home.

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$239.99 $344.99

Everyone's favorite smokeless fire pit is essential for a homeowner who moved this chilly season. This Solo Stove comes with a stand to protect any and all surfaces, so you don't have to worry about sacrificing your favorite place to keep warm.

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$40 $19

Tell your friend how much you love their new home with these smitten heart-shaped appetizer plates. Crafted of stoneware and hand-painted designs, these dishwasher and microwave-safe plates will romanticize any table setting.

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$89.95 $79.95

This high-tech, small-space hydroponic garden features an LED lighting system that fosters photosynthesis and plant growth even in dark rooms and in winter. It's easy to use, it looks good and it really works.

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A new house comes with a few new bathrooms in need of supplies, too. We aren't suggesting you splurge on bulk toiletries, but a gorgeous hand soap and lotion duo will do the trick.

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$23.09

This book is just the thing they need to get inspired to set a design plan for their new home. In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks readers through how to create a home that reflects the personalities of the people who live there. In the end, it will help them navigate and embrace their authentic design style.

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This beautiful and versatile blanket will set them up for picnics, nights around the fire pit and more. This extra-large blanket features a reversible, jacquard-woven design and is made of a natural cotton blend for ultimate comfort. Plus, ChappyWraps are machine washable and dryable, and they won't shrink or pill over time.

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After they settle in, serve the new homeowners with this sleek acrylic tray. The transparent design is a must-have because it instantly gives any bar cart or coffee table an enviable cool factor and stylish modern touch.

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This fancy pizza stone is the perfect subtle hint for an invite to pizza night. The thing we love most about this pizza stone is that it goes beyond pies and is great for baking cookies, grilling fish or meats and use as a chilled cheese tray. The beautiful glazed stone is as beautiful as it is versatile and effective, with the ability to go from straight from the fridge or freezer to the grill or oven.

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$74

Brightland’s best-selling olive oil duo — AWAKE and ALIVE — are paired together to balance and round out any kitchen arsenal. Not only are the 12.7-ounce glass bottles beautiful, but the oils inside are lovingly made from heirloom California olives and harvested in a certified organic mill.

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We're drooling over this modern gold wine rack. The hexagon wine rack is so chic and reasonably priced that we feel confident encouraging you to purchase one for your friend and yourself. Add their favorite bottle of wine to round out the gift (and don't forget to grab one for yourself, too).

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$49 (Set of 4)

A monogrammed leather coaster set is as foolproof as it gets. The classic set comes with four handsome leather coasters. For just $12.50, add glamorous silver or gold-foil debossed letters that will shine on any bar cart or coffee table. Throw in a respectable bottle of booze wrapped in a bow, and you're good to go.

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From $45

Equip new homeowners for future entertaining with this gorgeous marble and wood cheese board. The warm, wooden design instantly enhances any table setting. Add a monogram for just $12.50 for a personal touch.

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The nature-inspired scents of these soy-blend candles will transport them to a blissful state. And once the 12 ounces burn out, there’s no need to let the ceramic vessel fade away — it can be reused as a planter. Seeds for growing daisies, basil or aloe, plus instructions and the other necessities for their new plant to thrive, are all included in the kit.

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$49 (Set of 6)

In Good Taste's winemakers have selected some of their favorite wines from around the world and created a delightful sampler that ranges from crisp whites to full-flavored reds. This is a perfect way to welcome anyone to the neighborhood!

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Set the new homeowners up for stylish game night hosting with custom playing cards. This double-deck card set is available in seven fresh colorways and your choice of monogram or personalization.

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$139.95

This dazzling gift set from Vinglacé includes a wine bottle holder/chiller and two stemless insulated wine glasses. Now, they can keep the bottle of wine or champagne chilled, as well as each glass, for as long as they need to (like while unpacking).

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From $165 (reg. $195)

Hit the homeowners with a wildcard with this unique personal growler. The beautiful design is crafted from chrome-plated brass and designed to store and share wine, beer and other carbonated libations. Choose between stainless steel, black or copper-plated finishes, and add a laser-engraved monogram to the tap handle for a cool, custom touch.

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$18.29

Show their new kitchen some love and grab Jeanine Donofrio's latest cookbook Love and Lemons Simple Feel Good Food: 125 Plant-Focused Meals to Enjoy Now or Make Ahead.

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$150 $99

This pretty pan claims to be a do-it-all wonder tool designed to replace eight different traditional pieces of cookware, including a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer and more. Perfect for newlyweds, new homeowners and budding home chefs, the Always Pan is guaranteed to be a winning gift.

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$129 $99

Help them turn their bathroom into a private spa oasis with the TUSHY Classic 3.0. This bidet attachment installs in 10 minutes — just unscrew the toilet seat, add the attachment and then connect it to the existing water supply. It has a self-cleaning, adjustable nozzle and pressure controls for a personalized clean.

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This introduction core cleaning kit from Blueland is a great way to get started and form the foundation of a clean and sustainable home. The Clean Essentials set comes with four reusable bottles and plastic-free refills with refills packaged in compostable paper.

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$199.99

If we were to rank one DIY security system as the best overall, it would be SimpliSafe. It's so good because it's so intuitive. Even if they’re not a tech person and they don't have smart accessories in their home, they’ll be fine setting up this system. For less than $200, you can set them up with the five-piece system which includes a base station, a keypad, one motion sensor, one key fob and one entry sensor. That’s a good way to get them started!

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