40 Practical housewarming gift ideas for new homeowners

A housewarming party is always a good time for gift giving. Instead of buying a bottle of wine as a housewarming gift, you can choose something special to liven up their kitchen, living room, bedroom, or bathroom without emptying your wallet. We put together some great ideas to get the perfect practical gift for a housewarming party. 

Great practical gifts for new homeowners

Use this housewarming gift guide to find fun, unique, and practical housewarming gifts that will help make your friends’ new house feel like a home.

1. Practical housewarming gift baskets

You can choose the right gift basket according to the homeowner’s needs. It can include slippers for guests, a bottle of wine, and some cute towels with fun quotes. Or it may be a food basket with cheese, jam and some crackers for a housewarming party. It is your own choice. 

2. Fridge refresher

An adorable fridge refresher will look nicer than the crusty old box of baking soda they used in their old place. You can choose the design, color or make something special and personalized. 

3. Extendable drawer organizer

silverware drawer organizer
white drawer organizer
utensil organizer

A silverware organizer can be placed in drawers of all sizes - it is adjustable so that it fits like a glove. It is a perfect housewarming gift! The kitchen utensil holder is created with an extra compartment to store all your flatware within easy reach. Help your friends get organized even in the kitchen. 

4. Metal wine rack

Every hostess needs a fully stocked wine collection. You'll definitely be invited back after gifting an ultra-stylish wine rack. You will earn a bonus if you also gift them a bottle or two of their favorite wine.

5. Magnetic key holder

This ultra-cool wooden magnetic key holder is made especially for the frequent key loser. It is a must-have for everyone, we swear!

6. Unique bamboo cheese board & cheese server

charcuterie board
cheese board with cutlery
cheese board platter

This big cheese board has additional space for crackers, nuts, or bread. Its unique design allows you to use it in as many ways as you can imagine: it can be a wine and cheese board, a charcuterie board, a fancy fruit and cheese platter, or a serving tray. The good news is it does not absorb the smell of food, so your muffins won’t taste like cheese.

7. A basic tool kit'

One of the best practical housewarming gifts for guys. Emergencies can and will happen!  It is a must-have not only for new homeowners. The 145-piece socket set combines the most popular sockets, wrenches, and hex keys for easy accessibility. It also includes the most common screwdriver bits. 

8. Kitchen dish towels set

Dish towels are a kitchen necessity. 12-pack of colorful cloths for cleaning up spills, drying dishes, or wrapping bread loaves. Isn’t it a good gift idea? 

9. Ceramic succulent pot set

Perfect for holding miniature succulents, herbs and cactus plants. Ideal for table decorations. It allows homeowners to display plants throughout the house where they will always be eye-catching. 

10. Blanket

A great fleece blanket made of 100% microfiber polyester is a nice choice. What can be better than a soft and warm blanket? The lightweight fuzzy blanket is a nice gift for all-seasons enjoyment. 

11. Brooms

Traditionally, homeowners are supposed to receive a new broom when they arrive at a new home to symbolize a fresh start. It is the perfect opportunity to buy your homeowners a simple yet beautiful barn broom.

12. Cutting board set

bamboo cutting board

Bamboo cutting board set - a small board to take on a trip, a medium-sized one for small chopping tasks, and the big one will be handy during party meal prep. Every hostess, chef, and person who loves cooking needs this set to enjoy meal prep every day. 

13. Electric kettle

No need to wait for a slow stovetop or noisy microwave oven. Ideal for any kitchen! The cordless kettle conveniently boils water right on the countertop. Therefore, it is easy to use throughout the day—perfect for anything from coffee, tea, to hot cocoa.

14. Cheese markers

For every cheese lover, it is a great and fun gift. The pack of 12 is handy to quickly label each item served on the charcuterie board. 

15. Magazine rack

A modern design for the storage of magazines and vinyl records is a good gift and a nice piece of decor. Homeowners can easily organize their media while unpacking, and high-quality metal is built to last for a long time.

16. Picnic basket

Give new homeowners the chance to go to the picnic with new neighbors with a nice basket. To complete the housewarming gift idea, fill the picnic basket with delicious foods or small household items that your friends need.

17. A personalized cutting board

Your friends can use this piece as a functional cutting board or as a decorative piece or both. They can choose. Their names, or a ‘special’ quote - anything you want. The wooden cutting board with a unique design will be an awesome gift.

18. Vase

It is a great gift and a nice piece of decor. Choose a ceramic one with nice color and size. Every home is instantly elevated with a fresh bouquet.

19. Smart speaker

This smart speaker can play music, but it also doubles as a handy assistant. Your new homeowner can use it to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.

20. Cookbook

Every new kitchen needs new recipes. Bring the hostess a cookbook to help add something special to the cooking routine. 

21. Home sweet home sign

This sign is great for a housewarming gift. This sign is shown in a dark walnut wood background with white lettering. Stylish and nice gift.

22. Cast iron 3 skillet bundle

Sometimes one pan is just not enough. These high-quality frying pans can hang tough in professional kitchens and campsites. The cooking routine will be more pleasant with a new pan. Practical, extremely useful gift. 

23. Doormat

Freshen up the doorstep with a beautiful custom welcome mat. Doormats are great for preventing dirt and mud from being tracked inside the home. Mats are definitely useful and practical housewarming gifts.

24. Magnetic knife storage

A simple knife strip is a highly appreciated homeowner gift. Order your friends and family a personalized knife holder. Stylish design and personalized engraving are a perfect match.

25. A laundry basket 

A laundry basket is another gift they'll be thankful for not having to buy themselves. Stylish, handy storage for newspapers, magazines, blankets, and more.

26. Wooden cookbook & tablet stand

A comfortable cooking routine is available now. This device allows you to set your tablet or cookbook on the rustic stand, which adjusts to the desired angle and has a convenient space for charging cords. 

27. Flat сolander

A unique multi-use flat colander is a good tool for an easier life!  It allows you to hygienically wash and prepare food, catches peelings, sweeps, and catches worktop waste. Plus, this flat colander is BPA-free and can be recycled. 

28. The mini waffle maker

The best new home gift. This small-sized waffle maker takes up little counter space, and its sleek design and trendy color options will match any kitchen décor. Bring your friends a chance to taste delicious waffles for breakfast without extra steps. Yummy!

29. Personalized family hobby art

Every member of a family is unique. Such charming personalized art will help to show how much you care. Create each familiar "character" by choosing their hobby, skin tone, hair color, and clothing, then add their name and year established (optional).

30. Geo cocktail glasses

These cool geo glasses look like a modern terrarium. A geometric set of two is crafted from hand-blown soda glass. With bold black accents, they add a sophisticated twist to succulent cocktail creations. 

31. Awesome fruit bowl

Smart storage of fruit can be also stylish! Ready-to-eat fruit can be placed on top of the maple tray, not-quite-ready goes in the vented glass bowl. Awesome, right? Also, your friends can hang bananas on the built-in hook. Stylish wooden decor with durable hooks is the best choice.

32. Steeping flower blossoms

Your friends can enjoy this unique tea with dried rose and lotus blossoms. They can make unique floral teas—and the most beautiful beverages they’ll ever drink. Sweet and tart notes with a well-rounded floral finish. Great gift for tea lovers.

33. Iron top glass canisters

The sophisticated decor of stylish canisters is a great choice for a housewarming gift. It shows off the natural beauty of the pasta or legumes. Plus, a flexible gasket inside the lid keeps your kitchen staples tasting as fresh as they look.

34. Glass teapot & warmer

What is more elegant than watching colorful petals of tea permeate into warm water? Most teapots are opaque, but this stunning translucent pot allows you to keep an eye on your favorite drink as it steeps.

35. Spice kit

15 herbs and spices let your friends explore the flavors of many cuisines. Herbs de Provence, oregano and crushed red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, za'atar, and many many others! Perfect gift for every food lover. 

36. Robot vacuum 

Bring your friends the gift of automated everyday vacuuming! With this device, they never have to vacuum again. This cute and portable robot vacuum will keep their home clean and nice year-round. 

37. Smartphone valet & planter

Not only a great gift idea but also a practical and beautiful piece of decor. Besides holding your phone upright while it charges (the cord fits through an opening near the bottom), it provides a home for a medium-sized succulent plant, pens and pencils, keys, thumb drives, and other office odds and ends.

38. Wine serving tray

Now the host or hostess can bring even more to the table! This stylish tray is perfect for the job! The decorated wooden compartments house four stemmed wine glasses and one standard bottle of wine. Quick and stylish presenting is guaranteed. 

39. Door wreath

Front door wreaths are a fantastic way to get creative. The design possibilities are really endless. There are a lot of examples and design ideas for any taste and style. This is a cool way of letting new homeowners put their unique wreath on the door of their home.

40. Sheets

Good sheets are the best purchase ever. They are always a welcome gift. Everyone wants more sets of soft, nice-looking and high-quality made sheets. 

Good ideas for practical new home gifts

It’s easier than ever to welcome new homeowners to the neighborhood! We recommend getting them a combination of the necessities they wish they didn't have to spend their own money on, and the little luxuries that can make life infinitely better.

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