24 Practical Housewarming Gifts To Warm Their Heart And Home

By Candice Elliott | Updated: September 25, 2023

    Moving into a new home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be a little overwhelming. There’s much to consider, from unpacking boxes to getting the layout right. That’s why housewarming gifts are the perfect way to help your friends or loved ones settle into their new space. But with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s where we come in! We’ve created practical and unique housewarming gifts to warm their hearts and homes. So grab a cup of tea and get ready to be inspired!

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    What do people need the most when moving into a new home?

    Stepping into a new home is a thrilling adventure; everyone wants to kickstart this journey with all the right essentials! One of the first things folks often need is a sturdy set of cookware and kitchen gadgets to whip up their favorite comfort meals.

    Of course, a cozy, plush set of bedding and curtains immediately transforms a new space, making it feel like a home sweet home! Then thereโ€™s the joy of unwrapping sparkling new dinnerware and glassware sets, perfect for those delightful housewarming dinners. Lastly, a versatile toolbox is key, ensuring every little adjustment can be made swiftly, turning every corner into a cozy nook of happiness!

  1. Canister Set
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    These glass canisters with airtight bamboo lids are perfect for storing dry goods like pasta, coffee, sugar, oatmeal, and more away from bugs and moisture. The set of five ranges from 11.8 inches to 3.7 inches, and clear glass means you can immediately see what each canister contains without having to open it. 

  3. New Home Journal
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    This is a really useful gift for new homeowners. It’s a journal so they can record and keep track of things like paint colors, warranties, maintenance schedules, and more. It’s convenient to have all of those small but important details in one, organized place. 

  5. Cheese Board Set
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    This cheese board is a great housewarming gift because it comes with all the fun bells and whistles! The main tray has five serving sections, two pull-out drawers, a drawer for the cutlery and accessories, a round fruit board, and a cheese board guide! The boards are made of bamboo. This is a great gift for those who like to host a lot of gatherings. 

  7. Laundry Hamper
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    This hamper makes doing laundry a breeze! The three sections allow you to automatically sort colors, lights, and darks. Each bag holds two loads’ worth of laundry. The bags are made of sturdy Oxford fabric and are waterproof and breathable. 

  9. Refrigerator Deodorizer
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    This is better than that 10-year old box of baking soda most of us have in our fridges. This deodorizer uses activated charcoal to remove odors from refrigerators, freezers, and lunch bags. It also removes food gases and controls humidity, so fruits and veggies stay fresh longer. 

  11. Kitchen Utensils Set
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    This 23-piece set has everything you’ll need to prepare tasty meals and baked goods in your new home. The pieces are made of nylon and stainless steel. Nylon heads mean the utensils won’t damage non-stick pots and pans.  A great gift for those who love to cook.

  13. Essential Oils Diffuser
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    Part of what makes a home your own is the way it smells. This essential oil diffuser is the perfect way to scent your home, and it’s pretty enough to be considered a piece of home decor in their living room! The diffuser has seven ambient light modes, a four-timer setting, and will shut off automatically if the water level gets too low. The kit includes ten essential oils, including lavender, orange, tea tree, and jasmine, each in a 10ml, amber-colored bottle to protect from light degradation. 

  15. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Kit
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    JAWS stands for Just Add Water. This kit includes six reusable bottles and two refill pods of each of the cleaning products; Glass Cleaner, Shower Cleaner, Kitchen Degreaser, Floor Cleaner, Granite & Natural Stone Cleaner, and Disinfectant Cleaner. Just add the pods to the empty bottles and fill them with water! The kit also includes seven 16 x 16 reusable microfiber cleaning cloths. These reusable bottles mean less plastic in landfills, and the cloths mean less using less paper.

  17. Cast Iron Cookware Set
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    Every new house needs a good set of cast iron! This set includes 10 and 12-inch skillets, a 5-quart Dutch Oven, pan rack organizer, silicone handle covers, and a scraper. The collection is pre-seasoned and properly cared for, will last a lifetime. 

  19. Cutting Board
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    The best housewarming gift ideas are both practical and personal. This cutting board fits the bill. There are several states available, so you could choose one in the shape of the state they live in or the state they’re from. The boards are made of bamboo and include a hanging hole so they can be stored out of the way or used as a piece of home decor when not in use on the countertop. It can also be used as a serving tray. 

  21. Homesick Candle
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    These candles are another nice personalized housewarming gift. There are several states and cities available so that you could choose their current location or a past one. The candles are a soy wax blend, hand-poured in the U.S., and burn between 60-80 hours. They each smell of things that are associated with their location. The Louisiana candle smells of a blend of magnolia, honeysuckle, country jasmine, sweet potato, and citrus.

  23. Bar Glasses Set
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    No home is complete without a good bar set up, and this 18 piece glassware set is a good start. It includes four cooler glasses, four margarita glasses, four poco glasses, four shot glasses, a mixing glass, and a metal strainer. Each of the pieces is dishwasher safe. 

  25. Wine Glasses Set
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    We’ve got the cocktails covered; now we’ll take care of the wine! This set of 12 glasses includes four red wine, four white wine, and four champagne glasses. All of the glasses are dishwasher safe. Pair these with a bottle of wine or a bottle of champagne, and they’ll be ready for that housewarming party! 

  27. Coffee Maker


    Even people who don’t drink coffee need a coffee machine, so this is a useful gift even for non-coffee lovers because they will probably have a guest who drinks coffee. This stainless steel coffee machine is programmable and makes up to 14 cups of delicious, hot coffee. 

  29. Coffee Mugs
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    This set of six mugs is perfect for coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. Each mug holds 17 ounces, is made of ceramic, and is dishwasher and microwave safe. The mugs are available in four colors. 

  31. Kitchen Linens Set
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    This set is not only a perfect gift, but it’s a great bargain too! Bought individually, these pieces would cost you at least double what this set costs. It includes two silicone oven mitts, two silicone pot holders, two kitchen towels, and four dishcloths. 

  33. Entryway Doormat 
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    This doormat is made to absorb water and mud, so it’s perfect for the entryway of their new home. The fabric is raised, which helps scrape dirt, sand, snow, and other yucky things that you don’t want to be tracked into the house! The mat measures 24 x 36 inches and comes in several colors. 

  35. DIY Succulent and Cactus Growing Kit
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    Even loved ones without a green thumb can grow (and maintain) succulents and cacti even if they’ve killed every other kind of houseplant. This DIY kit includes everything needed; four planters, four drip trays, one cactus seeds mix, one succulent seed mix, peat soil, perlite pouch, fertilizer, and detailed planting instructions. The plants can be grown indoors or outdoors. 

  37. Tool Kit
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    Many home repairs and projects are easy to DIY as long as you have the right tool for the right job. This kit will ensure they have the basics to do things like hang pictures and put together furniture. The kit contains 40 essentials and a handy storage case. 

  39. Throw Blanket
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    Nothing beats snuggling up on the couch for a cozy nap! This elegant throw is perfect for a rainy day nap. Made of super-soft acrylic, the blanket is available in two sizes, 50 x 60 or 60 x 80, and several colors. 

  41. Electric Kettle 
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    This high-quality 1.8-liter electric kettle is perfect for heating water for tea, instant coffee, and cup-a-soups. The kettle shuts off automatically 30 seconds after the water reaches a full boil or if it detects the carafe is empty. The cord is connected to the base, which the carafe can be lifted from for cordless pouring. 

  43. Spice Kit
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    This is the perfect housewarming gift for friends or family members who love to cook. The stainless steel rack rotates and holds 20 jars of spices. Each glass jar is labeled and has a sifter top. The jars include basil, marjoram, rosemary, and more. But here’s the best part! This housewarming gift is eligible for five years of free spice refills of the spices that come with the rack! Double your gift-giving with one for the new homeowner and one for yourself! 

  45. Dish and Hand Soap Dispensers
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    This set of two glass soap dispensers are great for the bathroom and kitchen sinks. Each bottle holds 16 ounces and has a little wooden ID tag. The set includes two silicon mats so the bottles won’t slip off the edge of the sink and a funnel so they can be refilled easily. 

  47. Pyrex Baking Dishes
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    Every kitchen needs a set of Pyrex baking dishes! They’re perfect for baking and cooking things like casseroles. One dish measures 13 x 9 inches, and the other 11 x 7 inches.