18 Housewarming Gifts Your Friends Actually Want

When selecting a housewarming gift for family and friends it’s important that the gift you choose does not infringe on their own personal taste and style. While you might adore vibrant colors and items with a Bohemian theme, they might prefer more subtle tones or perhaps a modern black-and-white color scheme. With this in mind, never give a housewarming present that you fully expect to see displayed out in the open within their home on a future visit or you may get your feelings hurt. When it comes to the size of housewarming gifts, a smaller item is a much better choice than a larger item as it will not take up valuable shelf, counter or storage space. Each of the housewarming gifts below were hand-picked for timeless beauty and superior quality with a nod to classic taste that will be welcomed in any home. Happy shopping!

Housewarming Gift Ideas


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Housewarming Gifts | Slate Cheeseboard + Knives

When it comes to stylish housewarming gifts people really want, a rustic slate cheeseboard is on the top of their wish list. This slate cheeseboard is non-porous, food safe, dishwasher safe, and has anti-slip padded feet. It includes a soapstone pencil so the names of cheeses can be written right on the slate. The gourmet cheese knife gift set includes a perforated semi-soft cheese knife, a semi-hard cheese knife with fork tip, and a Parmesan or hard cheese knife. These beautiful knives with triple-riveted handles were handcrafted in Portugal from high-carbon, not stainless steel. These are useful housewarming gifts they’ll use for decades to come!


Most Wanted Gifts | Authentic Molcajete

This beautiful, oversized, authentic molcajete is made in Mexico from genuine lava rock. Don’t be fooled by non-authentic cement molcajetes. Go for the real thing! They’ve love being able to make delicious homemade moles, salsas and guacamole in their new molcajete. This is an heirloom housewarming gift that will be treasured and used for decades to come. Dimensions: 12″ diameter, 8″ total height. Weight is approximately 35 pounds. This item is from trusted retailer Sur La Table.


New Homeowner Gifts | Spoon Rest + Bamboo Spoons

A classic new homeowners gift idea is a spoon rest plus bamboo cooking and serving spoons. These bamboo beauties are from The Pampered Chef! Spoon rests beautify countertops during cooking while keeping surfaces clean. And when it comes to favored cooking utensils, homeowners can never have enough high-quality items for their kitchens. Surprise your friend or family member with a very practical and useful housewarming gift.


Traditional Housewarming Gift | Wine Bottle Opener

This deluxe rabbit wine bottle opener boasts an ergonomic design that allows for hassle-free cork removal from any size bottle of wine or champagne. It conveniently comes with a premium foil cutter. We love that it arrives ready to go in an attractive gift box. This traditional housewarming gift is perfect when paired up with a lovely wine bottle stopper or a nice bottle of wine.


Gift Ideas | Agate Beverage Coasters

These attractive beverage coasters make a very handsome housewarming gift. Because they are made from natural agate formations, the characteristics of each coaster will vary. This gorgeous gift will be the talk of the evening, and will be put to use right away protecting delicate surfaces from dampness and staining. There’s no need to show up with a housewarming gift that’s run-of-the-mill when you can select something that’s completely unique and very special.


Best Housewarming Gift | Hurricane Candle Holder

The lovely glass candle holder with geometric shapes and metallic gold is a very thoughtful housewarming gift for family and friends. The stylish white hurricane candle holder is a home accessory item that’s very versatile. It can be placed in almost any room and will seamless blend into the decorating theme of any home.


Housewarming Gift Ideas | Ceramic Platter

This darling platter with a sophisticated hand-painted design is perfect for serving biscuits, cookies and snacks. It will look beautiful on any table, and it’s small enough that it won’t take up too much cupboard space between uses. This is a delightfully thoughtful housewarming gift that will compliment any home’s decor. Size: 11 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches.


Affordable Housewarming Gifts | Ceramic Mugs

These handsome glazed mugs are crafted from ceramic stoneware with hand-painted designs. They are durable and non-toxic as well as microwave and dishwasher safe. These vibrant colored mugs invite the user to enjoy their coffee, tea or hot chocolate in style. This is an excellent and affordable housewarming gift.


Housewarming Gifts | Copper Measuring Tools

These glimmering copper-plated measuring spoons and measuring cups from gourmet retailer Sur La Table make excellent housewarming gifts for new homeowners. All avid cooks and bakers can use an additional set of extra-special measuring tools in their kitchens. Ships from and sold by Sur La Table. Gift wrap is available for these items.


Housewarming | Baguette Board or Serving Bowl

A rustic French baguette board is perfect for entertaining or as an eye-catching display item. It’s handmade, unique and one-of-a-kind. An oval handcrafted bowl made from Acacia wood harvested with the environment in mind is ideal for special occasions or everyday use. These housewarming gifts are guaranteed to generate happiness and smiles! Which one of these fashionably elegant gifts do you like most?


Housewarming Party Gift | Butcher Block

Each of these stylish, extra-thick butcher blocks will not warp or damage expensive knives. They are crafted from Acacia wood which is known for it’s quality, durability, gorgeous contrasting patterns and beautiful hues. Butcher blocks are very versatile housewarming gifts. They can be used as a prep station, for cutting, and for serving. This is a luxury item that will grace any countertop and delight its users for decades to come.


Practical Housewarming Gift | Kitchen Towels

Every kitchen can use a fresh new set of kitchen towels. These lovely vintage towels are a generous size (28″x”20″) made from 100% cotton with a Herringbone weave and can be bleached. This is a very thoughtful and practical housewarming gift that will get plenty of use right from the start. If you’d like, you can pair up the kitchen towels with a cute scrubber or a set of kitchen washcloths.


Top Gifts | Paella Cookbook + Paella Pan

This traditional, authentic paella pan is the real deal. It’s made in Spain from carbon steel which is a great heat conductor. This 15-inch paella pan is the perfect size for serving 6 adults. It can be used right on the stovetop or on the grill. A paella pan paired up with a paella cookbook makes a unique housewarming gift that is extra special. Don’t be surprised if later you end up wishing you had a paella pan of your own!


Elegant Housewarming Gift | Moscow Mule Mugs

Elegant Moscow mule mugs in 100% copper is an excellent choice for a housewarming gift. Their favorite drinks will stay colder longer, and these delightful mugs will reduce ice melt preventing diluted drinks. This lovely hammered look is absolutely stunning! Which design calls out to you more?


Top Housewarming Gift | Salt & Pepper Grinder Set

This stylish salt & pepper grinder set receives five stars on Amazon with more than 500 customer reviews. I love that they’re made with clear glass, have brushed stainless steel tops and a strong ceramic grinding core. Manual operation means no more batteries. The set comes in a lovely gift box ready to present at an upcoming housewarming party. This useful, practical housewarming gift will be much appreciated by whomever receives it! The mills do not come filled with spices, so you’re free to select the type of peppercorns and sea salt you wish to include.


New Homeowner Gift | Vintage Recipe Tin + Cards

A throwback to yesteryear, this gorgeous vintage recipe box is a fabulous housewarming gift. It will bring a touch of beauty and nostalgia to any kitchen countertop or shelf. Be sure to include a set or two of pretty recipe cards so treasured family favorites can be recorded by hand. This thoughtful and unique present will be a clear winner among all new homeowner gifts they receive!


Stylish Housewarming Gifts | Beautiful Teapot

These precious teapots by Tea Forte are ideal for making tea for two, and are very affordable housewarming gifts. Each gloss-glazed ceramic teapot has a hinged lid and a stainless steel tea infuser for brewing loose-leaf tea. They can also be used for brewing tea with tea bags. These teapots are easy to care for and are dishwasher safe. When it comes to selecting housewarming gifts they’ll really enjoy, I love the sweet Lotus teapot. Which one is your favorite?


New Homeowner Gifts | Jar Candle

Made in the USA, each of these high-quality candles will burn for 100+ hours. These gorgeous containers are made from mouth-blown glass to beautifully accent spa scents comprised of exotic fragrances: tropical fruits, lemons, limes, sugared oranges, with a light touch of fragrant greens. Give their brand new home a lovely scent and warm glow with this ideal new homeowner gift. Dimensions: 5″ high, 4″ wide.


Vacation Home Housewarming Gifts | Trinket Dishes

Is the housewarming party you’re attending for a vacation home on the coast? Super sweet trinket dishes are thoughtful and affordable housewarming gifts. They’re perfect for placing on a bedside table, a desk, foyer table, or bathroom counter. They can be used for holding keys, jewelry, buttons, and little bits of this and that. They can also be used as decor accent pieces. For a beach home, summer cottage or sun porch, the sea life or vintage bathing suit trinket dishes are ideal housewarming gifts.


Greeting Cards | Beautiful Housewarming Card


Remember to include a lovely housewarming greeting card with your perfect housewarming gift!

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18 Housewarming Gifts Your Friends Actually Want