While traditional housewarming gifts may have been about literally warming up, these gift ideas help make a home feel warm by helping the new occupants transition it into a space that is loved, lived in, and welcoming. A new home means a new decorating scheme. Help loved ones celebrate major milestones or big moves with a thoughtful housewarming gift, and you’ll inject some love and caring into a stressful endeavor.
Decorating a new space can be overwhelming, and blending styles can stump even a seasoned eye, but the authors behind Domino magazine have the answer in this beautifully photographed and thoughtfully illustrated style manual. Filled with step by step instructions for melding form and function and buying guides for furniture, lighting, and textiles, all wrapped in a coffee table book that serves as an objet d’art on its own.
Live plants help freshen up any new home, and these easy to care for succulents make a lovely gift to help liven up a new space. With the included detailed instructions and care guides, even a novice can keep these vibrant succulents happy, and these gift packs come in a variety of sizes, making it easy to buy and gift- or keep- as many as you like.
A new home means new opportunities to entertain, and this crystal decanter set clearly advertises hospitality at a price that means you won’t need to hide the good stuff in your office desk drawer.
Reading is Super again with this floating bookshelf with a familiar silhouette. Let visitors know at a glance who your literary heroes are, and which books may save their day.
Give a gift that makes a new home sparkle and shine — a gift card for a cleaning service like Handy.com. The cleaning professionals can be scheduled as early as the next day, the app is easy to use and they’ll even do your laundry. If you weren’t best friends already, you will be after a gift like this.
Pineapples may be a traditional hostess gift, but these durable dish towels will bring a lot more sweet days to their lucky recipients. Pair with a pineapple welcome mat to let visitors know; despite a sometimes tough exterior, we’re sweeter on the inside.
Nothing makes a space more welcome than small examples of a host’s care. These luxurious french milled soaps come in a mix of holiday scents, inviting guests immerse themselves into the kind of relaxing stay that usually accompanies a 5 Star hotel.
This wall-mounted pot rack keeps everything in easy access for the adventurous cook exploring possibilities in a new kitchen. Well used favorites stay within easy reach, and it makes a great conversation starter for showing off new pieces. The decorative scrolled top rack can hold spices, oil and vinegar, or recipes on display.
For renters looking to personalize their space without forfeiting their security deposit, vinyl decor saves the decorator’s day. Pair with a framed photo or set of wall sconces to create a cozy area for resting and recharging.
Whether renting or buying their home, there always seems to be a flood of financial paperwork, applications, and insurance documents. Lessen the stress of big life changes with this Amazon Basics Safe. Everyone needs somewhere safe to keep those important papers, family heirlooms, and priceless mementos that can’t afford to be lost during- or after- a move.
When you’re past erasable whiteboards but not ready to commit the time to glue magnets to a bunch of scrabble tiles, felt letter boards feel you. Already instagram famous for everything from bridal showers to baby announcements, this set has over 300 letters and symbols, so you’re sure to get your message out loud and clear.
Wishing any who enter peace and prosperity, this four season Olive Branch wreath offers new residents an easy way to put a personal touch on their home, before visitors even step through the door.
The Nest smart thermostat is a great entry level item in the smart home. Its intuitive interface allows you to control the temperature in your home remotely; so start the heater before you leave work and arrive toasty to a welcoming space. It self programs based on your usage habits, saving money and time, and you’ll have peace of mind while traveling that your climate control system at home isn’t wasting your money keeping the furniture at a comfortable temperature.
Never fight over who ate the last bowl of cereal without putting more on the grocery list again! Clear countertop storage dispensers help battle pests, keep food fresher, and let you keep tabs on your essentials more easily.
Transitioning from the laundromat to in-home laundry may seem like the best benefit to a move, but these dryer balls are the real mvp; they cut down on drying time, eliminate static cling, and soften clothes all at once. Dab on a few drops of your favorite essential oil or fragrance to personalize every load of laundry.
Nothing says “I’m glad you got a new place” like cookware that clearly says it’s their turn to host for the holidays. Choose a durable piece from a respected company, like this enameled cast iron model by Staub, and watch it turn into a family heirloom for generations.
One of the first things to do in a new space should be adding fabrics; rugs and curtains help muffle the “empty” sound of a new home. This Turkish-made rug is an easy to clean option with a low pile and sturdy jute backing. This is one of those gifts that’s better when you discuss it with the recipient first, but don’t let that detract from the excitement.
Organize easily with this helpful peg board! Useful for garages or utility rooms to keep tools on display and at hand whenever small repairs crop up.
A bottle of wine is a classic housewarming gift, but take it a step further with a wine subscription club like Firstleaf that delivers wine right to their doorstep each month. As homeowners, having a few bottles of wine on hand makes entertaining easy too.
The perfect sheet set is hard to find- everyone has different tastes and budgets. This 100% cotton flannel set by Stone & Beam has garnered gushing reviews from users who love how warm and soft they are, including several who love that they can buy these winter sheets in twin size for kid’s beds too.
Accommodate any design style with this 100% polyester waterproof and mildew resistant shower curtain. Comes in a sunny seashell print, or stark minimalist forest scene.
Sure to inspire a burst of creativity in the kitchen, a Jot & Mark recipe box is a stylish and sturdy keeper of family favorites, magazine clippings, internet print-outs, and all other sources of delicious dining safely in one spot.
Frame those insta-worthy desserts in a way that keeps guests tempted with a gorgeous domed glass cake stand. Both beautiful and functional, a glass stand will keep baked goods from drying out and going stale too quickly, while showing off those delectable morsels.
Handwritten recipes are a beautiful way to pass down family favorites through the generations, and this gorgeous recipe book is the perfect gift for newlyweds, new parents, or new grandparents to start building a kitchen legacy.
Keeping abreast of school breaks, dance recitals, doctors appointments and upcoming trips requires a centralized planner that works for the whole family, and this infinite use undated calendar is ideal for couples, singles, retirees, and anyone who needs a little more organization in their life.
Toast the holidays, new beginnings, and good neighbors with some stylish glassware. These stemless champagne flutes are a perfect choice for every get together, from a backyard brunch mimosa to ringing in the New Year in full fancy party dress.
Everyone has a clock on their phone, but it’s often nice for a dedicated work space, reading nook, or the dining room to be phone free zones, and a pretty clock merges the needs of art and functional pieces. This rose gold clock is easy to read and has no distracting audible clicks.
A pop of stylish geometric design makes these succulents an easy add-on for any home style. The planters are perfect for swapping in a real succulent if the recipient has a green thumb, but since they come with faux plants included there’s no pressure to keep this gift alive and thriving.
Keep essentials at eye level and easy to find with a designated space. Part key hook, part mail sorter, all function, keep it together with this entryway organizer.
Getting locked out of a dorm or apartment is a hassle, but getting locked out of a home can be expensive, and if they have small children, loose pets, or dinner on the stove, even dangerous. Give the best gift your forgetful friends have ever gotten with this spare key hider.
Extremely convenient for large families, keypad doors are great for letting kids in after school, or giving grandparents an access point just in case. They’re also a convenient choice for frequent travelers, to let in house-sitters or guests.
A few fine details can quickly help turn a house into a home, and some luxury sheets, like these by Brooklinen, are an indulgent place to start.
Throw pillows are a cute gift, but can easily clash with the recipients taste or decor. These inserts make it easy to swap out covers, so they go with any style.
A programmable thermostat is an easy way to turn down those heating bills, and this smart version by Nest allows smartphone operation; avoid having to trudge out of a bed on a chilly morning by bumping up the heat before you have to rise and shine.
When home is where you want to be, it’s nice to have all your creature comforts close at hand. Whether that means a wine fridge, workshop, or an espresso machine like the Nespresso Creatista, that lets you whip up all your coffee shop favorites.
A bottle of bubbly is almost never the wrong way to celebrate. If you’re splurging on the good stuff, the reviews and collections available from Wine.com will never steer you wrong.
Make up for a backlog of hostess gifts, or angle for a series of invitations, with this six piece wine collection gift set. A range of styles and flavors means this is a fantastic gift for both aficionados and novices still learning their palettes.
If dinner parties at their new place are a must-have invite, setting up the new hosts with all the essentials is a requirement. This stylish yet functional wine decanter ensures every dinner can feature the perfect accompaniment.
Falling asleep in a new place, complete with unfamiliar creaks and groans, can make it hard to fall asleep. This countertop milk frother makes it convenient to serve up warm milk either on its own, or as the staple ingredient in hot cocoas and coffee drinks.
Celebrate big moves and grown-up budgets by springing for real Italian, instead of delivery pizza. Williams-Sonoma offers a range of entrees delivered right to their door, and after a stressful move-in day, there’s nothing better than knowing dinner has already been handled.
Success in the kitchen is all but guaranteed with such excellent tools, and this beautiful set of wooden spoons are stylish and functional.
For a couple sharing their first place, these customized cutting boards are so pretty they’ll want to save them as a keepsake instead of seeing daily use. For holiday entertaining especially, they’re a conversation starter, and make a beautiful serving piece for charcuterie or a cheese board.
Moms, mothers in law, and college best friends can’t all agree on exactly where those roots should be put down, but this artisanally made soy wax candle strikes just the right balance between gentle ribbing and effusive congratulations.
Keep the new furniture looking nice as long as possible with these cute and custom coasters.
A gentle tease about that ubiquitous new car smell, you can make New Home smell however you wish, with a variety of scent options that are sure to please. Anything with a citrusy component gets high marks, like the perfectly named lemon pound cake.
Help the neighbors and the post office put a new name to the place quickly and easily with some monogramming. This Etsy shop offers single initial or full name designs, with something for every style.
Help the weary and bleary find that caffeine fix easily every morning with these mug hooks. Show off your favorite mugs somewhere they can finally be front and center.
Game nights at a new place are a fantastic way to meet the neighbors, and Catan is perfect for a crowd, without the intense time commitment of most large-group games.
Keeping a new place clean and welcoming can be daunting, but a scheduled sweep by the Roomba means every night, the floor just cleans itself. Magic.
Speaking of cleaning, deciding where those tools go can take a few days to resolve itself. To prevent temper flares and frustration, a designated spot keeps everyone more organized, and on the same page.
For avid gardeners who must downsize, or delicate southern flowers heading above the snow line for the first time, injecting some sunny greenery helps to smooth out the edges of a large transition.
Turn the backyard into a meetup spot with a good tree and a comfortable swing. This large model holds up to 400lbs and is 40″ in diameter.