While it can be a stressful experience, moving to a new place is certainly worth celebrating. If you’re hunting for the perfect housewarming gift for a special person in your life, you might be torn between personal and practical options. Lucky for you, we’ve found an assortment of affordable housewarming gifts that offer the best of both worlds, whether you’re shopping for someone who moved into their dream home, cozy apartment with just enough square footage, or a sleek condo.
From personalized gifts like an engraved cutting board to a lush, hard-to-kill plant, any of these ideas would enliven their home. Keep scrolling to browse our favorite picks, including stylish products for the living room, bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen.
Engraved Cutting Board
Make them feel official with this engraved wooden cutting board, perfect for newlyweds or new homeowners. Add the year their love story started or the year they moved into their new digs — it’s your call.
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Bordeaux Crossback Apron
She’ll feel like a professional chef whenever she dons this pretty burgundy apron to make her favorite recipe.
Roseate Table Runner
There’s nothing like an elegant runner, like this blush-toned design, to set the foundation for your dinner table decor.
McBride Sisters Brut Rose
Celebrate their new digs with this refreshing rosé, which is produced by the McBride Sisters, who operate the largest African-American-owned wine business in the U.S.
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Linen Coaster Set (2)
Protect any tabletop with these machine washable linen coasters in a classic neutral shade.
For People Who Love Plants
Potted Money Tree
Not only is this green plant resilient and pet-friendly, but legend says it welcomes wealth and fortune to anyone in its path. Choose from a cream, black, blush, mint, or terracotta planter to match their new home’s aesthetic.
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, so it’s only fitting to gift them a candle boasting the tropical fruit’s shape.
Tan France x Etsy x Drizzle Honey Gift Set
Queer Eye star Tan France, known for his impressive fashion sense, just teamed up with Etsy on a new home collection, including this must-have honey gift set. It comes with tasty Cacao Luxe Raw Honey, Cinnamon Spiced Raw, and a bamboo dipper.
Round Memo Board
If they’ll be working from home, upgrade their office setup with this sleek clipboard featuring a round silhouette and leather strap for hanging.
Copper Bartender Kit
Help round out her bar cart with a gorgeous copper cocktail set, complete with a cocktail shaker, jigger, muddler, mixing spoon, strainer, liquor pourers, ice tongs, and corkscrew. Drinks, not included.
Toni Morrison Coffee Mug
Delight the coffee enthusiast in your life with this mug, featuring the late Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Even if they just moved into a small space, they can grow a bountiful garden with these self-watering mason jars, which fit perfectly on most windowsills. Just plant the seeds (basil, oregano, mint, and more), add water, and wait.
You can never have too many throw pillows, and this bold zebra design would upgrade any sofa in an instant.
Matte Latte Bowls
These latte bowls are guaranteed to be their new favorite kitchen staple, as they’re perfect for hot beverages or setting out ingredients to test a new recipe.
New Home Christmas Ornament
They’ll think of you every time they hang this sentimental ornament on their tree. Customize it with their new address, so that they’ll remember their humble beginnings years from now.
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Custom Return Address Stamp
If they prefer to keep things old-school with handwritten letters and cards, personalize this self-inking return address stamp with their name and address to give their envelopes an official look.
Freestanding Wine Rack
Because every hostess needs a fully stocked wine collection. And hey, you’ll definitely be invited back after gifting an ultra-chic wine rack plus a bottle or two of their favorite vino.
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Ode to Home State Dish Towel
Now that they’ve planted their roots, it’s the perfect time to show off their state pride. Each cotton tea towel features a quirky illustrated state map and an acrostic poem, highlighting what makes their home so special.
Wooden States of America Magnetic Key Holder
For the frequent key-loser, this cherry wood silhouette (shaped in the state of his choice) is a must. Another plus: Anything metal will find a place on the map — er, cut-out state — due to neodymium-magnet backing.
Farmhouse Chevron Blanket
If she’s got a wall covered in shiplap, you know that she also her eyes on a blanket ladder. Get her collection started with this chevron and tassel blanket, which comes in 13 different shades.
Floral Bouquet Diffuser
Keep the house smelling all kinds of wonderful even after her candles burn out with this small (but mighty) diffuser that doubles as a floral arrangement. They can even switch out the fragrance oil to match the season.
Good Housekeeping Annual Subscription
Consider gifting her an annual subscription of Good Housekeeping for a year’s worth of tried-and-tested recipes, product recommendations, home inspiration, and more.
Ceramic Succulent Pot Set
Traditional Gift That’s Always In Style
Kitchen Dish Towels Set
Dish towels are a staple housewarming gift for a reason: They’re a kitchen necessity. More than 1,400 Amazon reviewers swear by this 12-pack of colorful cloths for cleaning up spills, drying dishes, or wrapping bread loaves.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Give the gift of zen with a diffuser that can fill a home with any of their favorite scents. Pair it with a bundle of essential oils like eucalyptus or lavender to make the new space serene.
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Yay It’s You Doormat
Make sure they’re always happy to see you with this hilarious and useful doormat. Talk about a warm welcome.
Microwave Rice Cooker
They probably forgot to add a rice cooker to their wedding registry — well, this little guy will remind them what they’ve been missing. In just 15 minutes, this microwave rice cooker makes a fluffy batch of rice to pair with their protein.
For your friend whose favorite show is still Mad Men, a vintage-style electric kettle can give her home a touch of that 1960’s aesthetic.
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Himalayan Salt Lamp
If they haven’t already jumped on this good-for-your-soul trend, then now’s the time. This tabletop-friendly lamp is made of authentic Himalayan salt, giving any room a subtle pink glow.
Every home is instantly elevated with a fresh bouquet. Well, make it even prettier with one of these turquoise, pink, maize, or white glass vases.
Practical Gift They’ll Use Daily
Bistro Tile Measuring Cups
She likely needs a set on hand, so why not gift her one with a little personality? (Even if she already has one, she’ll want to keep this eye-catching bistro tile set on display.)
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Insulated Champagne Flutes
They can reserve their crystal set for fancy occasions. On casual nights that they want to pop open a bottle of bubbly? These insulated flutes, which come in 10 pretty hues, keep drinks cold for up to five hours.
Cactus Dish Garden
When she looks at this cactus garden in a Pueblo-style planter, she’ll feel like she’s vacationing in the Southwest (until she takes a peek outside her window).
Family Name Sign
Nothing says “Welcome home!” like a hand-painted sign with the new homeowner’s family details. Pick from four color options and six sizes until you find the perfect match.
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Marbled Acacia Cheese Board
For your friend that’s the reigning queen of wine and cheese nights, this gorgeous platter will become her entertaining staple. For the ultimate gift set, pair it with cheese knives and markers.
Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe for Every Sign
They already live by their horoscope, and now they’ll eat the right meals to make sure their sign really shines. For example, Capricorns, the classiest of them all, only deserve the best, which is why the cookbook suggests a glazed pecan cake for dessert.
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Billie Belly Basket
Fill one of these foldable storage baskets with a mix of sweets, drink mixes, and decor accents. After they unwrap their gift, they can use these artisan beauties to hold books, blankets, or kids’ toys.
Help her keep up her correspondence from her new home with a personalized stationery set. Include some pre-made labels, so she won’t get tired of writing her return address.
Cruiser Deluxe Turntable
We all have a friend whose been getting into records lately. Give them what they need to start their collection with a fun and funky turntable.
Hand Wash & Lotion Caddy Set
You know they don’t splurge on luxury hand soap too often, but a new home calls for the best of the best. This caddy from Beekman 1802 comes with a bottle of lotion and two bottles of hand soap, made with goat milk.
8-Inch Square Baker
We’re imagining so many brownies, cinnamon rolls, and shortbread squares coming out of this floral beauty. Best of all, this ceramic dish happens to be oven-safe, dishwasher-safe, and microwave-safe.
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