The Perfect Housewarming Gift for a New Home Owner

November 3, 2022

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Ding dong – your dear friend just got the keys to their first home, and they’ve planned the perfect housewarming party! Gift-giving is your love language, so you never like to show up to a housewarming party empty-handed. Being a kind friend, you’re brainstorming the meaningful gift you’ll present on their doorstep. Which direction will you take?

Our team has put together a master list of gift ideas for the new homeowner that your gift recipient will treasure. Dive into our picks below:

CATCHALL TRAY

A catchall tray is the most underrated gift (in our opinion) that you can give! We throw anything and everything into our kitchen island tray at the end of a long day. While they’re great pieces for fruit bowls and candles, they’re also a spot for keys, receipts, and miscellaneous items that need a home. If you’re looking for a functional gift that’s also a chic decor piece, then a catchall tray is a great gift.

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CHARCUTERIE OR CUTTING BOARD

A charcuterie or cutting board is a go-to gift idea for a housewarming party! You can count on the fact that this gift will get put to good use. It’s the perfect choice for the entertainer or host friend who loves a good soiree! If you’re lucky – you might even get invited to their next charcuterie night.

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TEA TOWELS OR LINEN NAPKINS

For a charming (and relatively affordable) gift idea, we recommend tea towels or linen napkins for the new homeowner! It’s a practical gift idea that can act as decor in their new kitchen or dining space. It’s also a gift idea that new homeowners often forget to get for themselves – so you could be their saving grace!

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COOKBOOKS AND COOKBOOK STAND

A classic and more traditional gifting option is a cookbook or cookbook stand! What we love most about this gift option is that it’s practical, decor-friendly, and has the potential to travel through generations. There’s something special about being gifted a cookbook and how it sets the stage for a house to become a home. If you’re looking for a heartwarming gift, this is it!

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FRESH FLOWERS AND FLOWER VASES

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COZY THROW BLANKET

There’s nothing like being gifted a cozy and soft throw blanket – especially during the colder months! It’s another practical gift idea that can act as decor and be used by the recipient often. Throw blankets are one of those things that you either have far too many of or not enough at all. I don’t think anyone regrets ever having too many throw blankets on hand for guests.

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MORE HOUSEWARMING GIFT IDEAS:

Candle lighter and candle → this rechargeable lighter from Amazon is incredible.

Chic diffuser → we love our Alora Ambiance diffusers! Enjoy 20% off their website with the code ALMA20.

Custom house print → we love this one!

Storage containers → we use our OXO containers for dry goods and baking ingredients.

House Plants

Salt Cellar

Address Stamper → this one is so cute.

Tree Sapling

Coasters

Bar Cart Accessories

Wine

Edible Treat

Follow along with us on Instagram to see more of our go-to housewarming gift ideas!

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