A thoughtful housewarming gift can be more than a gesture or reason to decorate — it can make a world of difference. Moving into a new apartment or their first house (or they’re second or third) can quickly become overwhelming for loved ones. During the most hectic of times, a lovely housewarming gift can ease the transition, reviving the enthusiasm of the new homeowner or tenant. While all they can think about is the long list of tasks ahead, the right housewarming gift can help them see the light at the end of the tunnel. What’s really fun is making the place your own.
Finding the perfect gift can be challenging. Housewarming gifts need to hit the great housewarming gift trifecta: It needs to be thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing, but it also needs to be something they’ll actually use. Better yet, they should enjoy it. We have you covered. They may be the kind of friends who always have homemade muffins at the ready for unexpected guests, or they may be up to date on all the latest decor trends.
Perhaps they love humorous items with a sense of humor, or maybe they just love monograms and personalized items. There is something to suit every budget here, including options under $50 and under $25. You’ll even find a few suggestions to help them celebrate (and decorate for) the holidays in their new home. No matter what you choose, every one of these housewarming gifts is a winner.
1. Personalized house portrait
Their new house becomes official with a personalized portrait. If your friends decide to move, you’ll be thankful for the memories you left behind.
2. Custom silk sachet set
Housewarming parcels like these are a home run, not least because it’s a lot easier to maintain that new house smell when you have fresh-scented linen closets and lingerie drawers.
3. Personalized boudoir scalloped pillow
It isn’t home sweet home until you have a monogrammed pillow to commemorate it. If initials aren’t their thing, add a cheeky phrase or inside joke to the bolster.
4. Personalized letterpress coaster
You can give the gift of no water rings. The cuteness of these coasters ensures they won’t be forgotten. You receive bonus points if the set is representative of the location.
5. Personalized return address stamp
Your friends will never have to type out their return address again when you give them a handmade, self-inking, custom rubber calligraphy stamp like this one.
6. Personalized organic carrots gardening kit
This gardening kit is an excellent place to start for those who want to grow their own food at home.
7. Personalized mug
Enjoying coffee in your new favorite monogrammed mug might just be the best part of waking up in a new house.
8. Personalized napkin ring set
With these classic ribbon napkin rings, entertainer friends can dress up their dinner party tables.
9. Custom wine label
You can send the Etsy seller a photo of your loved ones’ new home, and they’ll create a label for you to stick on a favorite bottle of wine.
10. Personalize frame photo
Begin her gallery wall with a framed photo of a memorable moment, beloved pet, or favorite place.