This year, many people took the plunge into owning a new home. If you didn’t have a chance to throw a big housewarming party for your loved ones, the holidays provide a great opportunity to do something special to celebrate their new home.
If you’re looking for the best gifts for new homeowners, we’d love to offer some great suggestions your favorite new homeowner will love! These can make wonderful birthday gifts or housewarming gifts, as well.
Edible Housewarming Gifts
Why not combine a housewarming idea with something delicious to enjoy on-the-spot?
- Homemade desserts from Delish with a new Circulon baking dish or a Williams Sonoma Gold Touch pie dish (with recipe cards)
- Bottle of fine wine or sparkling juice dressed in a holiday “sweater”
- Pre-assembled homemade casserole in a new Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 14-inch Roasting/Lasanga pan (with instructions on how to bake)
- Basket of fruit from Edible Arrangements or Harry and David
- New cheese board from Bed, Bath, and Beyond with gourmet cheese, meats, nuts, and fruit
"Home is the nicest word there is.”
—Laura Ingalls Wilder
Practical Housewarming Gifts by Room
Give a housewarming gift basket full of beautiful, yet practical gifts, any new homeowner would love. Choose a particular room in the home and do a basket for it. Or give a large basket with things for different rooms.
If you want something soft and cozy for the bedroom, try one of these ideas!
- Flannel sheets from Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Macy’s
- Cotton sheets from Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Macy’s
- Holiday accent rugs or area rugs from Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Esty
Living room gifts
Say, “welcome home” with soft, warm, fuzzies like these or with your favorite scents.
A housewarming gift for the kitchen is always much-appreciated. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home.
Linens and towels
Maybe some beautiful new matching dish towels or something a bit more customized.
Cookware, cooking appliances, and kitchen tools
If this is a first home, the homeowners may like a bit of help getting their kitchen fully-equipped. Of course, even pros at cooking would love some new kitchen toys, now and then.
- Cooking sets from Williams Sonoma - copper, stainless steel, or ceramic
Interested in something fluffy or bubbly for your friends or loved-ones to help them relax in a spa-like paradise?
Cleaning supplies gifts
If your homeowner has never kept house before, consider giving a large gift basket with an abundance of helpful cleaning supplies like:
- Bathroom cleaner
- Window cleaner
- Bona wood floor polish
- Kitchen cleaner with bleach
- Garbage disposal cleaner tablets
- Your favorite furniture polish
- Microfiber cloths
- New broom for a fresh new start
- Swiffer dust mop and dust cloths
- MaxClean heavy duty toilet plunger
- iTouchless kitchen trash can with AC adapter and odor control system
- Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Outdoor living is more popular than ever this year. Homeowners would love thoughtful gifts that help them make the most of their front porches and backyards.
"May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility."
—Mary Anne Radmacher
Unique Housewarming Gifts
Looking for something extra thoughtful and out-of-the-ordinary?
Live plant gifts
Here are some perfect gift ideas for someone with a green thumb.
- Mason jars full of growing herbs or a 9 Herb Window Garden kit from Amazon
- Or choose some easy-maintenance indoor or outdoor potted plants from a local nursery.
Want to give a gift they’ll appreciate and enjoy all year? Consider essential oils.
- A diffuser and essential oil set from Amazon
Splurge on some beautiful, luxurious new holiday decorations to make your favorite homeowner feel at home this holiday season.
- Christmas wreaths and centerpieces from Harry and David
- A unique Christmas ornament set
- Prelit Christmas tree for the foyer, dining room, or bedroom
- Christmas garland with lights from Etsy or Wayfair
- Outdoor solar fairy lights or Christmas lights from Wayfair
Personalized Housewarming Gifts
Traditional housewarming gifts often include personalized or customized gifts. These ideas show a great deal of love and originality.
What a wonderful way to remember your home and your hometown.
- Custom painting of their home by Etsy
- Local artwork depicting the most beautiful sites in the area.
Personalized housewarming gifts
You’ll never go wrong with beautiful, personalized gifts. These are the holiday presents people cherish for a lifetime.
- Personalized welcome mat from Etsy
- Return address stamp from Etsy
- Personalized key chain from Etsy
- Custom cutting boards from Etsy
- Personalized coaster sets from Etsy
- Personalized family yard sign from Etsy
- Personalized oven mitts from Etsy
“The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.”
—Frank McKinney Hubbard
Housewarming Gifts for Men for the Holidays
Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for the guys (or the handy lady in your life). We don’t want to leave anyone out!
Outdoor gift ideas for him
Get something he can use for the grill. Or think about a way to warm up the chilly nights outside or inside while making amazing memories with a fire pit or fireplace.
- Charcoal grill or gas grill from Lowe’s with curbside pickup
- Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools Set - Dishwasher-safe grilling spatula, fork, basting brush, and tongs
- Leather grill aprons for men
Gifts to brighten and warm his world
- Fire pit or patio heater from Lowe’s
- Firewood racks from Home Depot
- Solar outdoor lights and lanterns
Gifts to help him relax
Homeowners could always use a hand with tools, tool organization, and storage solutions. Be sure to include a printed maintenance checklist for each season from Geico in your gift for a first-time homeowner.
- Homeowner’s tool sets from Home Depot
- Folding step stool or step stool ladders from Home Depot
- Sturdy step ladders from Lowe’s
- Wet/dry vacuum by Home Depot
- Leaf blower kit by Amazon
- Lawn mower by Lowe’s
- Heavy duty tool chests on wheels by Northern Tool and Equipment
- Garage shelves/organizer by Lowe’s
- Bike storage hooks or rack for the garage by Home Depot
- Tool organizers by Home Depot
- https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=shedA backyard shed by Lowe’s
Home safety and security gifts
Make sure your favorite people are safe from fire, smoke, intruders, and other dangers with these thoughtful gifts.
- Fire extinguisher set
- Fire and water safe by Amazon
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors by Home Depot
- Pack of GearLight LED tactical flashlights from Amazon
- Snap-on USB outlet covers by Amazon
- Amazon Echo Show
- Smart lightbulbs by Lowe’s
- LED lightbulbs by Home Depot
- Smart Home technology on Amazon
- Wall-mounted Electric Fireplace from Home Depot
“One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.”
If in doubt, use the old standby: a gift card to a local art store, furniture store, or florist shop. Or give a giftcard to Lowe’s, Home Depot, a local hardware store, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Etsy, Wayfair, a department store, or Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
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