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Best Housewarming Gift Ideas | For Couples, Men or Women

Updated on February 8, 2015

Presents to Help People Settle Into Their New Home

Housewarming gifts are given to people who have just moved into a new home; often first-time buyers or a couple moving into their first shared home (as these events are more momentous). Much like a wedding, the gifts are often quite general and are difficult to choose, although unlike a wedding the recipient is not necessarily a couple but could instead be a single man or woman.

The usual type of gift is a food basket/hamper or bottle of wine, so I thought I'd share a list of what I believe would make great gifts to hopefully give you some different and more unusual ideas (all at affordable prices :))

I hope you find what you are looking for here!

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Red Kalorik Programmable Coffee Machine $70

A classic gift for new homeowners and any coffee drinkers who don't already own a coffeemaker; especially one that looks as expensive as this one!

Kalorik 1000-Watt 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Red
Kalorik 1000-Watt 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Red

It's hard to find coffeemakers in red, but this 5-star rated product is a fine example, and in my opinion the metallic red stainless steel looks more modern and stylish than other options at a similar price point.

The fully programmable machine brews up a nice hot coffee with a digital timer included as well as a light-up LED display. The capacity is 1.8 liters (12 cups), it has a transparent water tank so you know when it needs re-filling, and it has an easy-cleaning design. Plus it has a 1-year warranty.

 

BergHOFF Stainless Steel Bread Bin $70

Maybe not the most exciting gift in history, but everyone needs a bread bin and there are some really lovely designs available including rustic wooden boxes and futuristic designer options!

BergHOFF Cubo Bread Bin, One Size
BergHOFF Cubo Bread Bin, One Size

This bread bin is constructed with a sleek matte stainless steel outer cover in a curved design, with a sturdy wooden base.

The cover opens smoothly and there is a large enough capacity inside to house 2 loaves of bread. Of course the main use of a bread bin is to keep the bread fresher for longer - up to 5 days longer by using a bread bin compared to not using one.

 

Java Silhouette Key Rack $6

Key hooks are an affordable and practical gift choice, and there are so many lovely designs to choose from that you should be able to find one that absolutely matches the personality of the recipient.

Spectrum Black Steel Coffee Time Wall Mounted 3 Hook Key Rack
Spectrum Black Steel Coffee Time Wall Mounted 3 Hook Key Rack

Another option for the coffee lovers! This small key rack is a slick design and is plain black to be subtle enough to fit into almost any room decor.

 

5 More Top-Rated Home Accessory Gifts

Libbey Swerve 4-Piece Martini Set
Libbey Swerve 4-Piece Martini Set

Fancy and unusual glassware is a classy gift, and I think the wavy design of these Martini glasses is very eye-catching and, well, cool!

As a gift set you could group these glasses together with a cocktail shaker and perhaps mini bottles of spirits to create the beginnings of a drinks cabinet!

 
Hinterland Trading Air Plant Tillandsia Bromeliads Terrarium Kit with Pebbles and Moss Great Little Houseplant
Hinterland Trading Air Plant Tillandsia Bromeliads Terrarium Kit with Pebbles and Moss Great Little Houseplant

House plants are another classic housewarming gift, but this attractive mini terrarium is something a bit different, and not only that - it's inexpensive too!

The product consists of an air plant (which is really easy to look after), plus a clear glass sphere and decorative moss and pebbles.

It makes a cute display and you can either place the bauble on a flat surface or you can hang it from the ceiling.

Measures 4.5" across.

 
Personalized Housewarming Gift - Welcome Garden Stone
Personalized Housewarming Gift - Welcome Garden Stone

This 'Welcome' stone measures 11" and allows you to have any address or message engraved onto it (as long as it's under 30 characters).

A lovely personalized decoration for placing outside the home, next to the door or at the entrance to the driveway perhaps.

 
Lemon Pound Cake Scented 13 Ounce Mason Jar Candle By Our Own Candle Company
Lemon Pound Cake Scented 13 Ounce Mason Jar Candle By Our Own Candle Company

Nothing better to settle into your new home than a lovely warming smell, and this lemon pound cake candle will provide just that :)

Apart from this lemony smell, many homely scents are available to choose from, including blueberry pie and apple pie. The scented candles last for a long time too, with a burn time of about 100 hours.

 
Please Remove Your Shoes with boot
Please Remove Your Shoes with boot

A sweet little gift to give a new house a bit of personality and homeliness straight away.

The small hanging sign is made of natural pine and is made in the USA.

 

Solar Powered Light-Up Mailbox Address $60

Fitting onto any regular-sized mailbox, this address number light is a very clever idea, and looks smart too!

Berry Cluster Wreath $45

Make a house feel instantly much more like a home by hanging a wreath on the door! There is a wide range of wreaths to buy, so try to find something that suits the season, or something durable that will last for years like this example.

Bountiful Berry Wreath 24" - Melon Green
Bountiful Berry Wreath 24" - Melon Green

This beautiful wreath measures 24" across and is made up of lots and lots of soft green (faux) berry clusters, alongside artificial leaves and mossy branches.

 

Salt & Pepper Grinders $48

Salt and pepper shakers and grinders are found in every home and there is a huge variety to choose from including novelty shapes and electronic gadgets. This pair of grinders falls more into the techy gadget category, which is why it would be a great gift for men as well as women.

Russell Hobbs 12051-56 Battery Powered Salt And Pepper Grinders In Stainless Steel
Russell Hobbs 12051-56 Battery Powered Salt And Pepper Grinders In Stainless Steel

The stainless steel and transparent outer cases are ideal for fitting into any kitchen, and is a good choice for keen cooks and those with modern tastes.

The grinders are battery-operated and with the touch of a button they grind rock salt and peppercorns (and herbs/spices) fresh for each meal, and they even light up too!

These are high quality products with a well-made ceramic grinding system and a solid and durable construction. Sturdy and stylish.

 

Libbey Curved Glassware Set $32

These drinking glasses are such an attractive and unique shape that you are sure to get plenty of compliments about how cool they look! Very good value too.

Libbey 16-Piece Swerve Glassware Set
Libbey 16-Piece Swerve Glassware Set

Fun and quirky 16-piece glassware set which would certainly be a conversation starter at parties!

Great for people who like something a bit different and unusual, and of course glassware is a useful gift for any new homeowner.

 

Nachtmann 'Slice' 10" Tall Vase $50

Vases are pretty and useful presents (I think you can never have too many vases!), and if you give some fresh flowers as part of the gift too they will certainly brighten up a new home. It's difficult to pick a decorative item when you don't know what the color scheme will be in the house, so I've chosen this clear vase so that it will fit into any style and color of decor.

Nachtmann Slice 9.5-Inch Vase
Nachtmann Slice 9.5-Inch Vase

This elegant vase is made from stunning crystal glass with thick sides and a solid base for balance.

Has a good weight to it and is a quality centerpiece for any mantelpiece or table.

Designed by artist Viktoriya Braginsky.

 

48-Hour Beeswax Candle Coil $29

I'd not seen a candle that was anything like this design before I came across this example (below), and I think it looks very interesting and different. The best thing about this type of candle is that you can uncoil a few inches of the beeswax, clip it into place, light it and then after around an hour it will extinguish itself - handy!

Candle by the Hour 48-Hour Horizontal Candle, Eco-friendly Natural Beeswax with Cotton Wick
Candle by the Hour 48-Hour Horizontal Candle, Eco-friendly Natural Beeswax with Cotton Wick

This charming candle (and holder) is a novel idea and is sure to be eye-catching in any home.

With an antiqued, rustic metal frame and a spiral of beeswax, this product doesn't even have to be used as a candle because it looks great purely as an ornamental item too.

6.9" tall.

 

Black Wire 6-Bottle Wine Rack $24

Traditionally people bring a bottle of wine for a housewarming gift, but if you want to bring something a bit more long-lasting then this tasteful wire rack is an elegant and functional choice.

Oenophilia Wine Arch Wine Rack- 6 Bottle
Oenophilia Wine Arch Wine Rack- 6 Bottle

Solid and sturdy, this black finish metal rack can hold 6 regular-sized wine bottles in a compact fashion.

The design of it is ideal for making best storage use of small spaces, and I think it would look especially nice as a display on a kitchen countertop.

Available in a 6 or 8 bottle arrangement.

 

3 Further Product Ideas for Inspiration

CleanScrape Welcome Iron Graphite Door Mat, 18-Inch by 30-Inch
CleanScrape Welcome Iron Graphite Door Mat, 18-Inch by 30-Inch

A 'Welcome' mat is a lovely symbolic message as well as an ideal present for new homeowners, and this is my favorite example.

It's made from iron so it's built to last, plus it has a graphite effect finish that sparkles in the sun. The ornate pattern is not only pretty, but it also means you can easily scrape mud off your shoes and boots!

 
Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Stoneware Bowls, Gold Antiqued Finish, Set of 3
Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection Stoneware Bowls, Gold Antiqued Finish, Set of 3

I love traditional stoneware bowls but a lot of people don't own these anymore due to much cheaper modern bowls being available - but I believe that everyone should own a set of these.

The glazed rustic stoneware looks lovely for a start, but the bowls are also microwave and dishwasher safe and I think they would be much appreciated by any cook, but especially keen bakers (they're ideal for whisking cake mix!)

Available in gold, green, ivory or ruby red color.

 
Olde Thompson 16-Jar Labeled Orbit Spice Rack Jars & Rack
Olde Thompson 16-Jar Labeled Orbit Spice Rack Jars & Rack

With the glass globe containers, smart black holder and shiny stainless steel jar tops, this is definitely a very attractive spice rack design which would be suitable for both men and women.

16 little jars are included, all filled with the most-used seasonings including garlic salt, paprika, chilli powder and thyme.

Perfect for storing on the kitchen counter or in a cabinet, as the revolving levels let you reach any of the jars with ease.

 

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