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Whether your best friend just bought their first home or your sibling finished moving into a new apartment, you’ll want to help them celebrate (especially if they’re hosting you).

Great housewarming gifts really run the gamut — they can be incredibly useful appliances they won’t buy themselves or small but sentimental trinkets that symbolize an exciting new chapter in their lives.

To aid in your search, we rounded up some of our favorite housewarming gifts, from must-have kitchen accessories to gorgeous decor you know they’ll love.

An elaborate cheese boardCircular cheese & snack board with an indented section and four ceramic dishes to hold charcuterie foods.

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods Sliding Cheese & Snack Board 

This ingenious board slides out to nearly double its size, leaving room for all the cheeses, snacks, and charcuterie essentials they want. It also comes with four cheese tools that stash away neatly in the board itself.

A customized bottle of wineA customized bottle of wine that says "cheers" on the label.

Mark & Graham

Cheers Custom Wine

This wine bottle label can be customized to include a family name and date, making it the perfect gift for a special event in their home or a belated wedding gift. You can choose between a cabernet or rosé, both made in California.

A beautiful candle (or three)Six lit candles from Otherland displayed in a fall forest environment.

Otherland

Otherland Candles

Otherland’s candles are well-known for their unique scents and sleek packaging, making them a foolproof, easy gift for practically anyone. You can choose one, buy a pre-made set, or build your own gift by mixing and matching candles you think your recipient would love the most.

A classic Le Creuset for home-cooked dinnersA Le Creuset Dutch oven in the dark green color "Artichaut" sits on a pedestal.

Le Creuset

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Round Oven (5 1/2-Quart)

The Le Creuset Dutch oven is one of the most sought-after cookware pieces for any home kitchen. From braising to roasting, this popular Dutch oven evenly heats and is big enough to provide hearty portions. 

A set of gourmet olive oil and vinegarBottles of oil and vinegar from Brightland essential capsule set in awake, alive, rapture and parasol

Brightland

Brightland The Essential Capsule Olive Oil and Vinegar Set

Brightland makes some of our favorite olive oil, and this four-piece kit includes two bottles of oil and vinegar (respectively). It’s a high-quality product, from the taste to the packaging, and one they will likely restock once they’re out.

Slipper socks to keep their feet warmperson models Bombas Gripper Slippers with one foot up to show grippers

Bombas

Bombas Gripper Slipper

Bombas makes our favorite socks, and its slippers are no different. These feel like a mix of gripper socks and slippers, offering a comfy fit and a slip-free experience.

A huge box of charcuterie suppliesAssortment of cheese, fruit, nuts, honey, crackers and salami in a wooden box that has "Williams Sonoma" printed on the side.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma Beehive Cheese Gift Crate

Moving into (or renovating) a new home makes it harder to cook full meals, so charcuterie boards are a great, lowkey way to enjoy a fancy dinner. This crate features cheeses, nuts, fruits, salami, crackers, and anything else they need for their cheese board.

A stunning puzzle that doubles as wall artBox of "Garden Party" jigsaw puzzle depicting an image of assorted desserts and drinks set on top of the completed puzzle at a table set for tea.

Piecework Puzzles

Piecework Puzzles Garden Party Puzzle

Piecework makes 500- and 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles out of high-quality, maximalist photographs, offering a unique challenge as well as a hangable piece of art when they’re done.

A delicious set of Sichuan crispsAssorted containers of Sichuan spice mixes from the Fly By Jing Box staged on various wood blocks.

Fly by Jing

Fly By Jing Sichuan Flavor Set

The perfect gift for anyone who loves heat (or just a whole lot of flavor), this five-piece set features multiple chili crisps and sauces, as well as an 11-ingredient spice mix. It’ll tide them over as they build up their hot sauce collection.

The softest throw blanketPerson holding up the Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Anthropologie

Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Even if they already have a throw, they likely don’t have one this luxe and soft (and if they do, you can never have too many!) It comes in a range of colors, from bright pink and yellow to neutrals.

A famed multi-purpose pana beautifully messy table showing Our Place dinnerware and the Always Pan, all loaded with food

Our Place

Our Place Always Pan

The Always Pan is internet-famous for its claim to replace eight pieces of cookware (and looking cute while doing it). It comes in multiple matte colors and functions as a frying pan, sauce pan, skillet, steamer, and more.

A dried bouquet they can keep for yearsMing ferns, eucalyptus, reed grass, bunny tails, and dried starflowers in a stone vase set on a shelf next to a candle stick holder and framed artwork.

East Olivia

East Olivia The Botanical – Bud

Dried flowers are very trendy, and not just because they last longer than live bouquets. This arrangement is subtle and beautiful enough for any home, though it’s also available in larger sizes as well.

Gourmet delivery from their favorite restaurantCollage of hot dogs and Gray's Papaya sauce from Goldbelly.

Goldbelly

Goldbelly Food Gifts

Goldbelly is a great service for gourmet food delivered all across the country, whether your recipient is craving bagels from New York, BBQ from Tennessee, seafood from Maine, or sweets from practically anywhere in the US. If you’re not sure what they’d like, you can also grab them a gift card, too.

A set of trendy wine glassesSet of 4 Morgan Wine Glasses in the colors lilac, chartreuse, pink, and dark turquoise

Anthropologie

Anthropologie Morgan Wine Glasses, (Set of 4)

Whether they drink wine, cocktails, or mocktails, everything just tastes better in a cute glass. These rectangular pastel glasses will definitely elevate their hosting game.

A mini personal fireplaceFLIKR tabletop fireplace with flames coming out of it from burning isopropyl alcohol

Amazon

FLÎKR Fire Personal Fireplace

If their new digs don’t include a fireplace, help them enjoy one anyway with this sleek personal fireplace. It’s also a lot easier than readying a real bonfire: Instead of logs, all they need is some rubbing alcohol and a candle lighter to get the flame going.

A gorgeous casserole dishThe Great Jones Hot Dish ceramic casserole dish with a scalloped design along the bottom edge.

Great Jones

Great Jones Hot Dish Ceramic Casserole Dish

For the dinner hosts who love snapping a pic of their masterpieces, this hot dish features a beautiful design that’ll immediately elevate their Instagrams. It comes in a few different colors and can be used for everything from mains to desserts.

A lovely heart-shaped spoonUncommon Goods Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods Hand-Carved Heart Serving Spoon

If you’re looking for a lowkey, affordable housewarming gift, this sweet serving spoon will be very appreciated. Each spoon is made by a collective of artisans in rural Kenya, making the one you gift truly unique.

A chic table lampPerson holding the Urban Outfitters Little Glass Table Lamp above a tabletop in front of a colorful art print next to a stack of books with a potted plant on top.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Little Glass Table Lamp

It’s hard to imagine a design aesthetic that this minimalist lamp would clash with. Available in plain white or a few fun colors, it offers a warm, subtle light that any room could use more of.

An electric kettle for the tea or coffee loverblack Fellow Stagg EKG gooseneck electric kettle sitting on wooden countertop with a white tiled kitchen in the background.

Fellow

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

Your giftee can wake up in their new home to coffee or tea with this sleek and modern electric kettle they’ll love displaying on their kitchen counter. The Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle has temperature control and a keep-warm mode that will maintain their water at a set temperature for up to an hour.   

A set of stackable plates they’ll love to displayAssortment of white plates, white bowls, and orange cups from Our Place stacked next to a beige Always pan and a wooden spatula.

Our Place

Our Place Hand Painted Ceramic Main Plates

Dinnerware sets are great housewarming gifts, and Our Place’s Main Plates are functional, dishwasher and microwave safe, and stackable. Your giftee will enjoy using them for all their meals. 

An ingenious candle warmer lampA Luzdiosa Candle Warmer Lamp resting on purple velvet fabric

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luzdiosa Candle Warmer Lamp

Beyond functioning as a chic lamp, this gift also warms candles without lighting them, making them last longer and avoiding the hassle of using matches. It’s the kind of thing they may not have known existed but will be so glad they own now.

A cookbook filled with comfort food recipesBook cover of "Modern Comfort Food" cookbook by Ina Garten, featuring a photo Ina Garten spooning red soup from a pot into a white bowl that she's holding while standing in a kitchen.

Amazon

“Modern Comfort Food” by Ina Garten

If they’re craving a nice, home-cooked meal after days of packing or unpacking their kitchen, gift them Ina Garten’s “Modern Comfort Food” cookbook. It offers 85 classic recipes that are warm and cozy refined twists on childhood favorites. 

You can find more of our favorite cookbooks here.

A quirky planterPlant pot shaped like a grecian bust with a pothos plant inside it.

Anthropologie

Anthropologie Grecian Bust Pot

This pot simultaneously looks classic and eccentric, immediately giving their place a good dose of personality. It’ll especially be appreciated if your giftee is a big history or Greek mythology buff.

A set of adorable cheese knivesWhite marble cheeseboard with honeycomb etching and golden bee accents with assorted pieces of cheese laid out on top of it alongside matching marble and gold cheese knives with golden bee accents on the handles.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma Marble Honeycomb Cheese Knives (Set of 3)

These marble cheese knives are the bees knees, featuring gold bees on each one. You can get them on their own or pair as a set with a matching cheese board or honeycomb-shaped coasters.

An easy indoor garden systemClick and Grow Smart Garden 3 indoor herb garden with basil growing inside set on a table behind a plate of pasta that has fresh basil sprinkled on top of it.

Click and Grow

Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

They might not have a green thumb for an outdoor garden, but this self-watering indoor garden is almost impossible to kill. In time, they can grow small produce and herbs to help spice up their meals.

Pretty crystal coastersassorted colors of Gilded Agate Coasters

Anthropologie

Anthropologie Gilded Agate Coaster

If they don’t have them already, coasters are always a small but highly appreciated gift. These crystal ones feature a gilded border for an extra elevated look.

A high-brow print for hot dog loversArt print by JESHAKA featuring dancing hot dogs made to look like Henri Matisse’s Dance

Urban Outfitters

JESHAKA Dance Art Print

Sure, it’s a parody of Henri Matisse’s Dance featuring smiling hot dogs, but honestly, this is art all on its own. Gift it to a hot dog lover or just anyone with a great sense of humor.

An oven pan with a functional designOur Place Oven Pan with a checkerboard pattern and cookie dough cut out to fit within each of the squares.

Our Place

Our Place Oven Pan

The checkerboard pattern has a hidden purpose: They can use it to measure out how far apart to set cookie dough. Plus, the pan looks cute as a serving dish, too.

A fun board game to play togetherHands holding cards depicting different birds from the Wingspan Game with the game board blurred in the background

Target

Wingspan Board Game

If your giftee is a fan of games, this one is a must-have. Featuring an adorable premise and setup (mini eggs included), it’s a great way to spend time together when you come over.

A personalized BBQ carving boardWooden BBQ Carving Board monogrammed with an M inside a circle. Grilling utensils, roasted ears of corn, and BBQ meat are placed on top of the board.

Mark and Graham

Mark and Graham BBQ Carving Board

Mark and Graham makes a wide range of customizable products, including this carving board you can embellish with your giftees’ names or initials in practically any font you can think of.

A low maintenance houseplantA person placing an palm plant into a terracotta colored planter.

The Sill

The Sill Parlor Palm Plant

If your giftee is a plant lover, they’ll appreciate The Sill’s low-maintenance Parlor Palm plant. This houseplant doesn’t require much sunlight, making it one less thing they have to worry about while setting into their new spot. 

The cutest mini waffle makerA teal Dash Waffle Maker being opened by a hand against a red background.

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Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Even the tiniest kitchens can accommodate this mini waffle maker, which can be used for everything from traditional waffles to hashbrowns and even paninis. 

A tracker tag to locate their keys or bagsTile Pro Tracker attached to a keyring with a few sets of keys.

Amazon

Tile Pro

Every new homeowner’s worst nightmare is losing their keys, making TilePro a worthwhile gift. They can attach this gift to any essential item; if it’s ever lost, they can track down their item via Bluetooth. 

A soothing sheet set for a restful night’s sleepA set of white eucalyptus sheets folded on top of each other.

Sijo

Sijo Eucalyptus Sheet Set

A premium sheet set will ensure they get a great night’s sleep in their new surroundings. These hypoallergenic eucalyptus sheets are eco-friendly, super-cooling, and softer than silk. 

A set of woven placematslight brown, green, and black Handwoven Fishnet Abaca placemats set on top of each other on a table.

West Elm

West Elm Handwoven Fishnet Abaca Placemats (2-Pack)

Once they’re settled in, your giftee is likely looking forward to some entertaining in their new space. These woven textured placemats will complement any dinnerware set with their neutral light brown color, and make a great addition to a kitchen or dining room table.  

A cheerful dumpling nightlightTwo hands cupping the Smoko Lil B Dumpling shaped light.

Smoko

Smoko Lil B Dumpling Ambient Light

For fans of all things cute, this little dumpling can be used as a nightlight or just added ambience in any room. It’s the perfect dose of adorableness to charm their new home with.

A nostalgic candleA lit white candle inside a clear jar with the label "New Home" on the side placed on a desk next to a clear jar of pens and a container of matches.

Homesick

Homesick New Home Candle

It won’t take long for their new home to truly feel and smell like theirs, but commemorate the fresh feeling of a blank canvas with this “New Home” scented candle. They can light it whenever they want to be transported back to the magic time when they first stepped into their new space. 

A cold brew coffee makerA black OXO Brew Cold Brew Coffee Maker with a clear beaker and coffee grounds compartment placed in front of it.

OXO

OXO Brew Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Morning coffee is a given for the homeowner that works from home. This OXO coffee maker prepares up to 14 cups of hot or cold-brewed coffee that’s smooth and low on acidity. 

A custom map of their new city or hometownFramed custom map poster of Amsterdam printed in blue ink set on a kitchen counter next to a clock and a fruit basket.

Grafomap

Grafomap Custom Map Poster

Gift the new homeowner a map of their favorite place, childhood home, or new town. Your giftee will enjoy this thoughtful home accent and can hang it on any wall. 

A tortilla press kit for a fun night in the kitchenAn open red cast iron tortilla press with a freshly pressed tortilla inside on a counter next to pressed tortillas and dough balls.

Verve Culture

Verve Culture Cast Iron Tortilla Press Kit

Fresh tortillas are a game changer when it comes to tacos. Gently encourage your new neighbor to host Taco Tuesday with this tortilla press (just let them know you’ll bring the guacamole).

A bar cart to store their favorite wines and glassesA three-tier gold metal bar cart in a living room with several bottles of wine, wine glasses, a tray holding a tea set, and liquor bottles placed on it.

Amazon

FirsTime & Co. Francesca Bar Cart

A bar cart is something your giftee probably wouldn’t buy on their own, but would love and appreciate as a gift. They can unpack all their favorite wine glasses and dinnerware and store them in this metal bar cart. 

A blanket that splits right down the middleA couple sitting up in bed pulling a split beige fleece blanket on top of each of them.

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods Couple’s Split Blanket and Sheet Set

If they live with a partner, this ingenious split blanket makes sharing the covers a lot easier. This blanket and sheet set splits down the middle, allowing both partners to sleep comfortably with no interruptions. 

A monthly pasta subscription with unique flavorsAssorted boxes of pasta from the sfoglini pasta subscription stacked on a counter.

Food52

Sfoglini Pasta Subscription Box (3 Months)

If they are a fan of pasta, they will enjoy this monthly pasta subscription from Sfoglini, a pasta company known for being the first to make cascatelli, the “perfect” pasta shape. Your giftee can enjoy unique pasta flavors and shapes for three or six months. 

An Alexa smart plug for all their home appliancesAn Amazon smart plug plugged into an outlet with a black cord plugged into the adaptor.

Rick Stella/Insider

Amazon Smart Plug

You can turn their new home into a smart one with this Amazon Smart Plug. They can plug any appliance or device into the smart outlet and control it through the Alexa app or any Alexa-enabled device. 

An Instant Pot and air fryer duo for all their cooking needsInstant Pot duo crisp pressure cooker and air fryer with its two lids resting against the wall behind it.

James Brains/Insider

Instant Pot 11-in-1 Air Fryer Duo Crisp plus Electric Pressure Cooker (8 Quart)

This multitasking air fryer is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and air fryer all in one. Whether your giftee enjoys cooking or needs a kitchen appliance that’ll do all the cooking for them, the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is an excellent gift.

A bamboo bath tray to hold their favorite book and drinkA bamboo bath tray extending across both ends of a bathtub with an open book resting in the attached book holder. Candles and a flower in a vase are set on top of the tray.

Wayfair

Rebrilliant Gardner Freestanding Bamboo Bath Caddy

After a long move, your new homeowner can unwind by reading their favorite book with a nice drink in their new tub with this bamboo bath caddy. The tray is adjustable and fits most tubs.

A countertop wine rack to display their favorite winesA wooden countertop wine rack with black metal circular holders storing six bottles of wine placed on top of a wooden table next to a plant.

Amazon

Soduki Rustic Wood Countertop Wine Rack

If you’re looking for an affordable and thoughtful gift, this Amazon countertop wine rack is perfect for the wine enthusiast turned new homeowner. They can display and store their favorite wines right on their kitchen island or bar table. 

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