Last Updated on June 21, 2024 by Kari-Ann Ryan

Moving to a new home is an exhilarating although stressful experience. Giving the new homeowner a thoughtful housewarming gift can whisk away the frazzle of just having moved in. Help them enjoy their new place with the following useful gift ideas.

A housewarming gift does not have to be extravagant. Ideally, the right gift should be one the homeowner or renter can put to use in their new home. Gifts can be customized or personalized to lend that special touch. These 14 gifts appeal to a wide variety of tastes.

1. Keychain Set

Getting the keys to a new home is almost as rewarding as completing the move. The keys solidify the reality that the individual has made their big life change. Help them celebrate this momentous event by gifting them a keychain set with the words “Home Sweet Home.”

2. Photo Stand

A unique photo stand is the perfect gift for someone who snaps picture-perfect moments, like the instant they’re at the front door of their new home. A photo stand may feature the base of a lamb, a cowboy boot, or a tree that holds a developed print.

3. Personalized Coasters

The new homeowners will surely sit back in the couch that the movers just unloaded and make a toast to their new place. Handmade drink coasters can be customized with names or phrases. Plus, they are functional gifts that keep the tabletop surface free from rings and spills.

4. Patterned Dishcloths

Dishcloths always have a place in the kitchen. But they don’t have to be boring. Gift the homeowner a set of stylish dishcloths that they can use and reuse over the years. Many are conveniently machine washable and dishwasher safe. Some are compostable and biodegradable.

5. Tool Kit

A tool kit is a necessity in any home. Paintings must be hung and repairs need to be made. Gift a tool kit that holds the basics. The DIY homeowner will enjoy upgrading their new place with the mini drill set and cordless screwdriver that come inside the tool kit.

6. Personalized Cutting Board

Couples will appreciate a wooden cutting board engraved with their names and move-in date. This gift idea is suitable for newlyweds who have just moved into their first home or couples who have signed the lease to their first apartment.

7. Wine Gift Bag

Along with personalized coasters, a wine gift bag is a useful housewarming gift. It’s low-cost at around $10 and no-fuss, especially when the bag is emblazoned with words intended for a new homeowner, like “Pairs well with a new home.” Simply pick a wine bottle and tuck it inside.

Family in kitchen looking at housewarming gifts

8. Flower Bouquet

Fresh flowers are beautiful but require maintenance. A more useful housewarming gift is a dried flower bouquet. Colorful arrangements can be found containing over a dozen different dried plants. A natural dried bouquet will brighten up their space immediately and for years to come.

9. House Slippers

A new place feels more like home when the owners walk around in cozy house slippers. They’re also functional for frosty winter mornings when they have to cross the cold wooden floor to let the dog out. Available in various hues and designs, there’s a perfect pair of house slippers for everyone.

10. Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Unpacking takes a while, but messes can happen right away. Gift a useful device, like a cordless handheld vacuum, and give the new homeowner an easy way to pick up crumbs in between the couch cushions or on the countertops. With a washable filter, this gift is a winner.

11. Bath Towel Set

Super-soft bath towels are enjoyed by homeowners who take their first bath in their new home. Opt for a set of six that can also be used by overnight guests. Available in a wide variety of colors, a bath towel set can be found to fit into any home’s aesthetic.

Bath towel set for housewarming gift

12. Lid Organizer

Anyone who cooks understands that plastic food container lids have the tendency to scatter and get lost in the kitchen cabinets. Help the homeowner organize by gifting them a convenient lid organizer. Dividers can be adjusted to fit the sizes of various lids.

13. Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket gives a homeowner the right amount of pressure to ensure a good night’s sleep in their brand-new home. Featuring a cotton outer cover, a cozy weighted blanket is filled with glass beads. Weight options range from 5 to 30 pounds.

14. Waffle Maker

A round waffle maker is another useful housewarming gift that makes breakfasts and brunches a breeze. Choose a waffle maker that is easy to use, easy to clean, and heats up fast. In no time, they’ll be whipping up batches of waffles soaked in delicious maple syrup.

The abovementioned housewarming gift ideas are the tip of the iceberg. Others include a welcome mat, mini humidifier, and spice collection. While you may be hunting for a gift for a new homeowner, you may be one yourself in the near future. When moving, choose Mid-West Moving & Storage.

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Our licensed, bonded, and background-checked movers protect your home at both the origin and destination with railing covers, hardwood floor runners, carpet shields, and door jambs. We take care to prevent damage to furniture by wrapping them in padding and stretch-wrapping.

A move counselor is assigned to your move to prepare you for the relocation and keep you updated on every stage of the process. We’ll help you create a detailed plan, including the layout of furniture and appliances. Storage options and packing and unpacking services are also available.

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