The furniture’s in, the fizz is on ice, and you’ve received your invitation. Now you just need housewarming gift ideas that will help the new homeowners properly settle in. You could safely choose housewarming gifts from just about anywhere on our site (we’ve got no shortage of gifts and homewares to choose from), but finding just the right mix of artisan, curious, vintage, sophisticated and straight-up ingenious can be a tall order, so we’ve narrowed it down for you with our edit of unique homewares in our handpicked selection of housewarming gifts.
Don’t want to go down the tired bottle-of-bubbles route? Don’t be afraid to get creative – the best housewarming gifts tick both the ‘need’ and ‘want’ boxes! For keen foodies, you can’t go past a little something for the kitchen. You can bet a funny slogan chopping board, custom engraved coffee pot or Scandi-style salt and pepper grinder set will take pride of place in their benchtop and get use on the daily.
Splurge on some fancy tableware for your mates’ new pad and you’re basically guaranteed a dinner invite in return (a free meal sounds like a win-win to us!). A luxe wine decanter with matching glasses, a beautiful printed table runner or a statement-making serving plate make the perfect house warming present for eager entertainers.
If your peeps are less about entertaining and more about being entertained (by, er, endless reruns of Grand Designs), get them something to boost their living room sitch. A throw rug is a comfy and classic couch companion, while a plush velvet cushion will add instant luxury to their space. Want a gift with personality plus? A quirky vase will be a welcome novelty, especially gifted with a bunch of colourful blooms!
Green thumbs will relish the chance to grow their indoor garden with a unique plant pot, hanging glass terrarium or succulent planter. Give them a few herbs to tend to and they’ll be thanking you big time when their harvest means they always have tasty flavour-makers on hand.
Whether they’re signing on the bottom line for their first place or their forever home, buying a property is exciting stuff – and we’ve got plenty of keepsakes that’ll mark the milestone and be treasured for years to come. Customise a cushion with their new address and a special message, gift a made-to-order vintage map key ring for their new front door keys, or commission a personalised portrait of their new place for an original piece of wall art.
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