17 Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners
From entertaining essentials to cozy must-haves, these housewarming gifts are sure to please the new homeowner on your list.
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It’s not exactly the most exciting gift on the list, but the recipient of this set of 10 durable, airtight food storage containers are bound to get plenty of use out of them. These containers are a Taste of Home Test Kitchen favorite, too!
Drawer organizers are among the most useful items in any home, and not just in the kitchen. This one can keep cutlery in its place, as well as crafting items, toiletries or even jewelry depending on which room you place it in. This organizer comes in three modern color options, so you can choose the one that matches the homeowners’ design style.
Not only is this gift a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship, but it’s also an item they’ll wonder how they ever did without. It gives sponges and dish brushes a home of their own, with a drip tray to keep their sink clean.
Whether the recipient is a master mixologist or just starting to get into handcrafted drinks, this set of tools includes everything they need. From basics like a shaker and strainer to more niche items like ice tongs and pour spouts, it’s all there. A stylish bar cart makes a great gift, too.
No more boiling water for tea in the microwave—now that they’re homeowners, the recipients should really own a grown-up tea kettle. This sophisticated kettle is designed to look good even just sitting on a spare burner when not in use. Even if they’re not a tea drinker, this kettle can also be used for pour-over coffee.
If they’ve been using the same plastic measuring spoons since scrapping by in their first apartment, they’ll surely appreciate a durable stainless steel set like this one. It’s pricey, but it’ll last for decades. By the way, here’s how to measure ingredients for better baking.
Coasters can be an afterthought—that is, until a drink stains the homeowner’s nice new coffee table. That’s why they make a great gift, and we’re especially fans of these charming agate coasters. They’re as durable as they are useful.
Down with flimsy plastic storage containers that must be replaced every time they so much as touch spaghetti sauce. This 10-piece storage set from Rubbermaid is made of durable, high-quality plastic that’s designed to last. These containers are perfectly sized for snacks and lunches, even including dividers to keep foods separate.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the scent of fresh coffee in the morning. This machine not only fills their home with delicious smells, but also produces a barista-level cappuccino, latte or shot of espresso.
Now that they’re homeowners, they’ll have a front door all their own to decorate as they please. This subscription sends them a fresh wreath each season, full of the colors and details unique to the time of year. For an additional $10, you can add a wreath hanger to make their display easy.
Give the gift of coziness with these classic house slippers. They’re made with soft sheepskin and cozy shearling, which keeps feet warm while actually wicking moisture away to keep the moccasins fresh over time. L.L. Bean has sold 4 million pairs of these slippers over the last 5 years, so you can trust they’ll be warmly received!
These days, smart doorbells are a must-have for any home. This one from Nest is small and unobtrusive, and records video so they can see who’s there in live time whenever the motion sensor is triggered, even at night. The Google Nest Hello is consistently rated one of the top smart doorbells out there, too!
Sometimes it can be hard to sleep well in a new place, which is why this gift set is a thoughtful choice. It includes everything they need to peacefully drift off, including a lavender-scented candle, essential oil pillow spray and sleep mask.
Every new house deserves lots of comfy textiles to make it feel like home. This beloved throw blanket from Brooklinen is made of soft, warm, sustainably-sourced wool in a neutral beige color that creates a serene feeling no matter where they place it.
Much like a new car, a new home has a scent all its own, and this candle helps make the most of it. It’s a fresh, clean combination of cedarwood, sandalwood, musk and jasmine, great for burning in any room of the house. These food-scented candles are great, too.
Whether they’re already living in a jungle or want to get into gardening in their new home, this subscription box provides a great way for them to get their start. It sends a new surprise houseplant every month, plus a discount to Cellar Door Plant’s online store. Bonus: Each of the plants sent in this subscription service are pet-friendly, so they’ll coexist happily with the homeowner’s furry friends.