Gift Ideas For A House Warming Party

Fivewalls: Housewarming Gift Ideas

Tips & Advice
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2019

If your friends or family members are first-time home buyers, they may need help filling in all their new space, especially if they are on a tight budget. Of course, housewarming gifts are not always required, but even if you get them something small, they will definitely appreciate it! Here are some great gift ideas if you are invited to a housewarming party.

1. Cooking & Baking Essentials

house warming gift ideas, what to bring to a house warming party, gift ideas for a house warming partyCooking:

  • Cook books
  • Spices/spice rack
  • Olive oil & vinegars
  • Pots & pans
  • Bottle opener
  • Thermometer
  • Cutting board
  • Knife set
  • Crockpot/slow cooker
  • Coffee grinder



  • Baking books
  • Apron
  • Baking sheets
  • Blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Dough roller
  • Towels & cloths
  • Oven mitts

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  • Wine/beer glasses
  • Mugs
  • Wine rack
  • Drink dispenser
  • Serving trays
  • Coasters
  • Metal straws
  • Small games

3. Useful Décor

  • Candles
  • Fruit basket
  • Plant pots
  • Picture frames
  • Carpets/rugs/welcome mats
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Throws/blankets
  • Baskets
  • Lights
  • Shoe rack
  • Book ends
  • Laundry hamper/basket
  • Hanging shelves

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  • Soap/bars of soap & soap dispenser
  • Diffuser & natural oils
  • Bath bombs
  • First-aid kit
  • Bath towel set
  • Bed linens
  • Pillows
  • Bath/shower gel
  • Espom salts

5. Everyday Useful Items You May Not Have Thought Of

  • Batteries
  • Vacuum
  • Tupperware containers/food storage/jars
  • Lightbulbs
  • Tool kits
  • Gardening tools
  • Drying rack for dishes
  • Notebooks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Travel mugs
  • Ice-cube trays
  • Fans/heaters
  • Broom & dustpan
  • Drawer organizers

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There are lots of different monthly box subscriptions nowadays that cater to people's needs or interests. A box arrives at your door every month (that you can unsubscribe to at any time) with goodies like:

  • Fitness products
  • Beauty products
  • Food & produce boxes
  • Fair Trade products
  • Men's essential care products
  • Women's essential care products
  • Coffee or tea boxes

You name it and there is probably some sort of subscription for anything. Even if you pay for a subscription for a year, it is a great way to get your friend or family started with products they have either always wanted to try or desperately needed to stock up on. You could even think about doing a magazine subscription, depending on what they are into (home décor might be a good one if they do not know how to decorate their new home). Or even something like a Costco membership so they can buy whatever they want would be appreciated.

Homemade Gift Ideas

If you are crafty and having a certain hobby, nothing is better than a homemade gift, no matter what it is. Being able to tell people “my mom made this for me” or “my best friend made this” is a great feeling, especially because you have something that is one-of-a-kind!

  • DIY housewarming ideas, homemade housewarming gift ideas, gift ideas for a house warming partyBath products (soap, bath bombs, cream, deodorant, etc.)
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Knitting (tea towels, dish cloths, clothing, slippers, etc.)
  • Woodworking (bowls, spoons, forks, tables, picture frames, etc.)
  • Baskets
  • Wreaths
  • Flower arrangements
  • Pottery (bowls, mugs, vases, etc.)
  • Artwork/paintings

Being a new homeowner comes with a lot of new responsibilities and you may be on a tight budget, so buying new furniture and everyday essentials can be tough. Housewarming gifts can be a great way to get started, and be a great way to get creative if you love DIY projects!