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New home gifts: 15 housewarming present ideas

We've rounded up some of the best housewarming gift ideas to help your loved ones settle into their new home

When friends and loved ones move into a new place, a housewarming gift that will make them feel right at home is the perfect way to help them celebrate.

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There are plenty of new home gifts to choose from, whether you’re buying for someone living alone, a couple, or a family. Start your search by considering what might be the right sort of present for their needs, tastes and lifestyle.

The best first home gifts are those that will add to the new home and make it feel like it’s ‘theirs’, whether that’s by giving the space a personal touch or offering a practical solution.

We’ve selected some of the best housewarming gift ideas to suit any home – read on to get inspired!

First home gifts for new home owners

Betty Bird Welcome Door Mat

Betty Bird Welcome Mat on white background

What better way to celebrate a new home than a welcome mat, so the new homeowners can let friends and family know they’re ready for visitors – and ensure the floors stay clean when guests do come around!

Made from coir and PVC, this mat will catch dirt and mud which can easily be brushed off, helping to keep the home in top condition. Made for indoor use or sheltered outdoor use only, this mat is ideal for hallways and covered front doors.

  • £12

Velvet Crane Cushion

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Velvet crane cushion

You can never have enough cushions, so why not give the new homebirds a start to their scattering with this charming crane and chrysanthemum print?

This cushion is covered with soft velvet, and features intricately designed butterflies which gives it a classic look and a comfortable, luxurious feel – whether for careful display on a new sofa or just sinking into after a long day of moving boxes!

  • £12

Gold & Marble Umbrella Stand

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Gold and marble Umbrella stand
Gold & Marble Umbrella Stand, £68, Oliver Bonas

Help set a glamorous tone within the new home with this vintage inspired umbrella stand. Influenced by 1930s decor, this stand will keep the home free from drops of rain in the most stylish way possible. 

With a solid marble base and gold frame it can easily hold multiple umbrellas at once, and even while not in use it will definitely stand out as a statement piece wherever it’s placed.

  • £68

The Little Botanical Scindapsus Ceramic

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The Little Botanical Scindapsus Ceramic

Bring some additional life into the new home with this fast-growing vine. Commonly known as Devil’s Ivy, this plant will climb up the central moss pole as it grows, developing green and yellow speckled foliage which stands out brilliantly against the grey, ceramic pot.

Place in a well-lit spot for best results, but will also survive in a shady spot with regular weekly watering. 

  • £28

Printworks Classic Chess Set

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Printworks Classic chess set
Classic chess set

For fans of chess, or just fans of a classic design, this beautiful green set created by Swedish lifestyle brand PRINTWORKS will add some sophistication to any new home. The board itself is made with an acrylic top, with the separate pieces crafted from lacquered wood. 

Arriving in a stylish gift box, the game can be set up ready to play, or displayed in its original case.

  • £48

Bregnac Hammock

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Bregnac hammock la redoute

If the new homeowners have a sizeable garden with room for outdoor furniture, why not treat them to a Bregnac hammock? 

Made from thick polycotton, with decorative knotted fringing available in sand colour, this hammock has multiple woven fixings to keep it firm and sturdy, so they can sway in the breeze and fully relax in their brand new abode.

  • £50

Dolce Gusto by De’Longhi Piccolo XS EDG210.B Pod Coffee Machine

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Dolce gusto 3 coffee machine

Perfect for entertaining guests, or simply for getting a kick of morning caffeine, this coffee machine creates a cafe experience from the convenience of the kitchen. Easy to use, the machine uses coffee pods, so you can quickly serve yourself a variety of drinks ranging from Americanos to chococinos.

The machine is easy to clean and turns off automatically after 5 minutes of activity, giving it an A rating in energy consumption.

  • £65

Bush Cordless Handstick Vacuum Cleaner

Bush cordless hoover on white background

What do you give to the new homeowner who has everything? A handy hoover to keep it all dust-free!

The Bush handstick hoover is suitable for all surfaces and has a detachable option which means no corner is out of reach. With a multi-filtration system, it will lock onto the smallest particles, and boasts a convenient bagless system which makes emptying the container a breeze!

  • £79

Maggie Stephenson Great Way to Grow Dish Towel

Maggie Stephenson Great Way to Grow Dish Towel

Artist Maggie Stephenson has collaborated with Anthropologie to create a series of dish towels that will definitely help brighten up some of the less interesting household tasks. 

Whether you’re drying the dishes or serving up a hot dish, the colourful designs will bring a fun, culinary twist to the kitchen.

  • £18

Gold & Glass Lace Edge Mini Square Multi Photo Frame 4×4″

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Oliver Bonas photo frames x 4

Hanging up some beloved photos is an instant way to make a new home feel like ‘yours’, and what better way to display precious memories than in these gold-laced mini photo frames?

Free-standing with a hinge at the centre, these handmade frames can take pride of place on any flat surface, with the option to add up to four photos.

  • £28

Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden

Grown your own kitchen garden on wooden worktop

If your recipient’s new home doesn’t come with acres of green space, that’s no reason they can’t develop their green fingers. A kitchen garden can be nurtured in a corner, on a windowsill, or the smallest of outside spaces.

The kit comes with the option to grow five different herbs all year around, ranging from parsley to chives, which means it’s fab for a gardener in the making, or a keen cook who wants to grow their own garnishes.

  • £16.50

Personalised Housewarming Chopping Board For Couple

Personalised Housewarming Chopping Board For Couple

These customisable chopping boards are the ideal gift for couples who love to cook. Available in slate or wood, they are deeply engraved with two names in a sweet, boho design, and are a great way to put a stamp on the new kitchen space.

There’s also the additional gift option to engrave a secret message on the back of the board as an extra surprise from you to them.

  • £24.99

3 TruGlow® Grey Slim LED Candles

3 TruGlow® Grey Slim LED Candles

For those creating a simple, minimalist interior, these LED candles bring all the light and ambience of the real thing, without the potential dangers of a naked flame. The LEDs create a warm, realistic glow with a life-like flickering effect, but remain cool to the touch so can be displayed anywhere in the home, within reach of children and animals. 

The included batteries give the candles between 40-60 hours of illumination, with an in-built timer which means you can set them to turn on at the same time each evening. 

  • £20.99

 Luxe Lounge 4 Piece Mojito Cocktail Set

Luxe Lounge 4 Piece Mojito Cocktail Set

Bring out their inner bartender with this cocktail set, which comes with everything needed to create the perfect mojito. Whether the new homeowners are looking to entertain guests after they’re all moved in, or just want to unwind and enjoy their new surroundings, this is a fabulous welcome gift.

Alongside the kit, which includes a cocktail shaker and mixing spoon, the set comes complete with a recipe booklet to help master a classic mojito.

  • £20

Set of 4 Lemon Mugs

Set of 4 Lemon Mugs

Whether it’s moving day itself or time to unpack all those boxes, moving house calls for many a tea break. These porcelain lemon-motif mugs are the perfect option to help restore some calm, with their simple print and fresh, tasteful design. 

Fully dishwasher safe they are the ideal set for catching up with guests or your go-to mug when relaxing after a long day.

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  • £12.50