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.
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.
Best new home gifts to buy in 2023
Bush Cordless Handstick Vacuum Cleaner
What do you give to the new homeowner who has everything? How about a handy hoover to keep it all dust-free?
The Bush handstick vacuum cleaner is an ideal gift wherever they've moved as it's 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!
It takes five hours to fully charge and then you'll have a run time that will last 45 minutes on the lower setting. Check out our other favourite vacuum cleaners on the market here.
Dolce Gusto by De’Longhi Piccolo XS EDG210.B Pod Coffee Machine
Perfect for entertaining guests, or simply for getting a kick of morning caffeine, this coffee machine creates a café experience from the convenience of your kitchen.
Easy to use, the machine uses coffee pods, so you can quickly serve yourself a variety of drinks with minimum faff, whether you'd prefer a strong Americano or a chococino as a treat, there are over 40 beverage options to choose from.
The machine is easy to clean and turns off automatically after five minutes of activity, giving it an A rating in energy consumption. Not quite what you're looking for? Why not check out our guide to the best personalised food gifts.
Betty Bird Welcome Door Mat
Buy now from John Lewis & Partners (£12.00).
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.
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!
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Buy Velvet Crane Cushion now from M&S
Gold & Marble Umbrella Stand
Help set a glamorous tone within the new home with this vintage inspired umbrella stand. Influenced by 1930s décor, 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.
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.
Printworks 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.
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.
Maggie Stephenson Great Way to Grow Dish Towel
Buy now from Anthropologie (£18.00).
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.
Gold & Glass Lace Edge Mini Square Multi Photo Frame 4x4"
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.
Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden
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.
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.
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.
Buy 3 TruGlow® Grey Slim LED Candles now from lights4fun
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.
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.
Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.