40 Best Housewarming Gifts — Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas

Sarah Ceniceros

So your best friend or sister or neighbor just moved into a new home. And like any good new homeowner, they are throwing themselves a housewarming party to celebrate. Now’s your chance to show off your gift-giving skills and buy them a stellar housewarming gift.

It doesn’t matter if the new home is a tiny apartment in a big city, a mansion, a college dorm, or a beachfront villa. When someone in your life moves to a new space, it’s good to have some housewarming gift ideas on hand to celebrate the occasion.

We’ve rounded up all different kinds of housewarming gift ideas for you. They all have something to do with food or the kitchen, because this is Delish, after all. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find something for everyone on this list. We’ve got everything from kitchen accessories like really good oven mitts and a very cute spoon rest to a dinner-party host’s dream items like linen napkins and super-pretty serving trays. A good housewarming gift is both beautiful and functional, and everything here fits the bill. We also chose gifts with a range of prices, with plenty of items under $20.

Got a friend with more specific taste? Check out this whiskey lover’s gift guide, beer lover’s gift guide, and gifts for wine connoisseurs.

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Eight Owls Linen Napkins

Linen napkins are only underrated. They are such a luxurious, yet easy addition to a dining room table. Plus, because you can just throw them in the wash instead of throwing them out, they are better for the environment than paper towels. Your friend with a new home will adore them.


Food52 x Brightland Chili Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If you have a friend that’s into all the latest food trends, then they probably already have a bottle of Brightland olive oil. But this one from Food52 is infused with garlic and habanero and serrano peppers, making it perfect to drizzle over pasta, pizza, or eggs.


KitchenAid Asteroid Mini Oven Mitts

You know what people often forget to buy when they move? Oven mitts. They also get super dirty, so you throw them out before moving to a new house, which makes them a perfect gift. These KitchenAid oven mitts come in 20 different colors, are made of 100 percent durable, heat-resistant cotton, and have silicon grips for safety.


Natural Paulownia Wood Drink Coaster Set

Coasters are normally either cute or functional. This Natural Paulownia Wood Drink Coaster Set just happens to be both. The little lip keeps condensation from ruining the coffee table, while the sleek wood look goes with just about any aesthetic.


Grace Homewares Olive Oil Dispenser

At-home cooks need to be able to grab oil quickly when cooking, so having a dispenser that can sit out on the counter is ideal. This ceramic Grace Homewares Olive Oil Dispenser will protect your olive oil from light (so it won’t go rancid) and add a cute decor piece to the kitchen.


Radical Salt & Pepper Bowl

This gift guide is all about functional beauty, right? Well, these salt and pepper cellars couldn’t get more beautiful. They are made from a gorgeous green onyx and come with a lid to store any spices you need within arm’s reach.


Volance Spoon Rest for Stove Top

You know what’s an underrated kitchen accessory? Spoon rests! They can be so cute and keep your counter from getting messy. This Volance Spoon Rest is extra large with ridges to hold utensils in place. And that handle is meant to hold the lids for pots and pans.


Creekside Farms Dried French Herb Wreath

What’s great about this wreath is that it’s meant to last. Made from dried lavender and other French herbs, this piece will bring in the most delightful aromas.


Godinger Old Fashioned Glasses


Godinger Dublin Cocktail Shaker, Martini Shaker

And what goes well with cocktail glasses? The cocktail shaker! This one comes from Godinger, the same company that makes those pink glasses. Think about how gorgeous this will look on a bar cart!


FirsTime & Co. Francesca Bar Cart

Wait, your friend doesn’t have a bar cart in their new home? Well, then this one from FirsTime & Co. is the ideal gift. It has spots for wine glasses and bottles and two shelves to store other drinking necessities.


Ooni Karu 12 – Multi-Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

Looking to really spend some dough? And maybe get some dough in return (and by dough, I mean pizza). Check out this backyard pizza oven from Ooni. It uses wood, charcoal, or propane, gets up to 950 degrees, and cooks one pie in about 60 seconds.


TRUFF Best Seller Pack – Original, White Truffle Edition, and Black Truffle Oil

TRUFF is a trendy truffle-infused hot sauce company taking the food world by storm. This best seller pack comes with black truffle-infused olive oil and black and white truffle-infused hot sauce. If your friend with a new house hasn’t tried these yet, here’s your chance to introduce them to it.


Koja Hand Painted Porcelain Ceramic Mugs


Henry Watson Terracotta Garlic Keeper

Keeping garlic fresh, dry, and sprout-free can be challenging. This Henry Watson Terracotta Garlic Keeper will prevent moisture from being trapped while serving as a cute and functional way to store garlic bulbs.


YumCute Enamel Milk Pan with Dual Pour Spout

If the host in your life loves to throw parties that include lots of seafood, then this butter warmer will be a perfect gift for them. It’ll melt all the butter necessary to dunk in chunks of lobster or crab and can play double duty as a milk warmer for hot chocolate in the winter.


OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner

A salad spinner might seem like a boring housewarming gift, but your friend will appreciate it. This OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner use a pump mechanism to spin away every last drop of water from produce. Plus, there’s a brake button.


Maldon Salt Sea Salt Flakes, 20 oz

Yep, that is a tub of flakey sea salt, aka any home cook’s dream. Inside is 20 ounces of flakey, salty goodness that should last even the biggest salt fiends a long time.


Mud Pie Stoneware Sponge Holder

A sponge holder keeps your kitchen sink and the sponge clean. But you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for functionality. This one from Mud Pie is made from a sleek, glazed stoneware. Plus, reviewers say it’s dishwasher safe.


Copco Non-Skid 3-Tier Spice Organizer

If the host in your life is someone who likes to display their spices for utility and decor, this Copco Non-Skid 3-Tier Spice Organizer is a great way to do that. It has a rubberized layer, so nothing will slip and spill, and the different levels allow everything to be seen.


NETANY 24 Pcs Spice Jars with Labels

Need some new spices to be displayed on the rack above? This set comes with 24 glass jars and all the labels for the most common spices.


AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit


Cerified International Talavera 2-Piece Melamine Platter

Is there a better housewarming gift than an Instagrammable serving platter? I think not. Just about any dish can be delicately displayed on this colorful, yet durable melamine platter set.


DECRAFTS Round Rattan Serving Tray

Same deal, different material. This rattan tray would be great as a centerpiece filled with produce or for serving coffee to guests.


POLIVIAR French Press Coffee Maker


Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle

Heat up water for a French press in style. The gooseneck kettle has a slow pour, which means more control over extraction and a better cup of coffee.


Secura Electric Wine Opener

Easily remove the cork from any bottle without having to fiddle around with a wine key. The Secura Electric Wine Opener can open up to 30 bottles on one charge, stores away neatly, and makes an amazing housewarming gift.


Cell Phone Clip on Stand Holder

You might think this flexible cell phone holder would be a strange housewarming gift, but it’s actually perfect for the at-home cook. Think about how often you are looking at a recipe on your phone, but then it gets covered in flour or smeared in butter. With this stand, your phone will be away from the mess, making it much easier to follow the recipe.


OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Cutting Board Set

A good cutting board is a kitchen essential. This OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Cutting Board Set It is made from plastic, making it very durable and easy to clean. It also has rubber sides so it won’t slip around the counter.


Chef’s Apron – David Rose Edition

Another kitchen essential? A really good ready. This one is meant for barbecues with a heat-shielding membrane for managing live-fire convection. It also has a water-and stain-repellent coating and a place to put your tongs and thermometer.


Winc Wine Club Subscription

Send your friends a way to celebrate every month or so. Winc is a wine club that has you take a survey to learn your preferences. Then, every month you rate the wine company has sent you so they can truly hone in on your likes and dislikes. Members also get discounts on singular bottles, which you can add to your monthly boxes. New members can snag four bottles for $30.


Williams Sonoma Margarita Gift Set

One of the best housewarming gifts you can bring to a party is something that can be enjoyed at the party. This margarita gift set is the perfect example of that. It comes with four gold-rimmed glasses with charms and a salt rimmer. Need something to fill those glasses with? See the next product.


Casamigos Cocktail Gift Set

Just about everything you need to make some margs. All you have to pick up is the tequila.


Spanish Paella Gift Set in Paella Pan

Looking for something a little more like a gift basket? This Paella set comes with a pan, paella rice, extra-virgin Spanish olive oil, smoked mild paprika, and natural paella seasoning. If you pick up some fresh seafood on the way, dinner is set!


Le Marais Au Beurre Croissant & Coffee Gift Set

Croissants from San Francisco’s Le Marais Bakery with a Fair-Trade coffee blend from Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters? Sounds like the perfect gift. The baked goods come frozen and can be enjoyed after a quick trip to the oven.


Whirley Pop Metal Gears Gift Set

Fill a new house with the delicious aromas of freshly popped popcorn. Trust us, it’s sooo much better than the microwaved stuff.


Tsar Nicoulai Select Caviar Gift Set

Got a super-bougie friend with a new house? Treat them with this Tsar Nicoulai Select Caviar Gift Set. It comes with caviar and salmon roe, pre-made blinis, crème fraîche, a cooler bag, and mother-of-pearl serving spoons.


Laguiole Jean Dubost Seafood Gift Set

This gift falls under the category of things that people won’t buy for themselves. But for the lobster aficionados out there, this is a must-have. The set comes with four seafood forks and two crab crackers in an open wood box, making any seafood feast so much easier.


TerraFlame Geo Tabletop Fire Bowl Sand

S’mores without having to build a fire or own a fancy fire pit? Just fire up this tabletop fire bowl and get to toasting.

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