Housewarming Gifts That Won’t Disappoint

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Heading to a housewarming party? Shower the host with something they don’t already have. Cutting boards, dishcloths, and bottles of wine are always appreciated, but these unique apartment- or housewarming gift ideas will stand out from the rest.

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House # Sign

This address number plaque doubles as a planter, allowing the new homeowner (or renter) to create a welcoming sight at their doorstep. Feeling crafty? Make a modern house number sign yourself!

All Modern, $119

Homesick Diffuser

If your party host moved further than just a few neighborhoods over, consider getting them something connected to their roots. This oil diffuser brings the comforting scent of home to anywhere it’s missed.

UncommonGoods, $90 for diffuser; $10 for oil

Recipe Box

This gift may seem a little oldschool when you can pin your favorite foodie ideas online, but it’s a great way for guests to leave their best recipes with the host, plus, it’ll look adorable on the countertop.

Anthropologie, $38

Home Portrait

Owning a home is something to be proud of, pay tribute to this milestone with a custom house portrait!

LMT Creative at Home, $33+

Easy Pull Corkscrew

Moving into a new place is cause for a celebration, and this corkscrew will effortlessly get the bottles poppin’.

UncommonGoods, $140

Fix It Kit

A mini tool kit isn’t ideal for large-scale home improvement projects, however, this versatile assortment is ideal to keep on-hand when assembling furniture and performing light tasks during move-in. Besides, your go-to tools may not be easily accessible as you most likely have a sea of moving boxes in the garage or elsewhere to sort through.

UncommonGoods, $30

Zip Code Throw Pillow

Embrace the new ‘hood with a modern specialized pillow.

SweetHooligansDesign, $25+

Salt Boxes

Herbs and spices are classic housewarming gifts but this set of Himalayan salt jar won’t be expected. Covet this rocky pair that will enhance seasonings and elevate the cookspace.

Anthropologie, $78

Candle Accessory Set

Another common gift for this occasion: candles. Instead of adding to a growing scented collection, gift this accessory trio that optimizes fragrances.

Anthropologie, $24

Wine Bottle Valet

Hold open bottles upright and chilled bottles from sliding away with this luxe marble coaster. Bottle stopper included!

Anthropologie, $38 


Add humorous charm to your newly-moved loved one’s doorsteps with this celebratory mat.

SweetSiennaDesigns, $35

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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