Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas

Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas

If your friends have just bought a house and they’re throwing a party, you need to bring them a housewarming present as a way of congratulating them on such an important event in their lives. Housewarming gifts are typically practical items that can be used around the house, such as kitchenware, furniture, bedding, or artwork. We’ve made a list of a few housewarming presents that are both creative and useful so that your friends can enjoy them in their new place.

Kitchen utensils

Kitchen utensils are one of the most popular and useful housewarming presents you can give to someone who recently bought a house. A set of first-rate pots and pans can make an amazing gift, especially if we’re talking about world-renowned brands such as Le Creuset. However, we recommend asking your friends beforehand if they want something specific, for example a toaster from a particular brand or other utensils in a certain color palette. A set of fancy glassware or table settings will be very popular for when the guests come over, while a mini waffle maker or a juicer will make any weekend breakfast a fun experience.

Door knockers

Unlike some beautiful, but impractical housewarming presents that will end up being put away, a door knocker is a gift that your friends are sure to use for as long as they live in their newly bought house. Not only is this present practical, but it is also beautiful and it adds a decorative element to the entryway which makes all the difference for the guests. Celtic door knockers made of pewter and brass as the ones you can find online on sites like Gaelsong are especially popular, as they also feature specific elements such as the shamrock which represents a wish for good luck or blessings that keep the homeowners safe. A Celtic door knocker can protect the house while also being a useful gift that personalizes the house.


A delicately knit throw makes a wonderful housewarming present. Since the living room is often the main gathering space in a home, a throw would make a thoughtful present that can be enjoyed by both the new home owners and all their friends. Plus, it will add some texture and color to the living room which will make it look more welcoming and appealing. Make sure to choose one made of high-quality and durable fabrics such as merino wool or lambswool, so that the throw will also be soft and delicate, perfect for snuggling on the couch on a movie night.

Outdoor space presents

If your friends have a big outdoor space, you can make countless thoughtful housewarming presents. For the friend who enjoys spending time in their garden, gardening tools like trowels, shears, and shovels are the perfect gift that will be useful when they’ll plant flowers and veggies. Lanterns and fairy lights can also make an excellent addition to the outdoor space, for example the backyard or the patio, especially the ones with intriguing shaped lamps. Lastly, patio furniture such as hammocks, umbrellas, or conversation bars can also come in handy particularly during the warmer months of the year.