Coming up with the right housewarming gift ideas for a couple that has just got their first home can be quite complicated and time-consuming. To avoid the trouble of finding the perfect present to congratulate first-time homeowners, we’ve selected a list of housewarming gift ideas that are both practical and affordable. We limited the budget to small gifts, up to a maximum of $50. If the gift-giver plans on spending more for his/her housewarming party gift, we recommend more of these presents in a basket. Check out our best housewarming party gift ideas for couples and families.
Best Housewarming Gift Ideas
1. Engraved Cutting Board
Cutting boards can make a very basic gift. However, a personalized board with an engraved cutting can make the perfect housewarming gift. The one pictured here can be made from six different types of wood, can be wrapped and board butter can be added free of charge. Optional features include cutting board oil, a note card, and a display stand. These cutting boards are ideal for couples and families.
2. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Taking a shower in the new home will never be the same. This Bluetooth speaker is perfect for iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even simple computers. All is needed is a Bluetooth connection. The one found here has the added bonus of a play/pause button that also works as a phone answering button. This device can be used in just about any situation where a speaker is necessary. This is one of the best housewarming gift ideas for men who are into music and tech.
3. Funny/Customizable Doormat
Puns on the doormat may not keep burglars away, but they will sure bring a smile on the new homeowners’ faces. For those that do not feel particularly inspired with a custom joke, ready-made ones, like the one above, are available for inexpensive prices. This doormat is one of the unique housewarming gift ideas for dog loving couples and families.
4. Wall Mount Mail and Key Rack
There are a lot of good key racks as housewarming gift ideas on the market. This one is special because it also works as an indoor mailbox for the family. It has five key hooks and space enough to forget to check the mail for a whole week. Practical, cute, small, and simple – the perfect housewarming gift that is inexpensive too.
5. Wine Glass Set
Because wine glasses are far from the first thing that people who move into a new house want to buy. But the difference a set of fancy glassware makes when inviting guests over is enormous. The set in the picture contains four wine glasses made from soda ash glass, which is also dishwasher safe. We consider this classical and elegant set one of the best ideas for housewarming gifts.
6. Cute Coasters
Without coasters, the wine glasses mentioned above may just cause the housewarming gift ideas to become housewarming nightmares. Nobody likes to see wine stains on new furniture, and coasters are usually never on the “to buy” list of any new couple. That’s why it’s just the perfect gift for them. Customizable coasters also make some unique housewarming gifts.
7. Original Cheese Knife Set
A cheese knife set can make quite an impression in any house. After all, cheese and wine parties are known as the most sophisticated types. These cheese knives are also good for housewarming basket ideas, where they would fit in nicely among a bunch of expensive French cheeses. The only thing that would ruin this perfect gift is the new house owners being lactose intolerant.
8. Custom Stamp for Couples
Clearly one of the perfect housewarming gift ideas for couples, this stamp brings class to any letter. It’s also one of the good housewarming gift ideas for family members that send a lot of mail. A custom stamp with the home address written in a nice font can make a positive impression on the person who receives the letter. The offer here has a lot of customizable options: different fonts, a different number of lines. The ink is good quality, so it will really stand out.
9. Scented Candle Set
No matter how beautiful the house is, in the end, it has to glow with cheerfulness and joy. And scented candles are simply perfect for that. Great for decorating Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Halloween scenes with the family, these candles come in a set of two, are made of natural soy wax and cotton, and are put in high-quality jars that are easily cleanable. These make perfect ideas for housewarming gifts, as they warm the people’s hearts with their beautiful flames.
10. Set of Book Boxes
These boxes often hide the best of treasures. They make one of the best housewarming gift ideas because when someone just moves into a house, the first thing they’ll want to do is hide all their precious stuff. A safe would be too big and too expensive, so these books are a genius way of hiding something in plain sight, among other books. The set is bound in leather, and contains three books that fit into each other so as to appear as a single book. Clearly one of the most unique housewarming gift ideas.
This top ten list of the best housewarming gift ideas comprises practical and inexpensive presents for new homeowners out there. If you are looking for gift basket ideas for housewarming, you might also like our Gift Basket Ideas That Everyone Will Enjoy article. Whether you opt for a customized doormat or the ever functional coasters, offer your hosts something you would like to receive, and your gesture won’t go unnoticed. Please share any other great ideas for housewarming gifts you might have in the comment form below!