Moving is always tough. But after all the time and effort spent packing, carrying personal belongings up and down stairs, and finally unpacking (the hardest part!), a celebration is usually in order. Housewarming parties are a fun way to help celebrate such a momentous time in a friend’s life – and what better way to do it than with a thoughtful gift for the new home?
Whether it’s a best friend’s new apartment or a family member’s first house, finding the perfect gift is easy thanks to these 15 fabulous picks.
We’ve carefully selected items with average customer ratings of at least 4 out of 5 stars (including a plush throw blanket with over 1,000 reviews). Ranging from $8 to $112, there’s something for every style and budget.
Scroll down to shop 21 of the best housewarming gifts that are sure to get you invited back next time.
Housewarming gifts for under $20
Alyssa Hamilton Art Celestial Coasters ($11.25, originally $15; society6.com)
Make sure you don’t leave marks on your friend’s new furniture with these gorgeous celestial-inspired coasters by Alyssa Hamilton Art. With 575 customer approvals, these coasters will look gorgeous in any space and keep guests from making a mess.
Eastland Cylinder Vases Set of 3 ($15.99; walmart.com)
Fresh flowers will brighten up that new home, so give your friends a set of vases as a excuse to buy and fill them with their favorite kinds! These tall cylinder vases are perfect for mixing and matching or displaying individually. Plus, they come with an average 5-star customer rating.
Sparrow & Wren Monogrammed Mug ($8; nordstrom.com)
With an average 4.9-star customer rating, this monogrammed mug is a fun way to add a personal touch to your gift. As one buyer wrote in her review, “They’re dishwasher/microwave safe, big, classy, beautiful mugs…what could be wrong?”
Dash Mini Waffle Maker (starting at $9.99; amazon.com)
Not only is this mini waffle maker adorable, but it’s compact and lightweight (weighing just over a pound), making it the perfect addition to any smaller kitchen. With over 1,800 customer reviews, it boasts an average 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Grand Vin Carafe ($14.95; crateandbarrel.com)
Add elegance to any dining room with this gorgeous decanter. With an average 4.7 out of 5 stars and coming in at only $14.95, this is sure to be a hit in any wine lover’s home. One customer wrote, “Easy to pour, easy to clean, and elegant without the price! I highly recommend!”
’The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook’ by Deb Perelman (starting at $18.99; amazon.com)
Whether your friends are amateurs in the kitchen or self-proclaimed chefs, this cookbook is one they’ll actually use. Written by a home cook for home cooks, Deb Perelman’s “The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook” has over 790 customer reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Large Popcorn Bowl ($19.95; crateandbarrel.com)
Nothing says “cozy movie night at home” more than a big bowl of popcorn. With 110 customer reviews and an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars, this white earthenware popcorn bowl is practical, chic and affordable.
Housewarming gifts for $21 - 60
Anthropologie Good Natured Soy Candle ($24; anthropologie.com)
With an average 5-star customer review, this soy candle will not only burn cleaner than paraffin candles, but it smells delicious and won’t leave soot marks on your friend’s brand new walls.
Kate Spade New York Crown Point Picture Frame ($50; nordstrom.com)
An elegant picture frame, like this silver one from Kate Spade, looks gorgeous in any space and is the perfect piece to help your friends decorate their home with memories. With an average rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars from customers, this frame is a no-brainer housewarming gift.
Bambüsi Bamboo Cheese Board with Cutlery Set ($59.39; amazon.com)
A No. 1 best-seller on Amazon, this bamboo cheese board is spacious and easy to clean and comes with a retractable tray which includes four cheese knives for easy serving.
Kate Spade New York Stemless Champagne Glass Set ($50; bloomingdales.com)
When celebrating a new home, Champagne is definitely in order, and these chic Champagne flutes from Kate Spade are perfect for the occasion and have an average 5-star customer rating. Your friends will be celebrating their new digs in major style.
BonJour Monet 8-Cup French Press (starting at $29.99; bedbathandbeyond.com)
With 112 customer reviews and an average of 4 out of 5 stars, this French press is the perfect gift for any coffee fanatic. The design is sleek and modern and the double filtration ensures no residual grounds end up in your coffee.
French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler ($24.95; crateandbarrel.com)
Not only does this marble wine cooler look stunning, but it doubles as a flower vase. With 146 customer reviews and an average 4.9 out of 5 stars, this $24.95 wine cooler only looks expensive.
Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw ($39.50; nordstrom.com)
Give the gift of comfort with this plush throw blanket. Boasting 1,200 customer reviews with an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars, this blanket is sure make any new house feel like a home. Available in 20 different colors, it is machine washable and perfect for cozying up on the couch.
Luxury housewarming gifts for over $60
Picnic Time Legacy Heritage Collection by Fabio Viviani Mescolare Salad Bowl ($111.95; nordstrom.com)
A new house means your friends will probably be entertaining more. Help them out with a beautiful new wooden salad bowl that’s big enough to fill for a party and pretty enough to display. With an average 5-star customer rating, this bowl is sure to become a staple in their kitchen.
Anthropologie Marble Tray ($98; anthropologie.com)
Your friends will think your spent a fortune on this luxe marble tray! But for just under $100 and with an average 5-star customer rating, this tray makes for the perfect housewarming gift. Your friends can use it as a cheese board, coffee table decor, bar decoration or serving tray. The possibilities are endless!
Voluspa Japonica 12 Candle Archive Gift Set ($75; bloomingdales.com)
Why give one gorgeous candle when you can give 12? With an average 4.9-star customer rating, this luxe candle set smells just as gorgeous as it looks.
UGG Duffield Throw ($98; nordstrom.com)
This throw is amazingly soft and got raves in the 402 customer reviews. Boasting 4.9 out of 5 stars average rating, this is the perfect gift to warm any new household.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser ($110.20, originally $119; amazon.com)
This handcrafted ceramic porcelain diffuser is modern and chic in design and can be used for three hours continuously or up to seven hours at 30-second intervals. With an average 4- out of 5-star customer rating, this is a perfect gift to diffuse essential oils into any home.
Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Five-Piece Decanter Set ($84; nordstrom.com)
Customize this swanky decanter set with your friend’s initials for the ultimate personalized gift. With an average customer rating of 4.25 out of 5 stars, this glass decanter set is dishwasher safe and makes for the perfect bar set.
Diptyque Baies/Berries Scented Candle ($65; nordstrom.com)
Warm any home with this luxurious Diptyque candle. With a fresh and fruity aroma of roses and black currants, this gorgeous candle has 319 customer reviews with an average rating of 4.75 out of 5 stars.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed prices at the time of publication.