Buying a home is a monumental step for anyone, but many new home owners chose to forego housewarming parties throughout the year to keep loved ones safe and gatherings small. If your friend or family member just got the keys to their new home and they don't have a list of items they are specifically asking for, the Holiday season is the perfect time to surprise them with a present that shows how proud you are of their new life move.
When it comes to housewarming presents, there are only two rules: you'll want to choose an item that can be used to host guests in the future in the space, and it should reflect the personality or lifestyle of the new homeowner.
With these rules in mind, we've put together the best housewarming gifts that will stay relevant year after year
Kitchen towels are a great gift option because they require frequent changing, meaning the new homeowner in your life will likely reach for your gift fairly often. Finding a design with a personalized monogram or a silly phrase like this design from Country Life Designs, adds an extra level of personalization and fun.
Engraved Cutting Board
Engraved cutting boards, like this one from Wayfair, are both functional and sentimental. This is a timeless gift that a new home owner can use over and over again, and even display in their kitchen.
Mixology Bartender Kit
Surprise the master mixologist in your life with a Mixology Bartender Kit, perfect for fashioning quality cocktails at home. This $4 find-Cocktails for the Four Seasons-is the perfect accompaniment for the amateur looking to add to their drink repertoire.
Charcuterie Boards are a craze that we hope will never fade away, and a beautiful cheese board-made from wood, marble or stone-will give home owners a piece to entertain with. We have a blog up here on building the perfect charcuterie board if you want to give your gift with a beautiful arrangement for new home owners to snack on while they unpack.
An Essential Oil Diffuser
Essential oil diffusers provide health benefits and incredible fragrances. The scents of lavender, chamomile and jasmine oil can also aid in relaxation and reducing anxiety.
Coasters are a great way for a to show off personality while preserving furniture. This set, sold at Walmart, can be customized to include the coordinates of a new house for a gift that's both useful and extremely sentimental.
A New Game
For your friends that host the best game nights, a new board game or puzzle is always a welcome addition to a space. The tabletop editions of Table Topics can be a great way to start get conversations started, while a beautiful chess set looks great displayed on the corner of a coffee table. When in doubt, gift your favorite game.
Cornhole Boards and Bocce Ball
When spring returns and the days get longer, playing cornhole or bocce ball can be a perfect backyard activity the entire family will enjoy. If the friends you are giving a housewarming gift to just relocated from another state, consider getting them a personalized cornhole board, like this one from West Georgia Cornhole.
For the friend that loves to delight with their grill skills, consider giving them an upgrade with a full barbecue grill utensil set and accompanying carrying case. This is a budget-friendly option that will excite the previous renter who can now take full advantage of their new backyard.