Our Guide To The Best Housewarming Gift Ideas For 2020
Find a perfect gift that everyone will appreciate and adore
Moving into a new home is so exciting—there’s something so fun about making the place your own and having the excuse to decorate. After a long time of to-do lists and packing, sorting, painting, paperwork, unpacking and trying to organise their life, it is a wonderful feeling for a new homeowner to finally arrive.
Do you have a friend or relative that wants to celebrate that huge milestone with you? Are you invited to a housewarming party and you still need the perfect gift?
A thoughtful (and useful) housewarming gift is more than just a gesture. You will become part of their new journey and start to help the new homemakers settle in with everything they need.
There are loads of gifts you could choose to impress and there are typically two routes you can take to find one: practical or personal. Here is our rundown of some great housewarming gift ideas everyone will love and appreciate—and you might just want to get one for yourself, too!
Whether you need a practical find to set up your favourite graduate in their first home (away from home) or a personalised gift for first-time homeowners. Any of these will be a welcome addition to a new house, condo or apartment. All of these budget-conscious ideas will add style to their space, no matter the size.
Cooking in a brand-new place is like baptising it and makes you feel at home straight away. Giving someone the practical and beautifully designed PANTRY Spice Jar Set & Wooden Base helps organise a new kitchen from the get-go and makes for a gorgeous display piece on the kitchen bench. Add the 5 Ingredients, Quick & Easy Food By Jamie Oliver to get them started on a new recipe bookshelf. This hardcover is packed with quick delicious meals for those time-poor busy new homeowners.
Imagine your friends the day after the housewarming party. They will sit down on the new couch, put their feet up, enjoy the view and a warm cuppa. With the Florence Glass Tea Infuser Flask or the Chrysanthemum Teapot with Filter they can stay there for hours and take that well-deserved break. Add the elegant Acacia Wood Tea Box to store a huge selection of tea flavours—for a cosy weekend in or their next home gathering as hosts.
We all love a relaxing hot bath at the end of a long working week. Sore muscles ache after a big day of painting and adding finishing touches to the new house. The Sea Salt Waters Highly Scented Candle will create a wonderful calming atmosphere to wind down in the tub. Help create a personal home jungle and green thumb-paradise in your friend’s new bathroom by gifting the cotton and wood Mara Hanger by Rogue for their fresh plants.
It is lovely to own a brand-new clutter-free home with only the necessities keeping your Jing and Jang in balance. The Felt Bedside Pocket is the perfect gift to keep reading materials, remotes and other bedtime basics close by.
Who doesn’t love a good Sunday lie-in with a great new read? No one we can imagine. Your mates will appreciate this cozy but gorgeous throw to style up their bedroom haven. The Tanami Bluestone Throw Rug paired with the Make the Most of You book make the ideal lounge and bedroom accessory gifts.
No matter if your family member or friend works from home or spends hours there finalising his end of financial year tax, organisation is a big must in every home office.
Gifting the Retro Wooden Desk Calendar will help them keep track of the days for years to come. The Le Videpoche Desk Tidy is made from concrete to create manly durability and has been designed to keep your stuff and life organised and your desk tidy.
The new homeowners might like to throw a party more often from now that they have the space to use. Help your friend or relative to become a fantastic host and showcase their wine collection in style. The beautifully crafted Academy Orwell Leather Wine Rack is a sturdy and gorgeous addition to any lounge room or bar area and holds 9 bottles of their favourite wine. Combine this with the elegant Laguiole French-Made Cork Screw & Bottle Opener Set or the beautifully made L’Esprit Wine Glasses Set and voila, you’ve created a very practical housewarming gift.
Gift the key to their heart and home
Imagine the feeling of finally getting the keys to their new home. Keep this excitement going by branding and personalizing their very own access to their personal space.
The Personalised Black Clip Leather Keyring is only one of many personalised gifts available but it is truly a winner. The black or brown genuine leather makes for a sophisticated and distinctive piece that combines fashion and functionality. What's more, this keyring will be like no other, as it will be personalised with a stylish yet subtle blind emboss of your choice.
The world is your oyster here; anything from tote bag and wallet to keyring and necklace can be personalised on Gifts Australia. If you want this milestone to be an everlasting memory for the gift recipient, gift something that they will not forget either.
Spoil big time and bring along a hamper
If you're in a gift-giving kind of mood and you want to spoil and help your host on the day of the party, bring a bottle of bubbly and a hamper full of nibbles along.
The Moet & Gourmet Nibbles Hamper is the perfect gift for a big day. Nothing says 'let’s celebrate you' more than popping the cork in a new home with a friend. This surprise gift will liven up the party and make your host’s eyes sparkle without emptying your wallet.
Enjoy the gift of giving from your lounge
Still not sure what to get to mark this awesome new milestone? Finding that just-right gift can be tricky but don’t let it become a hassle. Enjoy browsing our homeware section for some inspiration from the comfort of your own living room and find something the new homeowners will actually, truly enjoy.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a housewarming gift. Gifts Australia has a range of great gifts under $50 that are just as perfect to show how much you share the host’s joy. You might even want to add a little something for yourself to make the most of the free Australia-wide delivery for orders over $99.