Our Guide To Housewarming Gift Ideas For 2022

From A First Apartment To Their Dream Home


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 look around them and see a space that matches their personality.


Showing off a new home to friends is part of the excitement, so hosting a party to celebrate the big move is one of the best things about moving in to a new place. Are you invited to a housewarming party and you still need the perfect gift? We'll help you find the right gift ideas to bring to a housewarming party that your new house-proud friends will appreciate and adore. Thoughtful (and useful) housewarming gift ideas are 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 suggestions for what to bring to a housewarming party that everyone will love and appreciate.


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 ideas will be a welcome addition to a new house, condo or apartment. Decorate every room in the house, no matter the size. We have budget-conscious ideas and luxury home décor suggestions to add style to their space.


Kitchen basics

Cooking in a brand-new place is like baptising it and makes you feel at home straight away. Home dining and kitchen gifts are no-fail ideas for anyone moving in to a new home. Go for the basics, or choose something to level-up their kitchen skills. 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.


PANTRY Spice Jar Set & Wooden Base


For the home chef extraordinaire

If whipping up a culinary masterpiece in their brand new kitchen is on top of their list of things to do in their new home, then add in a cookbook to get them started on their new recipe bookshelf. Recipe books are great for practical housewarming gift ideas - from someone starting out learning how to cook for themselves, the growing family, or serious chef. You could choose a recipe book packed with quick delicious meals for those time-poor busy new homeowners, or go gourmet for someone who's been excited about testing out their new appliances.


recipe books


Living room comforts

Turn their loungeroom into a party hub or a relaxing haven with the right décor gift ideas. Imagine your friends the day after moving in to their new house or after the housewarming party. They will sit down on their new couch, put their feet up, and enjoy the view with a relaxing cuppa. Your living room gifts will help make it a space they will love to call home with the right vase, photo frames, wall hangings, or candles. Add elegant pieces for a little sophistication, or go for home comforts to make it a room they can sit in for hours and take that well-deserved break.


Minimalistic Vase


Stock their home bar

The new homeowners might like to throw a party more often from now that they have the space to use. Bringing drinks to the housewarming party goes without saying, but you can also add a little glam with different gifts ideas to add to their home bar. From glassware, cocktail sets, to premium glass decanter sets there's lots of ideas for stylish ways to decorate their entertaining areas. Choose themed home bar gifts like Star Wars glassware or stick with the classics with fine cut crystal. This is one housewarming idea they will be using at their next home gathering as hosts.


Deluxe Decanter


Sensory delights

From filling the air with delicate home fragrances to a relaxing hot bath at the end of a long working week, there are lots of ways to make their home more comforting. Help soothe the soul with aromatherapy candles in every room. Or, if they are excited about their new super comfy bathtub, splash for some bath salts to soothe sore muscles ache after a big day of painting and adding finishing touches to the new house. A bath pillow is another idea to create a wonderful calming atmosphere to wind down in the tub.


Candle gifts


Bedroom luxuries

It is lovely to own a brand-new clutter-free home with only the necessities keeping your yin and yang balance. Whether they are into decluttering like Marie Kondo or just like everything in it's place, there are plenty of bedroom gifts to suit a housewarming. Who doesn’t love a good Sunday lie-in with a great new read? A simple and practical Felt Bedside Pocket is the perfect gift to keep reading materials, remotes and other bedtime basics close by. Other ideas include a cosy throw blanket to style up their bedroom haven or a cool bedside lamp with wifi speaker.


Smart Touch Lamp With Speaker


Office needs

No matter if your family member or friend works from home or spends hours there finalising their end of financial year tax, organisation is a big must in every home office. From handy desk organisers to luxe décor to give the space a professional look, there are lots of things you can give at a housewarming party with their office in mind. A perpetual calendar will help them keep track of the days for years to come. Desk caddies that are designed to keep their stuff organised and their desk tidy help keep their home and work life separate. They might also like wall art, a chic water carafe, or even desk novelties.


Desk Calendar


Wine collectors heaven

If the new home owners are wine lovers, then there is no shortage of ideas for something to bring to a housewarming party. Help your friend or relative to become a fantastic host and showcase their wine collection in style. A beautifully crafted wine rack is a sturdy and gorgeous addition to any lounge room or bar area to show off their favourite wine. Combine this with an elegant bottle opener set, wine chiller, or wine aerating decanter and voila, you’ve created a very practical gift for a housewarming party. Don't forget to include a wine gift set to go with it!


Decanter Carafe Wine Aerator


If they love their backyard

Keen gardeners will love any gift related to their backyard, whether it's plant themed gifts, pots, bird feeders, wind chimes, or gardening gift sets. If they are lucky enough to be moving in to a new house with a pool, then pool toys or swimming gifts are perfect. Pool parties are the best kind of housewarming event. You could even bring along some outdoor games to play at their housewarming party.


Hanging Bamboo Bird House


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 personalising their very own access to their personal space. A personalised keyring is the perfect idea for a housewarming for families or couples. You can choose matching keyrings for everyone with their own initials, or choose different colours to suit their own style. The black or brown genuine leather gifts makes for a sophisticated and distinctive piece that combines fashion and functionality. Even better, their keyring will be like no other as it will be personalised with a stylish yet subtle blind emboss of your choice. If you want this milestone to be an everlasting memory for the gift recipient, then personalised keyrings are great for a housewarming for something practical that they will not forget.


Personalised Black Clip Leather Keyring


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 housewarming hamper full of nibbles along. The Moet & Gourmet Nibbles Hamper is the perfect gift for a big day to say congratulations on their new home. Nothing says 'let’s celebrate' 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. If you want a larger hamper to share at the housewarming party, then you can find a whole selection of gourmet food and wine hampers they will love.


Luxury Foodies Hamper


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. Or take advantage of our curated collection of housewarming gift ideas that are all perfect to bring to a party for the hosts. Decorating every room in the house just the way they like is half the fun of moving in to a new home, so if you are really not sure what to bring you could always give a gift voucher.


You don’t need to spend a fortune on a gift to give the hosts of a housewarming party. 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.


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