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Moving into a new house or apartment is such a joyous occasion, so naturally, a housewarming party needs to come next. And of course you want to give your host or hostess a present that will be useful for their new home and help the space feel cozy. This can range from a kitchen appliance to coasters to everything in between.
Here are the best housewarming gifts.
Godinger Social 5 Piece Whiskey, Wine Decanter Set
Can anyone ever really have enough wine glasses in the house? Bring this wine decanter set with four stemless wine glasses to the housewarming party to ensure your friend always has an extra glass on hand. And the sophisticated-looking decanter will make them feel refined as they properly aerate their favorite red wine. The set is functional and looks great on a counter or bar cart.
Family Home Personalized Doormat
Every new space needs a doormat, of course, and this option from Pottery Barn can be personalized. The personalization is actually free and included in the price of the doormat that's made of a natural material that's designed to keep dirt outside. The white outline of a house plus the two lines of text (5 characters on top and 10 on the bottom) is the perfect way to welcome future guests to any abode.
Picnic at Ascot Patented Bamboo Cheese/Charcuterie Board with Knife Set
Whether it's filled with meat and cheese or a veggie spread, a great charcuterie board is perfect for entertaining. The bamboo board stores compactly and swivels open to reveal four different levels to display food. There's even a pull-out drawer that stores a 3-piece cheese knife set. This is perfect for movie night and it stores away in even the tiniest of spaces.
Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Coasters, Set of 4
Gift your favorite new homeowner or apartment dweller with gorgeous coasters to prevent unsightly water marks. Mark & Graham's four-set of coasters are made of marble and wood and there's the option to monogram the wood portion with one to three characters. They come in white or charcoal, so there's something for every style.
KooK Geometric Pyramid Hanging Terrarium with Stand
Living in an urban environment can mean missing the simple things, like green spaces. Inject a little greenery into their environment with this geometric terrarium. It consists of a pyramid-shaped gold metal frame with glass panes on each side. It hangs over a sturdy stand that they can place on a side table or a windowsill. The plants are not included, but you can fill it with cacti, moss, air plants, or succulents before you bring your gift over.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser in Terracotta
Essential oil room diffusers don't just make any space smell amazing, but there's something about them that can make anyone feel like they're in a spa. Vitruvi's terracotta diffuser also looks like an amazing piece of decor whether it's stored on a side table, kitchen counter, or home office. Set the diffuser for four or eight hours to emit the scents of essential oils and the LED light can be turned on for a soothing glow.
The Sill Monthly Subscription
Subscriptions are truly the gift that keeps on giving. And for plant lovers, especially wanna be plant parents, a monthly subscription to The Sill is a great idea. They can choose between a black or cream planter and receive a houseplant that's easy to care for. The variety of plants changes each month and after the first three deliveries, they can choose to skip a month.
Instant Pot Instant Vortex Plus 10QT 7-in-1 Digital Air Fryer Oven
For those who love to cook or anyone in need of core appliances as they move out on their own, Instant Pot's air fryer oven does a lot in a single device. It bakes, roasts, broils, and even dehydrates. The touch screen controls are easy to use, even for novice cooks, and the range of settings leave food crispy on the outside (with no or minimal oil) and juicy on the inside.
Our Place The Always Pan
Our Place's Always Pan has been a pretty trendy item for quite some time and for good reason. The single pan is said to replace eight different pans and is suitable for all your frying, steaming, and sautéing needs. The pan comes in fun colors like spice and terracotta or a neutral charcoal. The nonstick, ceramic pan also includes a steamer basket and a spatula that easily sits on the spoon rest.
Wickman Candle Care Set
There's a chance your gift recipient has a few candles already, so this set from Wickman will really come in handy. The three-piece set has a stylish metallic finish and includes a wick trimmer, dipper, and candle snuffer. Instead of simply blowing a candle out, this set helps to care for the candle and extend its use.
Pottery Barn Faux Fur Ruched Throws
Besides a good, cozy robe, a warm throw has to be the next best thing to curl up in. Pottery Barn's faux fur throw has a ruched design and comes in 50 x 60 or 60 x 80 inches. The neutral colors can be integrated into any style and is sure to look great draped across a couch or the foot of a bed. The acrylic and polyester throw doesn't just look good and provide warmth, but it's also easily machine washable.
D'vine Dev White Ceramic Flower Vase
Adding a small floral arrangement to any room can brighten it up instantly. Give your friend a reason to buy (or pick) a new bouquet every week by giving them this textured white vase. Opting for a white vase is a safe choice if you’re not sure what their décor style is, and the “waterfall” detail on this one makes the gift interesting. The ceramic vase is on the smaller side (eight inches tall) and can serve as an accent in their new home. Fill it with flowers to make your gift presentation even better.
will's Wine Cork Holder - Metal Monogram Letter
Everyone else is likely giving a bottle of wine as a housewarming gift, so these letters designed to hold all those corks will definitely stand out. Made of metal with a glossy finish, these cork holders come in a variety of letters and symbols. They measure 12 x 2 x 10.5 inches, and corks aren’t included. (That would ruin the fun!) Many of the letters can stand freely on a shelf or counter, and they’re also outfitted with eyelets that can be used to hang them on a wall.
Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle
People rave about Capri Blue candles. Why? They make your house smell amazing and come in beautiful, decorative jars. Choose from two scents — Coastal and Lagoon — to find one that fits their personality and style. Coastal gives off notes of pineapple, verbena, coconut, bergamot, and grapefruit, and Lagoon offers the scents of freesia, incense, wood, and peonies. They’ll get compliments about the smell as soon as people walk through the door.
Uncommon Goods State Spoon Rest
A spoon rest is a pretty straightforward gift, so take it up another notch with a design that can speak to someone's roots. The hand-sculpted rests are in the shape of different states. So if someone recently moved to a new state or you want to remind them of a former home, here's how to do so. The rests are finished with a food-safe glaze and the back features the state's name and a leaf of its tree.
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This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.