Housewarming Gifts for Every Kind of Homeowner
Whether they are impossible to buy for, have a very defined style or a friend in need of some inspiration, help make their new house an even happier home with our best housewarming gift ideas.
If you’re looking to help a loved one celebrate a new beginning, the best place for you to start is with some solid housewarming gift inspiration. And the best housewarming gifts are equal parts thoughtful and practical. You might also want quirky, unique, funny or super traditional, but all of that depends on the person or people you’re gifting. For every failsafe option from a scented candle to a vase to accompany any bouquet, we've compiled a guide to the best gifts for every kind of recipient. From those that love to host to the most difficult to buy for because they already seem to have it all, whichever camp your recipient falls into, we’ve got you covered with our guide to buying a brilliant housewarming gift less ordinary.
For the New (& Old) Couple
Whether it’s your recently retired parents or your newly-wed friends, for couples at every age and stage of life, there’s no better way to celebrate their new home than to encourage a date night in. The best way to inspire a little at-home romance? Think Charbonnel et Walker Liberty Print Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles, £16, pre-mixed cocktails waiting to be served over-ice in decadent goblet glasses, or even The Tartan Blanket Co. Gingham Lambswool Blanket, £135 for floor picnics while they await that (inevitably delayed) new furniture delivery.
For the First Time Buyer
This is the time to consider practical buys, but with a little bit of luxury. This is Liberty, after all. Hay’s playful take on the traditional kitchen appliances help to elevate the everyday, while Falcon's retro enamelware is great for adding fun to a Sunday roast. If you’re not feeling brave enough to make a style choice on behalf of the new homeowner, play it safe with simple yet elegant glasses from Soho Home.
For the Hostess with the Mostess
If you’re hoping to be welcomed with open arms into your entertaining-savvy friends’ newest adobe, why not give something to boost their hosting proficiencies to new levels? We suggest a coffee-table-friendly board game like Hay’s chic Backgammon Set, £39, serving platters for lashings of hors d'oeuvres (super handy for when family come over to see the new house and expect to be fed) or cocktail-ready glassware. Maison Balzac’s Amber Coucou Glass Jug, £110 is crying out for a pitcher of Aperol Spritz.
For the One Who Has It All
There’s always that one person in your life who is impossible to buy for. Perhaps they ‘have it all’ or you just simply don’t know them well enough to select something personal for their home. Let Hampers do the talking. Picnic-ready, the Liberty print totes, baskets and suitcases can be gifted to a fellow foodie and are jam-packed with artisanal goods and flavoursome sweet treats, all lovingly made in the UK. And the best part? They can keep the hamper and enjoy long after the treats have gone.
For the Serial Tablescaper
Show off your gift-giving skills, and prove you really care, by gifting something for the centre of their table. For the one that won’t allow you to eat until they’ve got the perfect insta shot, a handcrafted candleholder complete with statement candles (like Anna & Nina Flower Candles Set of 2, £30) will provide a ready-made centrepiece to housewarming party. Help to equip their new residence for the influx of flowers with vases that can sit atop their dinner table, too.
For the Beauty Buff
After days surrounded by packing boxes, there’s nothing nicer than taking some well-deserved ‘me time’ and properly relaxing in your new space. Consider treating your loved ones to something they wouldn’t necessarily treat themselves to, like an indulgent set of Granado Aurora Liquid Soap and Body Lotion, £35 for their new bathroom shelf or invoke a calming atmosphere with candles and diffusers. After all, housewarming gifts should help a new house feel like a home.