You're friends have just moved into a new home together—congrats to them! We know it can sometimes feel like there is a gift needed for every occasion (bridal showers, engagement parties, weddings, baby showers...the list goes on). Do you really need to buy yet another for a housewarming gift?
It's important to give your friends a thoughtful housewarming gift when they move into a new place (even if it's just flowers or a bottle of wine), because moving is stressful, especially if they've just gone through the process of buying a home rather than renting. Plus, if they're having a housewarming party, presumably other people will be bringing gifts and you certainly don't want to show up empty-handed.
Waiting until the last minute to decide what to bring is never a good idea, but, yes it does happen sometimes. But if you've been invited well in advance and want to get creative with your housewarming present, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite housewarming gifts so you can walk into your pals' new abode knowing you brought something that they're really going to love and appreciate.
Your friend will have everything they need to break in their new space with this bundle of gifts. Inside the box, you'll find sage (to cleanse the space of any bad energy!) and a delicious scented candle, plus must-haves like a wine opener and linen tea towel.
SHOP NOW: Box Fox, $120
Get your pals some of the prettiest packaged olive oil we've ever seen. And it tastes delicious, too! These modern containers can be repurposed into vases when the olive oil is finished!
SHOP NOW: Brightland, $74
If you're going to bring wine, bring wine that stands out. We like something with a beautiful label that also is delicious, of course. And under $30 is bonus points. This yummy merlot from Bonterra checks all three of those boxes!
SHOP NOW: Bonterra, $25
Truff Hot Sauce
Even if you don't love spicy food, no fridge (or home) is complete without some form of hot sauce! Bring your friends something fancy AF like this truffle infused hot sauce.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $39
If we've said it once we've said it a hundred times: You can never have too many serving bowls. This one is inlaid by hand (!) and is a perfect modern piece to leave on display on your counter as a fruit bowl, and then as pasta or chip or soup vessel when you have guests over.
SHOP NOW: Andrew Molleur, $130
For the kid in all of us! Give your friends the gift of having a little fun, with this chicly packaged chalk set that includes pretty much any color you could wand.
SHOP NOW: Fredericks and Mae, $30
Have you ever seen such a sleek, beautiful carafe? For the design lover, get this beauty—and then have them fill it up with a batch cocktail ASAP.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $130
Skandinavisk Candles Gift Set
What's a key ingredient in making a new home cozy (especially when the fall and winter months approach)? Candles, of course! These smell divine and are beautifully packaged, to boot.
SHOP NOW: Trouva, $52.36
The Housewarmer Gift Set
Aptly named, this gift box gives a little of everything you need for a starter home: fancy salt and olive oil, soap, and a candle!
SHOP NOW: Hello Crisp, $77
Everyone needs coasters! These are fun and festive (for any occasion) and jazz up a plain drinking glass in a flash.
SHOP NOW: Trouva, $52.35
In case all of their plants died in the move (or they're the kind of people who have a green thumb) this classic olive tree is a perfect housewarming gift.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $65