The pandemic may have put a damper on in-person housewarming parties, but you can still celebrate the big milestone with a memorable gift. We came up with the very best housewarming gift ideas, appropriate for all seasons and ages—many of them splurges that your friends and family will undoubtedly appreciate. Scroll down for the best housewarming gifts that they’ll actually appreciate and use.
Best Housewarming Gifts for the Kitchen
Smithey Dutch Oven
Smithey just released what will undoubtedly be a timeless classic—and we won’t blame you if you gift one to yourself. Smithey’s brand-new 3.5 quart dutch oven is naturally non-stick and easy to clean. We can attest that their products will never stain or chip and are engineered to maintain an even, consistent heat whether you’re making stew, soup or even boxed mac and cheese (guilty). It looks so gorgeous that you’ll want to leave it out on your stovetop to admire.
Salt, Spice and Everything Nice
Give their meals new life with quality spices from The Spice House. Bursting with flavor in jars that they'll actually want to proudly display (and not hide in the spice cabinet), The Spice House spices are fit for everyone, from the beginner cook to the seasoned chef. We love their curated gift boxes, which come in a variety of sets like their Cinnamon Variety Set, Cocoa Collection, Barbecue Collection and much more. Can't decide? Opt for the Bestsellers Collection that includes a mix of seasonings, salts and rubs they can use from fish to steak.
Epicurean Chef’s Cutting Board
From Fisher-Price to Disney, charcuterie boards are making a comeback. We love this Epicurean Chef’s Cutting Board, which is oversized and perfect for charcuterie, snacks or daily use. One side is flat, while the other features a perimeter well perfect for catching juices or extra crumbs.
Special Occasion Olive Oil & Vinegars
If your friends and family like to cook, gift them 12-year aged Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Black Truffle, both decadent enough to use when pretending it’s 2019 and you’re out at a restaurant.
Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Juicer
The appliance everyone always dreams about, but never wants to splurge on, this cold press juicer from Omega is the thing to help a friend kick off their healthy journey this year. It's quiet, easy to clean and has a sleek design that will save counter space.
Best Housewarming Gifts for Kids
The Crayon House Name Crayons
Change can be hard so get the kids something personal to make their new home special (or at least occupy them while their parents unpack). These custom-made name crayons fit the bill.
Buy a name here, $15.99.
Whiskware's Pancake Art Kit
Ensure their weekend brunch in the new abode is anything but ordinary. Whiskware's Pancake Art Kit comes with everything you need to take your breakfast game to the next level. Each kit comes with a batter mixer, art bottle and two pancake shapers to make mornings with the fam as fun as can be.
Available at whiskware.com
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Best Housewarming Gifts for the Home
Geometric Cork Coasters
Absorbent, heat-resistant and eco-friendly, these cork coasters from Etsy seller, KraftyFoxKendra are laser engraved. Comes in a set of 4.
Hand Soap That Makes Hand Washing Enjoyable
Who knew 2020 would be the year of hand washing? Ensure they don’t run out of soap with L’Occitane’s Lavender Cleansing Hand Wash. Snag the larger refill while you’re at it—you know they’ll use it!
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
The self-watering Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden is not only a great way to bring life into an indoor space, but you can also choose between Organic Geneovese Basil, Organic Cilantro, Non-GMO Common Mint, Organic Greek Oregano, Organic Flat Leaf Parsley and Organic Sage when purchasing.
Available at uncommongoods.com, $20
Customized Framed Photo from Artifact Uprising
Chances are their new house will have bare walls. Help your friends and family decorate with a housewarming gift from Artifact Uprising, a printing service our Head of Editorial religiously uses yearly for her family’s photos. We love these modern metal frames, which you can customize in both color and frame size. Insider tip: for more Artifact Uprising ideas, click here for our top picks.
Mayde Towels, Blankets and Throws
This Australia-based brand features hand-loomed beach towels, home towels and throws. Soft, machine washable and oh-so-cozy, these will ensure everyone is comfy cozy in their new house.
Gets yours at maydestore.com
Hand-blown Glass Pieces from glassybaby
glassybaby’s hand-blown glass pieces are eye-catching and distinctive. Choose from drinking glasses, low-ball drinking glasses or traditional votives. $3 from the sale of every glassybaby is donated to their foundations, which provides hope and healing to people, animals and the planet.
Available at glassybaby.com
A Plant (or gift card) from Bloomscape
Whether you’re looking for a trio of plants or one big parlor palm or want to let the recipient choose her own, Bloomscape delivers the right plant directly to your door. Choose your plant online: you can filter by collection, light needs, care level, pet friendly and more. Plus they offer 24-hour advice from the Plant Mom to help you choose and maintain the perfect indoor plant for your space. You can also choose the color of the pot when ordering.
Get started at bloomscape.com
Screen-Printed Napkins from Jenny Pennywood
Jenny Pennywood is a textile studio based in San Francisco, CA and founded by fine artist/painter Jen Garrido. You’ll flip for her original artwork and gorgeous textiles—we especially love her screen-printed everyday napkins.
Buy now from jennypennywood.com
A Plant-Based Candle from Grow Fragrance
We love to gift one of the plant-based candles from Grow Fragrance as they offer calming scents without the toxins that typically come in scented candles. Choose from three vessels that will blend into any decor, and then go for scents like Amber Santal and Pear Cider.
Buy now from growfragrance.com
Best Food and Drink Housewarming Gifts
Launched in 2018, Trade Coffee is uniting coffee lovers and top roasters to offer over 400 roasted to order blends. Since you may not know how your friends or family take their coffee, Trade Coffee takes out the guesswork. The gift recipient will take the company's coffee quiz to get matched with the best brew for their palette and enjoy tons of picks for both cold and hot brew.
Use code REDTRI for 30% Off + Free Shipping to get a great discount when starting your subscription.
Subscribe at drinktrade.com
Fruit, Snacks and Pastries from Frog Hollow Farm
We’re obsessed with this Bay Area-based farm, which delivers some of the most delicious food items straight to your door. Choose from seasonal produce, dried fruit, granola, cookies, pastries, preserves and more (we’ve pretty much tried it all) to send as a housewarming gift. After the stress of moving, these treats will be oh-so-appreciated.
Order from froghollow.com
Crazy Decadent Treats from Milk Bar
What started in the East Village in 2008, Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar has now blossomed into a bakery with a cult following. And good news for those who want to gift these decadent delights: they ship nationwide! Popular goodies like Milk Bar Pie (aka Crack Pie), Classic Birthday Cake or Cake Truffles will not disappoint.
Available at milkbarstore.com/collections
Pro tip: do you (or the people you're gifting) have a sweet tooth? Check out our story on the best treats you can have delivered straight to your door.
Quick and Easy Cold Brew from Explorer Cold Brew
There's nothing that parents appreciate more than coffee you can make and drink fast. That's where Explorer Cold Brew comes in. Super concentrated coffee is poured over ice with your choice of water or creamer to make it just the way you like it. You can even choose the level of caffeine you need from No Caf to Extra Caf (for those Mondays we know so well). Explorer uses the chemical-free Swiss water process for it's Low Caf and No Caf options so you can feel good about drinking it. The starter pack ($20) makes a great housewarming gift for parents who have had little to no rest.
—Erin Lem, Amber Guetebier, Gabby Cullen and Kate Loweth