Best Housewarming Gift Ideas for a First Home

Looking for the best first-home housewarming gift ideas? Whether it’s your friend, family member, or colleague moving into their first home, it should be celebrated as an important milestone in their life.

One of the best gift you could get them for their first home is something useful like kitchen appliances or cookware, bath towels, a bedding set, maybe a piece of furniture… You’ll need to check with them to see what they might need for their new house.

Indoor plants also make nice housewarming gifts, as most people like to have at least one at home. Get them a low-maintenance one (like succulents) if you’re not sure whether they want to care for a plant or not.

If you want to surprise them with something special, then check out my selection below of the best housewarming gift ideas for a first home. I’ve selected items from Amazon for convenience and Etsy for something more unique and customizable.

You can also check out my selection of funny housewarming gifts if you want something to make them laugh.

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Our top picks from this list – First Home Housewarming Gifts:

Themed Gift Ideas for First-Time Homeowners (or Renters!)

1 – New Home Ornament

New Home Ornament

A bestseller gift to get for someone moving into their first home, this custom ornament is a nice keepsake to mark that special occasion.

You can choose between different types of hanger, and between brass and silver for the key. One side will be engraved with their address and the other with the year.

2 – Housewarming Wine Label

Housewarming Wine Label

A great gift for someone who likes wine, celebrate their first home with a good bottle of wine or champagne customized with this thoughtful label.

The labels are peel-and-stick and can easily be repositioned if needed. Ask the seller to customize them with the date, their name… and pick from different sizes to fit the bottle you want to get.

3 – Custom Neon Sign

Custom Neon Sign

A bestseller on Etsy, these custom neon signs are the perfect addition to their home decor.

You can pick from different colors, fonts, and types of cut. The price will vary depending on what you want and the text’s length, so it’s recommended to contact the seller first, before ordering, to get the accurate price.

4 – Scented Candle

Candles always make great budget-friendly gifts, and you’re pretty sure they will be appreciated, especially if they’re customized for the occasion.

Whether you want something funny or heartwarming, you’ll find plenty of great options online.

Some more options available on Amazon:

5 – House Map

House Map

A thoughtful keepsake to remind them of this special occasion, this wall art features a map with their new home as well as any text you’d like to add. It’s great for couples moving in together, but also for someone moving in into their first home by themselves.

You can get the framed version, with 3 frames to chose from, or just the print, and pick the shape of the map and the size.

6 – Personalized Wood Cutting Board

Personalized Wood Cutting Board

A cutting board is a must-have for anyone moving into their first home. Make it extra special by gifting them a customized one.

In addition to having the option to add their new address, you can pick the size, shape, and type of wood. You also have the option to order a gift box with it.

Some more options available on Amazon:

7 – Lucky Horseshoe

Lucky Horseshoe

Wish them good luck on this new milestone with a horseshoe. It comes with a hanger, for which you can select the material used and the color, 2 sizes, and 2 finishes (gold or steel).

It’s ready to gift as it comes in a nice packaging with the origin story of how the horseshoe became a symbol of luck and a card where you can write something.

8 – Housewarming Gift Box

Combine different items with one of these gift boxes, designed specifically for someone moving into a new home.

Some more options available on Amazon:

9 – Custom Wood Coasters

Custom Wood Coasters

Coasters make great gifts for someone moving into their first home. You’ll find plenty of different options, but these custom ones are just adorable. Those feature a map of their neighborhood with their address and a heart on their home location.

You can get 4 or 6 with an optional holder.

Useful First Home Housewarming Gifts

10 – Tea Towels

Tea towels make nice housewarming gifts for a first home as they are useful, and you can never really have too many.

If you’re not sure of what design to get them, you can’t go wrong with simple white ones.

11 – Cast Iron Skillet

Cuisinel Cast Iron Skillet with Lid - 12'-Inch Frying Pan + Glass Cover + Silicone Handle Holder - Pre-Seasoned Oven Safe Cookware - Indoor/Outdoor Use - Grill, BBQ, Fire, Stovetop, Induction

A good cast iron skillet is a must-have in any kitchen and can be a good gift for a first home. If you know for sure they need cookware, you can also get them a set, so they have everything needed to cook.

12 – Serving Bowls

Gifting them dishware is also a good idea. They are endless options out there and they probably already have a set with the basics, so serving bowls can be useful for when they have guests over.

13 – Wooden Utensils Set

Wooden Spoons for Cooking – Wooden Utensils for Cooking Set with Holder, Spoon Rest & Hooks, Teak Wood Nonstick Kitchen Cookware – Durable Set of 8pcs by Woodenhouse

Another good gift idea for the kitchen, these wooden utensils are eco-friendly, long-lasting, and have a nice aesthetic.

14 – 8-Piece Baking Nesting Bowls

COOK WITH COLOR 8 Piece Nesting Bowls with Measuring Cups Colander and Sifter Set - Includes 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Colander, 1 Sifter and 4 Measuring Cups, polypropylene, Mint Green

For the baker in your life, these nesting bowls are must-haves! They include measuring cups and spoons, a mixing bowl, a colander, and a sifter, and take little space when stored.

15 – Board Games

Every household should have a couple of board games. Of course, you can get them a classic like the Monopoly or a Scrabble. Otherwise, check out the ones listed above. They are less known, yet, they are quite popular and a lot of fun.

16 – Dazz Cleaner Starter Kit

Dazz Whole House Starter Kit (3 Reusable Spray Bottles, 6 Refills) Natural All Purpose Cleaner, Glass and Window Cleaner, and Bathroom Cleaner - Eco Friendly, Non Toxic

If the person you’re shopping for is into sustainable living, consider getting them this cleaner starter kit. The company produces powdered cleaning products to reduce packaging and transportation’s emissions.

The kit include 3 different products with 3 reusable bottles and 6 refills (you just need to mix them with water and voilà!). If they like them, they can keep ordering the refills.

17 – Sustainable Soap Starter Kit

FOMIN Hand Soap Starter Kit - 6 Foaming Hand Soap Tablets + 1 Glass Dispenser Variety Pack Foam Hand Soap Refills, ECO-Friendly Compostable Packaging - Makes 48 fl oz Soap

Another option when it comes to sustainable gifts, this starter kit includes a reusable bottle and 4 soap tablets (3 scented, 1 neutral) to make your own liquid hand soap at home.

The brand also offers a bigger starter kit with 2 bottles and 16 tablets.

Bonus, the packaging is compostable.

18 – 24-Piece Glass Containers

24-Piece Glass Containers
This set include 24 containers of different shape and sizes. They are dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven safe (not the lids) and are spill-proof.

Food containers are always useful and it’s not something people usually prioritize when moving into their first home, so they’ll probably be happy to be gifted some.

Glass containers are a better alternative to plastic ones in many regards.

19 – Magnetic Monthly and Weekly Calendar

AITEE Acrylic Magnetic Monthly and Weekly Calendar for Fridge, Clear Set of 2 Dry Erase Board Calendar for Fridge Reusable Planner, Includes 6 Dry Erase Markers With 3 Colors(16'x12'Inches)

For the new homeowner who like to stay organized, these see-through boards that can be put on their fridge will make a great gift! There’s one for the month and one for the week, plus some markers.

20 – Adhesive Shower Organizer

Coraje Shower Caddy, Shower Shelves [5-Pack], Adhesive Shower Organizer No Drilling, Large Capacity, Rustproof Stainless Steel Bathroom Shower Organizer, Shower Shelf for Inside Shower (Black)

A bathroom essential, this set of shower organizers will make a useful gift for someone moving into their first home. It comes as a pack of 5 pieces of different sizes made of stainless steel, so it won’t rust.

It’s also adhesive so no need to drill holes, and it holds better than suction cups that tend to fall off easily.

21 – Afloia Air Purifier

Afloia Air Purifier
This air purifier will filter their home's air to provide a better air quality, 99.99% free of pet dander, dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold...

It’s a useful item for their new home that’s probably not at the top of their “things-to-buy” list (so you’re sure they don’t already have one.) It’s great for someone with allergies, pets, who smokes, or who lives somewhere dusty.

22 – Refrigerator Organizer Bins

HOOJO Refrigerator Organizer Bins - 8pcs Clear Plastic Bins For Fridge, Freezer, Kitchen Cabinet, Pantry Organization, BPA Free Fridge Organizer, 12.5' Long, Clear

Another useful household item, these organizer bins will help them keep their fridge organized.

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Housewarming Gift Ideas for First Home