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25 Housewarming Gift Ideas

Kemi just called you that there is a sleepover at her new place next week Friday and as a polite well raised friend you want to get her a housewarming gift but you don’t know what to get her.

Not to worry, I am your genie, your fairy god-writer, here to give you an array of ideas to pick from.

At one point or the other in our lifetime, we will definitely have one friend or the other that moves to a new place that we need to get a housewarming gift for. 

A question I answered on Twitter the other day gave me the idea for this article.

An image of a tweet


There are myriads of things that can serve as housewarming gifts, from household appliances the tweet above states to kitchen utensils, and so much more.

There are a few things I believe you should consider before you choose what kind of items will serve as the perfect gift for anyone you intend to give them to –

  1. Ask them if they have a gift register. People usually have gift registers, listing out things they need, that they already have. This is usually to prevent more than one person from buying the same item.
  2. Have a general idea of things they might like
  3. Ask them about the colour schemes they intend to use for their interior decor
  4. Ask them what they already have so as to know what you can get them

Now that we know these, here are 25 items that can serve as a housewarming gift:

Table of Contents

  • Decor
  • Household Appliances
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Places You Can Shop These Items
  • Comments


  1. Plants

Deciding whether to get fake or real plants for them will depend on their schedule and what fits their lifestyle. There are so many different types of plants that can serve. E.g Snake Plant, Croton, Golden Pothos, Lucky Bamboo, Lemon Lime Dracaena, Anthurium and so many more. 

There are also so many colourful and pretty fake plants that do the job just as well.

flower plants            three plants


            2. Frames With Pictures Or Words

A frame with great quotes or pictures of their favourite thing or person will be a tasteful piece of decor to add the right amount of zhuzh to the space. 

8 picture frames hanging on the wall       Frame with the words " A superhero with my lashes on"

        3. Paintings

Landscape painting, abstract, and still life are some of the many types of paintings you can get them.

painting       painting      Abstract painting


           4. Clocks

Clocks come in so many different shapes and sizes, finding one that will serve as a gift will not be a problem at all.


A table clock            A table clock


          5. Throw Pillows

Throw pillows have a way of making spaces feel and look more homey and comfortable. Artful and tasteful throw pillows will be a perfect gift.


two patterned throw pillow     An array of throw pillows



Household Appliances

           6. Blender

I can tell you for sure that you can never go wrong with a blender as a housewarming gift. It can be used for food, smoothies and drinks. You’ll be the favourite friend for getting this essential for them.

A black blender with fruits in it             A white blender with fruits in it


          7. Waffle/Pancake Maker

 A waffle/pancake maker is the perfect breakfast gift housewarming idea for your friend

A waffle maker          A waffle maker


8.  Pressing Iron/ Steamer

Another perfect gift idea is a pressing iron or a steamer. This is one that is guaranteed to be a hit that will forever be appreciated.

A hand holding a white steamer        A wine colored pressing iron



9.     Electric Kettle

This comes in handy for making coffee or tea and will definitely be a welcome addition as a gift to someone who just moved.

Smeg electric kettle      black and white Electric kettle


          10. Extension Cables

This is such a useful gift. It will serve for connecting electric appliances.


Black extension cable


Kitchen Utensils


Someone of these kitchen essentials will make thoughtful housewarming gift ideas. A lot of them are quite affordable and won’t hurt your pocket to get them.


           11. Nonstick Cooking Spoons

A set of non stick cooking spoons



        12. Plate Drain


Four plate drainers with plates in them       A plate drainer with black and white plates in it



       13. Rice Cooker


A silver and black rice cooker



           14. Wineglasses


four iridescent wine glasses        A hand holding a wine glass


           15. Teaspoons

three black teaspoons          Wooden set of tea spoons



Here is a list of bathroom essentials that can serve as gifts


          16. Soap dispenser

A gold and white soap dispenser in a gold rackA bottle of liquid soap dispenser          Two white bottles of liquid soap dispenser


17.  Set of towels


 Black, white and brown tied in white ribbon    Two towels each tied with yellow ribbon bows   

18.  Soap dish


Bars of soap placed on a wooden soap dish     


19. Bath Bombs

Five bath bombs in a bowl      A hand holding three bath bombs over a tub of water    Three bath bombs beside a lighted scented candle     


20. Fancy Toothbrush Holder

Toothbrush holder with four toothbrushes in it




The final section of the house is the bedroom and these items can take the room from cold and dreary to comfy and a place that feels like a haven.

These items can brighten up the bedroom and help the space feel homey and comfortable.


           21. Scented Candles

Scented candles stacked on each other on a wooden display rack      Different types of candles on a tray


22.  Diffusers.

A bottle of diffuser with reed sticks in it      A wooden electric diffuser with bottles of essential oils




             23. Bedside Lamp.


A black bedside lamp placed on a bedside shelf beside a bed      A gold and black bedside lamp on a bedside shelf beside a bed with a brown headboard



Bedsheet And Duvet Set.

White duvet and pillows on a shelfThick towels stacked on a stool Folded linen bed sheets                         Bed sheet stacked and tied up with a string of rope


25. Pillows.

A white pillow against a yellow background
A pillow to provide comfort

Three pillows stacked on each other, in colors white, green and grey                   



Places You Can Shop These Items


You are probably wondering about the places you can find these items easily.

Supermarkets near you carry them, you can find them at the mall, the nearest gift shops, Instagram vendors and online stores/websites that can deliver to you the next day or at least in a few days.


What are some items that you think can serve as a housewarming gift?

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