These fun, elegant, and practical housewarming gifts will help turn your newly purchased house into a welcoming home
On the roller coaster journey of adulting, buying your first home, with or without the bank of mum and dad, remains one of the most challenging yet exciting milestones in your life.
With all the drama that goes into preparing for a home move and settling into your newly purchased abode, it’s essential to keep in mind the core home items that you will need to make your new home experience a fabulous adventure.
Who else, other than you and your loved ones, are best placed to treat you with the right housewarming gifts that you need to turn your house into a home?
No, I am not talking about that cheap bottle of wine you’ve randomly grabbed at the supermarket on your way to your new home, or the congratulations card some distant relatives and colleagues have filled out to wish you well in this new chapter of your life.
Here, I am referring to a mixture of fun, practical, and durable housewarming gifts that you can expect to receive from your inner circle of family and friends, and that you have saved up for in order to invest in a few home essentials which will hopefully last you a long time.
Scroll through my curated list of housewarming gifts that only you, your mum and dad, your siblings, your in-laws if you have them, and your BFF can draw inspiration from to bless you with memorable presents to celebrate your first home move.
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1. Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Champagne
If you want to throw a memorable party in your new home with your tight knit circle, look no further than Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Champagne.
This exquisite French drink expertly blends ripe strawberry, white peach with hints of ground ginger to deliver an unforgettable creamy rose elixir for your delicate palette. After all, if you intend to celebrate, do it with style because you deserve the best.
2. Edge Wine Glasses
In keeping with the spirit of celebration, these handmade and dishwasher-safe Edge Wine Glasses will steal the show at any of your parties, or anytime you simply get them out to sip a bit of wine with your meal.
Their sophisticated cylindrical containers have a contemporary yet elegant finish that make them hugely appealing to share some memorable times with loved ones.
3. Le Creuset Signature 4.5-Qt. Cream Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
I know it can be difficult even for your parents to part ways with their collection of Le Creuset pots for your own sake. So, why don’t you talk them into gifting you one, or save up to get this gorgeous Le Creuset Signature 4.5-Qt. Cream Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven?
Even if you are no cook, this aesthetically pleasant and Instagram-worthy little gem in a creamy shade with incredible heat retention and stain resistance will help you to bake, roast, and braise like a Chef.
4. Reclaimed Wood Vase
Handcrafted in India, this vintage Reclaimed Wood Vase is a piece of art in itself. Its rustic appeal and aged patina will add character to any corner of your home, from your entryway console table to a dining table or your kitchen countertop.
5. Set of 3 Antique Gold Taper Candle Holders
This Set of 3 Antique Gold Taper Candle Holders is a must-have vintage piece that will help elevate your coffee table decor, a sideboard display, your dining table, or a mantel, or your bookshelf decor.
Alternatively, you can choose to keep these beautiful candlestick holders for special events in your home, such as birthday dinner parties, Christmas or Easter tablescape decor schemes.
6. Set of 6 Walnut Wood Kitchen Utensils
How can you resist mixing, stirring, and tenderly attending to your dishes with this Set of 6 Walnut Wood Kitchen Utensils with farmhouse design charm?
The beautiful looking kitchen utensils made from natural walnut wood, will add a zest of fun to your cooking experiences and warm up your kitchen countertop with their attractive earthy tones.
7. Kneeling Buddha
Carve out a little soothing space for prayer, yoga, or meditation in one of your rooms or garden where this Kneeling Buddha sculpture will feel right at home.
Don’t worry about its maintenance. Made out of concrete with a wood-like hand-finish, the piece of art can weather many storms and be a fabulous housewarming gift that can easily turn into a family heirloom further down the line.
8. KitchenAid Artisan Empire Red 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Even if you hate cooking with every fibre of your being, who can resist the jaw-dropping KitchenAid Artisan Empire Red 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer? I wouldn’t even want to try to.
Aside from turning you into a chef for all your bread, cake, cream whipping, and food shredding, the heavy-duty mixer that is available in a wide variety of show-stopping shades is a piece of art for your kitchen. The high-speed machine is built to last and definitely worth your investment.
9. Crate & Barrel Silver Loaf Pan
Kiss goodbye to mushy bread with this affordable yet high quality Crate & Barrel Silver Loaf Pan. Made of carbon steel, the highly durable pan will become your new kitchen bakeware favourite for your home-made cakes, meatloaf, and bread. Give it a try and thank me later.
10. Blanche Picture Frame
Understated elegance epitomises the Blanche Picture Frame. The vintage-looking metal frame in burnished brass finish oozes old world appeal that will bring style to your bookshelf display, a console table, or a nightstand. The frame’s sophisticated design will add a subtle touch of colour and refinement to any room.
11. Mini Always Pan 2.0 Set
The non-sticky Mini Always Pan 2.0 Set is the little multi-purpose cookware every respectable millennial girl kitchen must have to scramble eggs, whip a stew, or experiment with some quirky dishes of your fancy.
12. Vitamix ® Ascent A3500 Brushed Stainless Steel Blender
The good thing about it beyond its slick appearance is the fact that it takes very little space in your kitchen cabinets, whether you have a tiny square footage or a large country kitchen style.
Beloved by wellness gurus, cooking professionals and enthusiasts alike, Vitamix ® Ascent A3500 Brushed Stainless Steel Blender will help you whip ravishing frozen desserts, smoothies, and hot soup recipes and purées to perfection.
The little tech-gadget will help you mix and finely chop chunky ingredients like a pro. With a built-in digital time, the practical machine will help you plan your dishes with great ease and peace of mind.
13. European Brass Pepper and Salt Spice Mills – Pair
Beautiful and classic, the European Brass Pepper and Salt Spice Mills is a sophisticated yet practical kitchen tool in a brass finish that helps to effortlessly grind coarse pepper and salt, releasing their unique flavours and aromas.
Handcrafted in Greece, the vintage-inspired beauty will add old-school vibes on your kitchen shelves or countertops. With their aged patinas, they look like a family heirloom that your parents or grandparents have kindly handed down to you as their housewarming gifts to mark your first home move.
14. Coffee Table Book – “Sacred Spaces” By Carley Summers
A superb coffee table book for world travellers, interior designers, and home decor addicts alike, Sacred Spaces by Carley Summers is an invitation to discover homes across the world as safe spaces for vulnerability, soul restoration, and healing.
The superbly curated book is the author’s love letter, inviting us to find the courage to see our home interiors as sanctuaries, healing spaces, where we can peel off the veneer of our lives to find strength in our pains, victories, brokenness, and joyful experiences.
15. Isa White and Gold Dinnerware
If both your grandma and your mum are not eager to bless you with the family china for the time being, I believe it’s a great idea to start curating your own collection, starting with the Isa White and Gold Dinnerware. One of your closest relatives or friends can also treat you to such a thoughtful housewarming gift.
The finely crafted bone china dinnerware with its translucent white shade and gold trim details exude timeless appeal. This show-stopper is great for fine dining and special occasions, when impressing your guests with your impeccable taste is just as important as the lovely dishes you have lovingly catered for them.
16. 20-Piece Rush Brushed Gold Flatware Set
The gorgeous 20-Piece Rush Brushed Gold Flatware Set looks way more expensive than its affordable price tag. The very chic cutlery set will add that touch of old-world glamour to your dinner table.
The stainless steel pieces with their gold hue and matte finish handles and contrasting polished heads might be just what you need for your upcoming Christmas dinner party, or the next fine dining experience you’ll host at home.
17. Vitruvi Stone White Essential Oil Diffuser
Turn your home into a spa retreat with the Vitruvi Stone White Essential Oil Diffuser. This modern-organic electronic diffuser is definitely a housewarming gift your girly friends can consider treating you to.
The clean lines of the white ceramic diffuser make it easy to seamlessly integrate it into many home interiors next to a vase, a desk lamp, a study room, and even a corner of your bedroom. Pour in a little bit of water in your diffuser and add 20 to 25 drops of relaxing essential oils of your choice. Check out my article on the best essential oils for anxiety, stress, energy, mood boost, and better sleep to pick soothing scents that will work for you.
18. 3-Pack Stainless Steel Cheese Knife Set Gold
Give your guests a five-star restaurant treat with the stylish 3-Pack Stainless-steel Cheese Knife in antiqued gold hue. The beautiful set features teardrop handles that will help you effortlessly slice, spread, and cut all types of cheese when entertaining your loved ones.
19. Half Baked Harvest Every Day by Tieghan Gerard
Every kitchen deserves a cookbook. The Half Baked Harvest Every Day Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard, might be just what your kitchen needs.
The food recipe creator has packed his cookbook with nourishing recipes filled with comforting dishes that nurture both our health and promote the spirit of family and loved ones’ get-togethers.
20. Walker Black Metal Lantern
The Walker Black Metal Lantern is a superb interpretation of the classic black iron lantern.
Its geometric form and glass panes in black iron frames shield candles from windy air currents and breezes.
This lantern is great to decorate your front door, in a garden patio, or on either side of the fireplace mantel. To create a visually appealing display, consider purchasing varying sizes of the same lantern and group them together for a beautiful candlelight decor.
21. White Wood Knot Sculpture
Add a touch of coastal decor vibes in your home with this gorgeous White Wood Knot Sculpture. Crafted in oak with a bleached finish, the curvy decor accessory is easy to place on top of a few coffee table books in your living room, the entryway console table, or your bookshelf. Feel free to pair the nature-inspired decorative object with vintage potteries and other organic textures of your fancy.