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From packing to paperwork, moving can certainly be a stressful time. So once the keys are handed over and the boxes are unpacked, it's understandable if you want to celebrate a loved one's new pad. Whether you're attending a housewarming party or just stopping by the place, a thoughtful gift is a perfect way to say welcome home.
From long-lasting floral bouquets to decorative candles, there are plenty of options out there to toast to a new home. While you shop, be sure to consider each pick's price, style, and functionality. From there, you'll be able to narrow down stylish options homeowners will be happy to receive.
Here, the best housewarming gifts.
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Covered Baker
There's always room for one more baking dish in someone's collection—especially if it's the Heritage Stoneware Rectangular Covered Casserole by Le Creuset. The rectangular stoneware dish is offered in ten colors and includes a lid, so it's easy to use for serving and storing.
The versatile dish is safe for the oven, broiler, freeze, and microwave. Plus, the enamel-glaze finish means it's easy to clean and resists chips, scratches, and stains. While the dish is a thoughtful gift in itself, if you're attending a housewarming party you can even take it one step further and break in the dish with your favorite recipe.
CB2 Freya Brass Double Taper Candle Holder
Hostesses and design enthusiasts alike will love the look of CB2's Freya Brass Double Taper Candle Holder. The piece has a modern, curved structure that'll look like a piece of art on any dining room table, even when the candles aren't lit.
The candle holder is made of unlacquered brass and can hold two taper candles. It has no protective coating so it'll patina over time, but you can always polish the piece to restore it back to its original look.
SIN Prong Bowl
A fruit bowl is an item that'll be on display at all times, so it's important that it's as practical as it is stylish. SIN's Fruit Bowl checks all the boxes thanks to a design-forward coiled look any homeowner could appreciate.
The handbuilt, stoneware bowl is offered in two sizes and two neutral colors, each of which can hold a sizeable amount of fruits and vegetables. One of the best parts about it, however, is its versatility. You can drape a tea towel to make it a bread basket, but the bowl will also look like an art piece when it's empty.
Mark & Graham Ceramic Catchall Tray
If you're looking for a gift with a personal touch, Mark & Graham's ceramic tray is a great place to start. The customizable design will add a pop of color to a home while also serving as the perfect spot for a spare set of keys.
The tray is offered in three shapes and ten colors, from a minimal blush pink to a bold green basketweave design. Each features a handpainted gold edge and can be personalized with a vinyl monogram decal for an additional cost. Between 19 font styles and over 15 color options, you're bound to find the perfect fit for the lucky recipient.
Leatherology Hotel Keychain
Whether it's someone's first home or they're that one friend that always forgets their key, a keychain is a gift any homeowner can get behind. With Leatherology's Hotel Keychain, you'll get a design that's both stylish and budget-friendly.
The keychain is made of full grain leather and is offered in 11 colors, from classic black to bold electric blue. The vintage-inspired design has nickel hardware and both a keyring and metal clip, so it's easy to attach to a bag or other keychain. It also comes with a fabric dust bag and can be personalized for an additional cost.
For a more luxe option, the keychain is also offered in a black, Italian leather style as well. It's designed with an embossed croc look and gold hardware, and can also be personalized for an added touch.
Kate Spade New York South Street Wavy Frame
There's nothing quite like photos of loved ones to make a new space feel like home, so a decorative picture frame makes for a thoughtful gift. Kate Spade New York's South Street Wavy Frame is a design-forward pick that'll display cherished memories in style.
The 5x7 frame is offered in two finishes—gold and silver—and features a waved shape throughout. You can gift the frame on its own, but can also take it one step further by including a photo of your favorite memory with the lucky recipient.
Yui Brooklyn Knot Shaped Candle
You can never go wrong with a candle, but choosing a scent for someone else can be difficult. Unscented options, like Yui Brooklyn's Knot Shaped Candle, are great alternatives as they offer a decorative element without the commitment of a fragrance.
The knotted design is offered in seven colors, each of which is hand poured with a natural soy and beeswax blend. Unlike other candles, the candle is designed to be more decorative than functional, although you can still light the cotton wick if you'd like.
UrbanStems The Catskill
No matter the occasion, flowers are always a good idea. Especially if you're considering a dried arrangement, like The Catskill from UrbanStems, which will last the recipient for months to come.
The Catskill is a textured arrangement of craspedia, thistle, burgundy eucalyptus, mini pampas, and starflowers that comes in a fall-friendly color scheme. The dried floral arrangement doesn't require any water or sunlight, so you don't have to be an experienced plant parent to care for them. The flowers also come with a small white vase, so they'll be ready for display in the recipient's new home.
Thompson Street Studio Landscape Coaster
Just because coasters serve a practical purpose doesn't mean they can't add a touch of style, too. Thompson Street Studio's Landscape Coaster set is designed with a patchwork design that will look like mini pieces of artwork on a coffee table.
The set includes four handmade coasters that are made with cotton and linen. The abstract design includes cream, light brown, white, and gray pieces that make for a neutral design any homeowner can appreciate. They're machine washable as well, so they're easy to care for in case any coffee or wine spills along the way.
Estelle Colored Glass Set of 2 Stemless Wineglasses
A new home is certainly something to toast to, so wine glasses are sure to come in handy. There's no better way to enjoy your favorite vino than with colored glasses, like this rosy set by Estelle Colored Glass. The set includes two hand-blown stemless wine glasses, each of which has a capacity of 13.5 ounces. The set is also offered in six other colors, so the recipient can build up a multicolor collection over time.
Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home
Whether you're shopping for your favorite hostess or you're attending a housewarming party, you can't go wrong with "Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home." The 288-page book includes recipes for a variety of unique cocktails by self-taught mixologist Natalie Migliarini.
The book includes several chapters that cater to a variety of flavor profiles, from tropical options to sours and beyond. No matter your preference, each drink has clear how-to instructions and recipe lists, as well as recommended glassware and additional notes. Between uses, the book's burnt orange color will sit pretty on a shelf or coffee table as well.
Anthropologie Trudy Pot Holder & Dish Towel Set
You can never really have enough dish towels and potholders, so a set that includes one of each is always a great gift option. Anthropologie's Trudy Pot Holder & Dish Towel Set offers just that with a two-tone design that'll complement any kitchen. The matching set has a green and cream leaf-like motif that's based on old woodblock motifs. Each piece is made of cotton and is machine washable, so it's easy to clean after a few uses.
What to Look For in a Housewarming Gift
From candles to decorative accents and everything in between, the price of a housewarming gift certainly runs the gamut. If you're looking for a budget-friendly gift, consider small yet meaningful options, like a smudge stick or candle. Floral bouquets, picture frames, and glassware are great options if you're looking to invest a bit more.
Interior design is an extension of one's personal style, something to keep in mind when you're shopping for a decorative gift. Whether it's a candle, picture frame, florals, or other small decorative accents, consider fragrances, colors, and size to ensure it'll work well in someone's space.
When you're shopping for a housewarming gift, you'll probably be on the hunt for something the homeowner will actually use and enjoy. With that being said, it's important to be mindful that the gift is functional—in other words, don't choose anything too large that'll take up precious counter space or room in a closet. Also, think about the recipient and their preferences. If they're a tea drinker, stray away from gifts that include things like coffee beans or espresso cups.
Why Trust MyDomaine?
Jamie Weissman is an associate commerce editor for MyDomaine. She joined the team in October 2020. From furniture to decorative accents, she's written about a variety of home products and knows what makes a product great. To make this list, she considered each pick's price, style, and functionality.