Housewarming Gifts: Ideas for Your Friend’s New Home

So your college roommate has just bought her first home, and you have been invited to a housewarming party. Before you panic and buy a generic housewarming gift that will go into the hall closet and be re-gifted after a few years, why not tailor your purchase to your friend’s personal desires? Here are some great housewarming gifts, with ideas for just about everyone.

Housewarming Gifts: Ideas For the Cleaning-Obsessed

Dyson vacuums have a reputation for being top-quality and long-lasting. My mom swears by hers, and has talked me into buying one for myself. I have the Multi-floor Bagless model, and my home has never been cleaner. If a larger model is not what you’re looking for, they also offer handheld models that clean all the little nooks and crannies of your abode.

Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC33 Multi floor

Housewarming Gifts for the Gourmet Chef

Everyone will buy pans and baking utensils, so why not opt for a carousel spice rack to ensure delicious meals every time? This particular spice rack holds twelve spices, and can be double stacked to double the flavor experience. With all of these flavors at her fingertips, you can be sure of a dinner invite or two by way of thanks, making this a win-win gift.

KitchenArt Pro Auto-Measure Spice Carousel, Stainless Steel Satin

KitchenArt 25000 Auto Measure Spice Carousel without Spices, White

Housewarming Gift Ideas for the Wine Connoisseur

Nothing completes a meal quite like a refreshing glass (or two) of flavorful wine. This Tuscan grapevine wine rack is unique and attractive, along with being space efficient, making it ideal for kitchens of all shapes and sizes. By storing the wine upside down, you can be sure that your wine won’t oxidize, and will taste fresh every time.

Grapevine Wine Bottle Holder

CBK Home Grapevine Handpainted Metal 6-Bottle Wall Wine Rack

Housewarming Ideas for the Homebody

These lumen candle shadow projectors are a unique way to add a creative touch to your living space. Available in five designs, they cast a flickering shadow on your wall or other surface, and make a statement that is sure to be noticed.

Lumen Light by Adam Frank

Pink Spinning Ballerina Revolving Night Light

Housewarming Gifts for Friends with Green Thumbs

Nothing livens up a home like a touch of green. Rather than buying boring potted plants, why not go with a Ficus Bonsai tree? These beautiful trees harken back to Japanese and Chinese traditions, and require patience and skill to properly nurture and grow. This will give your green-gifted friend a chance to show off their mad skills while beautifying their home and adding a touch of life.

Ficus Retusa Bonsai Tree.(ficus retusa)


The next time you are invited to a housewarming party, you don’t have to worry about buying the wrong gift. With a little creativity and thoughtfulness, you can give the perfect housewarming gift that will be appreciated for years to come. Have fun shopping!

Holly Watson is a stay at home mom who enjoys blogging on behalf of Sears and other great companies. She spends her free time being a mommy, practicing yoga and blogging about anything and everything.

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