Top 10 housewarming gifts

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Buying a new home is such an exciting time and is certainly one to celebrate!

If one of your friends or family have recently bought a home, you may want to get them a housewarming gift.

When it comes to housewarming gifts, it's always a thoughtful gesture to choose something that combines practicality with the personal tastes of the friend or family member that you’re buying a present for.

We’ve curated a list featuring our top 10 housewarming gifts, so if you need help picking the ideal present, we’ve got lots of ideas to inspire you.


It may sound obvious, but candles can make a thoughtful and versatile gift. Candles will not only make a new home smell amazing, but will also create a warm and cosy atmosphere, making any new home even more inviting.

Candles come in various scents, shapes, sizes, colours, and designs, making them a great decorative item. They can complement any home decor style, from traditional to modern. Consider choosing candles that match the recipient's aesthetic preferences or a smell you know they love.

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Plants or flowers

A potted plant or a beautiful flower arrangement can add a touch of life and freshness to a new home. Having plants in your home also can provide numerous benefits, including improving air quality, releasing oxygen, and reducing stress.

Indoor plants can promote relaxation and tranquillity improving wellbeing, and sleep.


Everyone needs a brew when they first move in! Consider buying your friends or family a set of lovely mugs, so that they can easily make themselves a hot drink while they unpack.

Consider buying personalised mugs with a specialised message reflecting the recipient’s new home, or their initials to make the present unique.

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Cleaning hamper

Maybe not as fun as other housewarming gifts, but definitely needed! Why not make your friend or family member a cleaning hamper?

Collate soap, cleaning sprays, bin bags, cloths, dishwasher detergent, rubber gloves, bleach and sponges, kitchen roll and pop them into a nice, gift-wrapped hamper! A clean home is a happy home after all.


The kitchen is the heart of the home, and if your gift recipient is a bit of a foodie, this is the perfect present!

A cookbook featuring delicious recipes that they can whip up in their new Avant kitchen will certainly be a lovely gift. Hopefully, then they will invite you round for dinner.

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Piece of art

Why not consider gifting a unique piece of wall art?

It could be a map of the area of where your friend’s new home is, or something relating to their interests. There are many great websites where you can buy wall art, including Desenio, Etsy and Iamfy.

Photo frame

With a photo frame, the world is your oyster!

Photo frames come in various shapes, sizes, designs, and colours to suit different preferences and interior decor styles.

They can be freestanding, designed to be placed on a flat surface like a table or shelf, or they can be wall-mounted using hooks, nails, or adhesive strips meaning the receiver of your gift can choose how they want to display their present from you.

With a photo frame, the housewarming gift recipient can put a picture of their choice within it, which could even be a photo of them stood in front of their Avant home with their keys!

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Smart home device

A smart home device like a voice-controlled assistant or a smart speaker can make life easier by allowing your gift receiver to control various aspects of their beautiful new home with just their voice.

With prices from as little as £20 a Google Assistant or an Amazon Alexa are perfect for those who love new home tech.

Coffee machine

If you have a slightly bigger gift budget, a coffee machine can make a wonderful gift for hot drink lovers. A practical and thoughtful present a coffee machine can be enjoyed daily by the homeowner and their guests.

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Gift voucher

Gift vouchers provide flexibility to the recipient to choose their preferred items or services. They can select something they truly want or need, ensuring the gift is appreciated and not wasted. You could choose a gift voucher for a home related retailer, like HomeSense, Dunelm or Next so that they can buy something for their new home.

They’re also flexible to your budget and are convenient, meaning that if you can’t easily see your friend and their new home then you can email the voucher over to them.

We home our housewarming gift ideas have been helpful for you. But remember, the most important thing is to choose a gift that suits the recipients' taste and lifestyle. Personalised and practical gifts are often appreciated, although ultimately, it's the thought behind the gift that counts!

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