According to those in the know, the only life event more stressful than a divorce is moving house. But for all the anxiety involved in arranging movers and packing boxes, moving can also be an incredibly exciting experience... especially if there are gifts involved! If you want to help a friend or loved one feel more at home, the right choice of housewarming gift can make a huge difference. If you're struggling to come up with ideas for the perfect present, look no further than our pick of the 20 best housewarming gifts around.
20. Duluth Trading Co. Kitchen Multi-Tool
You can never have too many kitchen gadgets, especially when they're as useful as the Duluth Trading Co. Kitchen Multi-Tool. This 12-in-1 kitchen miracle has everything you could possibly need to prepare a top-notch dinner, including a corkscrew, garlic crusher, peeler, bottle opener, cheese grater, can opener, serrated knife, channel knife, paring knife, spoon, and even a forkzester. If you're buying for a new homeowner who's big on food but short on appliances, it's guaranteed to go down a storm.
19. Joie Spud Dude Potato Brush
Who says functional things can't be cute too? This handy kitchen friend is sure to be welcomed by anyone with a passion for cooking. Ideal for scrubbing fruit, potatoes, and other root veggies like beets and carrots that don't need to be peeled, it takes up next to no space, costs less than $5 dollars, and makes the ideal housewarming gift - perfect!
18. Butefo 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool
You don't need to spend a fortune to buy a great housewarming gift. The Butefo 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool costs just $11.99, but it's handy enough to go down a treat with both amateur cooks and pros alike. As the name implies, it combines 8 different kitchen tools into one convenient package. Included in the set is a funnel, juicer, grater, egg cracker, shredder, can opener, egg separator and measuring cup, each of which is color-coded to make everyday cooking a breeze. All of the parts stack together in the shape of a wine bottle, making it as cute as it is practical.
17. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Keen cooks are sure to appreciate the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. This super versatile appliance combines multiple gadgets into one, effectively eliminating the need for any other appliances. If you can't decide between gifting your friend a pasta maker, a food processor or a meat grinder, make it easy on yourself with this all-in-one kitchen powerhouse instead.
16. Brooklinen Waffle Bath Towel Bundle
If there's one thing no one can have too many of, it's towels. If you're buying for someone who's still making do with the same threadbare set they've been using since college, give them a treat with these quick-drying, waffle-textured towels from Brooklinen. Not only are they super soft and cozy, but they also come in a great selection of colors to add a dash of flair to any bathroom.
15. Pro Breeze Electric Dehumidifier
If you want to treat your friend or loved one to something a little different from the norm, a dehumidifier makes a great option. With a compact, lightweight design, the Pro Breeze Electric Dehumidifier is small but powerful, capable of removing up to 9 ounces of water every day from an area of up to 215 square feet. As it's so small, it can be easily transported to different areas of the house without giving anyone sore arms. Thanks to its thermoelectric cooling mechanism, it's also amazingly quiet, so won't keep the whole household up if it's left to run at night.
14. T-Fal Nonstick Cookware Set
If you're buying for someone moving into their very first home, the T-Fal Nonstick Cookware Set makes an amazing gift. It includes everything anyone could possibly need to cook up a feast, including fry pans, spatulas, and saucepans. The handles are made of heat-resistant material to ensure a comfortable grip, while the handy Thermo-spot heat indicator inside the cookware tells you exactly when the pan has reached the desired temperature. Best of all, the entire collection is nonstick and dishwasher safe.
13. Sacha & Co Home Sweet Home Wine Glasses
No one's going to say no to a few more glasses to add to their collection, especially when they're as cute as these two "home sweet home" etched wine glasses. If you can stretch to a bottle of wine to throw in as well, so much the better.
12. Lulu Candles Luxury Scented Jar Candle
A few softly glowing candles can instantly turn a house into a home. If you're buying for someone who prides themselves on their eco-friendly credentials, skip the usual paraffin burners for these lovely all-natural candles from Lulu Candles. They're made entirely from soy wax, which not only produces next to no smoke residue, but is much kinder on the environment than conventional versions. They're available in a huge array of different scents, but the Pineapple Evergreen and Fresh Linen options are particularly glorious. If you're willing to splash out a little extra, throw in an elegant candle lighter like the Leejie Rechargeable Flameless USB Lighter for some extra wow factor.
11. SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Digital Frame
Moving into new digs can be daunting, especially for people who are used to being surrounded by family or roommates. Make your giftee feel instantly at home with the SimplySmart Home PhotoShare Digital Frame, a sleek, easy-to-use photo frame that will make their loved ones seem just that little bit closer. It can even be connected with other Simple Smart frames to make sharing photos between friends and family a breeze. The frames come in a wide variety of colors and sizes to suit any taste and budget.
10. Enoluxe Wine Cooler
If you're buying for someone who can't resist a cheeky glass of vino at the end of the day, the Enoluxe Wine Cooler makes an excellent choice. Thanks to its high-quality stainless steel construction, it can take a battering without showing a single mark, while its double wall insulation will keep wine nicely chilled without a single ice cube. If all that wasn't enough, it's also rust and corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, immune to condensation, and sleek enough to make a stylish addition to any kitchen.
9. Keurig Drinkworks Home Bar
Anyone moving into a new home deserves to celebrate, and what better way to do that than with a homemade cocktail? The Keurig Drinkworks Home Bar makes crafting delicious cocktails at home a breeze. All of the ingredients (including the alcohol) are supplied in easy-to-use pods. All you'll need to do to make your favorite drink is add water. Also included is a carbonator for making fizzy drinks and a built-in chiller to ensure drinks come out at the perfect temperature.
8. Hatch Restore Sleep Machine
Moving house is a stressful business, especially if you're functioning on very little sleep. If you want to make someone's life a little bit easier, take the advice of rd.com and splash out on the Hatch Restore Sleep Machine. This sleek and stylish bedside sleep assistant functions as an alarm clock, sound machine, smart light, and meditation tool all rolled into one. The idea behind it is to help users fall into the land of nod as quickly and easily as possible, before waking them up the following morning just as smoothly.
7. Food Ninja XL Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Air fryers have been all the rage for the last couple of years, but thanks to their ease of use and superb versatility, there's little chance of them becoming yesterday's news any time soon. If you know someone short on space but with a passion for cooking, why not treat them to this awesome kitchen aid from Food Ninja? Not only does it include an inbuilt air fryer, but it also comes with the additional benefit of nine basic pressure cooker settings, including steaming, slow cooking and searing. Regardless of what's on the menu, this will make getting it onto the table a piece of cake. It comes in multiple sizes ranging from five to eight quarts so you can easily match the size of the device to the size of the household.
6. Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
There's nothing like fresh, silky smooth bed linen to help you drift into a happy slumber. Help your loved one feel at home with this decadent set of sheets from Brooklinen. Made from buttery-soft cotton with a 480-thread count, they combine top tier practically with enough luxury to make the perfect gift. Although you can't go wrong with the classic white option, they also come in a great array of colors if you want to get a little more adventurous.
5. Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless Toaster
There's nothing quite as comforting as some hot buttered toast - and if there's one thing everyone needs after a big move, it's a bit of comfort. Named as one of the best toasters on the market by nbcnews.com, the Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless Toaster is sure to be greeted with open arms. Its motorized arm means you don't have to fiddle around with an annoying lever to make the toast pop up. It's a little bit larger than most toasters, but what it takes in counter space it gives back in a great range of handy features like an LED screen that shows the toasting level and countdown, a bagel feature that lets you toast just one side of the bread, a removable crumb tray for easy cleaning, and defrosting and reheating functionality.
4. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
The first few days in a new home can be unsettling, but there are plenty of ways you can help make someone feel more comfortable. A weighted blanket can help minimize the stress and anxiety that often go hand in hand with a house move. There's no end of options to choose between, but if you want to treat your friend or loved one to the best of the best, take the advice of sleepfoundation.org and opt for the Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket. Featuring an innovative design and a breathable cotton construction, it's perfect for getting cozy under. The layer-on-layer fabric design ensures an even weight distribution and improved temperature neutrality, while the organic construction keeps things exquisitely soft and breathable. Personalize your gift by choosing between 8 different colors and three different weights: 15, 20, and 25 lbs.
3. Google Nest
As thebrokegeneration.com says, a home assistant like Google Nest or Alexa makes an awesome housewarming gift. They’re small, compact, and are capable of making life much easier than it probably should be. Unless the person you're buying for already has one or has an aversion to gadgets (in which case, they can always re-gift), it's a great way to help them feel more settled and at home in their new place.
2. The Spice Lab BBQ Barbecue Spices and Seasonings Set
If you're hunting for a gift for someone who loves to cook up a storm on the grill, look no further than the Spice Lab BBQ Barbecue Spices and Seasonings Set. Recommended as one of the best spice and marinades sets on the market by bestchoicereviews.org, the kit includes four different blends (Smokey Pecan Rib Rub, Bad to the Bone, Ancho Chili & Coffee, and Sweet Rib Rub) that are guaranteed to inject a big hit of flavor into any dish.
1. Cleancult Subscription
Cleaning supplies might sound boring, but they're also an essential and often overlooked necessity of moving into a new home. Obviously, you could buy a few bottles of bleach and have done with it, but a cleaning subscription with Cleancult is likely to be appreciated a lot more. The subscription includes GMO-free, vegan hand soap, dish soap, and laundry tablets along with minimalist, shatter-resistant, reusable glass containers that can be easily refilled to cut down on waste. Refills are sent in recyclable paper cartons to minimize plastic use even further.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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