Maybe it’s because we’ve spent too much time at home recently, but it seems to me like everyone is moving house (myself included). It’s an exciting time, but no one tells you about the stress and emotion that comes with it. There are so many little things you have to remember like changing your addresses at the bank, updating your driving license, and moving the TV License. On top of this, all the food in the freezer has to be eaten, although I didn’t mind this bit. This is all before moving day has even begun. Fast forward a few weeks of unpacking, and it’s time for the housewarming party. No one wants to show up empty-handed. Problem is, when it comes to housewarming gifts, where do you start?

Housewarming DON’T’S


While they might look nice, house-plants are a full time responsibility. A bit like myself, they need fed and watered regularly and may need direct sunlight to survive . It’s probably best to avoid them on this occasion.

Art or Home Décor

When it comes to art or home décor, everyone has different tastes. The home-owner will want to put their own spin on the house, so let’s just leave the decorating to them.

Gift Cards/Vouchers

This one is probably up for debate, but gift cards or vouchers can seem a bit thoughtless, lazy and impersonal. You want the recipient to know you put a lot of effort into their gift.

Housewarming DO’S


As we’ve already mentioned, moving house can be a stressful time. Food that can be munched on throughout the day while unpacking, or snacks that can be shared around visitors, are a great way to take a load off the recipient's shoulders.  

Rich and Tasteful New Home Gift


Candles can help to create that all-important new home scent and will ensure the recipients are able to relax after a long day of unpacking. Since smell and memory are so closely interlinked, this scent will forever remind them of this important chapter in their lives.housewarming gifts
Artful and Aromatic New Home Gift

Something they can cherish

Whilst food is great for the here and now, it’s also a nice idea to get the recipient something that they can hold on to, something that will always remind them of this exciting time. 

Joy and Laughter New Home Gift 

The Great Housewarming Trifecta

In our blog “The Great Housewarming Trifecta” we talk in more detail about the 3 things a house-warming gift should be- personal, visual and practical.

How much should I spend on a housewarming gift?

How much you spend depends on how well you know the recipient. Maybe you want something cheap and cheerful, or maybe you’re joining together with a few others and are looking for something a little more expensive. Our Housewarming Gifts range from £46 to £187.20 so we have something to suit all needs. You can view the whole range of Housewarming Gifts here.