Whether it’s a new apartment, a first house, or a retirement home, a new home is a reason to celebrate. And every celebration deserves a gift. New homeowners will appreciate a thoughtful present, and there are lots of affordable yet perfect gifts to be found for a wonderful housewarming party.

Scented Candle

A candle evokes warmth and serenity like nothing else. Splurge on one with a fancy holder and a scent like vanilla or sugar cookie that will make the house smell warm and inviting. And don’t forget a box of matches or lighter so the recipient can light the candle immediately.

Flowers in a pretty vase

Flowers brighten up a space that hasn’t been completely unpacked and decorated yet. Plus, they can give a welcoming scent to a musty space. Buy them in a pretty vase that the recipient can reuse.


Plants offer similar benefits of flowers but last longer than cut flowers. But they are more of an investment in time and care, so if you don’t know how green the recipient’s thumb is, pick something low maintenance like a succulent.

Door mat

Every home needs a welcome mat, and it’s one item most people don’t think of. Choose a welcome mat with a sentimental or cute saying or design that reminds you of the recipient.

Tool kit

A basic set of tools are necessary for everyone, especially someone moving into their first home. Include a hammer, screwdrivers of various sizes, and measuring tape.

Gift certificate for cleaning company

Moving into a new place requires a good cleaning both before and after the move in. A gift certificate for cleaning services will be appreciated whether the recipient uses it immediately or later.

Fire extinguisher

A fire extinguisher is a necessity for every household, but not something everyone thinks to buy for themselves. Choose the standard red or go for a fancy one with designs to fit the recipient’s décor and tastes.


Giving a blanket that is warm and soft will make the recipient feel cozy. Soft fuzzy throws are available at every price point. Choose one that matches the recipient’s color scheme or a neutral that will work anywhere.

Robotic vacuum

Give the gift of assistance with cleaning chores with a Roborock S6 Robotic Vacuum. The Roborock calculates the fastest and best route for cleaning each room while sensors stop it from falling, getting trapped, and keeps home décor safe.

Customized solar powered house sign

Increase home safety with house numbers that light up in the dark. Solar powered signs recharge during the day so they shine all night. Some even come with batteries for easy charging on cloudy days.

Cookware set

For the home cook, a great set of cookware makes preparing meals in a new home an exciting adventure. Choose a set with a variety of sizes for most versatility. Colors go beyond just silver or black, so pick a cheerful color to brighten up the kitchen.

Deluxe coffee maker

Deluxe coffee makers do more than just make coffee – they can offer a variety of hot beverages from coffee to cappuccino to hot chocolate to warm the body and fill the home with enticing aromas. Include a favorite flavored drink to use in the machine to start off the new day in a new home.

No matter what you choose, putting some thoughtful planning into the housewarming gift will let the recipient know that you care about them and are excited to celebrate this milestone in their life.