6 Great Housewarming Gift Ideas – Easy and Cheap Gifts

When someone in your life is moving to a new home, social norms dictate that you should get them a gift. So, here at Kudos House, we gathered some awesome housewarming gifts that you can get for your loved ones.

There are a few different types of housewarmings that you will come across. The two most common are those moving into their first home and those moving to a new home.

Housewarming Gift Ideas

The majority of the people who are moving into their first homes are likely to appreciate gifts of cash, or vouchers for homeware stores so that they can furnish and decorate as they like.

On the other hand, people who are moving home are much more likely to have the essentials and a lot of the luxuries already. Therefore, they are a lot less likely to require furnishings and the like.

So, what do you buy for people who are moving into a new home? Today, in this article, we are going to focus mainly on those people who are moving houses.

Housewarming Gift Ideas

When you are looking for some housewarming gift ideas, it can be difficult. When you find yourself in this situation, it is often best to keep it simple. Do not try to overthink it. A simple hamper with some unique hand soap, hand towels, and a potted herb could go down a treat.

Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas

If you are looking for a unique housewarming gift idea, then perhaps a custom chopping board is a good idea? How many times have you used your chopping board and thought you could use a new one? Only to forget next time you are in a homeware store? I know I have.

If you have a knack for DIY, then you could make one yourself. If not, then there are plenty of places that you can have them made with personalized messages.

Good Housewarming Gift

When you are looking for an excellent housewarming gift but can’t think of anything, then again, make it simple. A beautiful, personalized bottle of wine, hammer and a note saying: “Take a break from all your hard work and get hammered” Could be your perfect solution.

Housewarming Gift Box

Boxes are such a large part of moving home. Why not accentuate this with a housewarming gift box? In the box, you can add anything that you will feel that the person/people would like. However, I find that things that will be “used up” are a better plan.

The reason behind this strategy is that I have seen a lot of items such as photo frames and candle holders become stored away in the homes of people who have all they need. However, soaps, etc. will always get used up and more will be required.

Housewarming Gift For Someone Who Has Everything

When you need to buy a gift for someone who has everything they want, you will have to think outside the box a bit. This fan style cheese knife and board set is a unique and practical idea. Not only is it easy to store (which solves the issue above), it also looks great.

Housewarming Gift Ideas For Couples

Housewarming gift ideas for couples are just the same as for a single person. However, perhaps you could buy two of the hamper type baskets in the image below and personalize it for each of them. Or you could add a few extras in there to make it big enough for the both of them.

Housewarming Gift Ideas For Men

When there is a man in your life who is entering a new home, you may think it is difficult to think of what to buy. However, it could be straightforward. Try to remember; you want to buy things that are either useful or not useful but fun.

Take a look at what is in this bucket:

  • A cheap and straightforward DIY kit – Always handy for hanging photos and shelves, etc. 
  • Beers
  • Beer pong set

That is just to name three of the items. You do not have to make it expensive. Just make it fun.


This post has given just a small look into some of the best housewarming gift ideas available. As I have already said, I would advise not to try too hard and make the gifts fun or almost immediately useful.

Unless there is something specific that someone would like, then it is often the best bet to buy something that can get used up — soaps, drinks, flowers, etc.

I hope that this article has given you some insights into what you can get for the people who are moving homes. We would love to hear from you if you have any other good ideas about what you can get. Maybe we will add them into the article too.