Housewarming Gifts

When a family member or friend moves into a new home, it's a milestone worth celebrating — especially if they moved into a Meritage home. You'll likely want to help them settle in and congratulate them with a thoughtful housewarming gift that they'll actually use and enjoy. But even if you’ve known them for ages, it may be tricky to find the perfect gift. Do you get them a present that’s more functional or aesthetically pleasing or something that’s just memorable? It feels like the options are endless.

Don’t worry — we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for that new homeowner in your life.


The caffeine connoisseur.

If your friend or relative loves coffee or tea, you can't go wrong with must-have items like a coffee grinder, French press and electric kettle. If the new homeowner loves their caffeine to go, consider buying a thermos that keeps drinks hot or cold for longer. If you want to spend a little extra money or are looking for a group gift, consider a handmade tea set or a subscription service for coffees or teas from around the world (they have sampler sets too!). 

The lover of interior decorating.

Perhaps the new homeowners would love to add their unique style to the house with art or other décor. Thankfully, the options are plentiful when it comes to gift-giving in this category. For instance, buy a faux fur throw that matches their furniture or color scheme. Or get a coffee table book that speaks to their interests. If they are fans of huge statement pieces, consider a large wall clock. Other ideas include letter boards (maybe for their kitchen or entryway), a bookshelf art piece, a large vase, a decorative tray or even a framed map of their favorite city.

The one who appreciates personal touch.


Want to make your gift more meaningful? Have your present personalized. For instance, a cheese board with the recipient’s initials; coasters with their favorite pictures; a dishtowel or mug with a special phrase; a throw pillow with their house’s latitude and longitude coordinates; or perhaps a door mat that says something like “The Smiths Welcome You.”

The head of the kitchen.

If your friend or relative loves to cook or bake and spends hours in the kitchen, consider fancy salt and pepper shakers, a spoon rest in the shape of the state they live in or a recipe journal so they can create their own cookbook. If you want to spend a little extra cash, consider gifting them top-notch olive oil, a handblown glass olive oil pourer, a Dutch oven or even a cooking or baking class.

Still need ideas?

Even though you know your friends or relatives like the back of your hand, it can still be difficult to come up with an amazing housewarming gift. You can never go wrong with candles, succulents, a bag toss game for everyone to play in the backyard, or, a set of solar lights for the deck/patio. Of course, if you are still having trouble thinking of ideas, there are always gift cards to their favorite shops, home improvement stores or a cleaning service.

Happy shopping!

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