You have a friend or a family member who has recently moved into a new home, and they are keen to celebrate by throwing a housewarming party. You’ve been invited, you want to go, but you understand that you will be expected to turn up with some kind of thoughtful housewarming gift. And you have absolutely no idea what that should be!
Well, worry not! because here at Aspens we have come up with a list of ‘cool but useful’ gifts that new homeowners will love!


A unique and memorable front doormat is a great way to create a lasting first impression of your home and makes a fantastic housewarming gift. You can make your friend/relative smile for years to come by getting one with a funny or sentimental inscription on it.

A new home may be very beautiful, but they can often be quite bare. Help your friend/relative to liven it up and personalise it by giving them a piece of artwork. Try and choose something that matches their colour scheme if you know what it is and if not make sure it’s at least something that suits their taste. If you don’t have a huge budget, and you have some creative flair, you could even create a piece of art yourself. A piece of art is a very personal gift, and you can guarantee that your friend/relative will think of you every time they walk past it.

A wall clock isn’t just about being able to tell the time. A large, statement clock can turn a plain wall into a real feature, especially if you choose one that is in keeping with the overall decor. It doesn’t matter that we all have watches and phones now to tell the time. A cool and funky wall clock would be a welcome addition to most homes.

A nice bunch of flowers or potted plant adds colour and scent to any room. They make particularly nice presents for female friends and relatives and you can make it even more special and personal by doubling it up with a nice vase or plant pot.

There is nothing more welcoming than a clean and fresh smelling home and it’s very easy now to find candles with scents that suit all kinds of personalities. Choose something fresh like green tea or ocean breeze or something warmer and more homely like vanilla or jasmin. You can pick up nice candles now from most of the main supermarkets so it’s unlikely that you will have to go very far out of your way.

Regardless of whether you are buying for a male or female, you can’t go far wrong with pots,pans and utensils. A beautiful new kitchen deserves new accessories and and new home owner would be delighted to receive them as a housewarming gift.

A housewarming party is a celebration and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of fizz! Regardless of how well organised someone is, that extra bottle will always be welcome!

In the excitement of the party, it’s likely that cards will be put to one side until the following day. But once all the clearing away is done, there is nothing nicer than sitting down and reading the lovely messages in cards from friends and family. Add to this by including a gift card so your friend/relative can go out in their own time and treat themselves to something nice for their new home.

For lots of people, the very best gifts are those that have been customized to match an exact interest. A personalised mug for the coffee addict, wine glass for the party girl or pyjamas for someone that likes to just come home, kick back and relax. A gift like this shows that you have put in a lot of thought and after all the stresses of moving, this will mean a lot.

It doesn’t matter what your relationship is with the person, moving home is a huge event, and if you get invited to a housewarming party make sure that you take the time to choose a gift that the host will love, appreciate and remember.

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