80 ideas for creative and thoughtful housewarming gifts

Buying a new home is one of the biggest achievements for a family. Especially a new family. That is why many new homeowners throw awesome housewarming parties to celebrate the next step in their lives. So, if you happen to be invited to one of these parties you are probably wondering what is a good housewarming gift? Well, look no further, because we have gathered 80 ideas for creative and thoughtful gifts. What’s more, for all the lovely DIY-ers out there we have prepared 10 simple and easy DIY housewarming gifts tutorials.

What is a good housewarming gift?

In order to help you, we have also covered five of the most traditional housewarming gifts which carry deeper meanings:

  1. Bread – symbolises the wish for the house to never know hunger.
  2. Wine – wishing the house to never now thirst and always have joy
  3. Olive oil – symbolises health and well-being
  4. Salt – to always have flavour and spice in your life
  5. Honey – to enjoy the sweetness of live

Nowadays, people have become very creative with these traditional gifts, however. They can be arranged in a gift basket, for example. Furthermore, you can always get them sea salt for soaking, for example. Be creative! Now, scroll down to find 10 DIY ideas for unique gifts.

Housewarming gifts – DIY wine bags

What do you need?

  • Heavy weight canvas
  • 3/4 inch leather strips
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Embroidery floss and needle
  • Fabric dye

DIY wine bags – simple and easy

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How to make them?

  • Measure your canvas with the help of a wine bottle and cut it accordingly.
  • Fold the canvas and pin it, as shown on the photos.
  • Sew a straight line from the bottom folded end to the open one and do the same on the other side.
  • While still inside out, pinch the corners and create the triangles as shown on the photo, stitch them together.
  • Dye the canvas, wash it and dry it.
  • Once it is dry, you can either add pom poms, or add the leather straps, it is up to you.

Step by step tutorial

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Simple, but thoughtful housewarming gifts

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DIY herb garden

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What do you need?

  • Coffee mugs
  • Drill
  • Organic Potting mix
  • Assorted herbs
  • Painter’s tape

Choose ceramic mugs over porcelain ones

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How to do it?

  • Drill a hole at the bottom of the mug for drainage.
  • Fill the mug with the potting mix.
  • Remove the herbs from the plastic containers and put them in the mugs.
  • You can add little signs, just so it is easier to know what is what.

Carefully drill the hole

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Plant the herbs

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Fun little DIY herb garden

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DIY Sangria

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What do you need?

  • Drink dispenser
  • Wine
  • Different fruits (oranges, lemon, lime, berries)

Put all of the ingredients into the dispenser and voila

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DIY air freshener

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What do you need?

  • Mason jar
  • Lemons
  • Rosemary branches
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

The necessary ingredients

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How to make it?

  • Cut the lemon (one per jar) and put it in the jar.
  • Add two branches of rosemary.
  • Fill it with water.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Shake it gently.
  • Wrap with ribbon.

Nice and simple idea for a housewarming gift

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DIY housewarming jar

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What do you need?

  • Variety of home goods
  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Printout of the desired text
  • Opaque paint pen

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How to make it?

  • Print out the desired text and tape it to the jar.
  • Trace the text with the pen and remove the paper.
  • Fill it with all the goodies.
  • Tie the ribbon around the jar and put the lid on.

Example of goodies you can put in the jar

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Gift basket ideas

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Another example of a gift basket

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DIY gift basket

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Example of some things to put in a gift basket

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DIY map coasters

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What do you need?

  • Square tiles
  • Felt
  • Mod podge
  • Scissors
  • Map
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear acrylic spray
  • Foam or craft brush

The steps are easy to follow

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How to make it?

  • Cut out the desired piece of the map, measured according to the size of the tiles.
  • Use Mod Podge to glue the map to the tile.
  • Using the brush apply a coat of Mod Podge over the map, to seal it and let it dry.
  • Spray it with the acrylic spray.
  • Cut the felt in a slightly smaller size than the tile.
  • Hot glue it to the bottom of the tile.

You can get a map of the area of the new owners’ home and make these with it

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DIY succulents wreath

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What do you need?

  • Faux moss and succulents
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Floral pins and wire
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

What you need to make this DIY

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Find what the best arrangement for the succulents would be

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Using the floral wire, attach the moss

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Use the floral pins to keep the succulents in place and you are done

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DIY vintage teacup candles

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What do you need?

  • Vintage teacups
  • Wooden skewers
  • Candle wax flakes
  • Tape and scissors
  • Wax wicks
  • Candle scents

The things you need

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How to do it?

  • Use the wooden skewers to keep the candle wicks straight.
  • Melt the candle wax flakes and add the scents.
  • Pour the wax into the teacups.
  • Give it a few hours. Once the wax is completely dry, cut the wicks, remove the skewers and light them up.

Retrace the steps, as shown in the photos

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Beautiful final result

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Browse our gallery to find the best housewarming gifts

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A caricature painting is a fun idea

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Personalized housewarming gifts

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Thoughtful gift for the gardeners

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Help the new homeowners make their lives super sweet

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DIY pineapple, made of champagne and chocolates

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His and hers passport covers for the travel lovers

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Our adventure book travel journal, inspired by the movie “Up”

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Personalised jigsaw puzzle

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Welcome a new housewife to your neighbourhood with this fun idea

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A gorgeous recipe book

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Beauty and the Beast inspired lamp

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Scratch off map of the world

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For the Star Wars fans

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Personalised door mat

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Homemade sweets are always a good idea

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Gift tower made of cleaning products – practical housewarming gifts

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DIY homemade lemonade

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