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

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

Simple, but thoughtful housewarming gifts

DIY herb garden

What do you need?

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

Choose ceramic mugs over porcelain ones

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

Plant the herbs

Fun little DIY herb garden

DIY Sangria

What do you need?

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

Put all of the ingredients into the dispenser and voila

DIY air freshener

What do you need?

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

The necessary ingredients

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

DIY housewarming jar

What do you need?

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

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

Gift basket ideas

Another example of a gift basket

DIY gift basket

Example of some things to put in a gift basket

DIY map coasters

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

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

DIY succulents wreath

What do you need?

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

What you need to make this DIY

Find what the best arrangement for the succulents would be

Using the floral wire, attach the moss

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

DIY vintage teacup candles

What do you need?

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

The things you need

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

Beautiful final result

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A caricature painting is a fun idea

Personalized housewarming gifts

Thoughtful gift for the gardeners

Help the new homeowners make their lives super sweet

DIY pineapple, made of champagne and chocolates

His and hers passport covers for the travel lovers

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

Personalised jigsaw puzzle

Welcome a new housewife to your neighbourhood with this fun idea

A gorgeous recipe book

Beauty and the Beast inspired lamp

Scratch off map of the world

For the Star Wars fans

Personalised door mat

Homemade sweets are always a good idea

Gift tower made of cleaning products – practical housewarming gifts

DIY homemade lemonade

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