Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts for First-Time Homeowners
Purchasing one's first home is high on the list of major life moments and should undoubtedly be met with thoughtful gifts from a person's nearest and dearest. So, when it comes to selecting a housewarming present for a first-time homeowner, you should absolutely think beyond the generic bottle of wine. Instead, make your loved one's month with a little something that simultaneously brings aesthetic flair to and holds a purposeful function in their new space. Ahead, some curated ideas to inspire your own.
Set them up with luxe iterations of entertaining essentials they will use over and again—and any time you are over. This matte gold serving set pairs well with most dinnerware collections.
Shop Now: Be Home Matte Gold Serving Set, $36, verishop.com.
This vintage-inspired oil dispenser looks so much sleeker on their countertops than generic bottles from the grocery store.
Shop Now: Terrain Recycled Glass Oil Dispenser, $48, shopterrain.com.
Owning a home for the very first time can be stressful—there's no denying that. These stress-relieving gummies, which come in a myriad of berry flavors, will help them achieve a calm equilibrium when the fridge breaks or a leak springs.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Berry Medley Gummies, $35, shopcanopy.com.
Drape their couch with this neutral, goes-with-everything throw for an instant upgrade.
Shop Now: Snowe Striped Throw Blanket, $248, snowehome.com.
New Home Candle
Notes of fresh linen and crisp, clean air dominate in this aptly-named candle, which reinforces the idea of a new home as a blank canvas.
Shop Now: Homesick New Home Candle, $34, homesick.com.
This 18-pack jar set is composed of borosilicate glass and handmade bamboo lids; the sleek canisters come with chic labels and a spice spoon. While this might be an organizational-themed gift, it's an aesthetically-pleasing one, too.
Shop Now: The Muted Home Spice Jars with Wood Lids, $125, themutedhome.com.
This vessel makes minimalist flower arrangements simple, thanks to built-in slots for stems.
Shop Now: Design Within Reach Ikebana Vase, $132, dwr.com.
Elegantly house water, juice, or wine in this carafe, which they will fill up regularly, guests or no guests.
Shop Now: Ferm Living Still Carafe, $55, fermliving.us.
Garden Tool Set
If your favorite new homeowner is looking forward to digging into or reshaping the existing garden beds, set him or her up with this comprehensive set, which includes a cultivator, spade, square hoe, and pair of shears.
Shop Now: Barebones Gardening Tool Set, $90, goodeeworld.com.
Leather Wine Holder
Are they wine aficionados? They will appreciate this modern rack; its leather loops securely hold their favorite vintages. Bonus points if you pair this gift with one of their favorite bottles.
Shop Now: Cyan Design Large Brighten Wine Holder, $115, burkedecor.com.
On the subject of wine—this goblet's shape was inspired by modern architecture in the 1930s, particularly the Villa Necchi in Milan, designed by Piero Portaluppi. Crafted from borosilicate glass in Italy, it features a delicate paneled detail. It will make a lovely addition to his or her bar cart.
Shop Now: Agustina Bottoni Calici Milanesi Wine Glass, $100 each, thewebster.us.
Martha Wine Co.
One last gift for the vintners: a monthly subscription to Martha's hand-picked wine service, which delivers a myriad of tried-and-true favorites straight to their door.
Shop Now: Martha Wine Co. Subscription, price dependent on subscription, marthawine.com.
Salt and Pepper Holders
They haven't seen salt, pepper, or sugar shakers quite like these. Give these vessels a shake and the ball will shift, leaving the right amount of spice or seasoning on their dish or in their cup.
Shop Now: Laurence Brabant Editions "En Coulisses" Shake & Ball Dispensers, $85, andyoulifestyle.com.
Every new kitchen deserves a new wooden spoon. Enter this hand-carved, and delightfully unique, option from Artisan Made, whittled from sustainable wood by fair-trade artisans. It's absolutely timeless and a joy to hold.
Shop Now: Artisan Made Laurelwood Ladle, $28, cultiverre.com.
While cress is often an edible salad staple, if you allow the plant to go seed—resulting in Cress 'Emerald Beads' (Lepidium setatum)—you will have a lovely garden-bed filler on your hands. These will look lovely along their new home's pathways.
Shop Now: Floret Farms Cress Emerald Bead Seeds, $5.95, shopfloretflowers.com.
Guest Bathroom Towels
We love the calm, cool, earthy colorways of these guest bathroom towels. Get them monogrammed for a thoughtful touch.
Shop Now: SFERA "Filo" Towel, $35, sferra.com.
Though they may be mostly functional, coasters can absolutely feel luxurious, as well. These leather circle iterations, which come in a moody midnight blue, are proof.
Shop Now: Ben Soleimani Clarion Circle Coaster, $106, bensoleimani.com.
Swan Salt Cellar
Add some intrigue to their dining room table with this swan-shaped salt cellar. Watch it become a talking point when dinner parties become possible again.
Shop Now: L'OBJET Swan Salt Cellar, $150, gumps.com.