Many of our favourite makers and craftspeople, independent shops and high-street retailers have a wealth of brilliant housewarming gifts and Christmas gifts for the home. There are merits to both shopping small and shopping on the high street, so you’ll be pleased to know that this guide offers both.
If you prefer to shop small, there are enough brilliant shops and makers out there to make it easy to eschew the retail giants and support the little guy. However, we also understand that sometimes it’s hard to know where to look in your pursuit of the best housewarming gifts from independent shops, or, more commonly, you simply need fast shipping because you’ve left your shopping to the final minute. If that’s the case you will be relieved to know that many of the high street stalwarts included in this gift guide offer shipping right up to Christmas Eve.
What is a nice inexpensive housewarming gift?
You’ll find some lovely affordable housewarming gift ideas in our guide, but for at a glance recommendations look no further. Scented candles, doormats, coasters and diffusers are all fail safe gifts for new homeowners, whether you’re buying for a loved one, colleague or neighbour. Alternatively, think about something practical but charming. A mug, for instance, will sit nicely in their new kitchen.
What’s the best housewarming gift to buy?
Sima Throw, olive, £180 from Soho Home.
A smart sofa throw or throw blanket for the end of their bed is always a thoughtful housewarming gift. It works well no matter who your gift recipient is, whether they are a family member or friend.
Cast Iron Always Pan, stone, £135 from Our Place.
As any first time homeowner or renter will know, there are a surprising amount of kitchen gadgets needed in a for new space. This Always Pan is the solution to that problem, doing the job of eight pans in one. For more great gifts for cooks, electric kettles, olive oils and wine glasses are also lovely ideas.
House of Hackney X Anthropologie Glass Tortoise Candle, £76 from Anthropologie.
The latest must-have collaboration on our radar? House of Hackney X Anthropologie. This candle casts a particularly lovely glow and would make a great present too. For a lower budget pick, there is a single wick version available too.
Roam Speaker, wave, £179 from Sonos.
Give the gift of music with Sonos’ latest speaker. It comes in a range of colours, so simply pick their favourite and go.
Boy Smells Italian Kush Candle, £80 from Ssense.
There’s nothing like a scented candle to provide a sense of calm. This one makes a great gift and the smart glass pot can be reused after it’s burnt out.
The Fortnum’s Collection Hamper, £160 from Fortnum and Mason.
You can’t go wrong with a classic Fortnum and Mason hamper, especially in the colder months as Christmas approaches. This wicker basket is full of delicious treats that’ll keep the new homeowners’ cupboards full until their first food shop.
Grey Essential Oil Electric Aroma Diffuser, £45 from Oliver Bonas.
A not-in-your-face diffuser can be hard to come by, but this one from Oliver Bonas does the trick nicely. It will suit most interiors, so will make a lovely housewarming present for most.
Pottery Starter Kit, £35 from Noah’s Box.
A fun activity for the first night in a new home will always go down well. The best bit? They’ll be making something they can keep forever. This kit is for plant pots, but there are ones for candles too.
Marseille Bed Linen Collection, £49 from Dusk.
Fresh bedding is an unbeatable feeling. Everyone likes crisp white sheets and these ones from Dusk are particularly affordable.
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