Cute Housewarming Gift Ideas for 2019

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It may seem like a minor gesture, but buying someone a cute housewarming gift can have an outsized impact. Moving is equal parts exciting, exhausting, and expensive. It can signify a lot of different things, too: a new chapter in life, a fresh clean start, or just a subtle shift in living arrangements. But no matter the reason and location, the work that goes into moving is absolutely exhausting — and expensive. Even if someone is moving into their dream home, it can all really add up, both emotionally and financially, so buying a cute housewarming gift is helpful not only as a way to make someone smile, while also making the transition easier.

Buying someone a cute housewarming gift can make them feel more at home, while also filling an important need on their shopping list. It can also be a clutch way to alleviate future worry, buying them something that’s not yet on their shopping list, but they’d realize they need two weeks after moving in.

So what makes for a cute housewarming gift? At MASSE, we can recommend cute housewarming gifts for all kinds of homes, homeowners, and occupants. No matter what kind of new space you’re buying for, we know we can help you find something great. We provide lists of cute housewarming gifts based on reviews from our users, who have really received, given, or used those items. And crucially, we don’t allow any paid promotion or sneaky sponsored reviews. That way you know that the wide range of cute housewarming gifts you find here are truly honest and will really excite whoever receives the gifts.

What we’ve found is that people love housewarming gifts that are either useful or aesthetically pleasing (and in a very perfect world, both). The first thing people do when they’re getting ready to move is to throw out a ton of stuff — including things they’ll probably need again. And once they’ve moved into a new home, there’s a good chance people will need help filling up their new home with memories, mementos, and useful gadgets. Some of the best housewarming gifts are classy, useful items that people wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. Think about what you’d love to own but can’t quite pull the trigger on buying, and you are probably thinking of a cute housewarming gift in the making./p>

MASSE’s selection of housewarming gifts include a lot of items in that sweet spot, like wine coolers, gorgeously scented candles, and monogrammed linens. They’re the kind of gifts that will make friends and loved ones smile and genuinely thank you, and you can smile knowing they’ll be in their new homes for years to come.

  • Custom Frame

    $39.00

    By Framebridge

    You move in, get all your furniture set up, fill up the cupboards and kitchen, make up the bathroom, install your electronics, and then when you finally collapse on the couch, you have a horrifying realization: the walls are bare! Now, even if you’ve brought some framed art and photos along, you’re likely to need some new decorative additions, but there are few things that feel like more of a hassle than framing photos. That’s why a custom frame from Framebridge makes for such a cute housewarming gift — people can upload photos, pick out a frame, and Framebridge does the rest, sending a perfectly framed piece to the new home. MASSE shoppers rave about it, calling it both “personal/thoughtful” and, essentially, quite easy and affordable.

    You move in, get all your furniture set up, fill up the cupboards and kitchen, make up the bathroom, install your electronics, and then when you finally collapse on the couch, you have a horrifying realization: the walls are bare! Now, even if you’ve brought some framed art and photos along, you’re likely to need some new decorative additions, but there are few things that feel like more of a hassle than framing photos. That’s why a custom frame from Framebridge makes for such a cute housewarming gift — people can upload photos, pick out a frame, and Framebridge does the rest, sending a perfectly framed piece to the new home. MASSE shoppers rave about it, calling it both “personal/thoughtful” and, essentially, quite easy and affordable.

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    Seconding Framebridge. I have used them for a ton of artwork and it always comes out so beautifully

    - @ann

You move in, get all your furniture set up, fill up the cupboards and kitchen, make up the bathroom, install your electronics, and then when you finally collapse on the couch, you have a horrifying realization: the walls are bare! Now, even if you’ve brought some framed art and photos along, you’re likely to need some new decorative additions, but there are few things that feel like more of a hassle than framing photos. That’s why a custom frame from Framebridge makes for such a cute housewarming gift — people can upload photos, pick out a frame, and Framebridge does the rest, sending a perfectly framed piece to the new home. MASSE shoppers rave about it, calling it both “personal/thoughtful” and, essentially, quite easy and affordable.

  • Recycled Glassware Pitcher

    $32.00

    By Hawkins New York

    Hawkins New York has a fantastic line of recycled glassware, which carry the twin benefits of being both 100% sustainable and totally cute. Moving often winds up being less than environmentally friendly, given all the cardboard boxes, plastic tap, and bubble wrap you use, so it’s especially nice to give one of these environmentally friendly pitchers as a cute housewarming gift. They come in different color tints and have unique markings and bubblings, making for a cute housewarming gift that everyone can feel great about.

    Hawkins New York has a fantastic line of recycled glassware, which carry the twin benefits of being both 100% sustainable and totally cute. Moving often winds up being less than environmentally friendly, given all the cardboard boxes, plastic tap, and bubble wrap you use, so it’s especially nice to give one of these environmentally friendly pitchers as a cute housewarming gift. They come in different color tints and have unique markings and bubblings, making for a cute housewarming gift that everyone can feel great about.

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    I’m loving all the recycled glassware at Hawkins, especially the pitcher, would be a great gift with Mezcal

    - @margot

Hawkins New York has a fantastic line of recycled glassware, which carry the twin benefits of being both 100% sustainable and totally cute. Moving often winds up being less than environmentally friendly, given all the cardboard boxes, plastic tap, and bubble wrap you use, so it’s especially nice to give one of these environmentally friendly pitchers as a cute housewarming gift. They come in different color tints and have unique markings and bubblings, making for a cute housewarming gift that everyone can feel great about.

  • Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden

    $68.99

    By GrowLED

    At some point over the last few years, growing plants has gone from a hobby traditionally pursued only by older people with big gardens into a popular pastime for millennials in apartments. Maybe it’s because people are having kids later and later, and want to nurture something before they take the child plunge, or maybe they just like the aesthetic, but either way, helping people — young or old — get started with growing their indoor plants is, as one MASSE user puts it, “the gift that keeps on giving.” This three plant indoor kitchen garden from GrowLED with a grow light is an amazing compact housewarming gift, as it allows for plants to thrive indoors even if their owners don’t have a ton of time to fuss over them. The lights come with a timer, making sure the plants get enough light, and it supports all kinds of different species!

    At some point over the last few years, growing plants has gone from a hobby traditionally pursued only by older people with big gardens into a popular pastime for millennials in apartments. Maybe it’s because people are having kids later and later, and want to nurture something before they take the child plunge, or maybe they just like the aesthetic, but either way, helping people — young or old — get started with growing their indoor plants is, as one MASSE user puts it, “the gift that keeps on giving.” This three plant indoor kitchen garden from GrowLED with a grow light is an amazing compact housewarming gift, as it allows for plants to thrive indoors even if their owners don’t have a ton of time to fuss over them. The lights come with a timer, making sure the plants get enough light, and it supports all kinds of different species!

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    It’s the gift that keeps on giving :)

    - @tinabeans

At some point over the last few years, growing plants has gone from a hobby traditionally pursued only by older people with big gardens into a popular pastime for millennials in apartments. Maybe it’s because people are having kids later and later, and want to nurture something before they take the child plunge, or maybe they just like the aesthetic, but either way, helping people — young or old — get started with growing their indoor plants is, as one MASSE user puts it, “the gift that keeps on giving.” This three plant indoor kitchen garden from GrowLED with a grow light is an amazing compact housewarming gift, as it allows for plants to thrive indoors even if their owners don’t have a ton of time to fuss over them. The lights come with a timer, making sure the plants get enough light, and it supports all kinds of different species!

  • Italian Washed Linen Napkins, Set of 4

    $24.98

    By Williams-Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma is one of the most trusted names in quality home goods, so just about anything with their name on it carries a certain housewarming gift cache. But it’s the personalization that makes these Italian Washed Linen Napkins so alluring. MASSE users love that for a small fee, you can have them monogrammed for a personal touch — the napkins alone make for a cute housewarming gift, but when personalized, they’re all the more thoughtful.

    Williams Sonoma is one of the most trusted names in quality home goods, so just about anything with their name on it carries a certain housewarming gift cache. But it’s the personalization that makes these Italian Washed Linen Napkins so alluring. MASSE users love that for a small fee, you can have them monogrammed for a personal touch — the napkins alone make for a cute housewarming gift, but when personalized, they’re all the more thoughtful.

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    Add monogramming for $9.50 for a personal touch!

    - @HBrockhoff

Williams Sonoma is one of the most trusted names in quality home goods, so just about anything with their name on it carries a certain housewarming gift cache. But it’s the personalization that makes these Italian Washed Linen Napkins so alluring. MASSE users love that for a small fee, you can have them monogrammed for a personal touch — the napkins alone make for a cute housewarming gift, but when personalized, they’re all the more thoughtful.

  • Pebble Medium Bowl

    $75.00

    By Mud Australia

    A dish from Mud Australia will class up any home, and the boutique houseware maker’s Pebble Bowl is especially sleek and stylish. It’s a porcelain bowl, glazed on the outside and raw on the inside, and available in a sumptuous milky white, making it a classy, understated piece that works as both decoration and for day-to-day use. As one MASSE user wrote, Mud Australia products “are great housewarming gifts that are gorgeous, and won’t break the bank!”

    A dish from Mud Australia will class up any home, and the boutique houseware maker’s Pebble Bowl is especially sleek and stylish. It’s a porcelain bowl, glazed on the outside and raw on the inside, and available in a sumptuous milky white, making it a classy, understated piece that works as both decoration and for day-to-day use. As one MASSE user wrote, Mud Australia products “are great housewarming gifts that are gorgeous, and won’t break the bank!”

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    I was given this and love it!

    - @amylgroom

A dish from Mud Australia will class up any home, and the boutique houseware maker’s Pebble Bowl is especially sleek and stylish. It’s a porcelain bowl, glazed on the outside and raw on the inside, and available in a sumptuous milky white, making it a classy, understated piece that works as both decoration and for day-to-day use. As one MASSE user wrote, Mud Australia products “are great housewarming gifts that are gorgeous, and won’t break the bank!”

  • Lumio Book Lamp Walnut

    $200.00

    By MoMA Design Store

    You don’t have to be an art-lover or bookworm to appreciate the style and cleverness of the Lumio Book Lamp from MoMA. Knowledge is its own source of light, and so it’s absolutely perfect that the “pages” on this book-like lamp are all illuminated from an inner light that flicks on as soon as you crack it open. It’s a gentle glow that makes a perfect reading light, making it a cute housewarming gift that can be used in just about any room.

    You don’t have to be an art-lover or bookworm to appreciate the style and cleverness of the Lumio Book Lamp from MoMA. Knowledge is its own source of light, and so it’s absolutely perfect that the “pages” on this book-like lamp are all illuminated from an inner light that flicks on as soon as you crack it open. It’s a gentle glow that makes a perfect reading light, making it a cute housewarming gift that can be used in just about any room.

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    This!!! It’s so beautiful, and can be stored & charged through USB very easily

    - @ayeshamangaldas

You don’t have to be an art-lover or bookworm to appreciate the style and cleverness of the Lumio Book Lamp from MoMA. Knowledge is its own source of light, and so it’s absolutely perfect that the “pages” on this book-like lamp are all illuminated from an inner light that flicks on as soon as you crack it open. It’s a gentle glow that makes a perfect reading light, making it a cute housewarming gift that can be used in just about any room.

  • Marble Wine Cooler

    $41.00

    By Pottery Barn

    Bottles of wine are great gifts for pretty much any occasion (other than a child’s birthday, perhaps), but that also means they can start to pile up on someone celebrating a special occasion. Housewarmings are no different — bottles of wine are some of the most popular housewarming gifts of all. Want to change it up, while still playing into that tradition? With Pottery Barn’s Marble Wine Cooler, you’ll be giving a gorgeous piece that’s super helpful — keeping a bottle of wine cool could not be more paramount! MASSE users call it chic — and also point out that it can also fit vodka bottles.

    Bottles of wine are great gifts for pretty much any occasion (other than a child’s birthday, perhaps), but that also means they can start to pile up on someone celebrating a special occasion. Housewarmings are no different — bottles of wine are some of the most popular housewarming gifts of all. Want to change it up, while still playing into that tradition? With Pottery Barn’s Marble Wine Cooler, you’ll be giving a gorgeous piece that’s super helpful — keeping a bottle of wine cool could not be more paramount! MASSE users call it chic — and also point out that it can also fit vodka bottles.

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    I love giving this wine cooler! Chic and practical and not too pricey!

    - @Christina

Bottles of wine are great gifts for pretty much any occasion (other than a child’s birthday, perhaps), but that also means they can start to pile up on someone celebrating a special occasion. Housewarmings are no different — bottles of wine are some of the most popular housewarming gifts of all. Want to change it up, while still playing into that tradition? With Pottery Barn’s Marble Wine Cooler, you’ll be giving a gorgeous piece that’s super helpful — keeping a bottle of wine cool could not be more paramount! MASSE users call it chic — and also point out that it can also fit vodka bottles.

  • Play 5

    $499.00

    By Sonos

    Different housewarming gifts serve different purposes. Some are cute decorative pieces that people will love, but not necessarily use, while others are more practical items that no one’s necessarily excited to receive, but really will put to work. Play 5 speakers from Sonos falls right in the middle, because not only will people be pumped to open them up, they’ll be more than a little bit excited to get the music pumping. MASSE reviewers uniformly love them, enthusing about their sound quality and ease of use. As one enthusiastic recommendation explains, ‘you can’t go wrong!”

    Different housewarming gifts serve different purposes. Some are cute decorative pieces that people will love, but not necessarily use, while others are more practical items that no one’s necessarily excited to receive, but really will put to work. Play 5 speakers from Sonos falls right in the middle, because not only will people be pumped to open them up, they’ll be more than a little bit excited to get the music pumping. MASSE reviewers uniformly love them, enthusing about their sound quality and ease of use. As one enthusiastic recommendation explains, ‘you can’t go wrong!”

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    Agree - Sonos have the best sound quality, you can easily take them with you if you move!

    - @EmmaNYC

Different housewarming gifts serve different purposes. Some are cute decorative pieces that people will love, but not necessarily use, while others are more practical items that no one’s necessarily excited to receive, but really will put to work. Play 5 speakers from Sonos falls right in the middle, because not only will people be pumped to open them up, they’ll be more than a little bit excited to get the music pumping. MASSE reviewers uniformly love them, enthusing about their sound quality and ease of use. As one enthusiastic recommendation explains, ‘you can’t go wrong!”

  • Circa Rose Quartz S01 Box Gift Set

    $295.00

    By Cinnamon Projects

    Moving can be super-stressful, so any housewarming gift that helps alleviate that stress is always appreciated. Cinnamon Projects’ Circa Rose Quartz incense sets provide an absolutely relaxing scent and are aesthetically gorgeous, with holding discs cut from semi-precious stones. They’re cute housewarming gifts that are also incredibly useful, as they come with five different scents (all high quality, according to MASSE users) so that they can be used at just about any time.

    Moving can be super-stressful, so any housewarming gift that helps alleviate that stress is always appreciated. Cinnamon Projects’ Circa Rose Quartz incense sets provide an absolutely relaxing scent and are aesthetically gorgeous, with holding discs cut from semi-precious stones. They’re cute housewarming gifts that are also incredibly useful, as they come with five different scents (all high quality, according to MASSE users) so that they can be used at just about any time.

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    Incense + incense burner makes a perfect housewarming gift. Their incense is very nice quality.

    - @jenny.h.k

Moving can be super-stressful, so any housewarming gift that helps alleviate that stress is always appreciated. Cinnamon Projects’ Circa Rose Quartz incense sets provide an absolutely relaxing scent and are aesthetically gorgeous, with holding discs cut from semi-precious stones. They’re cute housewarming gifts that are also incredibly useful, as they come with five different scents (all high quality, according to MASSE users) so that they can be used at just about any time.

  • Apt/Townhouse Portrait

    $650.00

    By Jill Gill

    Instead of getting someone a cute housewarming gift for inside their home, why not get them a cute housewarming gift that shows off their new home to others? Jill Gill is a renowned artist whose unique work has appeared on a long list of the most famous magazines in the world, and now she takes commissions for her amazing apartment and townhouse portraits. She’ll paint a house or building in her iconic style and then turn it into stationary or send along a digital image so the recipient can do what they want with it. One MASSE user calls it “the best, most personalized housewarming gift” they’ve ever given!

    Instead of getting someone a cute housewarming gift for inside their home, why not get them a cute housewarming gift that shows off their new home to others? Jill Gill is a renowned artist whose unique work has appeared on a long list of the most famous magazines in the world, and now she takes commissions for her amazing apartment and townhouse portraits. She’ll paint a house or building in her iconic style and then turn it into stationary or send along a digital image so the recipient can do what they want with it. One MASSE user calls it “the best, most personalized housewarming gift” they’ve ever given!

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    This is the best, most personalized housewarming gift I’ve ever given!

    - @katiekiefner

Instead of getting someone a cute housewarming gift for inside their home, why not get them a cute housewarming gift that shows off their new home to others? Jill Gill is a renowned artist whose unique work has appeared on a long list of the most famous magazines in the world, and now she takes commissions for her amazing apartment and townhouse portraits. She’ll paint a house or building in her iconic style and then turn it into stationary or send along a digital image so the recipient can do what they want with it. One MASSE user calls it “the best, most personalized housewarming gift” they’ve ever given!

  • Santal 26 Classic Candle

    $75.00

    By Le Labo

    Le Labo’s Santal 26 Classic Candle offers a few twists on your typical gift candles: instead of floral or fruity smells, it’s got a smoky and leathery scent (though it’s vegan). It also comes in a thick, high-quality glass vessel that is also customizable. Adding the recipients’ names on such a nice candle makes it a cute housewarming gift that will burn and burn for a very long time.

    Le Labo’s Santal 26 Classic Candle offers a few twists on your typical gift candles: instead of floral or fruity smells, it’s got a smoky and leathery scent (though it’s vegan). It also comes in a thick, high-quality glass vessel that is also customizable. Adding the recipients’ names on such a nice candle makes it a cute housewarming gift that will burn and burn for a very long time.

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    I love giving these Le Labo candles for housewarming gifts. You can customize the label with the person’s name and address of their home!

    - @rachelgreen

Le Labo’s Santal 26 Classic Candle offers a few twists on your typical gift candles: instead of floral or fruity smells, it’s got a smoky and leathery scent (though it’s vegan). It also comes in a thick, high-quality glass vessel that is also customizable. Adding the recipients’ names on such a nice candle makes it a cute housewarming gift that will burn and burn for a very long time.

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