13 Traditional Housewarming Gifts For Friends and Loved Ones

Article by John Abrams. Last Updated: Friday, Apr 23, 2021.

A housewarming gift is a tradition in most cultures, and there are a ton of great options to choose from when picking one out. Some love new and trendy items, but a traditional housewarming gift can be a great way to show some love.

We’ve put together a list of traditional housewarming gifts that are a perfect fit for everyone! From wetware to home decor, we’ve got what you need!

Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to also check out our list of housewarming gifts for guys and practical housewarming gifts for even more ideas!

Our Favorite Traditional Housewarming Gifts

  • Traditional Printed Blanket Throw
  • Weave yourself a warm cocoon where you can relax and rest after a long day. Wrap yourself up in our luxuriously oversized 100% cotton Beach Throws. Designed in India, woven from the finest cotton, dyed and handloomed by traditional artisans in Kutch Gujarat. Created using ancient techniques & block printed designs, these beautifully soft and eye catching throws will add warmth & luxury to your home.


  • Hang Anywhere Shelf Duo
  • The essence of rustic elegance, Jamie Esslinger and Michael Smith's solid pine swing shelves add style and storage space with ease. The natural materials and simple triangular shape are innately eye-catching, and Jamie and Mike's homemade stain gives them the timeworn look of well-loved furnishings. They take mere seconds to install: Tap a hook or nail into a wall, hang the jute twine from it, and… done. No need to haul out the level, just balance it by hand.


  • A House Blessing - Inspirational Framed Prayer
  • The perfect housewarming gift that provides meaning and traditional values. This house blessing is the original framed print by artist Maria Kalinowski and printed on archival paper. Click through to read the full text, but be sure to add this to your list!


  • Premium Whiskey Stones Gift Set
  • The Whiskey Stones Gift Set contains premium stainless steel whiskey chillers, two (2) hand-blown, extra large whiskey glasses, a set of slate stone coasters, a freezable freezer pouch and tongs. Whether it is time to unwind after work with a drink or just time for relaxing at home with a movie, this set is the perfect touch for everyone that loves whiskey.


  • Box of Chocolate Soaps
  • Make getting clean the ultimate, indulgent experience, whether you're enjoying a hot bath or just grabbing a quick shower before work in the morning. Each of the soaps in this set by Heather Swanepoel are made from pure, pronounceable ingredients that soothe and satisfy your skin—a blend of olive, coconut, palm kernel, cocoa butter, shea butter, sunflower and refined sweet almond oils—along with everyone's favorite treat: chocolate.


  • Sage Smudge Stick with Lavender & Sage Soy Candle Set
  • Enjoy some good karma with this sage smudge stick and candles combination. Smudging is an important part of spiritual purification, cleansing and blessing rituals. The Sage smudge offers such therapy in a practical and simple way. A native plant from the Southwest (US) which has been used by Native Americans for centuries to cleanse a space before meditation or prayer, or as an aid to help relieve stress. Enjoy a relaxing 15 minute meditation with this bundle that also comes ready with 2 all-natural soy candles in Lavender & Sage scent.


  • Personalized Wine Serving Tray
  • Now the host or hostess with the mostess can bring even more to the table, thanks to this tasteful tray. The decorated wooden compartments house four stemmed wine glasses and one standard bottle of wine, so presenting a luscious libation is as quick as it is classy. Personalized with a family name and year, it’s a special gift for the wine lover in your life. (We recommend pairing with a chic chardonnay or marvelous merlot for bonus points.)


  • A Kitchen Cooking Utensils Set
  • Never worry about your cookware sticking again with the Soulhand Cooking Utensils Set! These utensils are made of 100% food grade silicone material, eco-friendly materials with no harm to you and your family. And the handles are cool touch, which means they are cool to the touch and will not burn your hand even if it is placed straight from the oven. It's a traditional present with a modern twist!


  • Personalized Rustic Serving Tray
  • Home is where the snacks are. Celebrate your special spot—where there are always apps—with this unique pine board featuring your zip code. Whitney Herndon handcrafts each, etching your digits and adding antique-inspired cast iron handles. The sturdy, food-safe surface makes a beautiful presentation for cheese, crackers, and fruits. It's a stand-out gift for new home owners or the party host with lots of love for their city.


  • Bamboo Cheese Board & Cutlery Set
  • Add a little elegance to your dining experience with this gorgeous Bamboo Cheese Board. This cheese board and set of utensils (3 knives, 1 spatula) with matching cutting/serving tray all fit neatly into the board itself for easy storage when not in use. The slide-out drawer in the base can hold up to 3 chalk labels, to mark the cheeses on the board. It also features a wine bottle stopper, and a tool & knife sharpener in the top drawer.


  • A Grandfather Wood Wall Clock with Chime
  • These traditional grandfather clocks will continually chime every hour on the hour with Westminster chimes. Every clock that has been assembled in this workshop is tested in our sound chamber to insure accurate melodies. These are handcrafted wall clocks made of the finest wood available and built to last for many generations. It's a truly meaningful gift that they will treasure forever.


  • Steampunk Salt & Pepper Mills
  • We'd like to think that if novelist Jules Verne were traveling to the center of his favorite meal rather than Earth, he'd season it with these pepper and salt mills. Randy & Deb Rosewell shape and polish the beautiful walnut bases, then pair them with antiqued, cast-metal mechanisms that look like they've come out of a sci-fi dream. The pepper mill has a burr grinder (a foodie favorite), the salt mill’s grinder is porcelain, and both are fully adjustable from fine to coarse. Part fine-tuned machine and part artful object, they couldn't be anymore steampunk if they actually had bells and whistles.


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