Whether you’re looking for something unique, practical or luxe, make their house a home with these top picks

If you know someone who’s moving home, why not brighten up their day (and new space) with a thoughtful gift to mark the occasion. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for housewarming gifts for couples who’ve bought their first property, or unique gift ideas for friends moving from one pad to another, we have you covered with our curated edit of the best new home gifts that are guaranteed to secure your spot at their first dinner party. 

The best housewarming gifts for friends, couples and new homeowners at Boots 

Scent their new scene with a fragrant gift that can lighten up their living room, elevate their bathroom #shelfie or, for the well humoured, deodorise their toilet bowl (yes, it’s a thing). Looking for gifts for newlyweds? Go down the picture path with a chic frame to capture their special day. Whatever the milestone or their home aesthetic, turn their house into a home with these top picks. 

Best housewarming gifts for a first home 

Buying gifts for new homeowners isn’t easy. They will likely have their own style and probably, a box of things already to unpack. The trick is to find something useful and thoughtful that will be genuinely treasured – a cheerful photo album, a personalised oven glove or maybe, a beautiful reed diffuser.

Wax Lyrical Reed Diffuser New Home

• Size: 40ml 

How adorable is this dinky reed diffuser from Wax Lyrical? Not only is it adorned with the words ‘Happy New Home’, but it’s also filled with a fruity fragrance (think crisp apple, sweet pear and zesty grapefruit) that will set the mood for a new beginning.

IG Designs Home Collection Stay Wild Photo Album

• Size: 6 x 4ins 

A new home is the perfect place to make new memories. From putting together flat pack furniture to hosting a dinner party, there are so many moments to photograph, and this album is a great place to keep them.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

• Size: 75ml

A pillow spray may sound like an unusual housewarming gift, but before you scroll on, hear us out. This lavender, vetivert and camomile combo is the ultimate antidote to a stressful move that will help them doze off at the end of a busy day of unpacking boxes.

Sixtrees Park Lane Rose Gold Photo Frame

• Size: 4 x 6ins 

Don’t underestimate the power of a photo frame. It can totally elevate a shelving unit, adding a personal touch to any new home. This one is especially chic with a rose gold metal frame that will suit every interior.

Sanctuary Spa Uplifting Moments Gift Set

• Size: Body wash 250ml, body scrub 200ml, body lotion 75ml, body butter 50ml

• Vegan

• Plastic-free packaging

The perfect present for any beauty buff, this gold wash bag contains five luxurious products – body wash, body scrub, body lotion, body butter and a body puff – to help soften skin and scent their bathroom like a sumptuous spa. Double tick!

Best practical housewarming gifts 

Sometimes the best movin- in gifts are the ones that are practical over pretty. From biodegradable anti-bac wipes to a reusable food pot, these useful gifts will become everyday staples that will make your friends or loved ones’ lives easier – promise!

Wet Ones Be Gentle Biodegradable Antibacterial Wipes

• Size: 40 wipes

• Fragrance-free

• Biodegradable 

Biodegradable and fragrance-free, these sustainable wipes (blended with soothing aloe) can be used on hands, face and body to help kill 99.9% of bacteria. A bathroom must-have, this is a great new home gift for the one who’s consciously clean.

Chilly's Reuse Food Pot Mono Black

• Size: 500ml 

This is the item they didn’t realise they needed, until now. Ideal for housing soups, porridge or salads on a morning commute, this high-end food pot will keep food warm or cold for up to six hours. Sold!

Baylis & Harding Goodness Oud, Cedar & Amber Hand Wash

• Size: 500ml

• Vegan

• 100% recyclable bottle 

If you’re stuck for ideas on housewarming gifts for men, turn your attention to this decadent hand wash from Baylis & Harding. Guaranteed to get used up, it smells sublime of citrus fruits and earthy woods.  

Poo Pourri Original Citrus

• Size: 41ml 

Those with a sense of humour should look no further than this ‘poo pourri’, designed to eliminate bathroom odour with fresh citrus and lemongrass notes. Simply spritz into the toilet bowl, do the deed, and voilà, no-one will suspect a thing. Your friend and their partner will thank you later.

Beurer Compact Air Humidifier LB37

• Size: 21 x 11 x 25.5cm

• Two-litre water tank

This humidifier uses ultrasonic technology to increase moisture levels in the air, creating a healthier environment in their new home. It also features a quiet night mode so that the health (and skin) benefits can be reaped while sleeping.

Best personalised and unique housewarming gifts

Determined to be a great house guest? Get in their good books with a personalised gift that will be treasured. From a bespoke silver trowel to a dated square keyring, these unique housewarming gift ideas will be very well received.

Treat Republic Personalised A Day To Remember Square Keyring

• Size: 4.3 x 4.3cm 

A keyring to accompany their new set of keys is a classic moving-in gift that can be made even better with a little personalisation. This one, for instance, can include their move-in date as well as a short congratulatory message.

Treat Republic Personalised Luxe Silver Trowel and Fork Set

• Size: 32.5 x 6.5 x 5.5cm 

Gift this silver set to your green-fingered friend who just loves to potter about their new garden. Made from polished metal with wooden handles, both the trowel and fork can be personalised with a name or message.  

Home Collection Solitarie Styrene White Frame

• Size: 4 x 6ins 

Take a simple white frame and turn it into something special with the addition of a printed photograph. Top tip? Pick a picture where you’re both in it so they’re reminded of you every time they walk past.

Treat Republic Personalised Crystal Gin Goblet

• Size: 11 x 21cm 

This unique gift is ideal for the friend whose favourite drink is gin. Crafted from fine glass, the crystal goblet can be personalised with their name so nobody else can accidentally sip their gin and tonic again.

Treat Republic Personalised Oven Glove

• Size: 18.5 x 83cm 

Oven gloves are a kitchen essential that can easily be forgotten about when shopping for a new home. Make sure their hands are covered with this chic monochrome pair that can be personalised with their name and a message for a bespoke gift – cute!

Best luxury housewarming gifts

After something seriously luxurious that will show your nearest and dearest just how excited you are for them? Look no further. From a Dyson high tech gadget to a Cowshed best-selling room candle, you can’t go wrong with this lot.

Dyson Purifier Cool Purifying Fan

Gifting gold, this Dyson purifying fan automatically senses and removes pollutants to improve the air quality in your home and is fully sealed to HEPA standard. In warmer weather, it can also act as a fan, projecting cool air flow. Clever!

Cowshed Relax Calming Room Candle

• Size: 220g

• Natural soy wax

• Biodegradable  

Used in every Soho House and Cowshed spa, this Relax candle combines calming lavender with uplifting eucalyptus to create a cosy space that will help even the most stressed new homeowner to unwind.

Lumie Bodyclock Shine 300 Wake-Up Alarm

If your friend struggles to snooze, treat them to this Bodyclock that features adjustable sunrise and sunset light settings (from 15-90 minutes), an FM radio and a choice of sounds (like crashing waves) to help them drift off and wake up gently. It also acts as a useful SAD aid during the winter months. 

Aromatherapy Associates Home Fragrancer

If their new home is also their office, spoil them with this chic ceramic, electric fragrancer that can help restore calm by filling their space with any Aromatherapy Associates essence or room fragrance sprinkled on top. Bliss. 

All prices correct on date of publication