25 Rad Housewarming Gifts To Buy or DIY

It seems lately that so many of our friends are buying new homes or moving!  ‘Tis the season I guess!  I’ve been scrambling a bit this weekend looking for unique housewarming gift ideas, maybe to make, some to buy.  And I’ve been trying to stick within a $25 budget since there are 3 different friends in question. I wanted these gifts to be useful, yet rad, so I had to do a little bit of searching.  Here’s what I found (some to buy, some to DIY):

  • Let’s check them out! 1 of 27
  • Citrus Fruit Print 2 of 27

    Gift a special friend with this adorable citrus fruit print from Rifle Paper Co.  A perfect addition to a kitchen or a house.

    From Rifle Paper Co. $24.

  • Mezzaluna Chopper 3 of 27

    I love the mezzaluna.  Perfect for chopping up herbs, even pizza dough. Love the acacia wood and cutting plate.

    From West Elm, $17.40

  • Takeout Menus 4 of 27

    I've got to get one of these.  Our takeout menus are stuffed in a file folder and it's always a bit of a mess when we're in a hurry.  A fun takeout menu organizer.

    From Mod Cloth, (price not available).

  • Salad Servers 5 of 27

    Always handy to have around and love, these (bear claw-like) salad servers are made with acacia wood.

    From Terrain, $18.

  • The Drunken Botanist 6 of 27

    The perfect book for the cocktail connoisseur gardener.

    From Terrain, $19.95.

  • Soy Candles 7 of 27

    You can never go wrong with a pretty candle.  Especially if it comes in a pretty ceramic container with a wood top! Garden-inspired, these soy wax candles are hand-poured into a colorful ceramic pot.

    From Terrain, $24.

  • Giftable Seeds 8 of 27

    Help new home owners with their garden by gifting them with a beautiful garden bouquet seed collection. This set of 8 packets includes: Blue Lace Flowers, Amaranthus, Ornamental Vine, Nasturtium, Ricinus, Zinnia, Poppy and Sweet Pea.

    From Terrain, $24.

  • Milk Bottle Measuring Cups 9 of 27

    Everyone can use a new set of measuring cups.  Especially if they are as delightful as these milk bottle ones from Anthropologie.

    From Anthropologie, $24.

  • Attingham Teacup 10 of 27

    And as my aunt says, one can't have too many teacups! Also it's a bonus that they are microwave and dishwasher proof! Add some fresh tea leaves and you're set!

    From Anthropologie, $14.

  • St. Helena Global Salt Trio 11 of 27

    A trio of carefully collected salts is a special gift one doesn't treat oneself to every day.  A selection of Pink Himalayan salt, Black Hawaiian Sea Salt and Organic Grey Salt hand-raked from clay flats on the French coast.

    From Terrain, $25.

  • A Wooden Six Pack 12 of 27

    I like the idea of bringing over a little wooden tote of select artisan beers as a housewarming.  The tote also makes it handy to carry over beers to the neighbors for a summer BBQ.  (This one's a little more expensive than our $25 budget but is certainly worth the mention. Or the handy person could actually make one of these, too.

    From Terrain, $68.

  • DIY Ice Cream Sundae Gift Box 13 of 27

    This is a fun little gift box one could make up pretty easily - and  it's a great gift to receive - especially for friends or new neighbors with kids. Cute labels make for a special finishing touch!

    Get the how-to from Tip Junkie.

  • DIY Household Essentials 14 of 27

    A great idea to gift a new homeowner or new neighbor offering up a bucket of maps, a tape measure, light bulbs, extension cords, etc.

    For more info visit

  • A Picture Hanging Kit 15 of 27

    Here's a useful little kit that'll come in handy for the new homeowner: a picture hanging kit.  Make up a kit filled with wire, nails, and hooks - all that is needed for a little art of the display.

    Get more info from

  • DIY Housewarming Jar 16 of 27

    Another version of the housewarming bucket, but this time it's a cute jar with a painted lettering how-to.  Fill with various household items such as cleaning brushes, furniture polish, crazy glue, etc.

    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.

  • DIY Deluxe Bucket 17 of 27

    This bucket of goodies goes all out, stuffed with everything from a flashlight to finishing nails!

    More info at

  • Goat Cheese Baker 18 of 27

    A cute little ceramic baker would be a nice housewarming gift - add some fresh cheese!

    From Williams Sonoma, $19.95.

  • Produce Bags 19 of 27

    Pick up a few of these cute produce bags and fill them with garden produce as a cute little gift.

    From Williams Sonoma, $19.95.

  • Do It Yourself Cookie Cutters 20 of 27

    A fun little kit to give to the baker friend.  I would love getting this kit for a housewarming, wouldn't you?

    Available at Williams Sonoma, $24.95

  • Favorite Throw 21 of 27

    These little throws are an amazing housewarming gift idea. So cosy and warm, and within our $25 budget!

    From West Elm, $19.99 $29.

  • Agate Bookends 22 of 27

    Beautiful bookends would make a wonderful gift as a housewarming.  They're affordable enough that you can even include a book!

    From West Elm, $14.

  • Rewined Candles 23 of 27

    Soy wax is hand poured into vessels made of repurposed wine bottles. Perfect for the wine lover.

    From West Elm, $25.

  • Bamboo Message Board 24 of 27

    A cute little magnet bamboo message board would make a nice gift.

    From West Elm, $25.

  • Hanging Glass Bubbles 25 of 27

    These cute hanging glass bubbles would make a great replacement for a bouquet of flowers.  Add an airplant or succulent to make is super special!

    From West Elm, $22 - $24

  • Tool Kit 26 of 27

    A small tool kit to fix life's little problems like installing batteries and changing the odd light switch is a nice thing to have. And do they get any nicer looking than this?

    From West Elm, $16.

  • DIY Hanging Vessel 27 of 27

    This DIY using a belt and a recycled juice bottle would make a nice little gift. Add a succulent or air plant.

    Get the how-to here!

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