While choosing artwork for your home is a subjective pursuit, we couldn’t pass up this Home Sweet Home print. The vibrant giclée print features the simple, welcoming message in retro neon. But if you think your giftee won’t like this exact limited-edition print, or are looking to spend a little less, there are hundreds of prints and paintings to choose from at Art Republic. You can browse through the expertly curated edits, or shop by style, size, or price. And if you really can’t decide what’s best for the new homemakers, or you’d rather they do the choosing, gift cards are available from as little as £25.
The best housewarming gifts are those that cover multiple bases: they’re stylish but also practical, they’re respectfully personal, and they don’t take up too much space.
New homemakers will be walking over mountains of boxes for months, so you don’t want to burden them with anything huge. Whether you choose a nifty gadget for the kitchen, a decorative object for the living room, or a fluffy towel bale for the bathroom, a small but thoughtfully chosen new home gift will be a very welcome addition.
With a wealth of gorgeous homewares and collectibles on offer it’s easy to get carried away and choose something you’d rather see in your own home. But picking out the perfect housewarming gift sometimes involves putting your own eccentric taste to one side and considering the homeowners’ personalities, interior style, and practical needs.
If you’ve visited their previous pad, you’ll know the type of thing they’re into and can have fun choosing. If not, it’s probably best to play it safe and opt for a gift that’s stylish, low-key, and practical: you really can’t go wrong with luxury home fragrance, tea towels, or a set of artisan made coasters.
How we tested
Having recently moved into our own new abode, we thought about the kind of gifts we really needed on a practical level, but also the decorative ones that would bring us joy. We considered different budgets, making sure that those on the affordable end were sufficiently well made and durable. We also tested out our practical gifts, such as bakeware, tech, kitchen gadgets and towels over a period of time to ensure they stood up to heavy use.
The best housewarming gifts for 2023 are:
- Best overall – Dominic Bradnum Home Sweet Home limited edition print: £150, Artrepublic.com
- Best for families – Polly Fenwick green frame: £24, Pollyfenwick.com
- Best for foodies – Staub Ceramique 2 piece rectangular ovenware set, cherry: £69.95, Zwilling.com
- Best for garden entertainers – Bang & Olufsen Beosound explore speaker: £169, Amazon.co.uk