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18 Unique Housewarming Gifts

Colorful paper placemat with tree design is a pretty housewarming gift.

Are you looking for a unique and memorable housewarming gift? Buying a home is a huge accomplishment and worth celebrating any time of year. Whether it’s a first home or a downsized retirement pad, it’s always worthy of celebration. To help congratulate your family, friend or next-door neighbor on their new abode, gift them something that’s out of the box. 

Here are 18 perfect housewarming gift ideas that are sure to make them feel special. Helping friends discover unique home decor and gifting items they haven’t seen before will add to the thrill, and make your gift one they'll always remember.

Housewarming Gift Idea: Elegant Acrylic Trays

Housewarming Gift Idea: Vintage Textiles

A vintage textile, whether made into a luxurious pillow - or presented in its original state, like the vintage embroidered camel saddle bag, below - makes a unique housewarming gift. The saddle bag is great draped over a headboard or armchair. The built-in pockets are great for storing the remote or a magazine.

SmithHönig also creates beautiful throw pillows from fragments of vintage textiles. They come in multiple shapes and sizes, each one a unique creation designed to showcase the textile in the best way possible.

Atlanta designer Kevin O’Gara adorned a four-poster bed with one of SmithHonig’s large ikat pillows, created from a vintage textile. While this particular pillow has found its home, we're always adding to our handcrafted collections.

10 Perfect Housewarming Gift Ideas. Give the gifts they remember. Unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade, vintage or exclusive - find what they

Housewarming Gift Idea: Matchboxes & Candles

Candles and a decorative matchbox are a perfect housewarming gift for a new homeowner. Not only are the matchboxes usual, they make a great "where'd you get that" conversation starter when displayed ona coffee table. Choose something unique, like SmithHönig's large leopard matchbox or the classic blue, orange and black Tabriz design.

Another option is a decorative vessel candle such a these by SmithHönig in glass, wood and stone. Combine a candle and a matchbox for real gift-giving impact.

Housewarming Gift Idea: Paper Placemats

Moving is stressful! Give a housewarming gift that gives the homeowner easy style with minimal work. They'll be able to set a colorful, globally-inspired table with unique paper placemats. No muss, no fuss, just joy and celebration.

April Hershberger of Barn Home Living used SmithHonig’s Savanna Morning paper placemats and a brass-topped silk tassel in Thatch in her unique barn home in Maryland.
10 Perfect Housewarming Gift Ideas. Give the gifts they remember. Unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade, vintage or exclusive - find what they

Housewarming Gift Idea: Tassels

For a creative housewarming gift, deliver a bottle of the homeowner's favorite wine or spirits, with a brass-topped silk tassel as an adornment. 

Once your new homeowner has settled in, they can use the tassel on drapery tiebacks, drawer pulls, or as a decorative accent on a piece of furniture – the options are endless! 

Decorative tassels are a must-have accessory for any maximalist interior. They add the perfect touch of color, texture, and fun to any room. Here Ursula Carmona of Homemade by Carmona decorated a classic glass door knob. 

Silk tassel hanging on a glass doorknob with brass accents.

Housewarming Gift Idea: Art

Give a small gift of art for a truly special housewarming gift. We like these gem-like acrylic pieces which are perfect for placing in a bookcase or on a nightstand. A new homeowner can use an elegant piece like this in multiple locations, making it the perfect gift. They work great on open kitchen shelves, on a desk in a home office, or one a coffee table. 

Designer Kevin O'Gara used SmithHönig's "Juju" block in blue on a pink nightstand. We love it - and we think a new homeowner would, too.

Silk tassel hanging on a glass doorknob with brass accents.

Some things to consider when selecting a housewarming gift:

What colors and patterns is the homeowner drawn to?

Are their small pieces that jog a memory with your homeowner? Giving something personal makes it special.

Is your homeowner a creative type?

Finding the perfect housewarming gift, especially for your most creative friends and family can be a challenge. We suggest looking for small, memorable and unique pieces that will add joy and color to the new home. 

Browse SmithHönig's gift category for even more ideas for housewarming gifts, baby showers, birthdays, and more.

Always unique. 

Always colorful. 

Always joyful.

For a home as layered as you are.

Brass tray with lit candle, large pink matchbox and tassel.

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