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29 Housewarming Gifts That Only Look Expensive

"OMG! You're so fancy!!!!" —everyone to them when they see your expensive-looking AF housewarming gift.

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1. A pour-over coffee maker that'll make their mornings just a little bit more glam.

Promising Review: "I love the simplicity of this coffee maker. It is not quite as convenient as electric drip, but it cleans easily and tastes as good or better." —D and K

Get it from Amazon for $18+. (Available in a variety of colors.)

2. A set of hanging frames so they can create a museum wall their neighbors will be envious of.

Promising Review: "These frames are so much more beautiful in person! They are the perfect wall decoration for my apartment. It's such a unique twist to the normal picture frame. The gold color goes well with any type of decoration or colors." —Sara

Get the set of three from Amazon for $30+. (Available in matte brass or nickel.)

3. Some salt and pepper grinders to go with all their other techie kitchen gadgets.

Promising Review: "This is beautiful, and the quality you get for the price paid is incredible! I wanted a set that wasn't too big, so I could display it on my dining table and this is perfect. I will be ordering more for gifts. 🎁" —SheilaT

Get the set from Amazon for $11.


4. Wood bowls that are hand turned, eco-friendly, and will have them serving up a rustic affair.

Promising Review: "Not only are these bowls the perfect size for holding smaller items, but they are beautiful as well. Once I saw them I ordered two more sets. Very happy with this purchase; I highly recommend them." —Sammi

Get a set of four from Amazon for $15+. (Available in round or square shapes.)

6. An elegant-looking tea kettle, because maybe they aren't so into coffee.

Promising Review: "Pours smoothly, no drips. The perfect size for about six cups of tea. The handle is cool when lifting from the gas burner, and it's easier on my shoulders to lift and pour than my electric kettle. Best of all — no shrieking whistle!" —Jane-Marie Gifford

Get it from Amazon for $19.

7. A marble utensil holder that also works for when they're serving wine.

Promising Review: "I love this! Makes a great addition to any kitchen and looks very classy. It's heavy, made of real marble, and great quality!" —Addison

Get it from Amazon for $25. (Available in a variety of styles and sizes.)


9. A set of olive oil and vinegar dispensers to give them a way to pour a perfect ratio.

Promising Review: "Nice, doesn't pour too fast or too slow, and it didn't make a mess. They look good and appear to be quality. The top pops off, then the silver portion slides down over the glass bottle, making it easy to put them in the dishwasher." —T. Poole

Get the set from Amazon for $20.

10. A print, because they love art but maybe they aren't quite ready to invest in some yet.

11. A set of concrete planters perfect for all their air plants and succulents.

Promising Review: "So cute!! Just got them today, these look much better than the ones I have seen in stores. The concrete is much lighter and the gold is a true gold, not yellow. LOVE IT!! Now I just need to get the succulents." —Amazon Customer

Get a set of three from Amazon for $30.


12. A tiered tray to catch all their jewelry, loose change, keys — whatever — when they walk in the door.

Promising Review: "Small yet versatile holder. Love the design; it's simple but good quality." —winwin

Get it from Amazon for $10+. (Available in two sizes.)

13. A French press so they can make the best coffee of their life right at home.

Promising Review: "This is the first French press I have owned. There is not one thing I can think of to improve upon this. It's well built and durable. Not one coffee ground has made its way into my coffee. I have been using it every day for three weeks now. It's easy to clean too." —Bryan M. Jamieson

Get it from Amazon for $14.

14. A bamboo charging station to keep all their devices organized while they charge.

Promising Review: "I love this charging station; it makes charging more than one device SO much easier. It has a port to charge six devices at once. I can charge our phones and both kindles at once. It is very durable and easy to use. It also comes with three cords for charging." —April McGowan

Get it from Amazon for $36.


17. A wine decanter that'll definitely help them impress their dinner guests.

Promising Review: "This carafe has worked wonders for me! I wasn't convinced on the benefits of a decanter until my purchase of this one. I thoroughly enjoy having a glass of wine after work, and this decanter allows me to always ensure my wine tastes fantastic!" —Ethan

Get it from Amazon for $25.

18. A bathrobe so comfortable they'll feel like their new home is actually a luxurious spa.

Promising Review: "I finally got the right robe. I've been buying all these darn robes for my wife and she never uses them. They are all super soft and fluffy, but don't absorb water. This one does. It's exactly what she wanted and uses it all the time. It's more towel like and less blanket. That is the key — it has to be able to absorb water, and the fancy ones don't." —Madtown

Get it from Amazon for $24+. (Available in a variety of colors and in sizes S-XXL.)

19. A set of planter vases to help turn their green thumb into home decor.

Promising Review: "I brought these into my local nursery to find plants fo them and someone stopped me to ask where I got them! Air plants looked the best out of all the plants I considered (and they're the easiest to just plop in)." —Wav-uh-lee

Get the set from Amazon for $22+. (Available in brass or copper and in a variety of styles.)


20. A jewelry tray, because they have the best, most delicate accessories and they need a place to store them.

Promising Review: "This is a great size and has good weight. I LOVE the design and finish; it looks so good on my industrial wood table. I also love that it's lined with a suede material on the bottom. It holds more stuff than I imagined. Plus, adding an air plant to it just takes it to the next level." —steppanyaki

Get it from Amazon for $14. (Available in black or matte brass.)

22. A sophisticated glass planter that'll elevate the look of even the ugliest of plants.

23. Some gold and marble coasters, because they spent a lot on their new coffee table.

Promising Review: "Beautiful, heavy, and solid coasters. They look great in my home. Very pleased with the purchase, and the company even emailed me to make sure they arrived as they should." —Brooke

Get a set of four from Amazon for $18.


24. A makeup organizer so they can have a clean slate — and vanity — in their new home.

Promising Review: "LOVE this product! It comes in two separate pieces but the top fits perfectly on top of the drawers. It's a great size, and fits — all most — all of my makeup. You can really fit a lot of products in the drawers. Fits great on bathroom counters, dressers, or a makeup counter!" —Carol Russo

Get it from Amazon for $14.

25. Some cocktail glasses with all the information they need to become a killer bartender.

Promising Review: "Super convenient because nobody has time to find a proper measuring tools to make drinks! Each glass has four drink recipes dedicated to a certain liquor, for a total of 16 different recipes! And they're not useless drink recipes, they're actually recipes you might want to use! It's a nice, thick glass." —Amazonomous

Get the set of four from Amazon for $16.

26. A really beautiful coffee table book to help add a pop of color and reading material to any room.

Promising Review: "Absolutely love the physical feel of this book, along with the way it was written! Easy to digest and in a hip manner! The photography in this book is BEAUTIFUL too." —DT

Get it from Amazon for $17.

27. Some fancy AF matches they can leave in the bathroom for guests who are courteous enough to use them.


29. And a floating frame so they can put a picture of you in it and always remember you fondly.

Promising Review: "I surprised my boyfriend with our favorite picture in this frame. He was blown away at how unique it was. You can sit it upright, or put it on the wall for a 3D effect. It looks so cool on the wall. I'm going to make a gallery for him. It's high quality, too." —T L

Get it from Amazon for $14+. (Available in a variety of sizes and finishes.)