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    32 Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts I Bet They'll Actually Use

    AKA, stuff they won't just find a year from now and donate to charity.

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    1. A tissue house for the perpetually sniffly person with minimalist tendencies. Plus, it's just so cute!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Yup, that is my bedside table with my own tissue box that I finally bought after putting it in many posts just like this one. It's super handy, easy to track down, and isn't a total eyesore like a "naked" tissue box. Oh hey, and you could also be extra nice and pick up a few square tissue boxes so you can put one inside!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    2. A legendary coffee grinder that won't cost you a million bucks but WILL please any coffee lover. (My coworker at my old job swears by this thing, and I trust in him for all things coffee.)


    It has a 200-watt motor and lid-activated safety switch, grinds up to 3 ounces of coffee beans in seconds, and yields up to 12 cups of coffee. The blades can also grind herbs, nuts, grains, and more. Not sold yet? Check out our full review of the Krups coffee grinder.

    Promising review: "I bought this particular one as a gift; I have an identical one, which is still working after a decade. I grind my coffee beans (daily) just prior to brew time. This is great for holding just the right amount of beans for a typical 12 cup drip coffee maker. The lid is great for scooping out organic beans from a large bag. At night I fill the coffee maker with cold filtered water then fill the grinder with beans, put the lid on, and then in the morning I only have to grind and brew; the grinder keeps the beans stored very well overnight. It can be cleaned out easily, especially if you use it for more than grinding coffee beans." —Paul Andrew Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

    3. And strong whole bean coffee that may appeal to anyone who loves to be extremely caffeinated and a tad morbid. (It me.)


    It's USDA-certified organic and fair trade. Oh, and the company claims it makes the world's strongest coffee!

    Promising review: "I am a stay-at-home dad and a full-time student getting my B.S. in engineering. Therefore, sleep is like a gift and it's precious. On the other end, waking up is easy but getting focused and ready to tackle the daily routine requires energy and focus. I was using a 5–7 espresso shot latte from Starbucks. Not any more. This coffee has a bold flavor and a solid kick to get the day going. I am super happy with my choice to subscribe for this as my new daily caffeine fix." —WARmachin3

    Get 1 pound from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in ground, pumpkin spice ground, and coffee pods).

    4. A personalized door mat to tip off visitors that, yes, they do have the correct address. And the recipients WILL know if anyone gets any ideas about stealing it bc, well, it has their name!

    Uncommon Goods

    Does this thing go up to 11?

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.

    5. A novel-tea set for anyone who's super excited about their new lil' reading nook where they can get cozy with a nice cuppa.


    Each tea bag's tag has a famous literary quote.

    Get a box of 25 bags from Amazon for $13.50.

    6. A fair-trade candle in a gorgeous container they'll hang onto after its burn time of 65 hours expires. FYI, each of this company's candles is hand-poured by a woman artisan who's a former refugee building a new life for herself in the US!

    Prosperity Candle

    I own the Seaside Happiness candle, and it's super fragrant and burns for soooo long.

    Get them from Prosperity Candle for $30 each (available in 5 patterns and 12 scents).

    7. A mini bonsai tree reflection pool to bring a lil' calm and reflection into their new home. Even though there are still a bunch of unpacked boxes in the spare bedroom, no guests are allowed in during this housewarming party.


    Promising review: "For the price, this is a steal!! It's absolutely beautiful. Packaging was perfect, not a single branch damaged. I gave mine as a gift and my mother-in-law loved it and thought I paid so much more than I did, so it's a perfect gift." —Allea

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

    8. Or some faux lilac (potted!) or some pretty, pretty convincing succulents, because you can't bear hearing yet another plant murder story from them.


    "So I picked up these cute succulents at the farmer's market to replace the ones I forgot to water." Enough is enough!

    Get them from Amazon: faux lilac for $19.99 or six faux succulents for $18.99

    9. A funny bathroom guest book they'll start filling up ASAP at the housewarming!


    Get it from Amazon for $13.28 (also available in bed).

    10. A trio of presentable reusable grocery totes that'll look so nice hanging up in their mudroom or by the door.


    After all, they probably got rid of a bunch of beat-up looking tote bags when they Marie Kondo'd before the move!

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    11. A set of six "drinking buddies" to help identify whose glass is whose and also make for some extremely silly party pics.


    A friend bought these for a birthday a few years ago and they're always a big hit at parties.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.41 (also available in several scandalous varieties).

    12. A bottle of ~good~ olive oil because you should listen to Ina Garten (this is one of her favs)!


    FYI, here are the EVOO receipts from Bon Appetit.

    Get two 16.9-ounce bottles from Amazon for $38.52 or a 25.4-ounce bottle from Williams-Sonoma for $39.95.

    13. An adorable garlic keeper so bulbs can finally get some privacy while keeping the air flow they need to live their best life.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two styles).

    14. And a Gracula garlic crusher they can put to work when it's time to whip up something in those double ovens of theirs! (Jealous.)


    BPA-free and dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    15. A deodorizing candle meant to erase the funk of their fave four-legged friend. They can also light it when it's time to finally make that garlicky stir fry.

    One Fur All

    This deodorizing candle comes in a range of scents, unlike most other candles. And it is EFFECTIVE. I recently made this delicious Insta-famous stew with a friend (see the gorgeous results), and when we started in on the onions my tiny kitchen REEKED. Well, I lit one of these and in 10 minutes the smell was gone. But it also works wonderfully for covering up eau du dog, as I experienced when I lived with an English bullie named Cleo. (She's alive and well, we're just no longer roommates! But still v close friends.) Check out our full review of Pet House candles.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 24 scents).

    16. Chambong shot glasses as an over-the-top way to make a toast.


    Get a pair from Amazon for $24.95.

    17. A professionally framed pic you can easily snag from their Insta feed — it's something you know they like, but it'll still be a surprise!


    I've had several pictures framed through Framebridge and the image quality, matting, and frame all come out in superb quality!

    Get an 11"x11" frame from Framebridge for $39 (also available with a personalized mat for $10).

    18. A cast-iron doorstop with a Rodin-like bootay or a watchful pup to serve as heavy-hitting assistants when they need the help.


    Here's to The Age of Bronze, which people thought looked *too* realistic when Rodin revealed it. Cheers to a realistic thirst trap (though our model here may have a lil' more junk in the trunk)!

    Get them from Amazon for $14.52+ each (available in six styles).

    19. A guac-preserving gadget, in case they have any left over from the housewarming party or just want to make a big post-party batch for themselves!

    The Grommet

    But don't listen to me, take it from a coworker who owns and adores this! Check out our full review of the Guac-Lock here.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.81 or The Grommet for $19.95.

    20. A faux fur throw they can use as a stylish decor crutch 'til their budget rebounds from the move and they can replace that lackluster side chair.


    Get it from Amazon for $29.49+ (available in 5 sizes and 20 colors).

    21. Absorbent coasters that only *look* like they're marble and are cheap enough that you could still even shell out for a bottle of two-buck Chuck if you're feeling especially gracious.


    Defend that coffee table!

    Get them from Amazon for $14.49.

    22. A tiny lil' desk calendar they can easily squeeze into their new office nook that barely fits more than a laptop but STILL qualifies as an office nook!

    Favorite Story / Etsy

    Get it from Favorite Story on Etsy for $12.50 (includes stand).

    23. Or a pop icons desk calendar if they can spare a lil' more room and are the friend who's always convincing you to go to a show.

    ModCloth, Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I am that friend, and my friend Christina gave me this beaut for Christmas. As you can see, it's sitting on my desk at work right this minute! (And yes, that is a "Wench" mug from my favorite store Fishs Eddy! It's now sold out online, but that store is my absolute fave for IRL housewarming purchases!)

    Get it from ModCloth for $18.

    24. A mini waffle maker and waffle mix that'll help whip up a quick and easy breakfast treat!


    Promising review: "It's so tiny but that's convenient for me because I don't have much storage! It cooks very well, too! Makes a good housewarming gift for college students!" —Aryes Avalos

    Get them from Amazon: waffle maker for $9.99+ (10 colors) and mix for $14.48

    25. Pretty soap dispensers they can decant their big-box buys into so no one accidentally lathers up with Dawn. Though worse things could happen.

    Feya + Live Co. / Etsy

    Get them from Feya + Live Co. on Etsy for $14.90 (available in four bottle types).

    26. An adorable fridge refresher that'll look nicer than the crusty old box of baking soda they used in their old place.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.97. And check out the matching microwave cleaner.

    27. A flat colander they'll never run out of reasons to use.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. Laundry room wall art that you can put in a pretty frame for their new fully-fledged laundry space. Oh and also, you're coming over to do your laundry next weekend.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    29. Geometric bookends for the bibliophile who's already run out of places to store all their tomes in the new digs. *raises hand*


    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in white).

    30. Dip bowls that may just finally be big enough to contain your own personal serving of their famous buffalo chicken dip the next time you come over to watch a game.

    White Gardenia Project / Etsy

    Get them from White Gardenia Project on Etsy for $25.

    31. An electric wine bottle opener they can put to use STAT for opening all the bottles other guests bring.


    If you walk into someone's housewarming party (or really any party) empty-handed, you're a rude monster. I've been the host when this has happened, and it has not reflected well on those people. This opener has a built-in rechargeable battery and opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge.

    Promising review: "Bought this bad boy for work. The reviews were either great or people were upset about the battery. I've had it at work over a month now and opened 1000s of bottles of wine with ease with it. I give this thing raving live reviews. I haven't had a cork break off or any cork in the bottles since i purchased it. If the motor had gone out after 100 bottled id have called it worth my money but its still working 1000s later. It does seem to be going a little slower and the charger base is getting a tad finicky but ill just order another happily when it does go out." —Julie Mozingo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    32. And a toast-worthy card that could also cover OTHER wonderful things they're celebrating!

    Paul and Waffle / Etsy

    Get it from Paul and Waffle on Etsy for $4.50.

    Your friend giving you a tour of their new digs:


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