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    33 Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts They'll Actually Use

    These'll last longer than a bouquet of flowers or a cheese gift box.

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

    night stand table with a stack of books, lamp, then a square shape house-like white tissue box cover
    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 $8.33.

    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.)

    The black cylinder coffee grinder on a kitchen countertop

    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: "Works just as well as the one I had for 25+ years! Good quality and great grind. If you can’t afford a burr grinder for espresso, this product works very well." —mountainsandcanyons

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

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

    three black bags of death wish coffee

    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 as Subscribe & Save for $17.96/month and in ground, and coffee pods).

    4. Or an Atlas Coffee Club subscription in case your pal is always trying something new but consistently loves a cup of joe. This'll deliver some delicious caffeination straight to their doorstep with all the info on where it's sourced.

    overhead view of several coffee mugs and packages of the coffee
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via

    I've tried several different coffee variations (I drink my coffee black too; yes I'm one of THOSE insufferable people) and can vouch for its amazing ability to perk ya' right up. But I'm not the only person on the BuzzFeed Shopping team who's a fan. Check out our full Atlas Coffee Club review where we wax poetic about this useful subscription service that'd also make a great gift.

    Get a subscription from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+ (available in three sizes, ground or whole beans, three roast types, and bi-weekly or monthly).

    5. 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!

    welcome mat that looks like a guitar amp with the family's last name as the brand log
    Uncommon Goods

    Does this thing go up to 11?

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.

    6. 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.

    boxes of the tea in packaging that has old timey looking books, characters, and passages printed on them

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

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

    7. 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!

    gray ceramic candle containers with various etched designs on them
    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).

    8. 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 and this housewarming party is virtual.

    bonsai tree in a container that has a water portion that looks like a pool

    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 $28.98.

    9. 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 $22.99 or six faux succulents for $16.99

    10. A funny bathroom guest book so they can keep track of who's visited the "library."

    guest book with a fancy cover on a closed lid of a toilet

    Get it from Amazon for $13.28.

    11. 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.

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

    toy person with "Chad" on their swimsuit that hangs on the edge of a glass

    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 $9.95.

    13. 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 $58.21 or a 25.4-ounce bottle from Williams-Sonoma for $39.95.

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

    cup-like ceramic container that says "garlic" on it with holes to let the garlic breath and a wood top

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

    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.

    a lavender green tea candle and a mediterranean sea candle in glass jars
    One Fur All

    This deodorizing candle comes in a range of scents, unlike most other candles. And it is EFFECTIVE. About a year ago 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. A popcorn maker and seasoning set for your pal who's super picky about their movie popcorn. I get it, truly.

    Bespoke Post

    Get them from Bespoke Post: popcorn maker for $20 and seasoning set for $36

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

    person taking a shot of pink champagne from the chambong that's shaped a champagne glass with a bent stem you can sip from

    Get a pair from Amazon for $27.99.

    18. 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!

    square framed pic of a french bulldog wearing heart shaped glasses with a frame that looks like it's made from bamboo

    I've had several pictures framed through Framebridge and the image quality, matting, and frame all come out in superb quality! Plus, the gold bamboo frame shown here is STUNNING in real life.

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

    19. 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 $17.99+ each (available in eight styles).

    20. A guac-preserving gadget, in case they wanna make a big ole batch for themselves! (Why wouldn't they?!)

    guac container with see-through sides and a locking top
    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 $19.99 or The Grommet for $19.95.

    21. 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.

    gray faux fur blanket slung over a chair

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49+ (available in 5 sizes and 21 colors).

    22. 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.

    decorative tray with a stack of off-white marbled look round coasters

    Defend that coffee table!

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    23. 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!

    six months of the paper calendars with abstract watercolor backgrounds on the calendar cards
    Notably Paper Company / Etsy

    This business is based out of Charlotte, NC, and specializes in handmade paper products.

    Get it from Notably Paper Company on Ety for $12+ (available with or without the wood stand).

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

    small waffle maker with a waffle cookbook, measuring spoons

    Promising review: "We love these SO much that we are now giving them as gifts. So easy to make, clean, and store. They make a think small pancake or waffle. Great for adults or children. We have the pumpkin, gingerbread man, and snowflake." —Elisa Ramier

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    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.

    brown glass soap pumps with calligraphy-like text on it that says "hands" and "dishes"
    Everthine Designs / Etsy

    This San Diego-based small business is full of wonderful home accents and gifts featuring hand lettering that makes all of the products seem that much more special.

    Promising review: "Thank you so much. They are just what I was looking for. Beautiful and well made well, worth the wait. Just the perfect accent in my kitchen. No more plastic dispensers!" —Rossy Johnson

    Get them from Everthine Designs on Etsy for $24 (available in two lettering styles, glass or plastic bottle, and also in a personalization option).

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

    container that looks like a cold person on a fridge shelf with stuff like blue cheese, garlic, and onions

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

    27. A trio of collapsible colanders they'll never run out of reasons to use.

    square colander with a couple of carrots and lettuce in it

    This set includes the pictured colander and two round colanders that don't fit to your seat. Made of BPA-free materials.

    Promising review: "Love these. I previously had the metal strainers which took up too much room in my cabinet. These are great, collapsible, which can fit almost anywhere. The large one with extended arms is also great for over the sink." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (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.

    piece of wall art with a gray background and various laundry symbols in white with what each symbol means

    Get it from Yellow Bird Art & Design on Amazon Handmade for $12.95.

    Also check out two 8x10 frames that'll fit this wall art.

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

    a black wire geometric bookend holding up various books

    Get a pair from Amazon for $16.99+ (also available in white).

    30. A chip bowl and dip bowls that are finally "you" size 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

    These are from a small biz based in Seattle that specializes custom decor that makes great gifts!

    Get them from White Gardenia Project on Etsy: chip bowl for $18, set of dip bowls for $25

    31. An electric wine bottle opener they can put to use STAT for opening all the bottles of wine they nabbed with those wine delivery coupons you always send them.

    cylindrical wine opener with a corkscrew

    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. A Real Housewives wine tumbler you can personalize for their city. You know that your city is *this close* to becoming the next franchise. Get Andy!

    a light pink, white, and black set of stemless wine tumblers with "Real Housewives of Feeding Hills" in the style of the TV show font on a cutting board
    KC Cups / Etsy

    These are from a woman-owned biz based in Kansas that offers nearly any drink tumbler customization you could dream up!

    I got these cuties for two of my friends who bought houses in late 2020 with their cities personalized on them. Basically no one is as obsessed with Housewives as I am, but lots of our group chats entail rehashing the latest eps (except RHOC bc, let's face it, it's awful). So when my colleague Heather Braga put this tumbler in her gifts for Bravo fans, I couldn't wait to order them. They've both received them and LOVE them. One friend cried! But a good cry.

    Get it from KC Cups on Etsy for $21.77 (available in 10 color combos).

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

    greet card with an illustration on it of a toaster that says "Congratulations" on it with a piece of toast popping out of it holding a champagne glass
    Paul and Waffle / Etsy

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

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