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41 Housewarming Gifts People Actually Want

Gifts your friends will use, including custom cutting boards, chambongs, drink markers, personalized doormats, and more!

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1. A bottle of ~good~ olive oil because you should listen to Ina Garten when she sings its praises. BTW, this is one of her favs!

Get the Olio Santo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil from Williams-Sonoma for $39.95, The Rogers Collection Morgenster South African Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Food52 for $24, or Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil from World Market for $8.99.

2. An adorable fridge refresher may look nicer than a crusty old box of baking soda they used in their old place. JK. It will definitely look nicer.

All they have to do is fill it with baking soda!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99. And while you're at it, get the matching microwave cleaner for them too.

3. A yummy tea sampler with 20 flavors so even the pickiest of tea drinkers just might find something they like!

Promising review: "I bought this as a hostess gift for my boyfriend's mother. Boy did I earn some brownie points. The tea flavors cover a very nice variety and were very fresh. Very happy with my purchase." —Judy

Get it from Amazon for $30.


6. A basic tool kit because emergencies can and will happen!

This'll cover the basics with a 16' tape measure, hammer, 18mm snap-off knife, torpedo level, long-nose pliers, slip-joint pliers, Phillips screwdriver, standard screwdriver, and a variety of mechanic's tools and bits.

Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

7. A legendary coffee grinder even coffee snobs will adore.

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Has a 200-watt motor and lid-activated safety switch, grinds up to 3 oz. of coffee beans in seconds, yields up to 12 cups of coffee. Blades can also grind herbs, nuts, grains, and more.

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

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review.

Get it from Amazon for $18.22+ or Jet for $8.22+ (available in a blade or burr grinder).


10. A pretty potted houseplant so maybe they can become the old plant lady their Insta likes history would indicate.


13. An electric corkscrew for pulling the weight when it's vino time.

Has a built-in rechargeable battery, opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge.

Promising review: "Love this wine bottle opener!! Looks great on any bar or kitchen counter. I have purchased three so far for birthday, Christmas, and housewarming gifts. Great quality product and exceptional price. Speedy delivery, too!" —Bernadette

Get it from Amazon for $22.42.


16. And a handy guest book for a variety of important spots, like the bathroom, couch, and even the bed!!!

Promising review: "We love this book! Definitely get some amazing comments from family/friends — especially when you have some folks over for drinks! These make a great housewarming gift for your friends with a sense of humor. Highly recommend!" —Tony Bauer

Get it from Amazon for $12.32+ or Walmart for $12.32+.


20. A deodorizing candle meant to erase the funk of your fav four-legged friend can also do major things for weird kitchen smells. Also, it doesn't smell like a deodorizing candle!

I'm obsessed with these slow-burning, super-fragrant candles. Read my full ~glowing~ review.

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in a variety of scents).

23. 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+ (six colors) and mix for $8.95


29. A cool nautical doorstop for the Margaritaville-obsessed or a llama looker for the folks who can't stop, won't stop sharing cute animal videos.


34. A fresh set of coasters to use ASAP so that their new mid-century modern coffee table doesn't suffer from water rings post-housewarming.,,

Get the cork coasters from Urban Outfitters for $7.99, pizza slices from World Market for $5.99, or stone coasters from Amazon for $14.99.


39. A guac-saving gadget in case they have any left over from the housewarming party.

Promising review: "I ordered three of these as Christmas gifts, and one for myself. I couldn’t be more pleased. My guacamole stayed fresh and green for five days before I finished it. Who knows how long it will keep? It never lasts this long." —Shirley Hargis

Read one BuzzFeeder's full review.

Get it from Amazon for $16.10 or The Grommet for $19.95.


40. A tree they can watch grow.

With a little care, in a few months their tree will start to grow in its little clay pot (included), and in little over a year, they can have your tree growing in your yard. Within 10–15 years, their tree will start to yield blooms. Includes just about everything you need — just add water, sunshine and some TLC. This tree is native to the Eastern United States.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $22.

41. Or a snuggly card even the pickiest of friends are guaranteed to adore.

Aka, this is perfect if you're scared to buy them something they can consume or use in their home. We all know (and love!) those extremely discerning people.

Get it from Paula & Waffle on Etsy for $4.50 and check out some other adorable Etsy options here and here.