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Gifts Ideas for a Friend Moving To a New Home

When you’re a friend, and someone is moving to a new home, it’s hard not to feel the tinge of jealousy. You aren’t the only one feeling the stresses of a friend moving away. The stress is doubled when you are trying to find that perfect gift for them. You want them to be happy in their new space just as much as they do, so what can you get them? Figuring out what to get for a housewarming gift! The good news is that there are plenty of excellent gift ideas for friends who have moved into their new homes, and we’re going to discuss some of those options in this blog post.

A housewarming present is a great way to show your friend that you care. It will be the perfect reminder of how important they are in their new space and will also introduce any visitors who stop by after the move. The following ideas cover some excellent gift options but remember not to get them too large or heavy to move.

A Piece of Artwork

No one can deny the charisma of artwork. In most cases, it’s the type of thing that can be displayed in various ways. After all, what better way to decorate your walls than with something that you love? Besides, it is sure to be a conversation starter and give your friend something new to show off. A frame of art will be perfect for someone who has just moved into their new home. You can also go for a DIY art project by creating a colorful wool rugs hanging. Your friend will surely enjoy this handmade craftwork.

A Cozy Blanket

Is there anything nicer than curling on the couch and watching TV or reading a book under a blanket? If Not! Then why are you waiting. Go and buy the soft pink or white flurry fleece blanket for your best friend forever.

A Coffee Table Book

If your friend is an ardent reader or lover of art, then a coffee table book will be perfect. You can pick books at the bookstore for a reasonable price, and they will always remain on their coffee table as a reminder that you are thinking about them.

A Care Package

This may sound like something from kindergarten, but a care package is always appreciated. You can put necessities like toothpaste, soaps, and other toiletries that they may have forgotten to pack in their rush. Or create a skincare essentials box for your friend that has sensitive skin. You can even book a spa day for her in the new town she is moving to.

Customized Floor Cushions

You can make customized cushions for your friend to fit the decor of their new place. This is a great idea if they are moving into a house or apartment that has been decorated with items from different cultures, as it will help them feel more at home in their surroundings. You can create these independently by making cushion covers from a colorful Pakistani rugs or a sequined fabric.

A Personalized Throw Blanket

This is one item you can make yourself and have delivered to your friend in time for them to use in their new home. You can find a throw blanket at any store or purchase one online and add your friend’s name as well as the state/country she is living in now.

A Decorative Vase

When moving into a new home, the first thing a person notices is that it most likely lacks decoration. A vase can be used to add some color and life to an empty corner or shelf, as well as make your friend feel more at home with their surroundings.

Scented Candles

Scented candles are a nice gift for someone who has just moved into their new home. They’ll help bring some of the comforts from the old house to this new one. Get those of your best friend’s favorite scents and gift her for her new abode.

A Dinnerware Set

If you know your friend likes to cook, a dinnerware set is a perfect gift. You can find them in any price range, and they’re always useful for entertaining guests or just cooking at home with friends on the weekends.

A Personalized Picture Frame

Another good idea is to buy your friend an empty picture frame and decorate it together with your most memorable moments together. These are the unforgettable memories that will stay with them long after you’re gone, so they’ll be grateful for a reminder of your friendship in their new home.

A Cactus Plant

If you want to give your friend a little life in this world when they move, get them an adorable cactus plant. The bright colors and variety and also the small size of the perfect decoration for their new abode.

A Set of Bed Linens or Curtains

The one thing that a person can never have enough of are bed linens or curtains. It’s always great to get these for your friend because they’ll be sure to appreciate them and use them in their new home.

A WindChime

Windchimes are the best gift to give someone because they’ll always have a reminder of you when they hear it, and the sound will also remind them that there’s beauty all around them.

A Set of Mugs or Glasses

Another great gift for your friends is some new mugs or glasses to use at their new home. They don’t need any more coffee cups, so that a good option would be a set of mugs or glasses.

A Painting for the Wall

This is another great gift because your friend will get to choose what kind of painting they want, and it’s not as expensive as some other gifts on this list. It’ll make them feel more at home in their new place.

A Cozy Rug

Moving is exhausting enough so that a cozy rug will give your friend some warmth and comfort. It will be a perfect cozy place for them to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee. Ziegler-type rugs will make an excellent gift for her new home. Read our blog “Tips to buy Zieglar rugs” to know about the best-quality rug for your friend.

On a Final Note

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gifts for friends who are moving into their first home. Whether you need to buy something special as part of the housewarming gift or want some ideas for your friend’s new living space, these products will help them feel at home and happy with their new place! Let us know about your thoughts on these items and anything else on your list by commenting below. We hope this post has helped narrow down your shopping list, so it isn’t too overwhelming when looking for a great gift idea! Happy gifting!

About the Author


Linda Jeasie

Linda Jeasie is a writer and content editor with over a decade of experience covering consumer gadgets and mobile tech. Before going freelance, she got her start as an editor at, a coupon and review website. These days she writes about gaming, life hacks, apps and software, and financial subjects for a variety of publications.