The 10 Best Housewarming Gifts For Movers in Australia

Joshua Chadwick By Joshua Chadwick July 27th

Moving into a new house is an exciting milestone, and being part of your loved ones’ journey calls for a memorable housewarming gift.

The perfect gift can bring joy, comfort, and a sense of welcome to the new abode. Whether you’re looking to surprise a friend, family member, or colleague, this article presents a list of the best housewarming gift ideas that are sure to make a lasting impression when they move into their first home.

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For more information about moving as a whole, check out our Ultimate Guide to Moving House here.

Personalised Home Decor

Nothing says “welcome home” quite like personalised home decor.

Consider gifting custom wall art, doormats, coasters, tea towels, or throw pillows that feature the recipient’s name, a meaningful quote, or the new address. It adds a personal touch and transforms a house into a home with warmth and sentiment.

Indoor Plants

Greenery brings life and tranquillity to any living space.

Potted indoor plants like succulents, snake plants, or peace lilies make excellent housewarming gifts for anyone with a green thumb. Not only do they enhance the minimalist aesthetics of the new home, but they also purify the air and promote a healthier living environment.


Need help trying to make your home as sustainable as possible? Check out our article on preparing for a green move here.

Kitchen Essentials Gift Basket

A well-equipped kitchen is a recipe for happiness in a new home.

Assemble a thoughtful basket filled with kitchen essentials like quality cooking utensils, oven mitts, cheese boards, dish towels, and a stylish cutting board. Practical yet stylish, these items will be appreciated and put to good use in their new kitchen.

Cosy Throw Blankets

Warmth and comfort are essential for creating a cosy home.

A soft and luxurious throw blanket makes for a perfect housewarming gift. Choose a design that complements the recipient’s interior decor, and they’ll cherish the gift during chilly evenings or while relaxing on the couch.

Home Tool Kit

For handy homeowners, a well-stocked home tool kit is a thoughtful gift set.

Include essential tools like a hammer, screwdriver set, measuring tape, and pliers. This practical present will come in handy for DIY projects and minor repairs around the house.

Smart Home Devices

Upgrade the new home with the gift of smart home devices.

From smart speakers that play music and control the lights to smart thermostats that optimise energy usage, these devices add convenience and modernity to any living space.

Not-So-Smart Devices

Wondering what home devices are causing your energy bill more stress than needed? Check out our article on Standby Power and what the cost of leaving appliances on standby are here.

Gourmet Food Basket

Delight the taste buds with a gourmet food basket filled with high-quality snacks, artisanal treats, and delectable goodies.

Include a selection of teas, chocolates, nuts, and gourmet spreads. It’s a delicious way to welcome someone to their new home, especially if they’re a foodie.

Essential Oil Diffuser

Set the mood and create a relaxing atmosphere with an essential oil diffuser.

Aromatherapy can be calming and help reduce stress, making it an ideal housewarming gift to help new homeowners unwind and enjoy their space. Alternatively, a set of scented candles is another great new home gift that can help relax the mood after a busy day.

Home Cleaning Service

Moving into a new home can be overwhelming, so give the gift of a professional home cleaning service.

This thoughtful gesture allows the recipients to start fresh in a spotless space, easing the transition into their new home.

Wine Bottles & Glasses

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with gifting a bottle of Shiraz or Merlot before the housewarming party!

A bottle of wine to go with some new wine glasses, tumblers and flutes is a great housewarming gift that any Australian can find use for.


Celebrated too eagerly and split some red wine on the floor? Check out our article on how you can get red wine out of carpets and rugs here.


Choosing the best housewarming gift involves considering the recipient’s tastes, needs, and preferences. Whether it’s a personalised gift box or a practical item like a cast iron pot or stainless steel pan, the thoughtfulness behind the gift will surely be appreciated.

These top 10 housewarming present ideas aim to help you select the perfect token that will warm both hearts and homes, making the new homeowners feel truly welcomed and loved.

Joshua Chadwick
Joshua Chadwick