In the market for a gift to celebrate a friend or loved one’s new digs? Scroll to shop our edit of memorable present ideas, from eclectic home decor to cool kitchenware and decadent hampers. Trust us, these are much better than a token bottle of wine.

Whether you know someone who’s just got their foot on the property ladder or a couple diving into living together for the first time, a new home is a special occasion. An occasion that needs celebrating – if only to briefly distract them from the mountain of cardboard boxes they’re faced with. And while they’ll be budgeting for all the essential (read: boring) home buys, you can afford to treat them to something that sits somewhere between practical and fun.

Whether they’re a bonafide foodie or know their interiors brands inside out, we’ve handpicked our favourite gifts to celebrate their new chapter.

CUTE & QUIRKY

It’s the little things that make a house feel like a home, so help them on their way to curating their dream abode with our edit of decorative gifts.

Eleanor Bowmer’s shell-print bamboo tray will make brunch in bed all the more glamorous, while the housewarming party game will be upped with Jonathan Adler’s lilac-hued playing card set.

For budget-friendly gifts that double up as great dinner party gifts too, check out The Frugality X Francis Costello’s charming clam print giant matches or Accessorize’s of-the-moment scalloped tray – a steal at just £12. And for an unusual gift with plenty of thought, why not treat them to M&S’s unique pineapple plant? The pineapple fruit is steeped in symbolism of warm welcomes and hospitality and was traditionally gifted in America’s Deep South when visiting a friend’s home.

FOOD & DRINK GIFTS

You can’t really go wrong with a Fortnum & Mason hamper and the iconic wicker baskets will be used long after the contents have been devoured.

We also love the charming new house-themed biscuits from Biscuiteers – ideal if they have little ones in the nest, as well as Veuve Cliquot’s personalised champagne bottle. You can add their names or street to the yellow tin for an extra special toast to getting the keys.

Or, make their cosy nights in all the cosier with Hotel Chocolat’s Velvitiser – as the name suggests it makes the best smooth and rich hot chocolate.

HOME COMFORTS

Moving, whilst so exciting, can be stressful too, so ensure they feel the need to carve out some me-time with these comforting home gifts.

Help them create their home’s signature scent with The White Company’s Ceramic Diffuser. Small but mighty, it won’t take up too much space on a nightstand or shelf but keep their living space smelling divine all day. Or, create a five-star hotel feel in their bathroom with sustainable towel brand, The Longing – the fluffiest towels we’ve found at reasonable price points. And if in doubt, you can’t go wrong with an Aesop hand wash and balm duo.


Want to receive more great articles like this every day? Join our daily email now