Moving into a new home or apartment is an exciting milestone for friends and family, and what better way to celebrate their new beginning than with thoughtful gifts that make the space feel cozy and welcoming? Whether you're attending a housewarming party or simply want to surprise a friend or family member with a thoughtful gesture, here are some fantastic gift ideas for every budget: 

Items under $20 


Candles are a great option to give to anyone because there's something magical about the warm glow of a candle that instantly adds ambiance to any room. When gifting a candle, try opting for scents such as lavender for relaxation or citrus for a refreshing touch.  

Hand Towels  

Practical yet stylish, a set of hand towels is a thoughtful addition to any bathroom or kitchen. They are often forgotten or not prioritized but still make a great gift because they can add a touch of colour and personality to a space. We suggest choosing soft, absorbent fabrics in neutral tones to complement any decor, but if you really want to “wow” your guests, purchase an embordered or custom towel.  


Flowers are a great but cost-effective gift for anyone moving into a new space.


A fresh bouquet of flowers is a no-brainer gift, as it brings life and colour to a new space, making it feel instantly more inviting. Consider gifting a dried flower bouquet to last longer or a vase filled with freshly cut seasonal blooms. 

Homemade Gifts  

Nothing says "I care" like a homemade gift crafted with love and creativity. Whether it's a batch of homemade cookies, a hand-knitted blanket or a personalized piece of artwork, a homemade gift adds a special touch to any home. 

Items under $50 

Wine Decanter  

Wine decanter is a great housewarming gift for those wine lovers in your life.


Perfect for wine enthusiasts, a stylish wine decanter not only enhances the flavour of their favourite vintages, but also doubles as an elegant centerpiece for their dining table. And, if you want to truly make an impact for the wine lover in your life, add their favourite wine to the gift!  

House Plants  

If you have no idea what to bring to the housewarming party, a plant is an easy yet practical gift that most people would love. Choose easy-to-care-for varieties including snake plants and pothos which thrive in a variety of light conditions.  


An item that your giftee wouldn’t necessarily put on their own list, but would still love as a gift, is a humidifier. It can help them create a comfortable living environment, ideal for those who live in dry climates, especially during the winter months. A humidifier is the perfect gift for those looking to add moisture to the air to improve sleep and overall well-being. 

Items under $100 


Bedsheets are a must-have for those who moved into a new space. 


Bedsheets are a hot item to give to anyone moving into a new home. They are often on the pricier side, yet such an essential household item and a great gift for those who just moved into their first apartment.  When looking for the right sheets, opt for soft, breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo for the ultimate comfort and relaxation, but if you want to go big, try those Egyptian cotton sheets.  

Charcuterie Board  

Elevate their entertaining game with a beautiful charcuterie board. Whether they're hosting a dinner party or enjoying a cozy night in, a stylish serving platter is sure to impress guests. 

Custom Items  

If you are looking to add a personal touch to their new space, try gifting them a custom-made gift. From monogrammed throw pillows to engraved cutting boards, the options are endless when it comes to creating a one-of-a-kind present they'll cherish. We suggest looking at all the custom options on Etsy, but make sure to account for shipping schedules so you can get the gift on time.  


Games, either indoor or outdoor, are a great gift for those who love to host gatherings in their home and foster some fun!  From classic board games to lawn activities such as cornhole or bocce ball, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Items over $100 


If you want to go above and beyond for your giftee, upgrade their kitchen arsenal with a versatile KitchenAid stand mixer. This is the perfect gift for baking enthusiasts and home cooks alike, as a KitchenAid mixer makes whipping up delicious meals and treats a breeze! 



A diffuser is a great gift for those who love to create a serene atmosphere. Not only do diffusers fill the air with soothing aromas, but they also double as chic decor accents, adding both style and functionality to any room. We recommend purchasing a diffuser from Saje Natural Wellness as their diffusers have a lifetime efficacy guarantee, so if it breaks, the recipient can exchange it for a new one or get it fixed. Also, make sure to grab a few essential oils, so they can try out their new gift right then and there!  


Take the hassle out of cleaning with a high-tech vacuum or Roomba. Whether they're tackling hardwood floors, carpet or tile, a quality vacuum ensures their new home stays looking its best with minimal hardship. It's sure to be a gift that they will appreciate daily.  

Gift Cards  

When in doubt, a gift card is always a safe bet. Consider giving a gift card to Home Depot or Amazon for all their home improvement needs, a food delivery service for easy meal options or a gift card to a local restaurant to help them explore their new neighbourhood. 

No matter your budget, these thoughtful housewarming and apartment-warming gifts are sure to delight any new homeowner or renter and help them settle into their new space with comfort and joy. 

by Avenue Living Communities