Housewarming Gift Ideas on a Budget

Invited to a housewarming party, but have no idea what to give the hosts? We've compiled a list of housewarming gift ideas for both DIY and to buy that are original, adorable AND affordable!

Moving into a new home is always a cause for celebration! If you are attending a housewarming party this fall, you’ll need that perfect gift to offer up well wishes for a new space. Like any good guest, you’ll want to bring a gift that is charming, practical and unique without blowing your budget.

View our gallery for the best DIY housewarming gift ideas, and even a few gifts that are available for purchase at a great price. 


  • Chevron Cafe Mugs

    You can purchase these chevron mugs on Etsy from designer River Bird, or pick up some plain white mugs and design your own pattern. Who wouldn’t appreciate some gorgeous new cups to enjoy their morning brew?

  • Make Your Own Chalkboard Serving Tray

    Use chalkboard paint to create this serving tray that your hosts can use throughout the year. Customize with their name, add a special message or mix different colors to match their home décor

  • DIY Natural Room Scents

    For a unique and inexpensive housewarming gift, create these scented jars using just a few simple ingredients. Take one along to your next party as a gift in a sealed mason jar for the host that can be simmered and enjoyed the next day. Find the recipe on The Yummy Life.

  • DIY Polka Dot Candle Vase

    How cute is this polka dot vase? You can create your own using simple vinyl dots or pick up some craft paints and create all different shapes. Fill the vase with flowers or a candle to add an extra touch to your gift.

  • Create a colorful welcome mat

    Bring your host a gift that will add some color to the new home with this wooden doormat featured on Lowe's. You can build this craft using inexpensive lumber and paint each block a different hue.

  • Homemade Housewarming Basket

    Originally created by blogger Julie Blanner, this basket features a few simple items for friends who have recently purchased a new home. Add your own soaps, towels and lavender, and wrap in a beautiful basket they can use later for additional storage.

  • Typography Print

    Celebrate your city with one of these skyline typography prints from Lisa Barbero. You can even customize your color combos to match home decor at no extra charge. Who wouldn’t appreciate a stylish piece of artwork for their new digs?

  • Retro Placemats

    For a gift with some retro flair, pick up a pair of these placemats on Etsy from designer Marcia Copeland. Featuring a cute, colorful cocktail pattern, these will brighten up any new dining space.

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