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Unusual housewarming gifts for when you don’t want to get that someone in your life the same old thing everyone else gives them.
Traditional housewarming gifts can be boring – we get it.
In this gift guide, you will find really awesome and unusual housewarming gifts.
We did, however, include a section about practical housewarming gifts – so not your typical gifts – but gifts they’ll actually use.
And then, of course, there are some housewarming gifts for someone who has EVERYTHING. We all have that person in our lives, don’t we?
Gift Ideas Found In This Guide
Unusual Housewarming Gifts
There are a lot of different handmade soaps on the market, but most are made with typical ingredients like lavender and cucumber or mint.
But that’s SO boring and since we’re turning our noses at traditional – our first pick for unusual housewarming gifts is this handcrafted soap made out of red wine and beer.
It’s not every day you get to give soap as unusual as this one.
Clearly when you’re gifting an unusual housewarming gift, it’s because you’ve been invited for dinner at the new abode.
And inevitably there will be some wine served. We’re only guessing – but we think we’re on track.
This unique wine stopper is shaped like a Corgi dog. Bonus points if the person you’re buying this unusual housewarming gift for actually owns a Corgi.
Picture it: You’re over for dinner at your friend’s new house and they’re stirring a pot filled with deliciousness.
They get distracted by something funny someone says and BOOM the spoon falls into the pot. Now you’re having deliciousness with a side of spoon for dinner.
That situation can be avoided with this unusual housewarming gift – a little gadget that attaches to the spoon and allows the cook to rest it against the edge of the pot. Magical.
It’s always polite to offer your dinner party guests a toothpick after a delicious meal.
And so, this Cactus toothpick holder makes a perfect unusual housewarming gift for the couple who is showing off their new digs.
This toothpick holder is so cool it can be placed right on the dinner table.
Tradition says you should place wine bottles base first into a wine rack.
But who are we kidding?
We scoff at boring tradition – and introduce our next unusual housewarming gift – a wall mounted wine rack that holds the bottle by the neck. Unusual and truly unique way to display wine.
They say you shouldn’t play with your food – but who are they anyway?
Completely unexpected and all parts unusual – this smiley face pancake pan will make a great housewarming gift and make breakfast fun for the person you’re buying it for.
Ice cubes have been the same monotonous shape for many, many years.
But that doesn’t have to be the case anymore with this cute animal shaped ice tray. Give a housewarming gift with a twist.
We bet it will be a conversation piece for many dinner parties to come!
Our next unusual housewarming gift is a bit on the practical side as well. This dinosaur soup ladle is not only different (and cute!), it also stands up in the pot – making it super useful.
So no fear of the ladle falling into the soup pot.
This ultra-cool LED Word Clock is probably one of our most favorite unusual housewarming gifts.
You could almost guarantee it’ll be a conversation piece for years to come for the happy recipient.
10. Face Planter
Why get a boring planter as a housewarming gift?
This face planter is unusual and cool. And will make a great addition to anyone’s home decor.
11. Bear Oven Mitts
Classic oven mitts are not as unusual as these bear paw ones. That’s why they make one of the best unusual housewarming gifts.
Ever heard of a junk drawer? They’re found in most homes.
The drawer is usually home to things that do not have their own spot.
Batteries live in these kinds of drawers.
But not anymore with this battery organizer – it’s a perfect housewarming gift.
13. Cactus Candles
These mini-cacti candles make a perfect unusual housewarming gift.
Most people will be expecting to receive traditional vanilla candles or the plain white tealight candles.
These cactus candles are more uncommon.
14. Fox Mat
A front door mat is a first impression of what you will find inside the home.
This fox mat is perfect for the more adventurous person who’s throwing a housewarming party – a great unusual gift idea.
15. Retro Flip Clock
This retro flip clock is fantastic and completely unusual. It’s powered so it will flip through the time on its own.
A perfect housewarming gift for those in your life who love retro home decor.
Every great party thrown at the new house needs to have cheese (and possibly cured meats) served as a part of the experience.
This particular board and knife – shaped as a log and ax – is a bit unusual making it a perfect choice for a housewarming gift.
Great unusual housewarming gifts are made up of the unexpected and different.
And this flower wooden puzzle fits into the unusual housewarming gifts category perfectly.
Great for having a bit of fun and a nice touch to any decor.
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Practical Housewarming Gifts
Practical housewarming gifts should not be mistaken for traditional. They’re not unusual housewarming gifts, but they are downright practical and useful.
So, in case you didn’t want to get any of our unusual housewarming gifts, we thought we should include some awesome practical choices instead.
Here are our best selections for practical housewarming gifts:
A canister set is a great way to organize the kitchen counter since it can easily become cluttered with many different items.
Organizing is so practical and that alone makes these glass canisters one of the best housewarming gifts you can give the recent home buyers.
The added bonus? They look great and add to the kitchen decor.
The new home owners won’t want to take up all their cupboard space with many different bowls and utensils.
That’s where this practical housewarming gift comes in – these super handy nesting food prep items.
Easy peasey and great for storage space.
What a beautiful yet practical housewarming gift!
The new homeowners can hang up their keys with pride and smile as they realize they really are home sweet home.
Who doesn’t love a delicious cup of coffee in the morning?
And while a french press coffee maker is practical it’s also a bit unusual to receive one as a housewarming gift.
OK – so we may have just suggested a more traditional (eek!) housewarming gift with this luxurious throw.
But ultimately we chose it because it’s more practical than anything.
A great gift to curl up under and enjoy the new home.
Depending on what kind of home the people you’re buying for have purchased – they will likely enjoy this essential oil diffuser.
It will not only make their new home smell wonderful but will also help provide a soothing and calming environment.
Housewarming Gift For Someone Who Has Everything
We all have these kinds of people in our lives – the ones who just seem to have everything.
It makes shopping for them really hard. So, we decided to research a good housewarming gift for someone who has everything.
Here are some great housewarming gift ideas for that person who seems to have it all:
Willow figurines are beautiful and rustic looking. This particular figurine represents the start of a journey in the new home.
Home is where the heart is.
We can guarantee the person you’re shopping for does not have this but would love to add it to their decor.
A Himalayan Salt Lamp is a little bit unusual, downright practical and a perfect housewarming gift for someone who has everything.
While these lamps have been gaining popularity – we think you’ll be safe to get one for the person in your life who seems to have it all.
If you’re shopping for someone who enjoys cooking – you can never go wrong with a cast iron skillet. This one is good quality and pre-seasoned.
Related Read: Best Gifts For People Who Like To Cook
4. A Dutch Oven
Similar to the cast iron skillet – a dutch oven is a housewarming gift that will keep on giving for many years.
5. A Funny Sign
We know the person you’re shopping for does not have this sign. And truthfully, it’s quite witty.
Who wouldn’t want to add these gorgeous serving bowls to their kitchen? These bowls are a perfect housewarming gift for someone who has everything already.
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Originally posted 2017-03-30 15:53:31.