Moving into a new house is a significant and joyful milestone, but it can also be quite overwhelming. Housewarming gift baskets offer a thoughtful way to express your support and enthusiasm for your friends and family during this exciting journey.

When it comes to housewarming gifts, the options are limitless, extending beyond the usual and conventional housewares.

Here are ten creative DIY Housewarming Gift Basket Ideas your friends and family will never forget.

Baking Kit Gift Basket 

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A baking kit is a fantastic way to kickstart someone’s kitchen adventures! This kit comes packed with essential baking tools, including cookie mixes, cake mixes, and other delightful treats. It’s a DIY housewarming basket with plenty of sweet moments and kitchen memories.

Even better, many of the items are reusable, ensuring long-lasting enjoyment beyond the initial gift. For an extra special touch, consider wrapping everything up in a charming mixing bowl for a truly memorable presentation.

Cleaning Essentials Gift Basket

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This housewarming gift is a thoughtful collection of cleaning supplies and essential household items. Gather cleaning supplies such as Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Laundry Detergent, Disinfecting Wipes, Trash Bags, and Baking Soda. Place them in a supply basket or bucket and present them to the new homeowner.

Your friend or family will undoubtedly appreciate this practical and handy housewarming gift basket.

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Coffee Lover’s Basket 

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We all know a friend or family member can’t start their day without a good cup of coffee! If they’ve recently become homeowners, why not surprise them with the ultimate Coffee Lover’s housewarming gift basket? You can include everything needed for the perfect coffee experience, from the perfect bag of coffee beans to a French press and coffee mug. Alternatively, you can switch out the French press for a coffee pot or Keurig if that’s their preference.

And for those who enjoy a little extra kick, consider adding small bottles of brandy or whiskey to complete the gift. It’s sure to brighten up their morning or evening. The Coffee Lover’s basket is the ideal housewarming gift for any coffee enthusiast.

Spa Day Basket 

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Moving can be quite a taxing experience, and it’s easy to get worn out. Consider giving the new homeowner a gift that encourages relaxation and self-care, providing them with comfort and a moment of tranquility. Self-care varies from person to person, so opt for items that can contribute to the new homeowner’s well-being and enjoyment.

Incorporate things like hand soaps, bubble baths, indulgent body lotions, aromatic candles, bath bombs, a loofah, comfy slippers, and other spa essentials into your basket. To make it even more special, you can include high-quality white towels or a luxury robe to enhance their pampering experience.

This considerate housewarming gift basket is sure to bring a smile to their face and express your appreciation.

DIY Tool Kit Basket

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The gift of tools is always a practical choice. Tools come in handy for various tasks in a new home, and you don’t need to be experienced to use them effectively. This gift can inspire them to tackle necessary projects.

Tools aren’t limited to any gender, as an increasing number of women are becoming homeowners. You can include basic tools like a screwdriver, measuring tape, a stapler gun, tape, and other simple tools that can be useful for DIY projects or general home improvements.

Mix and match tools and present them in a small toolbox or organizer for a thoughtful and functional housewarming gift.

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Sangria Kit Gift Basket

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Give the new homeowner the perfect housewarming gift with this Sangria Gift Basket. This masterful version of a classic drink comes complete with everything the new homeowner will need to create this delicious cocktail – from the pitcher to all the essential ingredients like red wine, fruits, spirit of choice, and a wooden spoon. 

This basket makes for an excellent present for the cocktail aficionado or anyone who loves to savor good drinks from around the world. It’s an excellent way for the new homeowner to enjoy their own special party right at home – complete with instructions on how to mix up this delectable drink. This boozy gift is a fun gift idea that’s both aesthetically pleasing and easy to curate. 

Movie Night Gift Basket

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A movie night basket is a great choice for a new homeowner. You can include a popcorn maker, popcorn, and their favorite tasty treats.

For an extra special touch, consider adding a cozy blanket for those chilly nights and a variety of popcorn seasonings such as Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn, Chili Lime, White Cheddar, Buttery Caramel, and Sizzling Sriracha to satisfy their taste buds throughout the movie marathon. It’s a memorable housewarming gift they’ll appreciate.

Gardening Gift Basket

A gardening gift basket is great for the new homeowner with a green thumb who likes getting their hands dirty in the garden. You can start by assembling items such as garden gloves, sheers, seeds, and soil. Include a small potted succulent plant that they can place in their kitchen, balcony, or porch. Complete the basket with a book about gardening to round out the housewarming gift basket. 

Kitchen Essentials Gift Basket

A kitchen essentials gift basket is a no-brainer for a new homeowner. To put together a thoughtful housewarming kitchen essentials gift basket, gather practical kitchen items like baking tools, cookbooks, utensils, and spices. If you’re aware of the recipient’s personal style and culinary preferences, customize your choices to match their tastes. Pair these kitchen essentials with a beautiful bowl or tray that can be utilized to store these items.

Family Party Game Night Gift Basket

Crafting a family game night gift basket ensures that your friends or family are well-equipped for an enjoyable and memorable gaming evening. Begin by selecting one or two classic board games like Monopoly, Pictionary, Jenga, Scrabble, or Trivial Pursuit, ensuring they are timeless and suitable for all ages. Fill the basket with popcorn and various snacks to enjoy during game time, along with some entertaining extras like cards or dice for additional gaming options.

Feel free to let your creativity shine while putting this basket together. Include plenty of your favorite sweet treats and snack items to keep the players munching happily while they compete.

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Tamara White is the creator and founder of The Thrifty Apartment, a home decor and DIY blog that focuses on affordable and budget-friendly home decorating ideas and projects. Tamara documents her home improvement journey, love of thrifting, tips for space optimization, and creating beautiful spaces.

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