20 Unique Housewarming Gifts for NZ Homeowners

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of having your own place, and we at RJ Eagar think it’s something to celebrate! And what’s a better way to mark the milestone than with a unique housewarming gift?

We have a fantastic range of gifts perfect for any New Zealander who has just moved into a new home! Whether you’re looking for something stylish, on-trend, or practical and valuable, there’s something for everyone on our list! So sit back, relax, and look at some of our top picks!

20 Unique Housewarming Gifts

Soy Wax Candle in Slate

Gifting a candle is a traditional way of bringing light and warmth into a new home. Its intended meaning is “So that this house will always have light” and is one the most wholesome blessing to give someone and their home.

Our soy wax candles come in an array of scents and sizes so that you can find the perfect one for your housewarming gift!

Azure Oil Bottle 

Oil symbolises a wish for good health and long life for the new home. Fill this oil bottle with good-quality olive oil, and you have a housewarming gift that will surely be used! 

Woodland Planter

A houseplant is one of the most popular housewarming gifts, and for a good reason! Symbolising fertility, growth and renewal, gifting a houseplant is a wish for your loved one’s home to “always have life”. Add a point of difference with one of our fun plant pots. 

Gifts Under $50

For inexpensive gifts, here are some great options;

1. House Tealight Holder

This little tealight holder is the perfect keepsake gift for those who have found their new home. A cute little decoration that will fit seamlessly into any home’s design is a no-brainer for those looking for an inexpensive and thoughtful gift!

2. Rustic Photo Frame 

This rustic photo frame is perfect for any home. It adds a touch of charm to the walls and can be filled with photos of family and friends. You can even personalise it by putting in a photo of you and your loved one!

3. Groovy Candlestick 

This is a unique and modern take on the traditional housewarming gift. It will make a statement in any room, adding a bit of quirky style to your loved one’s interiors.

4. Dainty Flower Holder 

This dainty flower holder is perfect for those who love to fill their home with flowers. 

A beautiful addition to a sideboard or mantelpiece, this holder will add a touch of nature and beauty to the room. Add delicate dried flowers or a single stem of your loved one’s favourite flowers.

5. Metal Wall Art 

This metal wall art will add an eye-catching feature to any room. It is one of our most favoured pieces with gorgeous simple colours and delicate metal styling. 

For the Entertainers:

These housewarming gifts are perfect for the host with the most; 

6. Glass Drink Dispenser

This glass drinks dispenser is perfect for the party host. Fill it with their favourite cocktail or sangria, and they are ready to entertain their guests in style!

7. Seagrass Placement

Sea grass placemat

This seagrass placemat is a unique way to add texture and colour to the dining table. It will make any meal feel special and is sure to be used over and over again!

8. Cottage Core Leaf Jug 

This leaf jug is perfect for the nature-loving entertainer. It’s a subtle nod to the cottage core trend, adding a touch of rustic charm to any dinner setting. 

9. Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board is perfect for the foodie in your life. The contemporary and natural design will elevate any presentation of snacks, cheese and meats. 

10. Wavy Oval Black Dish

This wavy oval black dish is a luxurious way to serve snacks or appetisers. Sure to make the whole experience feel extra special and bring life to any table setting! 

Home Decor Gifts

These gifts will bring style to any home;

11. Multicolour Rug

A rug is one of the most versatile housewarming gifts – perfect for adding colour, texture and warmth. This multicolour rug will add a touch of fun and vibrancy to any space.

12. Ceramic Face Vase 

This face vase is a statement piece that will bring life to any room. Place it on the mantelpiece filled with vibrant flowers, and you will have an eye-catching feature in your loved one’s home.

Be sure to know your loved one’s favourite flowers and add them to the vase before presenting your gift!

13. Peace Bird

This peace bird decoration is a unique and meaningful way to wish your loved one good fortune in their new home. A gentle reminder of love and happiness – a perfect housewarming gift idea!

14. Tulum Basket

This Tulum basket is a stylish way to store throws and blankets. Perfect for adding a touch of style to any home and making the living room look more organised. 

Cosy Gifts

These gifts are perfect for adding a warm cosy feeling to any home;

15. Velvet Pink Shell Cushion

This velvet pink shell cushion is perfect for someone who loves to add texture and colour to their home. It will bring fun and comfort, making any room feel more inviting.

16. Gingham Throw

This gingham blanket is an ideal gift for anyone who loves to feel cosy and warm. It’s a classic design that will add a touch of nostalgia to any home.

Quirky Gifts

These quirky gifts are sure to make your loved one’s home unique;

17. Sculp Orb Black 

This black orb sculpture is perfect for any home. It’s a unique way to add an eye-catching feature to the mantelpiece or side table and create a conversation piece. 

18. World Globe in White 

This world globe is a unique way to add a touch of adventure and exploration to any home. Great for those who love to travel, this gift will bring back memories and inspire dreams of future trips! 

19. Gold Succulent Wall Plant 

This gold succulent wall plaque is the perfect addition to a bare wall. It’s an eye-catching piece that will bring life and colour to any room – sure to be loved for years to come!

20. Nude Sculpture

This nude sculpture is an ideal housewarming gift for someone who loves all things art. Not only does it look stunning, but it’s also a powerful reminder of the beauty of nature in all its forms!


Buying a housewarming gift – All Your Questions Answered

What is the best gift for a housewarming?

There is no ideal housewarming gift; it all depends on your relationship with the recipient, their style and your budget

The most important part of choosing a housewarming gift is getting something you know will be appreciated and that the recipient will use in their home.

What is a good inexpensive housewarming gift?

Plenty of great housewarming gifts won’t break the bank if you’re on a budget

Some good inexpensive housewarming gifts could include decorative items like candles and mugs and kitchenware like utensils and bakeware.

What is a traditional housewarming gift?

Traditional housewarming gifts often bring luck and prosperity to the new home.

Some popular traditional NZ housewarming gifts include plants, olive oil, wine, a broom and candles. 

At RJ Eagar, we have a selection of stylish takes on traditional gifting; visit our website for more options.

What is a good last-minute housewarming gift?

There are plenty of options if you are looking for last-minute housewarming gifts that won’t break the bank. Think about things like potted plants, candles or a unique vase. Put together a hamper filled with sweet treats and other items for something extra special.

Whether in a rush, on a budget or looking to create a specific look and feel, RJ Eagar has something for everyone! Choose from our range of unique and stylish gifts to find plenty of perfect presents for your loved one!

With quality products and friendly service –  have confidence in knowing that you’re getting the best value.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Housewarming Present:

When buying a housewarming gift for someone, it’s essential to consider the person’s style and preferences. Think about their home decor and what colours or patterns they like. It’s also important to choose something that has a timeless or classic look, so it will be appreciated for years to come!

Buying housewarming gifts for women:

When buying housewarming gifts for women, it’s crucial to think about things that they will love and use. Look for stylish and practical items to make their home warm and inviting. A few great ideas include soft throws, scented candles or a beautiful vase filled with flowers.

Buying housewarming gifts for men:

When buying housewarming gifts for men, think about things they will use and appreciate. Look for practical and valuable items like a bar set or BBQ tools. You could add a beer stein, whisky glasses or a bottle opener for an extra special touch.

Buying housewarming gifts for couples:

When buying them, it’s important to consider things both parties will use and enjoy.

Look for items such as a food mixer, vintage-inspired bar trolley or stylish kitchenware. Any gift that can be shared is sure to be appreciated!

Visit RJ Eagar online or in-store today to find the perfect housewarming gift and celebrate new beginnings with your friends and family. Happy housewarming!