Thoughtful DIY Housewarming Gifts That Are Useful & Fun

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DIY gifts are the best! And contrary to the popular belief that DIY gifts are so much work, these ideas are so easy and quick to put together I bet you can do this in one evening after work even if you feel exhausted.

And I am not saying that just to say it BUT I mean it!.

Most people hear housewarming party and they dash to the neighborhood wine or liquor store to grab a bottle of wine or a case of beer. Not that these options are bad. However, a well-thought housewarming gift will make the host happy and it’s a great way to join in their celebration of the new house. 

Here are two ideas with fun tags to make your gift basket really pop.

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DIY Housewarming Gifts

Before I start, I want to add that you can customize these baskets any way you like. Most of the items I added to the basket are not too expensive. 

You can decide how you would like to fill them up according to your budget. That’s the beauty of putting together a gift basket.

DIY Kitchen Utensil Gift Basket

The kitchen utensil set gift was for a dear couple who had moved into a new house, their first! 

Since the couple loves to cook and spend time in the kitchen I decided to make a kitchen-friendly gift basket for them.

DIY Housewarming kitchen utensil gift

The eye-catching turquoise kitchen utensil box is from Amazon. It is extremely affordable. The colorful spatulas, whisk, serving spoon, and a few sachets of mixed tea bags seemed like the perfect things to add into the container. 

The metal straw set was a last-minute decision. I remembered talking to the couple about the bad effects of plastic on the environment and thought they would enjoy these straws to sip smoothies, soda, juices, etc., without the guilt. 

They really loved it!

I did add a cute tag to my gift. If you want you can write a short and sweet message at the back of the tag.

I will have the free tag printable available at the end of the post. 

Between the tea bags and orange candy, I had a hard time deciding which one to put. In the end, I went with tea bags.

Since I was making the basket I thought of other scenarios it can fit to as well, like a welcome basket!

This simple DIY idea can also make an excellent welcome gift basket for new neighbors. You only need to switch the gift tag. 

Don’t worry I have this free printable tag available for download at the bottom of the post as well.

The best part about this gift basket or kitchen utensil gift is that it is 100% functional. They can use each and every component of your gift.

Housewarming Cookies & Cocoa Gift Basket

A tasty variation to the gift basket above is this cocoa and cookies gift basket.

Every one loves cookies and hot coco, yumm! so this gift basket is perfect for new neighbors that you don’t know too well (.. or at all).

I also included a package of star anise, kitchen towel and some orange hard candy to the basket to add a sugar and spice element to it. 

This ready to use gift basket is super adorable, practical and a perfect fit for the occasion.

Oh, and if you are wondering how I got the bow to look all neatly tied up without any loose ends, I’ll let you in on the secret. See the pic below-

All you need to do is to tuck the ends of the string back into the holes so they lay behind the tag. I used a regular jute twine instead of a big fancy ribbon, but feel free to use whatever you have at hand.

I also have a fun filled drinks gift basket idea.

Go ready to party with this gift basket. I put a fresh pineapple, Bacardi rum, homemade cookies, lime and lemons, Potpurri to make their house smell nice all the time, and a packet of chex mix because it tastes good with the drinks.

I used baker’s twine, and some ribbons. By the way Amazon has the best deal on these twines and if you are like me and like to use the twines in many colors you will love this deal. A packet of 12 colored twines under $7!!

Homemade inexpensive DIY gift basket. Make your own party friendly drinks basket with some liquor, lemon lime, cookies and tropical fruit. Perfect for housewarming party or any summer bbq party.

You should also check out these exciting housewarming gifts under $25, $50, and $100.


I hope you’ll give these DIY housewarmig easy gift baskets a try!

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