Top 25 Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts For The Kitchen

Top 25 Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts For The Kitchen

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Celebrating The New Milestone Of A Loved One Who Loves To Cook? Then You’ll Want To Check Out These Top Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts For The Kitchen!

Moving out and into your very own new house is a huge milestone that calls for a celebration. But that big move also comes with a big commitment that often eats into the new homeowner’s budget.

Even more so when the new homeowner in question loves to tinker around with new recipes and cooking techniques in the kitchen! Cooking essentials and kitchen gadgets are by no means cheap, which is why people who love to cook are often a highly practical and resourceful bunch. 

That’s why it simply makes sense for them to get versatile kitchen essentials and gadgets that serve beyond one simple function. And then you have the ones who love to cook and entertain in style.

So if you’re looking for the right housewarming gift or gifts to celebrate the big move of a loved one who loves to cook, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to discover the most thoughtful housewarming gifts you can get for their brand new kitchen that will not only make their home life all the more lovely, but also help them save money.

Top 25 Housewarming Gift Ideas For Their New Kitchen

Wine glasses. Photo by Element5 Digital.

1. Wine Glasses & A Bottle Of Wine

When it comes to moving, one of the very first things that are highly prone to breakage are glasses. Yes, that includes wine glasses. Aside from that, wine glasses are also essential for avid entertainers to celebrate the occasion over a bottle of vintage.

Depending on what the lucky gift recipient enjoys, you can either get them a set of red wine glasses or white wine glasses. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you can always opt for both types or take it up a notch with a luxurious set of Riedel wine glasses. And of course, bring along a bottle of wine to be enjoyed together with the brand new glasses!

Bonus Tip: If they love white wine and champagne every now and then, a single versatile pick would be a champagne wine glass in a non-fluted design!

Personalised wooden cutting board.

2. Personalised Wooden Cutting Board

A wooden cutting board is a kitchen essential. How else are they going to go about their food preparation tasks without one! Some may argue glass and plastic cutting boards are good, but I beg to differ as wooden ones are gentler on knives and more durable.

Get them a personalised wooden cutting board to make it an extra thoughtful gift. It can be personalised with an engraving of their favourite quote or with the exact date of their big move to the new home.

Dish towels. Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko.

3. Cotton Dish Towels

You’ve got the common dish cloths and then you’ve got dish towels. Dish towels are indispensable in the kitchen as an eco-friendly companion to dry dishes, handle hot pans, and wipe away spills compared to single-use kitchen towels. Its larger form compared to that of a dish cloth makes it a more versatile choice. 

But don’t just get any dish towel. Get one made from cotton as it’s highly absorbent and durable, which makes them suitable for both light and heavy-duty use.

Baking tray with cookies. Photo by Los Muertos Crew.

4. Baking Sheets In Different Sizes

Baking sheets are extremely versatile kitchen essentials that can be used for various baking and cooking tasks, be it baking cookies and pastries or roasting vegetables and meats. Some savvy households even use it as a tray to hold batch cooked food in reusable food storage bags in the freezer to keep them in shape.

Having baking sheets in different sizes opens up several avenues for the lucky recipient to explore fun kitchen experiments and encourages efficient cooking.

Baking dish with a freshly baked casserole. Photo by SimplyArt4794.

5. Baking Dishes

Baking dishes are essential for oven-based recipes like a comforting baked pasta, casserole, desserts like brownies and crumbles. The best kind of baking dish does that and takes it a step further by also functioning as a beautiful dish that can be served from oven to table. 

Which is why the perfect housewarming gift in this case would be to get a baking dish that pairs beautifully with the aesthetics of the lucky recipient’s new home.

Multi-cooker. Photo by ajay_suresh.

6. Electric Multi-Cooker

Multi-cookers are a kitchen marvel especially for apartment dwellers or homes with a small kitchen. It combines several kitchen appliances such as a rice cooker, slow cooker, pressure cooker, bread maker, and sometimes even a yoghurt maker, all into one handy tool that only takes up one spot in the kitchen.

If the new homeowner has a great love for comforting recipes that frequently call for the use of pressure cookers, then an electric multi-cooker is definitely an incredibly handy and thoughtful housewarming gift you could get.

Cheese platter and cheese knives. Photo by Lucas Oliveira.

7. Cheese Board & Cheese Knives (Plus Cheese!)

Enter the cheese board and the accompanying cheese knives, every avid entertainer’s kitchen essential. A cheese board allows the host to serve up elegant presentations of cheese, charcuterie, fruits, nuts, jams, and dips. So in essence, it isn’t only for cheese, but it serves as a versatile entertaining tool for any small bites. 

Some larger cheese boards can also serve as a cutting board, making this an incredibly versatile and functional gift. If you do decide on a cheese board and cheese knives, don’t forget to bring some cheese along so they can use it for their housewarming party for a truly well-thought gift. Some delicious classics are gruyere, brie, emmental, and camembert!

French press coffee maker.

8. Coffee Maker

I’m a firm believer that every household needs at least one type of coffee maker, with the exception of non-coffee drinkers. Yes, that goes for instant coffee drinkers as well!

A coffee maker gives you the convenience of brewing a fresh cup of joe at home that can be tailored to your personal taste. This helps new homeowners save tons of money and time over buying their daily cuppa from a cafe.

Some great and affordable coffee makers you can get for their home include the simple V60 coffee dripper and the classic French press, with a more luxurious choice being the Nespresso machine.

Air Fryer

9. Air Fryer

Households that enjoy quick and convenient recipes and healthier cooking will certainly love the air fryer. It allows homeowners to quickly achieve a nice crisp with significantly less oil (sometimes no oil at all!). This is a truly versatile gift because it’s capable of frying, roasting, and even baking. The only challenge is that it tends to be pricier than most gifts depending on the brand.

Joseph Joseph 2-in-1 Totem Bin. Photo by Joseph Joseph AU.

10. 2-in-1 Recycle & Waste Bin

A 2-in-1 recycle and waste bin is perhaps one of the most underrated housewarming gifts. Because who in their right mind would give a bin as a gift? Well, times have changed and this particular gift is a handy one that helps homeowners to easily keep their home tidy and clean with convenient waste segregation.

Not only does it streamline kitchen cleanup and encourage eco-friendly habits by making recycling easier and more convenient, it also saves space compared to having multiple bins!

Cosmic Cookware non-stick ceramic cookware in stunning Minimalist Grey.

11. New Set Of Cookware

A good set of cookware is fundamental for any cooking task, be it sautéing, frying, boiling, or simmering. The best type of cookware will improve any homeowner’s cooking experience by providing ease of use, even heat distribution, non-stick capabilities, while also looking absolutely stunning for the homeowner to serve from stove to table in style.

The right cookware set will also make the post-cooking process less of a chore especially when it’s non-stick. Check out Cosmic Cookware’s selection of non-toxic, ceramic non-stick cookware in various stunning colours for cookware that will definitely wow new homeowners. But if they're veterans in the kitchen, then you'll want to look into hardy classics like a cast iron skillet, or a Dutch oven if you have a generous budget.

Electronic Pepper Mill.

12. Electronic Salt & Pepper Mills

Some think of these as a gimmick, but after trying one out myself, I can definitely vouch for these. Electronic salt and pepper mills make one-handed seasoning and cooking an absolute breeze. 

Not only can you adjust the grind and refill the salt and pepper whenever you need to (which saves you a lot in buying new grinders), but it also automatically grinds the spices so those with limited strength and dexterity, like the elderly and those recovering from a sports injury, can easily season their dishes with little to no effort!

Stainless Steel cutlery in a gift box.

13. Classic Cutlery Set

A classic set of cutlery joins the list of underrated housewarming gifts for the kitchen. Most assume that everyone has cutlery because it’s a dining essential. But every new home deserves a brand new set of cutlery to complete the new milestone!

Pick a cutlery set that matches the home aesthetics of the new homeowner so that it truly reflects their taste. But if you’re looking for a safe choice, you won’t go wrong with a set of matte or mirrored stainless steel cutlery!

Just make sure the set contains the daily dining essentials of dinner forks, dinner spoons, and dinner knives. Bonus if it comes with teaspoons and steak knives for those who love a juicy grill or roast!

Coffee mug with coffee maker. Photo by RDNE Stock project.

14. Coffee Mugs

Coffee mugs are a kitchen staple for the new homeowners to enjoy various hot or warm beverages, from coffee and tea to hot chocolate and even a hot mug of soup.

While there are various mugs available, I’d recommend going with a set of simple block coloured mugs, or if your loved ones are a whimsical bunch, a set of coffee mugs with a funny print or quote on it. Alternatively, rounded hug mugs also serve as one of the most comforting mug sets around!

Minimalist dinnerware. Photo by Vladimir Gladkov.

15. Minimalist Dinnerware

Similar to glassware, dinnerware are prone to breakage or cracks during the moving process. So how about getting them a new set of minimalist dinnerware that will highlight the vibrant colours and ingredients of the food they eat daily?

Minimalist dinnerware offers a clean backdrop with a smooth surface that blends seamlessly to any aesthetics the new homeowner may have. The classics include fine china dinnerware, bone china dinnerware, and stoneware. And like the cutlery recommendation, an ideal set would consist of a dinner plate, a bowl, and a dessert plate (or side plate as some may call it).

Reusable napkins. Photo by solod_sha.

16. Vibrant Reusable Napkins

Reusable napkins are a fantastic eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper napkins, which add up to a lot of waste. Especially napkins in vibrant colours - they add a festive and inviting atmosphere to the dining table’s decor which avid entertainers will adore. They’re also incredibly easy to maintain since you can pop them into the washing machine and dryer after dinner, fold, and store for the next dinner get-together in their new space!

Condiment gift set. Photo by horst.

17. Condiment Gift Set

If the new homeowner is looking to expand their cooking repertoire, how about getting them a set of condiments in beautiful glass bottles that they can refill? 

Condiments introduce new flavours and cuisines to enhance the overall cooking and eating experience, which is just perfect for foodies who enjoy experimenting or discovering different tastes and recipes. A condiment set could include olive oil, chilli oil, sriracha, hot sauce, artisanal BBQ sauces, and more!

Stick blender. Photo by Ron Lach.

18. Blender or Stick-Blender

Every home needs a blender, and if there’s little to no space? Then a stick blender. This nifty tool is a versatile kitchen appliance that can be used to tackle a multitude of kitchen tasks. Think making smoothies, juice blends, creamy soups, marinades, fresh sauces, and even to grind coffee and nuts!

The list is endless, which is why a blender is quite simply the perfect housewarming gift that ticks several boxes when it comes to making food preparation a quick and convenient task.

Vibrant serving bowl. Photo by Max Vakhtbovycn.

19. Aesthetically-Pleasing Serving Bowl

A large serving bowl is a must-have for any regular dinner host. It encourages family-style dining which gathers the dinner guests around for a joyful time of conversations over a delicious meal, making it ideal for festive and special occasions like their housewarming celebration.

But we’re not looking for just any serving bowl. You’ll want a serving bowl that pairs beautifully with the aesthetics and design of the new home so the new homeowner can serve up a refreshing salad or their latest acquired recipe in style and have it as a centrepiece at the dining table. And when it's not in use? It can serve as a local fruit bowl!

Reusable silicone food bag. Photo by Karolina Grabowska.

20. Reusable Silicone Food Bags

Food storage boxes tend to take up heaps of space, so reusable silicone food bags are a handy, space-saving alternative that the new homeowners can use to batch cook and store meals or food prep in the freezer and refrigerator. You can even use it to store light snacks like dried fruits, nuts, and sweets in the pantry.

Reusable silicone food bags are typically airtight, dishwasher safe, and heat safe. Not only can it store food for a long duration, you can even reheat food in it. Talk about a convenient household must-have!

Serving platter with assorted veggies. Photo by Bruna Branco.

21. Whimsical Serving Platter

Bring a touch of fun and creativity to the new home with a whimsical serving platter. Why a whimsical one? Two reasons; it can be used as a decorative piece at home, or it can be used to serve generous helpings of food, a display of cheeses, appetisers, or desserts in style.

Especially one with a whimsical design, because that can also serve as a fun conversation starter which reflects the host’s vibrant personality!

Mini first aid kit. Photo by Roger Brown.

22. Mini First Aid Kit

Many homes overlook having a first aid kit specifically for the kitchen, much to their detriment. A first aid kit for the kitchen is an invaluable tool that quickly comes in handy when the accidental cut or burn happens while cooking or preparing ingredients. 

The usual suspects that should be in a first aid kit are a band-aid, a small roll of cotton bandages, antiseptic cream, alcohol wipes, some gauze, ibuprofen, adhesive tape, and cotton swabs.

Stylish drink coasters. Photo by Betül Şengel.

23. Stylish Coasters

If the home is new, the table is, in most cases, new. So help the new homeowner keep it pristine for the years to come with a set of stylish coasters as an affordable yet highly functional housewarming gift. Coasters are necessary to protect table surfaces from heat marks, stains, and scratches caused by hot or cold beverages. 

So get them a set of creative or funky coasters, depending on their home’s aesthetics, to help them protect their furniture and enhance their guests’ experience whenever they host a dinner party.

Electric Kettle. Photo by Dids.

24. Electric Kettle

Almost every home has one, unless they’ve got a built-in hot water dispenser. But even so, an electric kettle serves as one of the quickest ways to boil water for tea, coffee, and various other hot beverages and it can also be used to quickly boil water for instant noodles or oatmeal.

They’re far more energy-efficient than boiling water on the stovetop so not only will it save the new homeowner’s time, it will keep their energy costs low too!

Spice and pantry organizer. Photo by Taryn Elliott.

25. Gift Set Of Labelled Assorted Herbs & Spices

The secret behind delicious dishes lies in the herbs and spices used. So what’s a greater gift for a foodie than a set of assorted herbs and spices that they can use to enhance the flavours of their cooking?

But instead of just any set of herbs and spices, get them a vibrant mix of herbs and spices that are labelled in their respective jars. It will help them keep their kitchen organised while also looking absolutely lovely in the new kitchen, making it one of the most versatile and useful housewarming gifts one could get.

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