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15 Wonderful Housewarming Gifts for People Who Just Moved

Ellen Gutoskey
A robot vacuum and a label maker—what more could you need?
A robot vacuum and a label maker—what more could you need? / Eufy/Brother/Amazon
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Moving to a new place is a prime opportunity to embrace an "out with the old, in with the new" mentality. Here are 15 gifts to help the new homeowners (or renters) in your life settle into their new spaces.

1. SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker; $119

SodaStream/Amazon

A new home hopefully means a bigger kitchen, and that means there’s finally room for your seltzer-loving friend to keep a SodaStream on the counter. This compact white one comes with the basics: a canister of CO2 and a BPA-free bottle.

Buy it: Amazon

2. eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 11S; $200

Eufy/Amazon

This unobtrusive black disc is basically the equivalent of giving someone a coupon that frees them from ever having to sweep or vacuum again. It’s quiet enough not to freak out the family dog (at least as much as a normal vacuum cleaner would) and smart enough to avoid falling down stairs and to plug itself back into its charger when power runs low.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Amazon Echo; $60

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Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo uses Zigbee smart home hub technology to sync up with other Zigbee-compatible smart devices, meaning a person can voice-control most of their life with this one little ball. Lock doors, play a song in multiple rooms, even communicate with others who have the Alexa app or an Echo of their own. A perfect gift for your friend who loves smart technology but has trouble juggling all the different apps and gadgets.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Tile Mate; $25

Tile Mate/Amazon

Everyone knows a person who seems to lose their keys, their purse, their wallet, and/or other belongings more than the average amount—and inhabiting a new space can make it even harder to keep track of things. Give them a Tile Mate (or a few) this holiday season, and they can easily ping items via the Tile app next time they’re nowhere to be found.

Buy it: Amazon

5. SpaceSaver Premium Storage Bags; $45

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This variety pack of 12 vacuum storage bags (three bags in each of four different sizes) comes with a hand pump and will save your meticulously organized friend from having to use up all that exciting new closet space on a few bulky blankets and winter jackets.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Personalized Cutting Board; $30

Personalization Lab/Amazon

Engraving names and/or dates on a cutting board helps commemorate new beginnings. For this 8-inch-by-12-inch bamboo wood one, you get to choose the design, too—there are 12 options, featuring hearts, trees, and more.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Costa Farms Fully Rooted Mini Succulents Pack; $38

Costa Farms/Amazon

There’s nothing like lots of plants to make a new house feel like a home, but not everybody has the green thumb needed to foster flora. These potted, 2-inch-tall succulents are a very low-maintenance solution. The 25-pack features eight different types of succulent, but there are smaller packs if 25 seems a little overenthusiastic.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Tablecraft Galvanized Oval Beverage Tub; $26

Tablecraft/Amazon

A new home comes with the promise of playing host, whether it’s for a housewarming party, a backyard cookout, or something else. Help take the pressure off the future party planners by giving them a big steel beverage tub to keep those future beers cool.

Buy it: Amazon

9. A La Maison de Provence Liquid Hand Soap; $24

A La Maison de Provence/Amazon

While hand soap is a necessity, fancy hand soap is an indulgence that makes for a great welcome gift. This three-pack features fig and basil, lavender aloe, and rosemary mint—all natural, all plant-based, and all “triple French milled” using A La Maison’s traditional process that dates back to 1828.

Buy it: Amazon

10. ExcelMark Custom Address Stamp; $20

ExcelMark/Amazon

A self-inking stamp featuring your friend’s new address is the perfect way to say “Congratulations on your new address!” In addition to customizing the text, you can also fill this ink pad with your friend’s favorite color—options are black, red, blue, green, purple, or brown.

Buy it: Amazon

11. Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray; $55

Royal Craft Wood/Amazon

The best way to break in a new tub is by taking a long, luxurious bath with all the trappings: book, candle, bath bombs, wine, etc. This extendable caddy tray—made from bamboo with a waterproof lacquer coat—is the ideal place to hold everything.

Buy it: Amazon

12. YnM Weighted Blanket; $38

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This 15-pound weighted blanket will keep your friend who runs cold from having daily thermostat disagreements with their new roommate who runs hot. It’s split into 4-inch-by-4-inch sections to help the glass beads (i.e. the weight) stay evenly distributed across the whole blanket.

Buy it: Amazon

13. Samsung HW-A450/ZA 2.1-Channel Soundbar With Dolby Audio; $168

Samsung/Amazon

This Samsung soundbar, complete with a subwoofer and Dolby audio, can turn any living room into a cozy at-home movie theater. It easily connects to the TV via Bluetooth, so you don’t have to reserve this gift for your tech-savvy friends.

Buy it: Amazon

14. Brother P-Touch PTD210 Label Maker; $35

Brother/Amazon

You never really realize all the things that could be labeled until you consider gifting a label maker. Spice jars, cords, drawers of plastic bins—pretty much anything. Brother’s classic P-Touch PTD210 features 14 fonts, nearly 100 frames, and endless labeling possibilities.

Buy it: Amazon

15. HyperChiller Long-Lasting Beverage Chiller; $25

HyperChiller/Amazon

The chemical-free, dishwasher-safe HyperChiller can take scalding hot coffee down 130 degrees in a single minute by spreading the beverage over a larger surface area, sandwiched between layers of ice-cold water. Pair this housewarming gift with a bottle of room-temperature champagne, so the recipients can put it to use right away.

Buy it: Amazon

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