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15 Best Housewarming Gifts:

A Guide to Unique Gifts For Friends

August 2023

For the just graduated apprehensively moving into their first flat and the happy newlyweds slipping into joint lives in their new home, housewarmings are the perfect time to celebrate exciting beginnings and fresh starts with specially selected unique gifts for friends. From barware sets and eclectic ashtrays to personalised monopoly board games and unique matchbook art prints, find the ultimate unique gifts for friends’ housewarmings in our curated edit. These homeware gifts also make great options for unique gifts for Christmas lists ahead of the festive season.

Contemporary coasters, aesthetic candle sets and unique glassware are classic homeware additions pretty much guaranteed be on most housewarming gift lists. But to truly make a gifting statement, there are a myriad of choices beyond the classics. Whether personalised gifts for her or personalised gifts for him, bespoke presents are a simple and thoughtful way to elevate a housewarming gift. Personalised bottled cocktails from Lockdown Liquor come in a variety of carefully created blends from Picanté to Negroni and Bloody Mary to Cosmopolitan and make fail-safe personalised gifts for friends’ housewarmings. Another great option is a personalised blanket from The Little Finery or, if they’re pet-obsessed, this personalised pet bed from My Style Bags makes a truly unforgettable gift for their prized pooch.

And for the interior enthusiasts, eye-catching gifts such as Transparent’s White Light Transparent Speaker or Black Small Transparent Speaker are stand-out homeware pieces. Uniquely designed in a contemporary silhouette with a sleek aluminium and glass body, they make the perfect choice of luxury gifts for him or luxury gifts for her. Another great homeware gift to make their home that much more personal is Meet Your Matches’ one-of-a-kind matchbook prints. Choose from a selection of cultural and culinary landmarks from The Mets to New York Steakhouses for a perfectly paired gift. Their London Matchbook Print is a go-to favourite.

If you’re in need of further gifting inspiration, discover our guides to personalised gifts for him and personalised gifts for couples. But to make things simple, here are our top picks for housewarming gifts guaranteed to outclass the rest.

Shop our edit of the best unique gifts for friends to buy in 2023:

Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters
Brass Cocktail Coasters

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Brass Cocktail Coasters

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Their negroni never looked this good. Barware makes the perfect unique gifts for friends who have already planned on hosting any and every gathering in their carefully curated new home. This set of two solid Brass Cocktail Coasters are hand-sculpted and polished with an ultra chic mirror-finish lustre. Crafted by Australian interior designer, Corey Ashford, they combine minimalistic design with an effortlessly contemporary edge to easily elevate a bar cart. For luxury gifts for women or luxury gifts for him, this set of brass cocktail coasters are the perfect choice for fuss-free homeware gifts.

London Matchbook Print
London Matchbook Print
London Matchbook Print
London Matchbook Print
London Matchbook Print
London Matchbook Print

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London Matchbook Print

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If you know you know. Thoughtful gifts don’t need to be complicated, and this London Matchbook Art Print is the ultimate example of meaningful unique gifts for friends. Featuring a curated collection of London's most iconic establishments including Harry’s, Boujis, Zuma, No. Fifty Cheyne, Colbert and Loulou’s. It is the ultimate luxury gifts for women or luxury gifts for him for a London socialite’s new home. Crafted in the creative epicentre of New York by Meet Your Matches, it is printed on thick lustre paper for a luxurious finish. For getting ahead of the festive season, this London Matchbook Print is not only the perfect housewarming gift but a great choice of unique gifts for Christmas.

White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker
White Light Transparent Speaker

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White Speaker

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Set the mood. For the on-the-go socialite, the music mogul and the tech obsessed, this White Light Transparent Speaker is an all-round perfect unique gift for friends of every personality. Crafted by Transparent, the contemporary sound connoisseurs, it features a vibrating bass-and-light element with an adjustable light from a striking red to a brilliant white. Intricately made from aluminium and glass for long-lasting quality and a sleek aesthetic, it is complete with a weather-proof finish and an optional handle for effortless use. Redefining tech with timeless, modular design that doubles as a striking interior addition, this speaker makes the perfect luxury gifts for him or luxury gifts for women.

Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket
Personalised Blanket

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Personalised Blanket

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Holiday from home? Homeware gifts don’t get better than this luxuriously plush Personalised Blanket, the ultimate choice of personalised gifts for friends’ housewarmings. Combining heirloom quality craftsmanship and a timeless aesthetic, it is carefully woven in England by The Little Finery from premium merino wool for lavish comfort and style. It is a bespoke homeware gift like no other, complete with intricate whipped binding detail and an array of personalisation options from colour to monogram. This customised blanket makes the ultimate choice of personalised gifts for him or personalised gifts for her and their new home.

Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set
Taper 25 Candle Set

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Taper 25 Candle Set

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If a candle could have it all together, it would be this one. For the one who is all about the ambience, this chic set of six Taper Candles makes the perfect choice of unique gifts for friends. It is handcrafted by Candle Flair, the contemporary candle connoisseurs, from natural and unscented paraffin wax in a sleek and slender silhouette for a minimalistic homeware gift that makes a subtle statement. Available in an array of carefully curated colours, this set of six candles makes the perfect housewarming present and unique gifts for women to add a contemporary detail to their new interiors.

WTF Needlepoint Pillow
WTF Needlepoint Pillow
WTF Needlepoint Pillow
WTF Needlepoint Pillow
WTF Needlepoint Pillow
WTF Needlepoint Pillow

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WTF Needlepoint Pillow

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Make it make sense. Everything. For the abstract interior enthusiast who never has time for anyone’s drama, there’s never been a clearer choice of unique gifts for friends. More is more with this abstract needlepoint pillow, knitted in wool and complete with a plush black velvet back. Bold, bright and intricately hand-embroidered, it features Furbish Studio’s signature blend of vibrant colour and eclectic patterns. For a small pillow, it makes a statement interior feature. The perfect unique gifts for women for their new home or just-because present for the interior-obsessed.

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Barbell Barware Set

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For the self-proclaimed cocktail connoisseur who likes their drink strong. This ultra-cool Barbell Barware Set is inspired by vintage barbells and expertly hand-cast in solid weighted brass. Designed by curators of Modern American interior, Jonathan Adler, this set is part of their eclectic collection of luxe and livable interiors renowned for distinctive design and undeniable character. It is complete with ice tongs, a bottle opener, a double jigger and a knife. This contemporary Barbell Barware Set is the ultimate choice of luxury gifts for him to elevate his bar cart or unique gifts for friends who love to host.

Please Leave By 9pm Candle
Please Leave By 9pm Candle

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Please Leave By 9pm Candle

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Tea to drink, rom-coms to watch. For the half-hearted host who caters on a time limit, this is the ultimate choice of unique gifts for women. A vegan and cruelty-free candle, it is artisanally handpoured in the UK from a carefully created soy and coconut wax blend. Crafted by expert candlemakers, Candlols, it is part of their witty collection of sustainable, light-hearted candles designed to be the ultimate unique gifts for friends, whether housewarming, birthdays, thank you or just-because.

Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White
Dog Bed Forte Dei Marmi White

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Personalised Dog Bed

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For the one who’s cocker spaniel is their permanent plus one. This Personalised Dog Bed is designed with premium pooches in mind. In a curated colour pallete, it makes the perfect choice of personalised gifts for her or personalised gifts for him. Made by iconic Italian accessories brand, My Style Bags, this pet bed is handcrafted in Italy from carefully-sourced, premium cotton. It features luxuriously plush cushioning and intricate piped detailing. For the ultimate unique gifts for friends and their pets, it is finished with personalised embroidery of their initial or name for ultra-thoughtful touch.

Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game
Custom Monopoly Board Game

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Custom Monopoly Board Game

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The gift of the game. For the ultra-competitive family or to add a personal touch to date night, this Custom Monopoly Board Game makes one-of-a-kind choice of unique gifts for friends. Made by British board game enthusiasts, The Dice Guys, this entirely bespoke monopoly board is individually made-to-order with endless options to make it your own. Completely customise the game from board to properties and cards to everything in-between, with options to include cartoons, money or even bespoke pieces. It makes the ultimate personalised gifts for friends or unique gifts for Christmas.

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Navy Tech Tidy

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Tech never looked so timeless. For the device fiend or the guy who needs a little help keeping it all together, this Navy Tech Tidy is the perfect choice of luxury gifts for him. A multi-device charging station, it features five sleek charging ports for a united place for all their devices. It is exquisitely stitched in sleek navy leather and detailed with walnut wood finishes. Made by iconic heritage brand and champions of British craftsmanship, Linley, it is a timeless and thoughtful gift that makes a sophisticated office addition and great choice of unique gifts for Christmas.

Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses
Set of Clear Pearl Cocktail Glasses

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Pearl Cocktail Glass

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For the socialite whose glassware collection is never complete. A contemporary reimagining of a classic, this Pearl Cocktail Glass comes in a traditional coupe silhouette, featuring an elongated stem with a wide bowl and meticulously hand embellished with chic pearl detail. With a tasteful eye for detail, Lepelclub’s Jill is inspired by boutique hotels and contemporary art in her edit of curated homeware accessories. Whether you’re looking for luxury gifts for women or unique gifts for Christmas ahead of the festivities, this Pearl Cocktail Glass makes the ultimate gift for housewarmings, birthdays or seasonal soirees.

I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray
I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray
I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray
I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray
I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray
I Don't C'Air Trinket Tray

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I Don't C'Air Ashtray

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Unless sports (or sneakers) are involved. For the one who is always fashionably late with the ultra-cool laissez-faire attitude, this I Don't C'Air Ashtray makes the ultimate cigar room addition and perfect choice of luxury gifts for him. Musae Studio’s eclectic curation of homewares are intricately tied to the effortless airs of southern Italy where artist, Gabrielle Ferazzano, crafts the one-of-a-kind collection. Featuring a unique and artful finish, this ashtray is artisanally hand-painted with an eclectic and refined finish. The perfect choice of unique gifts for friends or, planning ahead, unique gifts for Christmas.

Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail
Picante Bottled Cocktail

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Personalised Bottled Cocktail

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Picante please. For the tequila fiend, especially the one who likes to keep things spicey, this Personalised Picante Bottled Cocktail is the ultimate unique gifts for friends. Inspired by the famous Tommy’s Margarita, it features sweet agave nectar pairs paired perfectly with smooth Reposado tequila for a bright, refreshing blend that is finished with a contrasting kick of chilli. Complete with a customised label, for the socialite in your life, it is the perfect choice of personalised gifts for her. Whether for housewarmings, birthdays or special occasions, this Personalised Picante Bottled Cocktail by Lockdown Liquor makes the ultimate choice of personalised gifts for friends.

Don't Forget Your Keys Art
Don't Forget Your Keys Art
Don't Forget Your Keys Art
Don't Forget Your Keys Art

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Don't Forget Your Keys Art Print

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Art for the greater good. For the one who is forever getting locked out, brighten up their home with this chic acrylic Don't Forget Your Keys Print. May Watson creates contemporary acrylic illustrations characterised by her signature vibrant and cheerful aesthetic. This Don’t Forget Your Keys Art Print is handcrafted-to-order in England and adds a touch of fun to any interior. For the couple moving into their new home it is a witty choice of unique gifts for friends. Or, for the new grad who is forever on the go, it is a light-hearted reminder to slow down and aesthetic choice of unique gifts for Christmas.

Words by Talitha Ward