So your mate is moving into a new home and they’ve invited you to a housewarming party to celebrate their new digs.
As your Mum always said, "you never want to show up empty-handed” when someone invites you to a shindig at their place.
Plus, you want to show your bestie just how excited you are that they’ve finally found their dream home and absolutely blow them away with a seriously EPIC pressie.
BUT, here comes the tricky bit…what do guys want and like? What makes for a truly stand-out housewarming gift for fellas?
Before you dive into a Googling doom spiral here’s our advice; don’t panic and don’t overthink it.
When it comes to selecting thoughtful and quality housewarming gifts for men, you really can’t go wrong if you factor in their interests, personal style and practical needs.
Banish scented candles, novelty socks and a basic bottle of wine from your gifting repertoire, we’ve curated a list of 21 totally cool housewarming gifts that we’re confident any man will love.
For the homebody
Get your lounge-lovin’ friend something he really wants and needs. Such as a…
Perfect for cosying up on the couch for a Netflix session or a night in reading, a super soft wool mohair blend blanket is a luxurious investment piece he’ll get lots of use out of for years to come. Opt for a timeless plaid, check or stripe design in his favourite hues to instantly uplift his living space.
Complete his inviting couch set up with a pair of uber-plush velvet cushions. These will be his new favourite things to sink into at the end of a long day to relax.
Help him set up a stylish reading nook with a bean bag lounger. Bonus: These also come in very handy for overflow seating at game nights, movie nights or sports watch parties.
Coffee table book
A timeless and meaningful choice, a beautiful coffee table book not only looks great on display but shows how much thought you’ve put into your gift selection. Lean into his passions and hobbies, such as architecture, fashion, surfing, travel, music or photography, when choosing the perfect coffee table book for him. Check out a bunch of our favourites at the Sage x Clare bookshop.
For the born entertainer
This guy is always up for hosting drinks, BBQs, craft beer tastings, trivia, just about anything! He gets a genuine thrill out of creating an inviting space for you and all your pals to enjoy and hang out making memories together. Some entertaining essentials he’ll rate are…
Home entertainers will love a new set of contemporary resin coasters to pull together a cohesive look on their dining table or coffee table. They are like a mini work of art for his drinks.
Bottle openers are always needed when entertaining a large crowd. To really impress, pop together an entertainer’s housewarming gift basket featuring a gorgeous resin bottle opener with matching coasters and cocktail ingredients for his favourite bevvy. Classy.
Napkins are essential when hosting a sociable dinner party. He’ll enjoy setting the table with a colourful set of European linen napkins and eco-friendly peeps will be happy that you can wash and reuse them next time.
For the fanatical foodie
Foodie gents and excellent home chefs will love cooking up a storm and presenting their latest tasty creations using these brilliant items.
These beauties will help protect his hands while he dishes up his latest culinary masterpiece and inject some sweet playfulness into his kitchen decor.
Home cooks will get loads of use out of an apron when tending to the BBQ, baking or meal prepping.
Resin platter + cheese knife set
A resin board is the ultimate accessory for any home cook. It makes it easy to serve up a pie, appetisers, fresh fruit slices, baked goods or artfully arrange all the yummy ingredients of a cheese platter. Add a resin cheese knife to make the perfect set.
Our signature Venus Bowl is an amazingly versatile bowl and makes for the perfect fruit bowl, salad dish or display piece. Matching resin servers are the perfect finishing touch to treat the food-loving man in your life.
For the bougie bloke
Consider the following housewarming presents for the man who appreciates the finer things in life.
A pair of fresh European Flax linen pillowcases is always a gifting winner. Opt for a bold stripe print if he loves colour or go for a block colour if he has a more laid-back vibe. This linen gets softer with every wash and as it’s super breathable it will keep him comfy and cool all night long.
Long, plush and soft, a towelling robe is the ultimate luxury treat for him. It’ll become his go-to whenever he wants to chill out around the house or needs an easy throw-on after the shower.
A generously sized striped waffle bath sheet with tassel detail will make him feel like he’s on a European vacation every day. The lightweight woven waffle cotton feels fabulous while being fast-drying and super absorbent. Luxurious and functional, it’s a sure-fire gifting winner.
Sophisticated and soft cotton hand towels will always come in handy right after moving house and entertaining. Pair these with some luxurious hand soap and room spray to create a gift that’ll delight all his senses.
For the home organisation king
Your tidy and super organised friend will put these items to very good use.
Your neat pal will adore a stylish toothbrush holder to keep things off the counter and hygienic in the bathroom.
If staying organised is totally his jam, a set of attractive small resin bowls will spark joy on the daily. They are perfect for stashing keys, headphones and jewellery.
A fresh home deserves an equally fresh welcome. Your neat freak buddy will adore a vibrant door mat design and most of all, how it keeps dirt, sand and grass off their floors.
For the decor enthusiast
Whether your special man friend fancies himself as a budding interior designer or needs a little helping hand when it comes to nailing his styling, he will certainly be excited by these fancy and functional decor pieces.
You can never have too much art right?! Artsy peeps will be taken with the instant boost of warmth and texture a handmade wall hanging will bring into their living room or bedroom.
If his new place has a sun-dappled balcony, courtyard or pool, you’ll be a total legend for gifting a statement outdoor umbrella.
Guys who frequently switch up the look of their spaces will enjoy the flexibility of a reversible bedcover. Plus, they’ll be feeling extra cosy with this new layer on their bed.
Finding the perfect housewarming gift for a man shouldn’t be a daunting task. We hope these 21 ideas have given you some useful pointers and inspiration for picking up the perfect pressie.
Whether it's enhancing his space, adding a touch of luxury or simply making life more convenient, these gifts are bound to make a memorable impression and fill his new home with warmth, colour and texture.