Housewarming Gift Guide

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Whether your loved one is moving into their first apartment, or they’re a new homeowner, the best housewarming gifts are typically practical items. Our housewarming gift guide goes beyond the typical toasters and oven mitt fallbacks to give you unique ideas.

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1. Amerex B402: Best for everyone

Best for reliability
Amerex B402 fire extinguisher
Amerex B402

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A fire extinguisher may seem like a weird housewarming gift idea, but hear us out. The point of housewarming gifts is to reduce how many items someone buys for their home. And, often, fire extinguishers are totally forgotten about until something bad happens. It’s a unique housewarming gift and it’s a practical housewarming gift.

The Amerex B402 is the best fire extinguisher on the market. It features a durable, highly reliable design. Plus it works on a variety of different fires.

If you want something a little more budget-friendly, or something smaller you can add to a gift basket, the First Alert EZ Spray is a great alternative under $30.

See all of our fire extinguisher top picks.

2. Google Nest Learning Thermostat: Best for gadget people

Best overall
copper nest thermostat with digital display of 70 deg. and green light

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Smart thermostats are the perfect housewarming gift because they make a home so much cozier. Think about it. Using voice commands or an app, you can adjust the temperature to exactly how you like it. There’s nothing cozier than the perfect temperature.

And the Google Nest Learning Thermostat actually learns how you like your temperature and adjusts accordingly. It’s like having a temperature butler. Plus, whether your recipient is a die-hard Alexa fan or prefers Google Assistant, this thermostat will work in their home.

See all of our smart thermostat top picks.

3. Dr. Infrared Heater: Best for cold people

Best overall
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We all know that one person who is always cold. If that perpetually cold person is moving into a new home, a space heater is a great housewarming gift idea. Especially if the space heater is as cool as the Dr. Infrared Heater.

This nifty heater has a retro design with modern features. It will automatically shut off if tipped over by an over-energetic pet and will produce a cool mist to humidify your room if the air gets too dry.

See all of our top space heater picks.

4. Home Depot gift card: Best for someone who has everything

Best for someone who has everything

If your friend or family member is a little older, they probably have tons of stuff. So it can be hard figuring out the best gift. This is the perfect situation for a gift card.

Home Depot gift cards are ideal for housewarming gifts because Home Depot carries home improvement items as well as smart home gadgets, cleaning supplies, and just about everything else you need for your first home.

5. Wanfei Plant Monitor: Best for plant killers

Best for plant killers
Wanfei Plant Monitor

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Plants are a common housewarming gift, but if the gift recipient lacks a green thumb, their new home can become a murder scene in a few short weeks. Be the hero and save the house plants with the thoughtful gift of a Wanfei Plant Monitor.

This little gadget will send notifications to the recipient’s phone when a plant needs a little water or more light. It also has more advanced features (like measuring the soil’s pH) for more knowledgeable plant parents.

6. Redfora Complete Earthquake Bag: Best for preppers

Best survival kit overall
Complete Earthquake Bag

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This housewarming gift is for the person that likes to be prepared for anything. The Redfora Complete Earthquake Bag is an ideal emergency kit for any home, whether it’s in an earthquake zone or not.

The sturdy backpack includes enough food, water, and hygiene products (plus a lot of emergency tools) for two people for three days. The food has a shelf life of five years, so you don’t need to worry about it spoiling anytime soon.

See all of our top emergency kit picks.

7. Furbo Dog Camera: Best for pet parents

Best dog camera

You’ll give a loving pet parent the warm and fuzzies when you give them this perfect gift. The Furbo Dog Camera gives a doting dog or cat parent a way to connect with their fur baby while they are away from their new home.

It includes a camera with a two-way talk system so you can talk to your pet and hear their reply. It also includes a fun treat shooter that can be activated remotely.

See all our top picks for pet cameras and our Furbo 360° Dog Camera review to learn more.

8. Bissell MYair Pro: Best for people with allergies

Best portable air purifier

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Your sneezy friends will appreciate this great gift. The Bissell MYair Pro is a pint-sized air purifier that is perfect for cleaning the air around the comfy spot on the couch.

The tiny dynamo traps 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns and smaller to keep the allergens at bay. And it includes a built-in adjustable night light for a touch of coolness.

See all our top air purifier picks.

9. ILIFE V3s Pro: Best for housework haters

Best for budgets

A robot vacuum is the best housewarming gift you can get for someone that loves to procrastinate on housework. These little bots can clean up messes while no one’s home so it’s like the floors were cleaned by magic.

The ILIFE V3s Pro can be put on a cleaning schedule, or it can be used to spot-clean messes. It also includes a sensor that prevents it from falling down the stairs or bumping into pets.

See all our top robot vacuum cleaner picks.

10. Kasa Smart Plug: Best for budget-conscious people

Best for budget-conscious people
Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link

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If your friend or family member lives with roommates or kids, this is the best housewarming gift to save money on their electricity bill. The Kasa Smart Plug can make anything that plugs into a wall outlet a smart device. Here’s an example: once a lamp is plugged into Kasa, you can schedule lights to go off at a certain time or turn them off right away using the app.

See all our top smart plug picks.

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Alina Bradford
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Alina Bradford
Alina is a safety and security expert that has contributed her insights to CNET, CBS, Digital Trends, MTV, Top Ten Reviews, and many others. Her goal is to make safety and security gadgets less mystifying one article at a time. In the early 2000s, Alina worked as a volunteer firefighter, earning her first responder certification and paving the way to her current career. Her activities aren’t nearly as dangerous today. Her hobbies include fixing up her 100-year-old house, doing artsy stuff, and going to the lake with her family.

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