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12 Best Housewarming Gifts in Singapore For Every Budget (2024)

Lady hanging up a piece of vibrant Pretty Major wall art

Moving into a new home is a momentous occasion, and in Singapore's vibrant culture, housewarming parties are cherished traditions. Whether you're looking for a modest yet thoughtful gesture or a grand and luxurious present, this article will guide you through the best housewarming gifts available to cater to various budgets.

What is a housewarming party?

A housewarming party marks the joyous occasion of settling into a new home. Friends, family, and neighbours are invited to join in the celebration of this significant milestone. These gatherings allow the host to proudly present their new abode, while guests mingle and offer congratulations, and tokens of goodwill to aid in the homeowner’s adjustment to a new and fresh surrounding. It is a heartwarming event where bonds are strengthened, and memories are made amidst the warmth of a new home.

Budget-Friendly Housewarming Gifts Under $30

1. Reed Diffusers And Scented Sachets

Display of Pretty Major reed diffuser and scented sachets

Who wouldn’t appreciate coming back to a beautifully scented home after a long and hectic day? Pretty Major reed diffuser and scented sachets are sure to be an instant mood booster as they transform the atmosphere into one of comfort and warmth, promoting relaxation at any time of the day. From the calming aromas of eucalyptus and wild jasmine to the gentle blend of lily and freesia reminiscent of blossoming fields, to the rejuvenating scent of lavender and the invigorating notes of white ginger and grapefruit, enhance the cosiness of your friend’s new home with Pretty Major.

2. Decorative Throw Pillows

FortyTwo boho chic cushion

Add to the warm and inviting atmosphere with the addition of throw pillows from FortyTwo. Throw pillows not only add layers of comfort and charm but also contribute to creating a hospitable and welcoming atmosphere for both homeowners and guests alike. With a diverse selection of colours, patterns and textures to choose from, these pillows can be personalised to suit anyone’s sense of style. Whether used for lounging or as decorative accents, these throw pillows play a pivotal role in creating a sense of belonging and warmth in any living space.


3. Personalised Photo Frames

A pink vibrant Pretty Major photo frame

Demonstrate your thoughtfulness with a personalised touch by presenting your host with a customised photo frame. Whether it's a cherished memory you've captured together or something dear to their heart, framing it is sure to add a special touch to their space. Pick up some stunning frames available at Pretty Major, where they offer an array of colours and textures that suit any style. And for an extra special touch, consider decorating the frames yourself for a truly unique gift. 

Mid-Range Housewarming Gifts: $30 to $100

1. Terrariums And Green Walls

Plant terrarium in a half-moon glass container

If your friend enjoys gardening or likes to incorporate greenery into their living spaces, why not consider gifting them a terrarium from The Green Capsule? Not only does it bring a touch of lush greenery to any room, but it's also remarkably low-maintenance, alleviating concerns about upkeep and over-watering. This makes plant care much simpler while infusing vitality into the environment. Moreover, houseplants have been proven to uplift mood, adding an extra layer of positivity to their home.


2. Refreshing Hand Soaps

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

Hand soaps are not merely mundane items for daily use; they also hold the potential to make thoughtful and stylish housewarming gifts, elevating the ambience of any new home with a touch of luxury. Aesop’s Resurrection hand wash, in particular, embodies this sentiment perfectly. Not only does it exude an air of opulence with its sleek packaging that complements any bathroom or kitchen decor, but it also leaves a delicate scent of orange, rosemary, and lavender. What’s not to love about that?

3. Multifunctional Cookware

Setting of Pretty Major cookware among other colourful tableware

For foodies, quality cookware sets stand out among the many housewarming gifts you can offer. Consider the ones from Pretty Major, such as their versatile All-In-One Pan, with 8-in-1 use, and Stew-and-Serve stock pot, with a generous 5.1L capacity, that are bound to be reliable kitchen companions. Compatible with all cooktops, from frying to searing, steaming, sautéing, boiling, braising, straining, serving, and storing, this cookware does it all. Plus its nonstick properties ensure that tidying up after a scrumptious meal is a breeze. For those who are passionate about food and cooking, Pretty Major cookware is sure to be a thoughtful and appreciated gesture.

Premium Housewarming Gifts: Above $100

1. Luxurious Coffee Or Tea Sets

A set of blue Charles Milen signature fine bone china coffee/tea set

For friends who like to drink tea or coffee, getting a premium coffee or tea set makes an excellent housewarming gift. Elevate the drinking experience for your fancy friends with this luxurious coffee or tea set from Charles Millen. Not only are they practical, but their chic and elegant design also adds a touch of sophistication to any home. Whether used for daily enjoyment or showcased as a decorative piece on the dining table, these sets are sure to impress and elevate the ambience of their new abode.

2. Unique Textured Paintings And Wall Art

Giving an artwork as a housewarming gift offers you the opportunity to select pieces that align with the homeowners’ preference and style, while also complementing the style of their new home. Whether opting for a vibrant abstract painting or a tranquil landscape, elevate the ambience of a new home with Pretty Major wall art pieces. Beyond mere decoration, it establishes a lasting emotional bond between the giver and the recipient that is sure to be remembered for years to come.

3. Artisanal Home Decor

A banana shaped and painted vase from The Stacked Store

Think you truly understand your friend well? Consider giving them artisanal home decoration pieces suited to their style. Not only does it elevate the aesthetic appeal of a new home, but it also adds a sense of cohesion and completeness to the space. These unique pieces inject personality and charm into every corner, transforming a house into a home that reflects the homeowners' tastes and style. Whether it's beautifully crafted vases, hand-poured candles, captivating prints, or eye-catching centrepieces, choose from The Stacked Store's artisanal decor offerings. You are not just giving a gift – you are giving the gift of style, ambience, and individuality.

Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts for Any Budget

1. Personalised Cutting Boards

A cutting board with a personalised message engraved on it

Looking for a heartfelt housewarming gift? Consider a personalised cutting board – the perfect blend of practicality and sentimental value. Engrave it with a name, date, or special message, and have it instantly become a cherished keepsake. You are not just giving a kitchen tool; it symbolises love and hospitality. Every time your recipient cooks, they will be reminded of the thoughtful gesture and warmth it brings.   

2. Personalised Monogrammed Towels

A set of customisable towel with a name and initial monogrammed on it

Towels are indispensable when it comes to our daily routine and it is always practical to have an ample supply of them. Gifting towels is sure to be appreciated and put to regular use by the recipients. To add a special touch, consider monogramming them with their name or initials. This not only adds sentimental value but also makes the towels uniquely tailored to the recipients, transforming these everyday items into meaningful keepsakes.

3. Engraved Wine Glasses

Wine glasses symbolise moments of celebration and relaxation, making them an ideal gift to commemorate the start of a new chapter in the homeowners’ lives. Whether it's hosting dinner parties for milestones or simply unwinding on quiet evenings at home, these versatile glasses can be utilised for a myriad of occasions and are sure to be cherished by the recipient. Their refined charm elevates any gathering, guaranteeing appreciation from those who receive them.


In your quest for the ideal housewarming gift, it's natural to aim for the most extravagant option for your family and friends, even if it means a hefty price tag. Nonetheless, let's not forget the true essence of gift-giving: it's not the price tag that matters, but rather the heartfelt sentiment behind it. At the end of the day, it is the thought that matters. 

As we rejoice in your loved ones embarking on this new chapter, they may also be anticipating the arrival of a new family member – a baby on the horizon. Read on to consider these 16 baby shower gift ideas to extend your blessings to the little one as well.


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