Updated Oct 10, 2022
Throwing a housewarming party is an excellent way to kick off your chapter as a new homeowner.
You can welcome friends and family into your new home with party decorations, seasonal refreshments, and wholesome fun. While wowing guests with champagne toasts, party games, and house tours, don’t forget to show them some appreciation.
A party favor is the perfect gift of thanks for your housewarming guests. Party favors are small presents given to partygoers to show appreciation for their attendance. Favors are helpful for events like bridal showers, birthday parties, and everything in between.
This article will dive into gift ideas for house guests. We’ll show you 20 housewarming favor ideas your visitors will love.
You know your friends and family better than anyone, so think about the party favors they’d cherish most. Maybe your foodie friends would love a baked good, or your gardening guests would appreciate a houseplant. No matter what, we’ve got you covered.
Gift your guests small potted succulents for a lovely, living, housewarming favor. Succulents are easy to care for, making them the perfect gift for any visitor.
Many gardeners say that succulents thrive on neglect. These compact, fleshy plants are native to desert areas and adapted to infrequent watering and drought-like conditions. They’re also relatively inexpensive, so you can buy a couple dozen of them without busting your budget. Amazon sells 12-packs of fully rooted plants for just $33.
Alternatively, you can buy a mature hen and chicks succulent, which produces multiple baby plants you can use for your party favors. Simply divide the “chicks” away from the central floret and pot them in small containers for a delightful gift.
Give your guests mini wine bottles for a gift they’ll surely enjoy.
Single-serve wine bottles are a fantastic way to appreciate your visitors without breaking the bank on full-sized reds and whites. Visit your local wine store or grocery store to find these fun-sized wines. If you’d like to spruce up your party favor presentation, put the mini bottles in gift bags with an assortment of delicious chocolates.
Depending on the brand, you can find various single-serve wine options at around $2 to $8 per bottle.
Customized keychains are a party favor your guests will cherish.
Keychains help visitors remember their time at your party while keeping track of their house keys. Consider an option like these Home Sweet Home key rings from Etsy. If you find customizable key rings, engrave them with your guests’ names for a thoughtful touch.
Small favors like keychains might need a presentation boost to fit in with the rest of your party supplies. We suggest placing the items in small organza gift bags or paperboard boxes to amp up the appeal.
Food is always a great option if you’re struggling to find a party favor you love. Guests won’t fuss as they exit your home with a delicious treat in hand.
Buy custom-decorated cupcakes to give your visitors a thoughtful treat. You can choose different flavors, ingredients, and impressive designs to please a range of guests. If custom pre-made treats aren’t in your budget, bake DIY cupcakes with decoration tools from your local bake shop or craft store.
Alternatively, save time and money by adorning plain cupcakes with housewarming party cake toppers. Then, place each treat in a bakery bag for easy transport. Bakery bags are paper bags with small plastic windows that let guests see your handiwork without opening the gift.
If you love housewarming party favors that help guests take care of their own homes, purchase a coaster set for each of your visitors.
Etsy has countless options for personalized home decor items that will impress your guests. Once you’ve selected the coaster shape and material you like, you can select color options, engravings, and quantities before checkout.
You can also go for a basic approach and buy a couple dozen coasters online or in-store. Before handing them off to partygoers, adorn them with a customized housewarming party tag and ribbon.
A customized shot glass is a party favor crowd pleaser.
Shot glasses are great gifts for the drink-lovers in your life. We suggest decorating the glasses to personalize the gift. DIY this party favor by purchasing a shot glass multi-pack like this one from Amazon. Then, order custom vinyl sticker labels with a catchy phrase or word of thanks. Look for waterproof and dishwasher-safe sticker designs to enhance the gift’s longevity.
Consider phrases like “raise a glass to our new house” or “cheers to homeownership.” Your friends will love to throw back a drink in honor of your brand-new digs.
Handmade soap is a delightful DIY party favor your guests will love.
Of course, you can buy custom soap blocks for your housewarming party favors, but a DIY option is more affordable and thoughtful. Luckily, soap making is as easy as it is fun.
The Global Handwashing Partnership provides the following instructions for making soap:
Lastly, top off the gift with twine and personalized tags for a simple yet lovely touch.
A new wooden spoon is an excellent party favor for guests who love to cook.
A sturdy, functional wooden spoon will help your friends remember their fun at your housewarming party as they whip up a beloved dish. Plus, these handy utensils are great for almost any cooking project. They don’t melt under high temperatures or scrape the bottom of your pots and pans.
They’re also highly customizable; look for engraved wooden spoons if you’re seeking a personalized party favor option.
A candle is a splendid gift that guests will likely light as soon as they get home.
We suggest choosing soy wax candles for your party. These candles contain renewable soybean oil that provides a greener, more sustainable party favor. Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up easily with soap and warm water. Guests will appreciate the eco-friendliness and mess-free nature of these fragrant little candles.
Candles also make fantastic housewarming gifts, so keep them in mind next time you’re a party guest. Everyone loves adding a soothing scent to their homes, so candles are sure to please any partygoer.
Consider sending guests away with a DIY sugar scrub.
Sugar scrubs lather and exfoliate, leaving the user with soft, moisturized skin. We think party favors should be functional and fun, so a self-care product is an excellent choice. The best part of doing a DIY sugar scrub for your housewarming party favors is that you’ll save money and likely have leftover materials to make some scrub for yourself.
This project is easy. You’ll need miniature mason jars, coconut oil, coarse sugar or salt, and essential oil of your choice. Combine one part sugar, two parts coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil for fragrance. Then, transfer the mixture into the mason jar containers.
Just like that, you have an adorable, practical party favor your visitors will adore.
Wildflower seeds are an excellent present for your green-thumbed party guests. These seeds typically proliferate with little maintenance, making them perfect for guests of lower gardening skill levels.
Countless Etsy shops sell personalized wildflower seed packs you can buy with housewarming catchphrases and curated packaging. These options are great for hosts who don’t want to spend time customizing gifts.
Alternatively, you can buy wildflower seed packets from a local garden shop or home improvement store. These seeds are highly affordable at under a dollar per pack. You can curate the gift by repackaging the seeds into party favor gift bags like these from Amazon.
Artisan tea is a party favor that will keep your guests cozy and caffeinated after leaving your home.
Pack a few artisan tea bags in a small gift box and seal it shut with a beautiful ribbon. We suggest choosing different teas to give your guests variety. You might also consider choosing seasonal blends depending on your party’s time of year. Peppermint tea is great for colder seasons when guests need a soothing, warm beverage in hand. A fruity tea blend is a refreshing option for the spring and summer months.
Add more spice to the gift by including a tea infuser with the leaves. These tiny containers hold the tea leaves in place, allowing the beverage to steep.
Thank guests for popping by with a tasty bag of popcorn.
Fill small paper bags with kettle corn, cheddar popcorn, and assorted candies for a mouthwatering party favor. This gift idea can be as simple or gourmet as you like, so take your time choosing the flavors, colors, and bag designs that fit your party theme.
Buy pre-made popcorn party favors for a hassle-free gift, or prepare DIY bags with homemade kettle corn, hand-decorated gift bags, and personalized tags.
Custom decorated cookies are another treat option that will please your attendees.
Most bakeries offer cookie decorating services for events like birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. These sweet treats are perfect party favors for a housewarming celebration, too. Fill each party favor bag with a huge, custom-decorated cookie. Cookie decorations can be as intricate or simple as you like, so don’t be afraid to request text, pictures, and designs.
Send your guests home with a personalized cookie like this one from Southern Sugar Bakery for a gift they’ll savor.
Impress your guests by sending them home with bubbly, delicious champagne.
Champagne is a well-known symbol of prosperity, celebration, and hope, making it an excellent addition to your housewarming party. Single-serve champagne bottles give your guests a small piece of the celebration to take home. A local grocery store or wine shop will likely have single-serve champagne bottles, but you can also order some online.
Champagne is typically more expensive than other wines, so mini bottles may cost around $10 or more per bottle. Here’s a cost-friendly option from Total Wines & More with three bottles for $15.
Help your attendees capture memories with a magnetic picture frame.
This party favor idea is excellent for celebrations with a photo booth. You can print photos as they’re taken so guests can fill their picture frames with wholesome housewarming memories. Magnetic picture frames are our go-to choice because they can sit atop a shelf or attach to a refrigerator door.
Consider buying a polaroid camera for the event if a photo wall isn’t included in your party decor. You can print photos on the spot and send guests home with a small magnetic frame. Amazon sells a 10-pack of frames for $15.
Customized ornaments are festive party favors perfect for a holiday housewarming party.
Ornaments are a great way to thank your visitors with a seasonal souvenir. As you already know, ornaments come in endless designs, making them easily unique and customizable. Make DIY ornaments with wood slices, markers, paint, and twine. Take personalization further by writing each guest’s name on their ornament.
If you opt for ornament party favors at a holiday housewarming party, serve them in small gift boxes for a festive flare. Guests will indeed feel cheerful as they leave your cozy abode with a bow-adorned box in hand.
A drink koozie is a fantastic party favor for your summer housewarming celebration.
Koozies are foam drink sleeves that keep beverages cool in hot temperatures. These nifty little pockets – also known as “stubby holders” – are an affordable, functional, and fun party favor. Once again, artisan markets like Etsy offer various options for personalized can coolers.
Many of these koozies come in different colors and sport cute phrases like “Thanks for warming our home. Now, keep your beer cold.” If you select custom koozies like this, consider filling them with craft beers for an additional party favor. Your beer-loving attendees will absolutely adore the gift.
If you love spending time in the kitchen, whip up some homemade jam for your guests.
This sweet party favor is easy to make and undoubtedly delicious. You’ll need a few ingredients and kitchen supplies if you’d like to make your own jam for the project. This guide from Pick Your Own explains how to make homemade jam with fruit, sugar, pectin, and lemon juice.
Otherwise, you can buy an artisan jam from a local farmer’s market and divvy portions into charming containers. We suggest storing the treat in miniature mason jars that visitors can quickly grab on their way out.
Bottle openers are functional party favors your guests will use.
We recommend a housewarming-specific choice like these rose gold key bottle openers from Etsy. These vintage key charms include a built-in bottle opener that will fit perfectly on your keychain. Enhance the gift by pairing it with a custom keychain or adorning it with a lovely ribbon.
Keychain bottle openers are nifty tools that can fit in a utensil drawer or purse. Your visitors will likely take this gift wherever they go, reminiscing on your memorable celebration whenever they crack open a cold drink.
We hope these gift ideas help you wow your housewarming party guests.
Your guests will probably shower you with housewarming gifts, so don’t forget to share a token of appreciation in return. Luckily, party favors come at many price points and customizability levels, so you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.
If custom items run up a tab, consider taking a DIY approach to your party favors. You’ll develop new crafting skills and have a blast picking out materials, colors, and supplies for your gifts. Plus, guests will be impressed and touched that you made them presents by hand.
After setting up your new home for an unforgettable get-together, remember to brush up on housewarming party etiquette rules. With good manners, a new home, and wow-worthy favors, you’ll throw a housewarming party that guests won’t want to leave.
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