29 stylish housewarming gifts that your friends will actually use

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Stuck for housewarming gift ideas? Our edit has everything from slender carafes, personalised concrete planters and even Matisse-inspired tea towels.

Is it just us, or is everyone moving house right now? So, if you find yourself with a plethora of housewarming invites you’ll face the recurring conundrum of finding something perfect to give your friend that happens to be stylish but also incredibly useful. 

We’ve put together a long list of cool, useful and affordable ideas that we think any friend will be delighted to receive. From a glossy enamel vase for their weekly flower subscription to sleek, tapered dinner table candles (complete with the option to personalise them for a more intimate touch, may we add), this edit has got you covered.

Scroll down for the housewarming buys you’ll have no problem pleasing your giftee with…

  • Efie Decor Pink Arrow Mudcloth Pillow

    The Drop: Efie Decor Pink Mudcloth Pillows

    If you’ve seen the hype around the Valentino autumn/winter 2022 catwalk and the photos of Margot Robbie filming Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie, you’ll know that pink is the colour of the moment. And if you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your home, interiors brand Efie Decor has just the cushion covers.

    Hailing from Mali in West Africa, the covers’ mudcloth arrow print is a team effort, with the men weaving the fabric, while the women dye it. Made from 100% cotton, and available in two sizes, pile them up on your sofa or bed, or add one for a subtle statement. Barbie would be proud.

    Shop Efie Decor Pink Arrow Mudcloth Pillow at The Drop, £25

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  • Liga Botanical Coasters Set of Four

    The Drop: Liga Botanical Coasters

    If plant parenting has become a huge part of your personality since the pandemic began, you’re not alone. Liga’s cork coasters let your plant passion shine in the most stylish way possible.

    Made from thick, organic cork all you have to do is choose between two plant powered grey designs: an intricate palm tree or a statement monstera. Next time you’ve got an iced latte on the go and need something to spark some plant joy, you know what to do.

    Shop Liga Botanical Coasters Set of Four at The Drop, £12

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  • Liga Ice Grey Cork Memo Board

    The Drop: Liga Cork Memo Board

    Always forgetting those crucial stats you need for that work meeting? Or the fact you’re down to your last smidgen of toothpaste and need to buy more? Liga’s cork memo board is on the case to help you keep track of your life while also keeping your home looking stylish.

    Made from eco-friendly cork that’s been naturally smoked – giving it a wonderful rustic look – this is the perfect salve for those whose WFH set-up is crying out for an interior refresh or kitchens that need some organisational love. Practical and chic? Yes, please.

    Shop Liga Ice Grey Cork Memo Board at The Drop, £16

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  • Originals Studio Handmade Resin Check Coasters Set of Four

    The Drop: Originals Studio Resin Coasters

    According to Originals Studios founder Alice, she would never sell anything she wouldn’t have in her home – and we would absolutely love this set of four on-trend checkerboard resin coasters in our abode. Plus, with an exclusive saving available only on The Drop, there’s even more reason to snap them up for your summer tablescapes.

    Available in five checkerboard colours – green, orange, blue, wine and pink – this set is ideal for protecting flat surfaces from sweating drinks, whether it’s a G&T, iced coffee or kombucha. Say hello to your coffee table’s new best friend.

    Shop Originals Studio Handmade Resin Check Coasters Set of 4 at The Drop, £22

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  • Cocolulu Luxury Linen & Cotton Ric-Rac Napkin Duo

    The Drop: Cocolulu Linen Napkin Set

    While some are scallop-trim homeware devotees, others hanker after something more subtle. Either way, if you’re looking for the perfect tablescaping addition that nods to popular design without being OTT, look no further than Cocolulu’s ric rac napkin sets.

    Made from machine washable French linen with a contrasting cotton ric rac trim, these napkins add texture and a burst of colour to summer soirées.

    Choose from four combinations – baby blue and pink, lilac and yellow, pink and red, and pistachio and pale pink – or, for an eclectic mix-and-match look, opt for a set of each. Prepare for all the compliments to come your way…

    Shop Cocolulu Luxury Linen & Cotton Ric-Rac Napkin Duo at The Drop, £24

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  • Rose Works Ldn Neutral Personalised Terrazzo Trays

    The Drop: Roseworks LDN Personalised Tray

    The terrazzo homeware trend shows no sign of going anywhere, but for those who prefer a neutral colour palette, it can be tricky to find something that isn’t too colour-drenched. Not anymore. Say hello to RoseWorks London chic personalised trays in three subtle shades.

    Handmade from eco-friendly, non-toxic resin choose from The Merrett’s marble-esque grey, The Hurst’s pink, brown and white and The Jell’s khaki and cream combination. Each dish can be personalised with up to four letters to elevate your bathroom, living room, sideboards and hallway spaces with a word of your choice. Did someone say, ‘ideal housewarming gift’?

    Shop Rose Works Ldn Neutral Personalised Terrazzo Trays at The Drop, £25

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  • Jasmine Alice Home Ceramic Coral Bowl

    The Drop: Jasmine Alice Home Coral Bowls

    Matilda Goad’s scalloped tableware, Anissa Kermiche’s body-shape vases – and now Jasmine Alice Home’s oversized coral-inspired resin bowls. These are the pieces that every statement homeware piece aficionado would be proud to put on display when friends come over for dinner.

    Neatly tapping into the current “coastal grandmother” aesthetic, the bowl is roomy enough for housing your favourite fruit and vegetables or use it for stashing unopened mail. To really make a statement, though, place it solo on a visible shelf or sideboard and let its textured seaside vibes do the talking.

    Shop Jasmine Alice Home Ceramic Coral Bowl at The Drop, £34.99

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  • Catherine Colebrook Personalised Liberty Fabric Framed Picture

    The Drop: Catherine Colebrook Picture Frame

    Like our favourite gold hoops, some prints are timeless – and topping the list is none other than Liberty’s florals. Handily, lifestyle label Catherine Colebrook got the interiors style memo with its Liberty floral-framed picture that can be customised with a word of your choosing.

    Personalise it by selecting a word with up to 9 letters to feature in a bold neon pink and gold metallic typographic design. Nicknames, emotive words, street names, memorable holiday destinations in Europe… the choice is yours.

    Shop Catherine Colebrook Personalised Liberty Fabric Framed Picture at The Drop, £58

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  • Fern & Thistle Personalised Rustic Wooden Serving Board

    The Drop: Fern & Thistle Serving Boards

    If you’ve been anywhere near social media lately, you’ll know that artfully arranged charcuterie or cheese platters are the only thing to serve while entertaining this season. And Fern & Thistle’s personalised serving board is just the thing for presenting a starter that everyone will want to post on their feeds.

    Made from reclaimed recycled wood, the serving board comes in three sizes and features a rustic finish and botanical motif design. Plus, you can have a heartfelt message etched into it, which makes for a great gift for weddings and housewarmings. Failsafe present, here we come…

    Shop Fern & Thistle Personalised Rustic Wooden Serving Board at The Drop, £32

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  • That Rebel House Six Piece Table Napkin Set

    The Drop: That Rebel House Napkins

    It’s no secret we love a tablescape, but there are a lot of pieces required to master this puzzle – the crockery, the centrepiece, the serving dishes, the glassware, the back-up tablecloths after an eventual wine spillage. The fuss-free answer lies in one key piece: That Rebel House’s set of mix and match 100% cotton napkins, which are available at a special Stylist price.

    Fast track your way to an effortlessly styled Instagram-worthy picture with this six-piece napkin set featuring the brand’s Wild Earth, Thrive, Dusty Candy and Equus Star designs. While you’re at it, add an extra one for the interiors-addicted friend in your life and spread the tablescape cheer one napkin at a time…

    Shop That Rebel House Six Piece Table Napkin Set at The Drop, £29.75

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  • Sun and Day Gold Solid Brass Large Clam Shell

    The Drop: Sun and Day Large Gold Clam Shell

    With an exclusive saving only available on The Drop, we’re very busy coveting Sun and Day’s oversized solid brass clam shell for one key reason: it’s impossible to take your eyes off it.

    Whether you’re looking for a housewarming gift for that friend whose house looks like it should be in a magazine or after a statement piece to upgrade your coffee table/sideboard/tablescape, its undulating curves are perfect on their own or for showcasing trinkets, using as a fruit bowl or as a really fancy dumping place for bills.

    No matter what it’s used for, we can guarantee it’ll get a compliment from everyone who lays eyeballs on it.

    Shop Sun and Day Gold Solid Brass Large Clam Shell at The Drop, £65

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  • Liga Organic Cotton Printed Coastal Tea Towels

    The Drop: Liga Tea Towels

    Made from 100% durable cotton, these chic tea towels come in three eye-catching designs: navy fishes, red lobsters and our personal favourite, a gloriously green Matisse-esque seaweed print. 

    The mere thought of these hanging over our oven door is enough to make us start dreaming of our own photoshoot in interiors bible Architectural Digest.

    Shop Liga Organic Cotton Printed Coastal Tea Towels at The Drop, £12

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  • Little Karma Co Personalised Initial Refillable Candle

    The Drop: Little Karma Personalised Candle

    If your giftee is a fan of typographic wall prints, imagine bringing the same aesthetic to sideboards, bookshelves and coffee tables. Here’s where Buckinghamshire-born lifestyle brand Little Karma Co and its typographic initial candles come in.

    Available in four refillable sizes from mini (70g) to mega (3-wick 750g) and seven natural essential oil scents, including fragrant bergamot and rose geranium, soothing eucalyptus and lime and fresh lemongrass and ginger, each initial has been carefully designed using a chic, muted colour palette. 

    Shop Little Karma Co Personalised Initial Refillable Candle at The Drop, £13

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  • Colt & Willow Eco Friendly Cleaning Refill Duo

    The Drop: Colt & Willow Bathroom Cleaner

    Colt & Willow’s small-batch refillable bathroom cleaner and washing-up liquid don’t contain any phosphates, parabens or SLS and also boast the wonderfully soothing and naturally sourced scents of rhubarb or rosemary, lemon and juniper berry.

    Both come in a chic amber glass spray or pump bottles and are paired with a one-litre recycled refill bottle. 

    Shop Colt & Willow Eco Friendly Cleaning Refill Duo at The Drop, £16.20

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  • Concrete and Cacti Concrete Dog Bowl

    The Drop: Concrete and Cacti Personalised Dog Bowl

    Whether your giftee is a new dog owner or has been sharing a home with their canine companion for years, this Concrete & Cacti bowl is the perfect pet accessory to suit their carefully curated interior scheme. 

    Made with marbled concrete in a choice of five shades, the weightiness means they’re not easily upturned by eager paws. Plus, each one is finished with a food-safe sealant to ensure furry friends can eat and drink straight from the bowl.

    Personalise yours with the name of your pet and, for extra ease of feeding and cleaning, add a stainless-steel bowl insert for just £3 so you can seamlessly serve your canine without turning it into a dog’s dinner.

    Shop Concrete and Cacti Concrete Dog Bowl at The Drop, £32

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  • Fern & Thistle Hanging Test Tube Block

    The Drop: Fern and Thistle Hanging Test Tube Flowers

    Whether it’s hung above a cushion-laden sofa or arranged above a well-stocked bar cart, this nifty curated display will be a hit with lovers of muted interiors. 

    Handmade by Fern & Thistle founder Jennie, the recycled wood block holds four glass test tubes to neatly showcase a collection of stems.

    Shop Fern & Thistle Hanging Test Tube Block at The Drop, £32

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  • Liga Tea For Two Gift Set

    The Drop: Love Liga Tea Pot Set

    Cornwall-based eco-friendly homewares brand Liga does a nice line in minimalist, Scandi-esque design, and these nifty tea sets are no exception.

    Available in cream, black or pale aqua, each set includes a sleek ceramic teapot and two handle-free mugs wrapped in ethically sourced cork sleeves – which, as well as looking chic, keep hot drinks hot for longer.

    Shop Liga Tea For Two Gift Set at The Drop, £60

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  • Concrete & Cacti Personalised Initial Concrete Pot & Plant

    Concrete & Cacti Personalised Initial Concrete Pot & Plant

    Wonderfully minimalist, Concrete & Cacti’s concrete plant pot is a step above the rest for two reasons. Firstly, each pot is handmade in small batches, creating less waste in the process. But, it’s the juxtaposition of the luxe gold initial imprinted on the front softening the look of the industrial texture that has us really hooked.

    As well as a choice of succulent or cactus, you can pick from five different concrete colours, as well as an initial of your choosing. We’re tempted to get all three plants with pots that spell out JOY…

    Shop Concrete & Cacti Personalised Initial Concrete Pot & Plant at The Drop, £18

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  • Sophie Home Stille Cotton Knit Throw

    The Drop: Sophie Home Cotton Knit Throw

    South-east London lifestyle label Sophie Home’s 100% cotton monochrome and red-trimmed throw is ideal for draping over an armchair to create a focal point in your living room or placing on the end of your bed for a graphic accent. 

    Shop Sophie Home Stille Cotton Knit Throw at The Drop, £65

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  • Black Belle Prints Bordeaux and Copper Leaf Agate Style Resin Coasters

    The Drop: Blackbelle Prints Agate Styled Resin Coasters

    When is a coaster more like a piece of art? When it’s one of Blackbelle Prints’ leaf-flaked agate resin coasters. Handmade by founder Victoria, the Afro-inspired coastal design features mesmerising details courtesy of the gold leaf swirling throughout. If you’re after a tablescaping texture boost, look no further. 

    Shop Black Belle Prints Bordeaux and Copper Leaf Agate Style Resin Coasters at The Drop, £12.60

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  • My Doris Enamel Brass Vase

    My Doris Vase

    We know that flowers always make a lovely gift, no matter what the occasion is, but pair a bouquet with a bright enamel vase from Suffolk-based lifestyle label My Doris and your present will last for much more than a few days.

    Each vase is crafted by skilled artisans in India and made from solid brass that’s hand-enamelled with glossy colour. Fans of kitsch pastels will love the bubblegum pink, while those with an earthier aesthetic will prefer the burnt orange. 

    Shop My Doris Enamel Brass Vase at The Drop, £25.50

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  • Cocolulu Personalised Candle Pair in Lilac, Black, Antique Rose

    The Drop: Cocolulu Personalised Candles

    Slender dinner table tapers are a timeless classic that make an ideal housewarming present. Cocolulu’s pair of dinner table candles come in three colours: spring-ready lilac, deepest black and a rose shade reminiscent of antique terracotta pots.

    Better still, they can be personalised with hand-painted names, meaningful dates or phrases, and are packaged in fully recyclable wrapping and adorned with a luxury bow. 

    Every time your giftee lights their candles for dinner, they’ll think fondly of you.

    Shop Cocolulu Personalised Candle Pair, Lilac, Black, Antique Rose at The Drop, £14

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  • Jasmine Alice Home Rattan Handcrafted Vintage Glass Vases

    The Drop: Jasmine Alice Home Rattan Glass Vases

    If your giftee would rather dabble lightly with the rattan trend, Jasmine Alice Home’s rattan-accented vases are the perfect entryway into the world of textured interiors.

    The pair of glass jars come with a handwoven rattan sleeve and neck trim, providing a subtle boho accent, and can be used not only as a vase but also to display collectibles such as seashells or to store kitchen utensils or make-up brushes. 

    Shop Jasmine Alice Home Rattan Handcrafted Vintage Glass Vases at The Drop, £14.99

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  • Bax and Gore Handpainted Lamp and Shade

    The Drop: Bax and Gore Little Lamp and Shade

    Stripes or spots? It’s an age-old conundrum, but Bax + Gore’s adorable lamps make it even harder to choose. Handpainted and made to order, the striped shade with its red base brings to mind the beach umbrellas at Positano, while the red, pale pink and white spot version is the home accessory of Instagram dreams.

    Shop Bax and Gore Handpainted Lamp and Shade at The Drop, £30

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  • Steepletone LED Text Light Bulbs and Desk Lamp

    The Drop: Steepletone LED Text Lamps

    When your friends are as obsessed with interiors as you are, it can be tricky to find a statement piece that they haven’t already stashed away in their Instagram ‘saved items’ folder. Relax, because we’ve done the hard work for you. Steepletone’s range of ‘Bright Ideas’ LED neon bulbs features words like ‘love’ and ‘dream’ glowing from inside.

    Choose from just the bulb or add the white marble effect or grey concerete cylindrical stand for a larger present. 

    Shop Steepletone LED Text Light Bulbs and Desk Lamp at The Drop, £64.99

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  • Rose Works LDN Initial Terrazzo Chunky Coasters

    Roseworks LDN Alphabet Initial Terrazzo Chunky Coasters

    Suddenly devoid of all gifting inspiration? You need only look to the one eternal struggle that unites us all: preparing a mug of something warm and caffeinated, and finding nowhere safe to rest it. Enter: Rose Works LDN’s customisable chunky terrazzo coasters.

    Made from an eco-friendly alternative to resin, all you need to do is choose between four colour combinations and then add an initial of your choice in a contrasting shade. Et voila! 

    Shop Rose Works LDN Initial Terrazzo Chunky Coasters at The Drop, £14

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  • Originals Studio ‘Mia’ Colour Block Stack Candle

    The Drop: Originals Studio Coloured Stack Candles

    First, the bubble-cube candle flooded our Instagram feeds. Then, the spiral taper took over our candle sticks, followed quickly by a plethora of handpainted dinner candles. What’s next on the agenda, you ask? The stacked geometric candle – and Yod and Co’s creations from Originals Studio are our pick of the bunch.

    Available in two sizes and three different coloured stacks with a 30-hour burn time, the richly coloured paraffin-free candles are the perfect addition to any coffee table, bookshelf or sideboard. 

    Shop Originals Studio ‘Mia’ Colour Block Stack Candle at The Drop, £15  

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  • Kiss Me At The Disco Your Year Personalised Date Print

    The Drop: Kiss Me At The Disco Personalised Year Print

    Dates are a brilliant way to mark your loved ones’ most notable occasions. Case in point: Kiss Me At The Disco’s high-impact art prints. Created in Swansea by Welsh artist Angela Warlow, the brand’s Your Year print is the ideal keepsake, with its bright colours and statement graphics sure to make an impact.

    Available with a light pink or bright green background, each date is written in retro-style 3D numbers – all with their own cheering colour combinations. Choose your preferred size and get a frame at the ready.

    Shop Kiss Me At The Disco Your Year Personalised Date Print at The Drop, £15

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  • Northener On The Run Jesmonite Wiggle Mirror

    The Drop: Norther On The Run Wiggle Mirror

    If you frequent the same interiors-obsessed corners of Instagram as we do, you’re probably noticed the recent proliferation of wiggly mirrors. While our budget sadly can’t stretch to a high-end original from Gustav Westman or Ettore Sottsass, we’re determined to get the look for ourselves.

    With a special price exclusive to The Drop, and all the undulating charm of the OG luxe styles, Northerner On The Run’s wiggle mirror is our top pick. Handmade from colourful jesmonite, each one is cut into a wavy organic shape. Available in a choice of three colours – pink marble, white terrazzo or baby blue – it’s a summer interiors must-have.

    Shop Northener On The Run Jesmonite Wiggle Mirror at The Drop, £55

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