16 Housewarming Gifts That You'll Really Want to Keep For Yourself

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Your phone dings. You have a new notification. Ah, it looks like you've been invited to a housewarming party. Sweet! You're instantly filled with excitement for your dear friend, however, you can't help but notice the underlying feeling of dread and anxiety when your thoughts turn to the gift. You want to get them something thoughtful: a memento that they'll cherish and that shows just how happy you are for them. Well, the good news is: Your friend will love each and every one of these gifts. The bad news: You'll love them, too. Here are 16 striking and unique housewarming gifts that will be awfully hard for you to let go. You're welcome!

1. Cultiver Indigo Euro Linen Pillowcases (set of two), $80

In case you haven't heard: Linen is in. And these indigo pillow covers are the perfect opportunity to jump on the bandwagon by sprucing up their sofa.

2. Hawkins New York Organic Ceramic Dinnerware (four-piece set), $82

This ceramic dinnerware set is the gift that keeps on giving. Painted by hand in Portugal, the eye-catching collection includes a cereal bowl, salad plate, dinner plate, and a mug that your loved one will cherish with each and every meal.

3. Leif Nesting Seagrass Storage Basket, starting at $28

If there is one thing you can never have too much of, it's storage — especially if your home is spatially challenged. This woven seagrass basket is available in four different sizes, and it's the perfect boho-chic catchall to stash blankets, toys, or extra towels for your friend's Airbnb guests.

4. Lue Brass Serving Utensils, starting at $55

When someone gets a new place they want to show it off, so your friend needs serving utensils that will make their dinner parties shine. These brass beauties are made in Japan and the finish is hammered by hand so you can bet they will make a lasting first impression.

5. McGee & Co. Modern Welcome Doormat, $68

The first impression of anyone's home begins and ends with the doorway. So make your best bud's extra special and truly their own by adding this midcentury-inspired welcome mat. And they can even layer it with an outdoor rug for a little extra flair.

6. Mur Tea Strainer, $15

This handcrafted wire strainer with brass finish is a tea lover's dream. Just rest it on your mug, pour your tea, and let it do the rest. Pair it with gourmet tea and a charming mug to create a fancy gift set.

7. Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Body Scrub Towel, $21

Made in Japan, this good-looking towel is far from your average washcloth. It has natural odor absorbing properties, and it has been infused with Binchotan charcoal so it also removes toxins and excess oils from the skin. Thanks to you, their shower routine just got a whole lot cleaner.

8. Farmhouse Pottery Cheese Stone, $65

Be forewarned: It's not the artisan cheese or expensive wine that their party guests will be raving about. Instead, this fancy cheeseboard will be the star of the show. Made in Vermont, this stunning stoneware platter will not only make their hors d'oeuvres look ten times better, but it will also make them taste better longer since it can be warmed in the oven or cooled in the freezer.

9. Herriott Grace Stoneware and Porcelain Vase, $84

Truly a work of art, this little stoneware and porcelain vase was handmade by British artist Sue Paraskeva. The warm texture of the glazed interior and unglazed exterior work together beautifully, creating the perfect vessel to display their favorite blooms.

10. Ferm Living Herman Magazine Stand, $99

Vanity Fair, Men's Health, Kinfolk ... no matter which publication strikes your fancy, this handsome magazine rack is an ideal way for your friend to display their fave glossy mags. Complete with durable canvas, brass studs, leather detailing, and a black metal frame, this industrial accent will look gorg sitting next to their stylishly comfy lounge chair.

11. Pat Kim Concrete Soap Dish, $23

Add a little industrial flair to your bestie's modern bath with these concrete accents. A playful geometric design is the perfect way to display their fancy French bar soaps.

12. Hay Field Bread Board, $56

Few things are better than eating a freshly baked baguette. The combination of the crunchy outside and the soft middle are literally a dream come true. The only downside to this carb overload are all of the crumbs left on your countertop. Well, thanks to the ingenuity of this Danish bread board's design (inspired by a plowed field in the countryside), tiny bits of baked goods all over the kitchen are a thing of the past.

13. Anthropologie Iceland Throw Blanket, $98

Your BFF will spend the weekend curled up in their reading nook with the book of the month and this cozy wool throw. The shimmering yet subtle metallic thread woven throughout, and the dramatic fringe detailing at either end will have everyone in their house clamoring for the rights to this pretty blanket.

14. Joinery Brass Wall Hooks, $40

Give their walls a sparkly makeover with a few of these geometric wall hooks. Made in Japan, these brass gems will inspire your dear friend to hang just about everything.

15. Stelton Coffee Grinder, $90

What happens when you get Danish brand Stelton and Italian design team Daniel Debiasi and Frederico Sandri together? Magic. This powerhouse created a stunning minimalist hand coffee grinder that not only looks good, but also allows coffee lovers to grind their beans as fine as they want. Dreams really do come true.

16. Incausa Bath and Meditate Bundles, $39

Complete their boho-chic meditation nook with this hand-wrapped set of artisanal incense sticks, palo santo wood, and essential oils vegan soap. Relaxation, serenity, and intoxicating aromas await.

Ariane Moore is an Editor at Hunker. After earning her B.S. in Interior Architecture and Design, she enjoyed working on a variety of projects ranging from residential to hospitality at award winning design firms in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She also served as Design Editor at Natural Child World magazine.

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