Moving into a new home is always an exciting time, and it should be marked with a unique gift. Add to their décor with one of the new home gifts listed here, all of which have been specially chosen for their unusual ways to say ‘welcome home’. With ideas for the home and the garden, and for every room in the house, these gifts will add a stunning finishing touch to the new pad.
Growlight Frame Shelf
uncommongoods.com $140.00 - $190.00
If their new home doesn’t have a garden, this beautiful living frame is the answer. Made from steel and available in a landscape or portrait format, it includes a hidden growing light and timer to ensure the plants they decide to include receive the optimum care they need to thrive.
Aurora Borealis Sand Art
Beautifully calming and rather hypnotic, the Aurora Borealis Sand Art will make a wonderful new home gift. Every time the frame is rotated, the colored sand and water shift into an ever-changing landscape which is both magical and soothing, against a backdrop of the stunning Northern Lights.
Grecian Bust Pot
All decors, both contemporary and traditional, will benefit from this sweet Grecian bust planter. Made from hand painted cement, this sturdy planter has distressed golden accents for a time-worn look, and is available in small and large sizes.
Not only is this snail ornament pretty, but it’s the perfect housewarming gift, too. Unusual and delicate, the golden colored cement snail carries its own home – a perfect glass globe – on its back, making it a unique addition to their collection, whether they’re just starting out or are simply moving house.
Flip Flop Mat
Environmentally-aware beach-goers will love the idea of this colorful doormat. It’s made from recycled rubber flip flops which have been salvaged from factories in the Philippines, saving the material from ending up on a landfill. Durable and funky, it makes a wonderful change from a standard coir mat.
Etched Skyline Wine Glass
It doesn’t matter if they live there or not, there’s always one place that everybody calls home. Give them a little piece of that special place with one of these stunning 16 oz. stemless wine glasses, which come beautifully etched with the city skyline of your choice.
Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan
Hand crafted from reclaimed white oak bourbon barrels, this lazy Susan is for the serious host. Spanning almost 2 feet wide, this particular one can hold up to 1000 pound in weight and will arrive elegantly stamped with names, dates, or other special details.
Give someone a little inspiration and motivation every day with these absolutely adorable Guide Birds. Each one of the seven colorful, vibrant ceramic birds represents a different word of encouragement, such as love, joy, and generosity, which the user can choose as their theme for that day.
Edison Hurricane Tart Wax Warmer
Wax melts are perfect for adding a homey ambience, and if you’re looking for a burner with a difference, this one will definitely be a conversation starter. With a removable dish for melting, the burner itself has a distinctly coastal vibe with its hurricane lamp design and Edison lightbulb inside.
Custom Map Cut & Prep Board
uncommongoods.com $50.00 - $70.00
They can use this cutting board in the kitchen, or keep it as a display piece, but either way it will remind them of home. With a map showing three square miles around any chosen location, the glass keeps it safe and protected, while the rubber feet keep furniture scratch-free.
Gnome Sponge Holder
No matter how excited they are to be in their new home, some household chores are just so boring. This little gnome will keep them happy and cheerful while they wash up, and once they’ve finished he’s happy to hang on to their sponge until they need it again.
Mandala Wind Spinner
Beautiful and vibrant, this mandala spinner is based on both Buddhist and Hindu imagery. Made from stainless steel, it creates a visually stunning display as it moves in the wind, and is available in both cool and warm tones to complement any garden theme.
Female Form Vase
Artists, sculptors, and anyone who appreciates female beauty in any form will be delighted with this unusual vase. Made in celebration of womanly curves, this glazed ceramic vase is available in four different skin tones, each one as stunning as the next.
Funny Face Serving Platter
There’s endless fun to be had with this quirky serving platter. Handmade in Brooklyn, the ceramic dish positively encourages users to play with their food as they find ever more inventive ways to create the funniest faces. It’s the perfect new home gift for those who like anything unusual.
Giraffe Family Bookends
This is a sweet gift for anyone who’s moving into a new home. Depicting a mother giraffe on one side and a baby on the other, the mom’s neck grows longer the more books are added, but nothing will stop her from reaching her little one on the other side.
Phirst Stay Rad Colors Art Print
Moving into their own place is part of growing up, but that doesn’t mean they have to become boring. Remind them to ‘Stay Rad’ with this colorful print, which comes in a choice of frames and print sizes, and is printed onto cotton pressed paper from Italian mills.
Custom Map Serving Tray
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Choose from natural wood or burnt mango wood for this rustic Custom Map Serving Tray. Lining the bottom will be a map featuring the three square miles around your chosen location, which is laminated to protect it from any spills. A personalized text will make it even more unique.
Wise Owl Book Ends
Whether they’re into novels, biographies, or cookbooks, they’ll need a pair of bookends to keep them all in place. These wise resin owls will sit at either end of the stack, looking resplendent in their aged gold-colored finish on top of their own little podiums.
Mackinder Counter Stool
If they don’t yet have a dining table (or don’t have the room for one) save them from standing at the counter while they eat with this elegant counter stool. Available in a white, navy, or oak finish, this wooden stool arrives ready-assembled, so they won’t need to search for their tools.
Just Ripe Fruit Bowl
Ripe fruit can make the others in the bowl ‘go off’ but this clever bowl has solved that problem. With a vented bowl underneath for fruit that still needs time, riper produce can be kept on top of the maple tray, while bananas can hang on the overhead hook.
Furry Llama Pillow
Llamas are a symbol of perseverance and strength, both of which are needed in abundance when taking on a new home. Give them a totem of those qualities with this adorable llama pillow, which is made from the softest faux fur and comes with its own Peruvian blanket.
World Wall Map
This simply stunning world map will make a fabulous feature wall in their new home, especially if they like to travel. Made from birch plywood in contrasting shades, this map also comes with push pins so they can mark where they’ve been and see where they still have to go.
The sleek, modern design of this indoor composter gives away nothing of what’s going on inside. Equipped to deal with up to 2lbs of food waste a week, this biomorphic worm house allows worms (not included) to turn scraps into the richest fertilizer, with no odor or ugliness.
Standing Reindeer Garden Figure
Give them a taste of Christmas all year round with this beautiful reindeer sculpture. Created from round vine, this majestic garden feature stands at an impressive 6.5 feet tall, and will blend perfectly into any type of garden thanks to its natural, rustic appearance.
Personalized Family Member Signpost
uncommongoods.com $125.00 - $200.00
It’s always hard when families fly the nest and set up their own homes, but this sweet signpost will keep them all in one place. Whether it’s for parents who are starting anew or kids who are moving into their own place, this sign can include up to 6 named arrows.
Winsome Woodland Table Lamp
This unusual lamp would make a gorgeous housewarming gift for lovers of wildlife, or those with a particular affection for foxes. With a bee finial at the top of the shade, the fox underneath gazes up in wonder, adding a charming touch to the lounge or dining room.
Wellie Garden Penguins
The garden is often the last place to receive attention when moving into a new home, but these wellie penguins will change that instantly. Made from bamboo and resin, you can choose from spotted or snowflake wellies to add a charming touch of whimsy to their yard.
Natural Plant Hanger
Boho chic is very in at the moment, and this macramé plant holder will only add to that hippy vibe. Made from cotton and acrylic, this holder is designed to hang from the ceiling and can accommodate most regular-sized houseplants.
Zen Turtle Garden Sculpture
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Everybody needs a little meditation and relaxation, even those who live life in the slow lane. These Zen Turtles, which are made from solid cast stone, will make a wonderful addition to the garden and will encourage their owners to sit back, relax, and just let go for a while.
Lenora Decorative Vase
For those who love faux flowers around the house, this earthenware vase will be perfect. Handcrafted and available in two different colors – you can choose from a warm orange or a cool blue – this vase is made in Portugal for a subtle Mediterranean feel.
Hang Anywhere Shelf Duo
Even those who can’t or won’t do DIY can have beautiful shelves in their new pad thanks to these beautiful swing shelves. Made from pine and finished with a unique homemade stain, these shelves hang on jute, adding a charming farmhouse feel to any and every room.
Set Sail Wind-Up Sculpture
Moving house can be stressful, so give them a charming way to unwind when the hard work gets too much. Absorbing and calming, this little boat will bob up and down on the ocean blue with every turn of the teeny crank handle.
This ladder is utterly adorable, and will make a great feature in any bathroom. Made for light use only, it makes a wonderful alternative to a standard towel rack, while the white-dipped bottom half adds a lovely homemade charm as it breaks up the plain wood appearance.
Staircase Corner Shelf
Flying in the face of everything your parents taught you about leaving things on the stairs, this unusual shelf is made for exactly that reason. Designed to fit into the corner, this metal and acacia wood unit looks beautiful when laden with plants, ornaments, and decorative lighting.
Minimalist Blanket Storage & Display
Simple yet stunning, this wall rack will hold up to 15lbs of blankets. Keeping them neat and tidy until needed, this black walnut unit is easy to install and makes a feature of rolled throws instead of having them thrown across the couch or folded into a corner.
Subtle and stunning, this vase will make a beautiful addition to anyone’s collection. Measuring 10.5” high, the glass is pink at the bottom which slowly fades to clear, creating a pretty ombre effect. Ideal for both fresh and faux flowers.
Gleaming Primrose Mirror
If you’re searching for a new home gift with a vintage vibe, look no further than this gorgeous mirror. For those with the room, there is a 7’ version, or for those with less space you can choose 3’ or 5’, but each one comes with the same beautifully ornate details.
Stargazer Garden Lights Color Story Bulb Set
Inspired by nature, this set of 21 LED bulbs will lend a stunning glow to the garden. With alternating blues, greens, and oranges, these lights will transform any yard with a forest-like hue, whether it’s for a housewarming party, dining alfresco, or simply adding a gentle ambience.
Ceramic Arch Toothbrush Holder
Many people resort to using a plain glass or plastic beaker to hold their toothbrushes, but this holder will change that. Made from ceramic, this arched holder has holes for up to four toothbrushes, and has indented dimples on the bottom for the ends to rest in.
Ceramic Self-Draining Soap Dish
Soap bars are wonderful, but they can leave a terrible mess on the bath or basin. This ornate blue and gold stoneware soap dish is genius, as it sits at an angle which holds the soap securely in place, while allowing it to drain cleanly away via the sculpted spout.
Ashton Mango Wood Mirror
Every home needs at least one full length mirror, so make sure it’s a quality one with this beautiful wooden model. Made from natural mango wood, it’s minimal yet exotic, and is designed to stand on the floor for a casual look.
Crescent Moon Wall Shelf
Shelving can turn a house into a home, especially if they reflect the owner’s tastes and style. If they love anything unusual, this crescent moon shaped shelf unit will add a mystical look to the room, while providing four surfaces for displaying plants, photos, or other keepsakes.
Totally unique and well-suited to a quirky home, this chair will be a talking point for years to come. Handmade from upcycled traffic signs, the chair you receive will be an absolute one-off due to its handmade nature, while also appealing to anyone who’s conscious about reducing landfill.
Fire Escape Shelf
Fire escapes have been featured in so many great movies that they retain a kind of romantic charm. This shelf set is a replica of one such fire escape, and can be hung on the wall to create an unusual area on which to display plants, photographs, books and more.
Paula Plant Stand
This vertical plant stand seems to almost defy gravity as it holds not one but two pots in the air. Made from iron and hand painted, the set also includes two pots in which to place houseplants, giving them a prime position in the home while keeping them off polished surfaces.
Sawyer Decorative Tray
In a world where people are turning more and more to natural décor, this teak tray will make a welcome new home gift. Crafted into an organic shape, this tray can be used as a decoration or to hold fruit, or maybe a place to drop keys and loose change.
Mason Jar Home Plaque
Mason jars are a simple way to add some shabby chic or boho charm to any home, and these plaques are no different. With a choice of two colors, these personalized aluminum signs are a great gift to give to mark the date that they moved into their new home.
Nathalie Lete Animalia Decorative Tray
The colors in this decorative tray are stunning, and will appeal to those who love vibrancy and beauty in their décor. Available in two different designs, one depicts a beautiful tiger, while the other shows a multitude of tropical birds among lush flowers and trees.
Sloth Hanging Planter
Bring a smile to someone’s face every single day with this adorable sloth planter. As sloths are prone to do, this one is happy to just hang around from any shelf or hook and hold houseplants safely in its grasp. Made from ceramic, it’s the perfect size for succulents.
LED Floor Mirror
This mirror is so much more than just a mirror, it’s a beautiful way to add a soft, pink glow to the bedroom, too. Backed with LED lighting, this mirror stands at 72” high and is designed to lean against a wall so the mood lighting can reflect back into the room.
Yoga Mat Storage and Display
Trying to practice yoga in a messy room is totally counterproductive, so give a yogi the means to a tranquil space with this yoga mat storage and display. Made from oak and poplar wood, the unit can accommodate a rolled mat, two blocks, and candles, incense, or crystals on the top shelf.
Glass Bubble Wand Sculpture
While owning or renting a house comes with many responsibilities, it doesn’t mean we have to lose sight of our childhood altogether. This beautiful bubble wand sculpture will make a wonderfully nostalgic gift, from the cobalt blue glass wand to the mouth blown clear glass bubble.
Trigem Tabletop Jewelry Stand
Jewelry should be out on display – even when it’s not being worn – not kept in a box or drawer. This tabletop jewelry stand has brass arms which can hold numerous necklaces, watches, bracelets and more, and features a dish at the base to hold rings and smaller objects.
Personalized Record Doormat
Music mad homeowners will dance with joy when they have this fabulous doormat in their new home. Made to look like a real LP, this round rubber mat has a label in the center which can be personalized to include details of the family you’re gifting it to.
Humphrey the Hovering Hummingbird Stake
Add an instant splash of color to the garden with this sweet hummingbird stake. Once it’s stuck in the ground, this little bird will appear to be hovering, while the sunlight shines through its brilliant green glass body and reflects off its graceful copper wings.
Yoga Pose Garden Sculptures
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Having these copper sculptures in the yard will instil an immediate sense of peace and inner Zen. The ideal new home gift for the yogi, these sculptures come in three different poses – The Warrior, The Tree, and the Lotus, and each of them is as charming as the next.
Wine Bottle Lantern
Dining al fresco can be beautifully lit with one or more of these wine bottle lanterns. Available in clear or yellow glass, these upcycled bottles are suspended on sturdy chains, and come with a tealight whose light can be adjusted by sliding the bottle up or down.
Compact Swivel Cheese Board with Knives
uncommongoods.com $42.00 - $64.00
Fitting neatly into the corner when it’s not in use, this space-saving cheese board opens up into a full circle with enough room to serve both cheeses and fruits abundantly. The clever design also includes a drawer in which to store the included stainless steel knife and fork.
Vintage Trailer Sculpture
It’s many a person’s dream to live off-grid in an Airstream trailer, but until that day comes, give them something to remind them of what’s ahead in the future. Created from aluminum and bronze, this sculpture is handmade in Elk Rapids, Michigan, in a beautifully vintage style.
Meerkat Lovers Sculpture
Super cute and carved from a single piece of jacaranda wood, this meerkat sculpture is a whimsical celebration of love. Made by artisans in Zimbabwe, no two pieces will be the same, making them a uniquely different gift for the happy couple.
Words with Family Serving Tray
uncommongoods.com $65.00 - $85.00
They say that the family that plays together, stays together, but even when a game isn’t on the cards, they can be reminded of it with this fun serving tray. Created from mango wood, the surface of the tray features a wordplay board which comes personalized with the family’s names.
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