12 Practical Housewarming Gifts for Every Budget Under $200
Functional gifts that will warm the home and hearts of your friends.
Visiting a friend’s new home can be fun, but it can also be stressful – because there’s the dreaded housewarming gift to think about. Instead of fussing over decorative pieces that won’t be of much use, consider thoughtful gifts that will ease your friend into life in their new home.
Whether you’re buying it yourself or rallying a group of mutual friends to chip in, here are some practical gifts you can get:
1. Reed diffuser for hotel-like scents | $11.90
If your friends love the smell of hotels, then they’ll love these reed diffusers. With scents inspired by hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and Shangri-La, these diffusers are an affordable way to replicate the luxurious vibe that these hotels have.
2. Plant-themed diatomite coaster set | $19.90
You may think that these plant-themed coasters are just like ceramic, but it’s anything but. Unlike ceramic, these diatomite coasters can absorb around 2-4 times their body weight in water, so your friends won’t have to deal with puddles of condensation after making a cold drink on a hot day (i.e. most days in Singapore).
This wireless charging station will come in handy for friends with multiple Apple devices. Apart from a charging dock for an iPhone and Apple Watch, it’s also compatible with all Qi-enabled devices from other brands like Samsung.
4. Elegant soap dispenser | from $28
These soap dispensers are not only functional, they also add a touch of elegance to any bathroom. It comes in neutral colours like grey, beige, and white, all of which are easy to match in most home aesthetics. It’s a simple, effective way of bringing some luxurious spa/hotel vibes to the home!
5. Personalised his-and-hers cups | $43.80
For newlyweds, nothing is more fitting than his-and-hers housewares. This set consists of a see-through glass for iced drinks and a marble-print mug for hot beverages, with the option to customise the font and its colour.
6. Xiaomi smart lamp | $45.90
From adjustable colours and brightness levels, this smart lamp has numerous features packed into its tiny frame. As it’s Wi-Fi-enabled, it can be controlled directly from the smartphone, or by voice assistants like Alexa if your friend has them.
7. Air purifier for cleaner, fresher air | from $59.88
Sure, this air purifier filters out 99.9% of pollutants in the air, but what makes it even more special is its ability to detect the pollutant level in the air and adjust its fan speed accordingly. Its carbon filter also helps eliminate odours that guarantee fresh-smelling air throughout the day.
8. Juicers for the health buffs | $69.90
Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is always important, and this snazzy juicer is one way to make that easier. With a 950ml pulp collector, juice a large number of fruits before it’s time to clear it out, making it ideal for daily use and for entertaining guests.
With the amount they save from buying overpriced juices outside, your friends will definitely thank you for this.
9. Compact espresso machine | $99.90
This Airbot espresso machine doesn’t just come with a complimentary portafilter and tamper spoon – it also has a steam wand built into its tiny frame. That means your recipient can make anything from an espresso shot to a cappuccino, and can try their hand at some latte art whenever they want!
10. Steamboat that prevents food from sinking | from $118
With this unique steamboat, gone are the days of your food disappearing into the abyss – ahem, the bottom of the pot. With a tray that separates the food from the broth, you can easily lift the food from the pot as soon as they’re done – no fruitless searches involved.
11. Dehumidifier for a comfortable home | $199
A dehumidifier works wonders in making you feel comfortable at home, since a reduction in humidity means less perspiration. On top of that, it also helps prevent the growth of allergens – making for a great housewarming gift, particularly if your friend has asthma or nasal allergies.
12. Projector for movie nights | $199
Sure, this home projector is small in size, but it’s definitely not lacking. It’s able to project videos at a resolution of 1080p, and even comes with a built-in Android system that allows users to access sites like Netflix and YouTube directly! Definitely a must-have for movie nights at home.
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Whether you have a big budget or not, these practical housewarming gifts will almost certainly be a hit among your friends. Plus, with their stylish designs, you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
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