Holiday Gifts That Add Warmth & Help To Welcome Others

Shopping for a newlywed couple this holiday season? How about a friend who recently moved into a new flat or apartment? Or perhaps your loved one just bought their first home! Whoever you’re shopping for—and wherever they live!—these gifts are sure to liven up any space, holidays or otherwise. Help them make their space feel a bit more homey with these nine thoughtful and sustainable housewarming gifts.

Looking for a more specific housewarming gift? Try these throw blankets or artisan-made coffee mugs.

1. Contour Pillow | Bear Mattress

Bear Mattress creates sleep essentials that are nontoxic, GREENGUARD Gold and CertiPUR-US certified, and made in the USA. The brand is best known for its environmentally friendly mattresses, but the selection of pillows can’t be missed—and they make for the perfect housewarming gift. The hypoallergenic Contour Pillow specifically supports the natural curves of your head and neck. It’s also great for hot sleepers with the cool ICE fabric (engineered to keep you cool all night long). Available in Standard/Queen.

Shop | $125

2. Trailblazer Set | MADE by DWC

MADE by DWC is a social enterprise, created by the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), in Los Angeles with a mission to empower local women and fight the cycle of homelessness through employment. The Trailblazer Set (a flight of candles with responsibly sourced palo santo and sage) is the perfect housewarming gift for loved ones in your life. There are two scent options available—Musk Flight and Earth Flight—and all candles are 100 percent soy and clean burning.

Shop | $52

3. turkish towels | oddbird

Every new home needs a fresh set of towels. And Oddbird’s collection makes for the perfect “welcome home” gift. These Turkish towels are ethically and sustainably made in small batches from raw Turkish cotton and handwoven on traditional 100-year-old shuttle looms in historic Turkey. With every wash, they become even softer and more absorbent too. Best of all, these towels can be embroidered with your loved one’s initials, making the gift unique to them! Pair with some Kilim pillows or an heirloom quality blanket to make a curated homecoming basket they’ll cherish for years.

Shop | $28+

4. Lavender Body Scrub | 100% Pure

No matter the season, a good scrub is a bathroom staple and perfect for the loved one just settling into their new home. This clean, cruelty-free, and USA-made soothing scrub is infused with comforting ingredients, like lavender essential oil and French sea salt—perfect for stress relief and an at-home spa experience all year long.

Shop | $36

5. Housewarming Gift Box | Parcel

Parcel’s gift boxes are perfect for new homeowners to help them celebrate move-in day. Each wooden box is filled with handcrafted products by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and the USA, including thoughtful (and necessary!) kitchen staples, like salt, chocolate, olive oil, and slate coasters.

Shop | $125

6. HA KO Paper Incense Wooden Box Set | Fig + Yarrow

If your loved one prefers incense to candles (or loves both!), this set from Fig + Yarrow makes the perfect housewarming gift. The paper incenses are made by hand in Japan and cut to embody the different seasons. Best of all, the set includes a felt mat, so your recipient can enjoy them right away!

Shop | $38

7. Stowe Measuring Cups | Helen Milan

For the person in your life who loves to bake and host but desperately needs to upgrade from their plastic measuring cups, this gorgeous set is it. Handcrafted with stainless steel and a brushed gold finish in India, these cups are sure to add a splash of elegance to any kitchen. Helen Milan always ships plastic-free and international shipping is coming soon.

Shop | $68

8. Our Home Gift Basket | Our Green House

The Our Home Gift basket is fair trade, handmade, and eco-friendly. It’s filled with thoughtful home essentials to quickly turn a house into a home (think towels, a cutting board, and—of course—a mug). This basket also gives back. With every purchase, five percent of proceeds support a nonprofit organization building homes for families in need.

Shop | $199

9. Main Plates | Our Place

What says welcome home more than a new set of dinner plates? These hand-painted, porcelain, easy-stacking plates from Our Place (a mission-driven handcrafted kitchenware brand) fits the bill. Our Place is dedicated to honoring the traditions of a home-cooked meal and wants to ensure everyone has access to good food, which is why the brand partners with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. These plates are available in three colors and in sets of four and eight.

Shop | $50

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