Finding a gift for someone who has everything can be difficult, but often, finding any gift for a man can seemingly be impossible. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a housewarming gift for one of your male friends.
You don’t want to spend time and energy (not to mention cash) on a housewarming present that makes its way into the trash. That’s why we’ve developed this list of housewarming gifts for men that they definitely won’t want to throw away.
For The Entertainer: Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party Table Topics
Ditch the decanters and charcuterie boards. If you’re going to the house of an entertainment-minded friend, they likely already have those staples.
Enter: Not Your Mom’s Dinner Party Table Topics.
This gift is a great housewarming present for male friends who love to entertain. Containing questions such as, “Have you ever drunk-dialed someone?” and “When’s the last time you did something mean to someone?” this party game is a great option to have on hand for dinner parties and more.
Compact and easy to store, this gift won’t end up in the garbage.
For The Man of Simple Tastes: Live Pothos Plants
Marble Queen Pothos and Neon Pothos are popular tropical plants that bring freshness to any space. They purity indoor air and (probably most importantly) are really difficult to kill.
A couple of live plants are a classy gift for a man of simple tastes. Because Pothos requires relatively little in the way of care, you can almost set them somewhere and forget them. Provide a planter that matches your friend’s aesthetic and you’ve got yourself a great, classic gift.
For The Jokester: Punny Bar Towels
For the man who always has a pun in their back pocket, consider these bar towels containing cocktail-inspired puns for an easy housewarming gift. With phrases like “Whiskey Business” and “You Had Me At Merlot,” these towels are a functional and fun addition to a home.
For The Man Who Has Everything: Homesick Scented Candle in “New Home” Scent
You might have heard of “new car smell,” but what about “new home smell”? This unique candle strives to recreate the experience of walking into your new house for the first time.
With notes of Jasmine and Cedarwood, this candle will provide a homey scent for your friend’s new house or apartment.
Don’t think a man would enjoy a candle as a gift? Have you smelled a bachelor pad? They need this candle. Trust us.
For The Married Man: Custom Christmas Ornament
Whether they’re moving house in the summer or winter, a custom Christmas ornament is a classy housewarming gift for the married man.
Help mark the special occasion with a Christmas ornament that commemorates the year they moved into their new home. This small token is a wonderful way to bring back happy memories during the holiday season.
For The Unique Man: Lucky Horseshoe Decoration
An old story goes that the devil, after being nailed to the door by his hooves, will refuse to go into a home with a horseshoe hanging on the threshold.
For the unique man in your life, consider this lucky horseshoe decoration, which can be nailed to the wall or above the front door for good luck. This housewarming gift is a simple yet interesting conversation piece perfect for storytellers and others who will build a unique home.
For That Guy (You Know The One): Bathroom Guest Log
Hear us out. This gift is definitely on the silly side, but it might just be perfect for that friend. You know the guy. Maybe he bought you a “Can’t wait to poop in your bathroom” candle when you moved into your place. Maybe he’s just a loveable weirdo.
The Bathroom Guest Log is a decent gag gift. Essentially, you put it in your bathroom for guests to write their thoughts as they enjoy the splendors of your new toilet.
Is this one likely to get thrown away? Not if you give it to the right person.
For The Spiritual Man: Good Vibes Box
If your guy is interested in the spiritual, consider the Good Vibes Box. Containing smudging sticks, sage, and Palo Santo, this box has all the tools to clear out any bad vibes your guy’s new home might be harboring.
Many people believe in the healing benefits of these items. And even if they don’t, it still smells nice. We call that a win.
For The Bachelor Pad: Barrington Collection Bristle Dartboard Cabinet Set
Although this item is a little pricier than some of the others on the list, it’s certain to leave you a legendary figure in your friend group. This dartboard cabinet set will make your friend’s house the place for parties and other fun.
This cabinet contains a sisal bullseye, 6 darts, 6 flats, 2 scoreboards, and built-in LED lights, perfect for a game room or man cave. Consider this gift for the bachelor in your life.
Funny Gifts for The Everyman: Motherf*cking Homeowner Mug
Someone moving into a new place likely has a large assortment of mugs. Still, if you’re looking for a simple gift that’s sure to get a smile, consider this Motherf*cking Homeowner Mug from Amazon.
Simple. Useful. Funny. Unlikely to end up in the trash.
For The Man You Don’t Know Very Well: Movie-Night Popcorn Set
If you’re attending the housewarming party of a man you don’t know very well, a simple, tasty gift is ideal. This movie-night popcorn set includes different kernels and flavorings to try new combinations.
What makes this gift so great is that it surrounds a fun task. It encourages the new homeowner to have a relaxing night off enjoying their new home. Amid moving-related chaos, that can be pretty amazing.
Housewarming Gifts For Your Male Coworker: Traditional Housewarming Gift Basket
This basket contains classic housewarming gifts such as tea towels, bread, honey, and a wine glass. We love that this basket can be personalized with a message to add an extra level of thoughtfulness to this gift. Simple enough for a professional housewarming gift and useful enough not to throw it away.
Consider this gift for managers or other colleagues who you work with closely, but with whom you don’t have a super intimate relationship.
For The Dog-Loving Man: Custom Leash Holder
If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for a dog lover, look no further! This custom leash holder and basket are a great option for new homeowners with pooches.
Select your color and add the name of your man’s best friend to complete this unique and thoughtful gift.
For The Artistic Pet-Owner: Custom Digital Minimalist Pet Portrait
For a present that’s sure to leave your pet-owner pal saying “Wow,” consider this custom digital minimalist pet portrait. The minimalist design is perfect for men who love their pets but don’t want to get too cute.
This gift is a meaningful way to make their house feel more like home.
For The Tech-Lover: Wifi Extenders
Nothing is worse than moving into a new home and discovering that your Wifi doesn’t reach every corner of your house. Whether given to a gamer or someone who works at home, this gift is bound to impress. And quite possibly save the day.
For the First-Time Homeowner: Amazon Alexa Smart Speaker
Amazon smart speakers are great for those who are tech-savvy or just beginning. This gift allows users to stream songs, play podcasts and audiobooks, and more.
This gift is also useful for checking the news and weather, and its activation makes that easy. Tech-savvy guys can also connect this device to things like their thermostat, phone, and lights to make their home futuristic and convenient.
Worried they already have an Alexa device? Not a problem. Linking multiple devices is a breeze.
For The Apartment Dweller: ISACCO Digital Air fryer
If you’re warming an apartment, an air fryer is sure to win you major points at a housewarming party. This gift is perfect for apartment dwellers with tiny electric stoves that don’t pack a punch.
Allowing you to cook healthy food that mimics the “fried” feel, but without the oil, your male friend can have his mozzarella sticks and eat them too.
For The Student: COZOO LED Desk Lamp with 3 USB Charging Ports and 2 AC Outlets
If your housewarming gift is for a male student, consider this LED desk lamp. Its three USB charging stations and two AC Outlets ensure that their smart devices will be charged. No more messing around with multiple cords or finding space in crowded outlets.
This desk lamp makes a great (and essential) gift for housewarming a dorm room or college apartment.
For The Aspiring Chef: Flavors of Europe Gift Box
This gift box features European spices not commonly found in American grocery stores. It includes Greek seasoning, herbs de Provence, granulated Calabrian chile, French gray salt, sal de vino, Tuscan tomato, roasted garlic flakes, and rustic parmesan and herb seasoning.
Coming in a gorgeous package, this gift is useful and tasty.
For The Well-Read Man: Library Card Coaster Set
Remember the days when you’d stamp library cards with ink to show your due date? Simpler times. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for a well-read man, consider these vintage library card coasters. This simple gift comes with a whole lot of nostalgia.
These coasters will come in handy when your friend is reading in his new home. Set a cup of coffee or tea on it and avoid wet circles in style.
For The Whiskey Fan: Make Your Own Whiskey Set
Why bring a bottle of liquor as a housewarming gift when you can inspire your friend to make their own? This whiskey set is a unique and surprising housewarming gift for liquor connoisseurs.
This set allows the user to craft their whiskey with a unique flavor profile. The kit also contains two glass prep bottles and six whiskey ice cubes made out of stainless steel.
The best part? This set comes with labels to name the combination. This could be a great option as an anniversary present to commemorate the day of move-in.
For The Man Who Hates to Clean: Shark Ion Robot Vacuum
Technology is pretty amazing, especially when it cleans your house. The Shark Ion Robot Vacuum keeps your house clean with no effort required.
Simply tell Alexa to clean or connect to the device through the Shark app. The smart sensor navigation allows the advice to travel easily around objects and get the job done.
For the Man Who Likes to Set The Mood: Philips Hue Premium Smart Bulbs
Light bulbs might seem like an odd housewarming gift, but these are no ordinary light bulbs. With thousands of colors to choose from, this gift allows users to set their lighting to their mood or taste.
Whether they like a green vibe for their gamer space or enjoy a relaxing blue in the office, these bulbs are a unique option with a big impact.
For the Beer Enthusiast: Custom Wall-Mount Bottle Opener
Any beer enthusiast worth his salt should have a wall-mount beer opener in their garage or man cave. This custom option brings an extra level of sophistication to this essential (but often overlooked) tool.
What makes this special is the ability to add your gift recipient’s initials. This brings a classiness and personal touch to the housewarming present.
For The Anti-social Man: Go Away Doormat
If you need a housewarming gift for someone who’d rather not have his house warmed, this doormat is a great option. Simple and to the point, it will greet (or, rather, send away) guests.
Final Thoughts: Think Outside The Box
When selecting a housewarming gift for a man, try to think outside of the box. What are they interested in? What might they not think to buy themselves? What, overall, would be useful?
A bottle of wine will do in a pinch, but a unique, thoughtful gift is the right strategy for giving a housewarming gift that won’t get thrown away.
Cardi “likes to party” Clark has 15+ years of designing, planning, and executing successful parties and events. Highly skilled in event strategy, management, planning, and execution with a track record of exceeding expectations. I make it happen. I get it done and people have fun!