47 Best Housewarming Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie
While housewarming gifts tend to have a reputation for ending up in the donation pile, a thoughtfully chosen housewarming gift can be something that helps a new house become a home.
If you’re heading to a housewarming party, you’ll want to bring the perfect housewarming gift to honor the occasion — something thoughtful, useful…and not another bottle of wine. From hands-on culinary experiences to handy gadgets and more, here’s a sparkly lineup of housewarming gifts for your favorite foodie.
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Foodie Housewarming Gifts
1. Cooking Classes
Give one of the best housewarming gifts by exploring cooking classes near you. These hands-on culinary classes are led by the city’s best chefs — from cooking classes in Boston to cooking classes in Dallas to cooking classes in Liverpool and beyond — and help to boost confidence in the kitchen while providing a fun and unique opportunity to explore new ingredients, techniques and types of cuisine. They can also choose from an array of fully interactive online cooking classes!
2. Private Chef Experiences
Private chefs near you are good housewarming gifts for anyone and feature multi-course menus prepared by local world-class chefs. The giftee will be able to choose the cuisine, date and time, and a private chef will bring the ingredients and equipment to their place to prepare an incredible meal with cleanup provided at the end. You can find private chefs in Austin, private chefs in San Diego and everywhere in between.
3. Food Tours
Food tours near you take you on a culinary exploration of the city’s tastiest nooks and crannies, making it a fun gift for new homeowners. By combining sweet and savory food tastings with fascinating stories, local culture, history and architecture, a food tour creates the perfect recipe for one of those unique housewarming gift ideas. There are food tours in San Francisco, food tours in NYC and everywhere in between.
4. Online Mixology Classes
Give them the opportunity to master the art of cocktail making under the guidance of a professional mixologist during online mixology classes. They will learn all about classic and contemporary cocktails while enjoying food pairings and taking their skills to the next level.
5. Virtual Wine Tastings
Virtual wine tastings led by esteemed chefs and sommeliers include in-depth wine samplings along with palate-pleasing food pairings to complement each glass. Whether they prefer red or white, sweet or dry, this is a great housewarming gift for wine lovers of all stripes.
- Price: $29+
6. Foodie Gift Card
Foodie gift cards by Cozymeal make some of the best housewarming gifts and are a great experience gift for anyone on your list. These gift cards are available in any amount over $10, never expire and can be redeemed for cooking classes (in-person and virtual), private chef experiences, cookware and so much more.
- Price: $10+
7. Whiskey Tastings
Whiskey tastings are a great housewarming gift for whiskey connoisseurs of all calibers. World-class experts offer scotch classes and whiskey classes that cover everything from flavor profiles to food pairings, and from age statements to distilling methods for whiskeys from all over the world.
8. Coffee Classes
The ultimate housewarming gift for any coffee lover, coffee classes will pair them up with world-class baristas who can teach them all about roasting their own beans, brewing the ultimate cup and pouring like a pro.
9. FarmSteady Italian Fresh Cheese Making Kit
The all-inclusive FarmSteady Italian Fresh Cheese Making Kit comes with everything they’ll need to make four classic Italian cheeses from scratch, including fresh mozzarella, creamy burrata, delicate ricotta and rich mascarpone.
10. FarmSteady Fermented Hot Sauce Kit
From classic green jalapeño salsa to habanero and peach chutneys, there are endless ways to experiment with the FarmSteady Fermented Hot Sauce Kit. Fermenting hot sauces gives them an umami depth and brings all the flavors together into one unique blend for one unique housewarming gift.
Cookware Housewarming Gifts
11. Nordic Ware Paella Pan
The heavyweight Nordic Ware Paella Pan allows you to cook 6-8 hearty servings of the beloved Spanish staple with exceptional flavor retention. This best paella pan comes with a PFOA-free non-stick coating for easy cleanup, and is one housewarming gift that is sure to be treasured for years to come.
12. Anolon Advanced Home 14" Covered Wok With Wood Spoon
The Anolon Advanced Home 14" Covered Wok With Wood Spoon combines durability, performance and convenience in one of the best new home gifts. This best wok-and-lid duo with a wooden spoon sidekick is a total pro at distributing heat and features handles on both sides for easy transportation. You can use it for stir-frying, deep-frying or even roasting in the oven.
13. Ballarini Crêpe Pan Set
Made in Italy, the Ballarini Crêpe Pan Set is the key to turning out light, tender crêpes at home. The set includes a 10” crêpe pan with low sides and a durable, multilayer non-stick coating for effortless flipping. The set also includes a wooden spatula and cream spreader.
14. Finex 15” Cast Iron Lean Grill Pan
Featuring a domed interior surface designed to drain fat and grilling juices without smoking, the pre-seasoned Finex 15” Cast Iron Lean Grill Pan is the best grill pan for grilling up burger recipes, seafood fillets and vegetable dishes that the whole family will love.
15. Staub Cocotte Round 4Qt
Made in France, the Staub Cocotte Round 4Qt is a housewarming gift that will churn out one-pot classics for years to come — it can even be one of the best Dutch ovens for bread. The traditional round, cast iron design cooks and browns food evenly and also features a chip-resistant enamel coating.
16. Staub Traditional 11" Skillet
The Staub Traditional 11” Skillet boasts all the features of a frying pan combined with higher, straighter sides, which means less splatter on the stovetop. The skillet also has an enameled interior that’s versatile as all get-out: It’ll shine on any stovetop, slide right into a 500°F oven and transition beautifully to the table.
17. Anolon Advanced Bakeware 6-Piece SureGrip Utensil Set
Tool around with the Anolon Advanced Bakeware 6-Piece SureGrip Utensil Set and you’ll be flipping, stirring and serving with confidence. Including some of the best cooking utensils, each item features sturdy stainless steel construction paired with a durable, heat-resistant nylon head that’s safe for use with non-stick cookware and bakeware.
Cutlery Housewarming Gifts
18. Zwilling 3-Pc Cheese Knife Set
Give your cheeses the special attention they deserve with the Zwilling 3-Pc Cheese Knife Set. The set includes three knives — one each for soft, medium and hard cheeses. Use the fork-tipped knife for easy serving of cheddars and Emmental, the broad blade for clean cutting of soft cheeses and the pointed tip to pierce hard cheeses.
19. Henckels Solution 3-Pc Knife Set
The Henckels Solution 3-Pc Knife Set features three of the most important knives in any kitchen: the paring knife, the serrated utility knife and the all-rounder chef’s knife. Fabricated from durable, high-quality stainless steel, the blade construction is lighter than forged knives. Plus, the ergonomic, traditional triple-rivet handles are curved for comfort and balance. If you're looking for the best chef's knives under $100, this is a great option.
20. Henckels Solution 15-Pc Knife Block Set
The Henckels Solution 15-Pc Knife Block Set contains all the knives you need to accomplish any and all kitchen tasks. This set includes a paring knife, serrated utility knife, hollow edge santoku, utility knife, bread knife, chef's knife, six steak knives, sharpening steel and kitchen shears.
21. Henckels 3-Pc Bar Board Set
The Henckels 3-Pc Bar Board Set contains all the tools you need to prepare garnishes that make your drinks look as good as they taste. A great addition to any home bar, this set includes a paring knife, a serrated utility knife and a hardwood bar board.
22. Zwilling 8-Pc Stainless Steel Serrated Steak Knife Set With Wood Presentation Case
The Zwilling 8-Pc Stainless Steel Serrated Steak Knife Set With Wood Presentation Case comes beautifully boxed with a deep mahogany finish. Each stainless steel knife features a 4" serrated blade and is ice-hardened to ensure maximum no-stain properties and extra blade strength.
23. Henckels 3-Pc Knife Starter Set
Manufactured in Spain, the Henckels 3-Pc Knife Starter Set is crafted for durability and lasting edge retention and is one of the best new home gift ideas. Each knife boasts high-quality German stainless steel and a professional satin-finished blade that is sharper than average for efficient performance.
Bakeware Housewarming Gifts
24. Fante’s Pizza 13” Stone
Fante's Pizza 13" Stone is the secret to turning out brick oven-quality pizzas in your own kitchen. The stone is also safe for use in gas, electric, convection and microwave ovens, and even on the grill.
25. Ballarini 3-Pc Pizza Pan Set
Made in Italy, the Ballarini 3-Pc Pizza Pan Set includes a circular non-stick pizza pan, rectangular non-stick pizza pan and a pizza cutter. Both pans have a durable, multilayer non-stick coating and raised edges to keep your masterpieces from slip-sliding away, making them valuable pizza making tools to keep on hand.
26. Mason Cash 12” Rectangular Baker
The Mason Cash 12" Rectangular Baker is ready to bake up lasagna, roasted vegetables, a fruity cobbler...the works. It’s also intricately embossed with forest scenes inspired by folk tales of the mid-19th century for an extra touch of charm.
27. Staub 3-Pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set
The Staub 3-Pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set is ideal for delicious gratins, casseroles and any other recipe that goes in the oven. With three sizes to choose from, there’s the perfect piece for every occasion.
28. Anolon Advanced Bakeware 5-Piece Bakeware Set
The Anolon Advanced Bakeware 5-Piece Bakeware Set provides a fundamental assortment of cake pans and baking sheets that measure up to the high standards of dedicated bakers. Constructed from heavy-duty steel, these oven all-stars are designed to stand up to the rigors of everyday baking.
29. Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons - Set of 6
Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons feature all the essentials — a 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and full teaspoon, along with a tablespoon and a bonus 2 teaspoon. They’re also built from sturdy stainless steel, so they’ll hold their shape even when they’re scooping out the brown sugar.
30. Mrs. Anderson’s Measuring Cups - Set of 4
If you’re on the hunt for a no-frills set of measuring tools you’ll be able to reach for again and again, Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Cups are just what you’re looking for. This set of four comes in 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup increments and are all clearly engraved for easy identification.
31. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls With Lids - Set of 3
This collection of Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls With Lids comes in a set of three 1.5 qt, 3 qt and 5 qt bowls with lids for easy and convenient storage. The set is also refrigerator-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe!
Barware Housewarming Gifts
32. Brooklyn Brew Shop New England IPA Beer Making Kit
The Brooklyn Brew Shop New England IPA Beer Making Kit combines the best of juicy fruit flavors with creamy wheat for a rich and full-bodied brew. Infused with late and dry-hopped Mosaic and Cascade, this IPA is light, hazy and delicious.
33. Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit
The Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit is great for hopheads looking to brew a crowd-pleasing batch. Columbus hops lend their signature bitters to this IPA, while aromatic Cascade hops add a touch of sweet citrus.
34. Brooklyn Brew Shop Hard Cider Kit
Enjoy tart, dry and bubbly hard cider with the Brooklyn Brew Shop Hard Cider Kit. This kit makes three batches of delicious hard cider that’s as fun to make as it is to drink!
35. Viski Gunmetal Mixologist Barware Set
The Viski Gunmetal Mixologist Barware Set is the perfect housewarming gift for the beginner mixologist and seasoned bartender alike. This professional-quality cocktail shaker set is made from aluminum with a sleek gunmetal finish for years of beauty and durability.
36. True Copper Barware Set
The True Copper Barware Set makes a beautiful addition to any at-home bar. Complete with all of the barware basics — a shaker, jigger, strainer and bar spoon that doubles as a muddler — this flashy yet elegant mixology set makes an excellent housewarming gift.
37. Viski Lewis Ice Bag and Mallet
Ideal for home mixologists and craft bartenders alike, the Viski Lewis Ice Bag and Mallet is an excellent housewarming gift. The professional-grade hardwood mallet makes it easy to crush ice, while the unique canvas bag naturally absorbs excess water, creating a drier ice that will keep drinks fresher for longer. This also doubles as a fun gift for bartenders.
Appliance Housewarming Gifts
38. Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine
The Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine churns out scratch-made spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccine, pasta sheets and more with ease. The adjustable dial has 10 settings so you can roll your sheets of pasta to the desired thickness. This pasta making tool is a must-have for anyone who loves homemade Italian cuisine.
39. Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker
The Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker features extra-deep one-inch waffle pockets, a special browning control knob and an easy-to-handle rotary feature that allows for even baking and perfect waffles every time.
40. Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
The Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle makes it easier than ever to brew the perfect cup. This state-of-the-art small kitchen appliance also has six preset temperatures for brewing different varieties of teas.
41. Cuisinart 7-Cup Cold Brew Coffeemaker
The Cuisinart 7-Cup Cold Brew Coffeemaker saturates coffee grounds in cool water, while unique spin technology circulates coffee through water for total flavor extraction for a naturally smoother and sweeter cold brew.
42. Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
The Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker is a great housewarming gift and the natural choice for creating whole meals and side dishes with minimal effort or mess and superior nutrition and flavor.
43. Cuisinart AirFryer
Engineered to ensure delicious golden-brown results, the Cuisinart AirFryer cooks a variety of foods with minimal noise and maximum ease. Designed with a spacious, non-stick interior and stylish stainless steel, this housewarming gift is the perfect addition to any kitchen.
44. Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker
The Cuisinart Electric Ice Cream Maker can churn out two quarts of homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbet in 20 minutes. With an accompanying recipe book for sweet inspiration, it’s a great housewarming gift for any ice cream lover’s kitchen.
45. Cuisinart 4-Slice Compact Toaster
With seven browning settings and an LCD countdown display to monitor toasting time, the Cuisinart 4-Slice Compact Toaster is a great housewarming gift. Plus, its generously wide slots are perfect for toast, English muffins, bagels, toaster pastries and even waffles.
46. Cuisinart Hurricane 3.5 Peak HP Pro Blender
The Cuisinart Hurricane 3.5 Peak HP Pro Blender is a powerhouse of pure kitchen magic and the perfect housewarming gift. From soups to smoothies to purées, unique technology provides consistent and powerful blending speed for all manner of recipes.
47. Cuisinart Griddler Grill & Panini Press
The Cuisinart Griddler Grill & Panini Press can be used for pressing panini or grilling steaks, but also open flat into a convenient tabletop grill. This housewarming gift even has dishwasher-safe grill plates for easy cleanup.
What do you bring for a housewarming gift?
Typically, you’ll want to bring something that is designed for use in the home. Good housewarming gifts are things like kitchen gifts, small appliances or similar houseware items.
What is a nice inexpensive housewarming gift?
If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a housewarming gift, there are plenty of budget-friendly options, such as foodie gift cards, cookware and bakeware under $20.
How much should you spend on a housewarming gift?
Great housewarming gifts come in all price ranges, and there are really no set rules to follow. Some gifts can be as little as $10, while others may be $100 or more.
Finding a great housewarming gift for the foodie in your life doesn't have to be a guessing game. Even if you aren't sure of their favorite type of dish to cook or prepare, the items on this list cover a diverse range of tastes, skill levels and cooking styles.
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