April 13, 2020 3 min read

With millennials starting to buy homes across the nation, more and more people are looking for thoughtful, yet practical housewarming gifts. Millennials tend to prefer items that are both functional and stylish, and it’s even better if they serve as conversation pieces, too. Below are seven excellent options that are sure to put a smile on new homeowners’ faces.

#1 - Insulated Tumblers

High-quality insulated tumblers are a great housewarming gift for millennials. Not only will they get a lot of use – perhaps even daily – but they will also serve to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold much longer than a traditional glass or mug. For a bit of extra flair, check out these 20-ounce tumblers printed with maps of some of the nation’s most iconic hometowns.

#2 - Coasters

Millennials who have just purchased their first homes have likely also purchased a great deal of furniture, and they’ll want to protect it from unsightly rings. Long-lasting cork is a great choice since it will not mold. If you want to put together a nice gift kit, you can include this set of hometown map-etched coasters with an insulated tumbler, too.

#3 – Serving/Bar Boards

Entertaining is a big part of millennials’ lives. They take great pride in building and maintaining friendships, and that often means dinner and drinks at home. A serving or bar board is a phenomenal housewarming gift because it’s something that very few homeowners think to buy for themselves, yet it is incredibly useful. You can find a wooden bar board or slate server with the night sky to make every friendly gathering a fun conversation about the cosmos. 

#4 – Wine

Millennials absolutely love their wine, and many are always excited about trying a new winery or vintage. If you want to bring a gift that is sure to please, there are hundreds of bottles from which to choose. You can bring a single bottle of a good vintage, or if you want to spend a little more, you can purchase a monthly wine subscription for the new homeowners. It’s a gift that just keeps giving all year round. Don’t forget the stemless wine glasses; they’ll come in handy as those bottles show up month to month.

#5 – Coffee Mugs

Coffee is an important part of the day – especially for millennials who work long hours and need that extra pick-me-up. You can never go wrong with giving coffee mugs as a housewarming gift, especially if you choose these glass mugs etched with the topography map of your choice. It’s the perfect option for people who love the outdoors, and if you want to make it even better, you can pair it with a K-cup sampler pack.

#6 – Flasks

Flasks are fantastic housewarming gifts because they’re typically sentimental and kept for years. Some are even passed down from one generation to the next. When choosing a flask, it’s important to look for one that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also one that will not leak and is comfortable in the hand or pocket. This sleek option offers rounded corners and the state of your choice engraved on the body. It comes in black, white, or stainless steel and even includes the funnel! 

#7 – Carafes

Last, but most certainly not least, if you love the idea of wine glasses but the new homeowner already has several, this gorgeous topography map carafe fits the bill. You can choose from more than 1,000 locations around the world to have engraved into the sleek, modern-looking carafe – including places like Mount Everest and lesser-known areas, too. It’s a great gift alongside a bottle of wine, or if you’re feeling exceptionally generous, you can pair it with the topography map wine glasses and one of your favorite wines. 

Any of these seven gifts is a great way to welcome your millennial friend, colleague, or family member to his or her new home. They’re modern, stylish, and designed for years of use – something that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.