10 housewarming gifts that will make you look like the ultimate thoughtful friend — starting at $28

Moriba Cummings
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Moving into a new place represents new beginnings. That feeling of getting to call a space your own is priceless. While this life moment is one that’s sure to be filled with pride and gratitude, it can also be an anxiety-inducing struggle to figure out all of the things you need to make your new space simply livable.

If you have a friend or loved one who’s experiencing this at the moment or if you’re actually the one who’s in need of a little help, these 10 new housewarming gifts are sure to make things a lot easier.

1. Homesick ‘New Home’ Scented Candle, $34

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Credit: Homesick

What better way to commemorate this special accomplishment than to light a scented candle that was specifically crafted for this occasion? Homesick, known for its themed candles, has created a “New Home” candle that boasts all of the scents that symbolize freshness and newness: fresh linen and clean air. Boasting the coveted “Amazon’s Choice” label and a customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, it looks like they’ve captured the moment perfectly.

2. 8-In-1 Always Pan By Our Place, $145

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Credit: Our Place

Chances are you’ve probably seen the viral Always Pan by Our Place on social media. This multi-functional piece of cookware is particularly perfect for those who live in small spaces and have limited kitchen real estate. It was designed to take the place of eight pieces of standard cookware for a consolidated cooking and storage process. Plus, the stunning pan comes in an assortment of six colors that will fit any aesthetic and decor.

3. Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, $49.99 (Orig. $79.99)

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Credit: Amazon

The stress of unpacking can only be eased with a fresh cup of coffee. While standard coffee makers are usually both expensive and bulky, this option from Keurig is chic, slim and the perfect size for one-to-two-person living spaces. Have your morning cup of joe ready with just the press of a button.

4. NutriBullet Blender, 13-Piece, $76.35

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Credit: Amazon

It’s unlikely that your friend is going to need a full-sized blender for their new apartment (unless a large batch of frozen margaritas is involved). With this in mind, the NutriBullet is perfect for any versatile blending needs — from smoothies to cocktails and even small batches of soup, this does the work without the heavy lifting (literally).

5. Riedel Stemless Wine Glasses, Set Of 4, $43.60

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Credit: Amazon

While traditional wine glasses will forever be classic, stemless options are just more practical, easily storable and much harder to break. This set of four adds a more casual flair to enjoying an occasional glass of wine. Think mason jars, but more sophisticated.

6. West Elm Loop Metal Wall Hooks, Set Of 3, $30

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Credit: West Elm

For those who have moved into a small apartment in a major city, maximizing storage is a must. These wall hooks can be used to hang up everything from keys, bags, coats, towels or can be mounted in the bedroom to store items that won’t fit in the closet. Given how gorgeous these are though, they would be best suited for public viewing in an open area.

7. Instant Pot Duo Dova 7-In-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, $79.99 (Orig. $99.99)

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Credit: Kohl’s

Apartment living, specifically, can sometimes mean not having enough countertop or stovetop space to prepare a full meal with ease. With the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 device, you can throw in whatever you’d like, select the setting of your choice and have a meal ready to go in minutes.

From sautéing and searing to pressure cooking and boiling, this device does just about everything. Also, if you need inspiration on what to prepare, this best-selling Instant Pot cookbook is a lifesaver.

8. Black + Decker 1.7-Liter Rapid Boil Electric Cordless Kettle, $27.99 (Orig. $34.99)

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Credit: Kohl’s

A kettle is another must-have for any living space, but stovetop kettles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea as they can be a bit dangerous and loud. This rapid-boil electric cordless option from Black + Decker is perfect for small living spaces as it’s compact, features rapid-boil technology and is cool to the touch even after boiling.

9. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote, $39.99

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Credit: Amazon

We’ve all done it — taking that hour-long break in between unpacking to continue binging that show we’ve been meaning to catch up on. Standing as one of the smallest and most popular streaming devices on the market, the Amazon Fire TV Stick will give you access to all of your streaming channels and apps by just plugging the device into your TV.

10. Lodge Enameled Dutch Oven, $69.99 (Orig. $115)

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Credit: Amazon

For those new movers who enjoy throwing down in the kitchen, a dutch oven is another staple. It can do everything from boiling to braising thanks to its heavy enameled build that holds heat like no other.

Here’s the thing — dutch ovens are usually expensive. This popular option from LeCreuset retails for $360. You can get similar quality for far cheaper though, like this No. 1 best-selling dutch oven from Lodge that’s on sale for $70. With this kitchen tool, your first dinner in your new place will be one to remember.

If you enjoyed this story, you might want to check out these 10 Lodge cast iron staples that are on super sale on Amazon for as low as $15.

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