I can imagine that buying/moving into your own home is one of the most stressful yet exciting times of your life; an experience that you’ll never forget. Unfortunately, there are so many fees linked to buying a house, like stamp duty, meaning re-decorating may be off the cards, to begin with.

I know when this is eventually me if the help to buy ISA does the job I’ll be wanting all the cute little knick-knacks to put throughout. My Christmas list would be a long one, including items ranging from bedding to kitchenware to bathroom accessories, even the smallest gift would make me over the moon.

If you’re looking to but a gift for someone who’s moving out in the near future or just has then look no further:


A new set of bedding can range from £15 to £60+ if you get a branded one,  this idea allows you to get a decent gift whilst not having to spend lots of money. You can get a set of bedding that is seasonal to the time of year for example leaves and pumpkins for autumn and snowflakes for winter.


The cost of wallpapering these days may be out of budget for a first-time buyer, to begin with anyway. If you know this is something they would love to do then it can be a super thoughtful present; you’d be helping your loved one to re-decorate their bedroom or lounge to an area that is beautiful and relaxing.


A good quality knitted throw can be so luxurious to have in the bedroom or laid over your sofa for use on the chilly winter evenings. One of my favourites is this chunky knit from The Range.


Wall Art is one of those final touches that makes a house feel like a house, a bedroom feel like a place you want to go to snuggle up in. Although this is a lovely gift idea everyone has a different taste in art so maybe ask the person you’re buying for to select a few or see if they have a particular one on a wish list.


This is something no one owns until you have to, like why would you have your own set of cutlery whilst living with your parents, there’s no need. These are super practical gifts that would definitely get a lot of use of out them, you could get: knife, fork and spoon sets, bowl sets, place or mug sets, etc.


I doubt the home they’re moving into to is going to have curtains matching their style. If you know the individual you’re buying for has trouble sleeping with light in the room you could gift blackout curtains/blinds. I love these blackout curtains from Argos, super simple design yet so elegant.

what have you gifted someone who’s moved house?

Bryony x





  1. December 11, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    I think this can be such a difficult one – you’ve just moved house and probably sorting your own style and someone may buy something that isn’t the style you are going for haha! I would play it safe and go for food/drink or maybe just ask them what they are yet to buy!

    Love the suggestions though – like bedding – yes, can be so expensive, would be so helpful to be gifted a new set!

    Hayley || hayleyxmartin

  2. December 11, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    I feel like everyone like coffee or some type of tea so I would gift them with a coffee maker or a lot of tea haha x

  3. December 11, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    These are great suggestions! I love the idea of cushions and throws, they’re so homely but usually a lower priority when you move so they’d definitely be appreciated x


  4. December 11, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Two of my friends have recently bought new houses so this is a great post for me! I needed gift ideas for them and this has definitely given me a great idea of what to buy them! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  5. December 11, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    Great post! I’m so tired of just giving someone succulents and some type of cooked meal for their home welcoming 😂🙏🏽 Book marking this fa sho!

  6. December 11, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    These are some great suggestions!! Cutlery is so helpful & can be overlooked, love that one x

  7. December 12, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    Great ideas, I’ve never thought of gifting someone wall art but I know I’d love to receive that. Definitely going to remember that!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  8. December 12, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    I love this idea. I would just have to have my friends send me what they like though just so I don’t end up buying something that doesn’t fit their decor.


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