Best Zero-Waste House Warming Gifts

Eco-Friendly House Warming Gift Ideas For Your Eco-Conscious Friends

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Whether you’re a friend, family member, landlord or a real estate agent on a mission to find the perfect eco-friendly house warming gift, you’ve come to the right place!

More and more people are embracing sustainable living and developing a preference for eco-friendly products. So it makes a ton of sense to choose a gift that reflects that eco-conscious mindset.

Moving into a new home, apartment or even dorm room marks a new chapter in someone’s life, so it’s only fitting to help them celebrate by giving a housewarming gift!

How Much Should I Spend On A Housewarming Gift?

How much you want to spend on a housewarming gift depends on how close you are to the recipient.

A safe price range is anywhere between $20 to $50. You can always spend a little extra if you’ve known the person for a long time, and are comfortable getting them something high-quality.

What Do Eco-Friendly House Warming Gifts Consist Of?

Housewarming gifts in general should be thoughtful, even if you don’t know the recipients on a personal level.

A good rule of thumb is to focus on items that are functional and needed . Whenever I shop for a housewarming gift, I always ask myself what I would want if I moved into a brand new home.

A few ideas for eco-friendly housewarming gifts include:

  • Sustainable cleaning supplies
  • Non-Toxic cookware + dinnerware
  • Zero-Waste Bathroom Essentials
  • Sustainable + Repurposed home decor
  • Plants + herb growing kits
  • Wine + Food
  • Tool Kits

Below are some ideas for sustainable housewarming gifts that are guaranteed to be a hit with anyone.

All of these hand-picked products are functional, environmentally friendly, and just plain neat.

And to make your gift even more eco-friendly, check out my tips on zero-waste gift wrapping!

GreenUp Subscription Box

Subscription boxes make wonderful housewarming gifts because they’re full of assorted products. And one of the most popular eco-friendly subscription boxes is the GreenUp box. You don’t even need to commit to a long-term subscription—you can simply do a one time purchase by choosing a one month subscription option.

Organic Indoor Herb Garden Kit

The Spade To Fork organic home garden is a fun sustainable gift idea that fits in perfectly with a zero waste kitchen. The seeds are non-GMO and USDA certified organic as well.

Conscious Cleaning Kit By The Honest Company

The Conscious Cleaning Cleaning Kit by the Honest Company is a functional and elegant cleaning kit for eco-friendly home cleaning. It comes with a multi-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner and bathroom cleaner so you clean without worrying about toxins. Every home needs a cleaning kit, so this makes a fantastic eco-friendly housewarming gift.

Electric Indoor Copper Grill

Not everyone will have pots and pans—or any other cooking gear, so getting an electric indoor grill like the one by Gotham, is a blessing, especially for the first week or so when they are getting settled.

Tru Earth Zero Waste Laundry Kit

This zero-waste laundry kit from Tru Earth is a purposeful housewarming gift, and contains all the essentials for a non-toxic laundry routine. The bundle includes plant-based laundry strips, a Cora Ball that traps micro-plastics, a laundry stain removal stick, wool dryer balls and a natural mesh bag.

Rae Dunn Subscription Box

If the gift recipient is a huge Rae Dunn fan, then you’ll be excited to hear that they have a subscription box full of awesome assortments that are hard to find in stores. Again, you can do a monthly subscription or just a one time purchase. Personally, I would be stoked to get Rae Dunn items as housewarming gifts.

Reusable Paper Towel Set By Natissy

These reusable paper towels by Natissy are a perfect housewarming gift for a low-waste kitchen. These even come with a roll holder as well as napkin holders—which makes these perfect for picnics or dinner time.

Rechargeable Battery Kit By Tenergy

When you move, you don’t always have stuff that you really need—like batteries. However, batteries are wasteful and really expensive now a days. The solution is to get a rechargeable battery kit, like the one by Tenergy. It’s a little on the higher price range, but it’s a worthy housewarming gift that pays for itself. Plus, the recipient will be really, really greatful.

Bamboo + Ceramic Bathroom Set By Homevative

This eco-friendly bathroom set by Homevative works in both a masculine and feminine bathroom, so it makes a stylish and functional housewarming gift that can be put to use right away!

Bamboo Towel Set By Marmaris Co

This bamboo towel set by Marmaris Co is a nice and simple housewarming gift for minimalists. Bamboo towels last longer and are way more absorbent than cotton, making them a wonderful buy for a zero-waste bathroom.

Natural Wood Serving Tray By Friendshippers

This serving tray by Friendshippers is made from natural wood and makes a cute housewarming gift for those who love rustic and farmhouse home decor.

Coldfire Non-Toxic Fire Extinguisher

An often overlooked housewarming gift is a fire extinguisher. Most new places don’t come with one, and it’s up to the tenant or owner to purchase one on their own. ColdFire is a non-toxic fire extinguisher that’s compact and won’t take up too much room. It’s an extremely functional housewarming gift that will come in handy.

Magnetic Spice Jars By Impresa

Imagine moving into a new home and not having many cooking essentials to work with. These magnetic spice jars by Impresa come in a set of 15, come equipped with dry herb labels, and look really modern on appliances like your fridge—providing a backsplash type of look. They are both a functional and stylish housewarming gift idea.

Eco-Friendly Home Kit By Full Circle

Full Circle

The Full Circle Home Kit is a cleaning kit made with eco-friendly materials like bamboo, recycled plastic, and organic cotton, these products are designed with the planet, and your sustainable lifestyle in mind. It’s the perfect housewarming gift for a zero-waste kitchen.

Gift Card For A Vegan Online Cooking Course

One of the coolest sustainable gifts that you can give as a house warming gift is a gift card for an online cooking course. VeeCoco is a fabulous online course with over 600 tutorial videos for all sorts of delicious vegan recipes. You can choose from a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month membership and apply it to the gift card.

Dish Washing Kit By Earth Hero

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If you’re not familiar with what Castile soap is, it is soap that is made from plant oils. With that said, it’s non-toxic and completely biodegradable. Thus, this zero-waste Castile dishwashing set, full of assorted dish washing essentials, makes an absolutely functional and much appreciated gift.

Natural Cork Coasters

Coasters are so overlooked as housewarming gifts, and they make fantastic additions to the kitchen and dining room. And these coasters by Galaroes are made from natural cork, which is incredibly sustainable.

Natural Teakwood Cooking Utensil Set


These beautiful all-natural teakwood cooking utensils by AIUHI are a great gift for someone just moving into a new place. Teakwood is a sustainable wood, and these utensils are also hand-made and nonstick—plus, nontoxic!

Bamboozle Kitchen Compost Bin

A countertop compost bin makes a really fun eco-friendly housewarming gift. The Bamboozle kitchen compost bin is made from sustainable bamboo fiber, making this unique countertop bin completely biodegradable. It’s also resistant to heat and moisture, making this eco-friendly kitchen compost bin dishwasher safe and anti-microbial.

The Zero Waste Chef Cook Book

Image Source: Zero Waste Chef Instagram

Blogger Anne-Marie Bonneau, known as “The Zero Waste Chef”, has recently published her long-awaited cookbook full of healthy and delicious recipes that help combat food waste! This is a wonderful and sustainable house warming gift for the kitchen!

4 thoughts on “Best Zero-Waste House Warming Gifts”

  1. I LOVE that you wrote this article! All of these gift ideas are so cute. My friends actually just closed on their house so this was much needed for me 🙂

  2. The zero-waste baking kit looks amazing! Sadly, we only have one mat but we use it all the time! Not only for baking, but for gripping paper to the table so my little one can color easier. Getting one of these for a housewarming would be perfect!

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