The Best Indian Housewarming Gifts

Last updated on January 8th, 2018

Attending a housewarming? Is the host Indian? You better take a look at this list of Indian housewarming gifts since gifting to someone with a different culture can lead to offending the recipient.

On the photo: Indian Wall Mount Lamp, #5 on this list

A Bit of Indian Gifting 101

Before you go and choose, it is imperative to know what to give and how to give the present, because cultures differ and different cultures have different views on presents. Everything you need to know when gifting to an Indian is tacked in my past post, Indian Gift Giving 101. Go check it out.

Accepted Indian Housewarming Gifts

Here are some of the best housewarming gifts you can gift to an Indian host.

Vegetarian Gift Basket

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Most of Indians are vegetarians and one of the most accepted gifts for an Indian housewarming is food. Put those together and you are sure that this vegetarian gift basket will be appreciated by your Indian friend! This vegetarian gift basket has cranberry chevre with cinnamon, basiron pesto, kerrygold dubliner, mini toasts, artisan blistered virginia peanuts, trouvillais, artichoke tapenade, olive tapenade. All of those are very vegetarian and very delish.

A Nature-Inspired Painting

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Home decors come in second as nice Indian housewarming gift because a new house will need decorations. Try to get nature-inspired paintings like trees, meadows or flowers. One fine decor you can get is this tress painting from gardenia Art. it is 100% hand painted and it will look very nice hanging on a living room wall or on top of a bed.

A Beanbag Chair

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Furniture are also a nice housewarming gift for your Indian hostess, especially the ones she can display on the living room. One good example is this beanbag chair which can be used when lounging while watching TV or just reading a book. Bring in colorful ones like this huge beanbag chair to add liveliness to the house.

Cast Iron Tea Set

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Tea sets look pretty, whether they are being used to serve tea or just on the kitchen counter as a decor. they break easily, though. Oh, I know. How about this cast iron tea set? They look very nice and rustic and will not break if your hostess drops it accidentally.

Indian-Art Wall Lamp

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This is a beauty! This wall lamp has an Indian-inspired elephant artwork that looks like it will bring in good luck. The hostess might not use it's true function (which is to be lit) but it looks very nice to behold, she will have this installed immediately!

Intricate Decorative Vase

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Decorative vases are a very widely accepted housewarming gifts because they look very sophisticated. Your Indian friend will also love to receive one. This Intricate vase has a bit of Hindi vibe in its beautiful design, thanks to the Madhubani art which was hand painted at the center of the vase.

Table Cloth

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Housekeeping stuff like tablecloths, bed linens and curtains also fit very nicely when talking about Indian housewarming gifts. Why not get your host a table cloth the family can use? You can shy away from the boring plain whites and get them this beautiful tablecloth. Your Indian host will love you more for it!

Espresso Maker

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Lastly, one of the best housewarming gifts anyone can get is a kitchen appliance. oh, why not get them an espresso maker? Your hostess will be happy to receive such convenient machine for their daily caffeine needs.

Sweet Wine

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Be careful on this. Before bringing wine, make sure the host or hostess drinks liquor because many Indians do not drink. If they drink, though, wine is very much accepted. Sweet wine? Even more so.

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4 thoughts on “The Best Indian Housewarming Gifts

  • April 18, 2018 at 4:31 am

    I would like to take a gift to my future daughter-in-law’s parents. Candy is not an option, we were thinking of a vase or platter from the area where we live. It is famous for it’s pottery. Is this acceptable?

  • April 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    I am in America and want to send food or another gift to a housewarming in India. How can I pay a merchant in India to do that?

    Thank you,

  • November 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Hi .. I have a indian boyfriend, what is the best gift for him. Once i guve him a gft he rejected it. But , he say in a nice way why he doesnt want to accept my gift, bec of the traditions. Kindly pls help me
    Thanks & more power

  • October 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

    in the Indian-art wall lamp, the statue or figure is of Lord Ganesha, the god of knowledge that is worshiped at the beginning of every good thing. An elephant’s face is attached to his body. The statue hanged on the wall is of the god and not the elephant. we can see one tooth on the right side ‘broken’ in the statue which is one of the specialties of the god. the three lamps at the top and three subsequent bells at the bottom of all the lamps reflect act of worshiping the lord. Thus the entire gift article is not just ‘decorative’ but also religious as it honors the lord with lamps and bells. The light of the lamps and sound of the bell is considered as sacred in India.


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