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Come summertime students start looking for the tiny spot in London they’ll call their home for at least the next, and that means they’ll probably have housewarming get together to really set the tone of their new pad. There’s only so many bunches of flowers or bottle of celebratory prosecco (though some may disagree) that you can get someone, so we’ve made a list of 10 slightly more imaginative best housewarming gifts under 20 dollars to warm your friends home, that they’ll actually end up using!
Starting off big, this 300-piece poker set for under £18 is great for entertaining nights in, whether your playing for money, food or favours to call in at a later time. While poker is not for the faint-hearted it’s perfect for gatherings and reenactments of Casino Royale scenes.
Your mate’s new place will probably get pretty grimy, especially after one housewarming, or their fifth party, and cute slippers are such a fab gift for keeping your toes clean and warm! Standard slippers don’t do the trick though; some novelty to the slippers is a must.
As much as you hope you’ll be able to eat out or order in for every meal, it’s looking pretty unlikely looking at your bank account. It’s always a great time to learn to cook, and is a major indicator that you’re becoming a fully functioning adult. This cookbook is one of best housewarming gifts under 20 dollars that will give you the essential skills you need for successfully cooking for yourself, as well as how to impress in the kitchen.
From planning cleaning rotas to writing cute messages for your flatmates to scribbling down your meal prep plan for the week, a chalkboard is an all-around handy gift for any new home. It will also give your kitchen or hallway a cute vintage look.
The number 1. source of mess in a bedroom is scattered clothes. Just everywhere. Keep your room in order and your mind at peace by chucking your laundry into this practical laundry hamper that doesn’t look unsightly or out of place.
We all struggle to get out of bed for those important lectures you don’t really think are really that important. Maybe this runaway alarm clock will give you a run for your money (whilst still one of the best housewarming gifts under 20 dollars) and actually shift your sleepy head from your pillow. This sunrise alarm clock is also a good one for early mornings.
A George Foreman grill is a fantastic gift for your mate who’s a lazy cook but still wants to eat healthily. Chuck in chicken, veg or fish and make a yummy supper which looks like it took ages to make but that was actually done in 15 minutes thanks for your handy George Foreman that was less than 20 quid!
If you want to get your house deposit back, coasters are probably a good shout, but why settle for bland coasters when you can have your own personalised ones, lovingly bought for you by a friend? These gorgeous coasters is one of the best housewarming gifts under 20 and are a gift to be kept forever.
This best selling coffee grinder is great for those inevitable sleepy days when your eyes just won’t stay open. Opt out of overpriced chain coffee, or disappointing packets of brew, and make your own fresh, strong coffee in the morning which will entice you just with the gorgeous aromas.
10. Bento Box
This gift is cute yet practical, and so good for packing away hot or cold leftovers for the next days lunch. Trust me, your friend will be thanking you.
Which of these best housewarming gifts under 20 dollars would you buy your mate for their new home?
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UCL student and bonafide brown girl. Sometimes writing, mostly dreaming, always hungry.