The 25 Best Housewarming Gifts That Will Make Travelers Feel Home

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It’s a rare thing, a traveler who settles and buys a house. But when they do, you need to find the best housewarming gifts for travelers to make them feel at home instantly. To help you out, I handpicked the 25 best travel-themed housewarming gifts that they will surely love!

There is something for any type of traveler, whether they love nature, mountains, or beaches, this list includes awesome gifts for all of them.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.

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Travel-themed housewarming gifts for large budgets

#1 Scratch-off posters

Passport stamps scracth-off poster
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Scratch-off posters are super popular among travelers (and non-travelers as well).

There is something so satisfying about scratching-off items. And for travel lovers, it’s even better when they’re scratching-off places they have visited.

So if you are looking for fun housewarming gifts for travelers, check out the two posters I selected. But trust me when I say that you can find a scratch-off poster for pretty much anything (books, flowers, moons, national parks, you name it).

The first poster is a scratch-off poster with passport stamps from around the world. It’s a cool variation of the standard scratch-off map (#3) where travelers scratch off the countries they have visited. In this case, they will scratch off the stamp.

The second poster contains 100 must-see destinations around the world. Perhaps it will inspire the recipient to visit new and unknown places.

#2 Bookends

Wooden bookend shaped like mountains
Mountain bookends

There are many cool travel-themed bookends on Amazon, so whatever type of traveler your recipient is, I am sure you can find matching bookends.

For example, if the recipient is a mountaineer, these mountain-shaped bookends are perfect!

And for more housewarming gifts for travelers who love the mountains, check out #10 and #22.

#3 World maps

Scratch map
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This is probably the number one home-decor gift for travel lovers; world maps.

I have said this numerous times before and I still stand by it. Travelers and maps are a perfect combination. You can never go wrong with world maps.

So if you want to play it safe, check out these 25 awesome wold maps and pick one for your recipient.

And if you don’t want to browse through all 25 options, these are the two most popular ones.

The first one is the standard scratch-off world map, I talked about before. Despite the fact that it’s a standard gift, it’s an all-time favorite and will always bring joy.

The second map is definitely more unique, though it’s also more expensive. It’s a beautiful wooden world map.

#4 Travel-themed kitchenware

Blue electric tagine

Kitchenware is a good example of a practical housewarming gift that will always work.

And for travelers, kitchen items would be even better if they are somehow related to travel.

One way to achieve that is to gift a kitchen tool that is common in the recipient’s favorite country, such as this tagine for people who love Morocco and Tunisia.

Other cool kitchenware ideas include a Takoyaki maker for Japan lovers and a pasta maker for Italian lovers. For more ideas like this, check out the destination’s page to find a gift guide for the recipient’s favorite country.

#5 Board game

Ticket to ride board game
Ticket to ride

This is one of the best housewarmings for travelers who won’t hit the road again for a while; a travel-themed board game.

You can actually find an entire post dedicated to the 25 best travel-themed board games, so definitely check that one out if you would like more inspiration.

The game I selected for this post (Ticket to Ride) is one of my personal favorites. I’ve only played the European edition, which is why I selected this one. But if the recipient loves a different part of the world, check out the other editions on Amazon too.

#6 Travel memories photo frame

Frame with pictures and memories
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This photo frame is specifically designed to display souvenirs such as tickets, foreign currencies, and other travel-related items.

It’s a beautiful and unique travel-themed gift for new homeowners who just returned from a trip. For more photo frames, check out the next gift.

#7 Goggle-shaped photo frames

Photo frames in the shape of goggles
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for unique housewarming gifts for travelers who love to dive or ski?

Then these photo frames are the gift you need. The photo frames are shaped like diving and ski goggles!

Keep in mind that the goggle frames are sold separately, so the price is only for one frame.

#8 Skyline tealight holders

City skyline tealight holders
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

These skyline tealight holders are unique travel-themed housewarming gifts for people who love US cities.

And they are specifically great for people who love one of the following eight major cities: Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, or Washington, D.C.

#9 Bedsheets

Bedsheets in travel theme
Bedsheet with passport stamps

Bedsheets are super practical travel-themed housewarming gifts because every homeowner needs them.

The two options I selected for today are sheets with passport stamps or sheets by the Finnish brand Marimekko. The latter is a great gift idea for Finnish homeowners or for people who simply love Finland.

Travel-themed housewarming gifts for mid budgets

#10 Mountain-shaped shelves

Shelve in the shape of mountains
Mountain-shaped shelves

Here is another example of a great housewarming gift for someone who is obsessed with the mountains.

The shelf is magnetic at the bottom, so the recipient can use it as a key hanger. Plus it comes with a small hook where they can hang something like a dog leash.

#11 Destinations of a lifetime book

Destinations of a lifetime book
Destinations of a lifetime

Books make great housewarming gifts for travelers (as long as they are related to travel of course).

Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic is a cool book for travelers who need some inspiration for their next destination.

Besides that, it’s also an awesome coffee table book or a beautiful contribution to a bookshelf, which makes it a great gift in multiple ways.

#12 Color-in map mug

Mugs wit maps
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Generally speaking, mugs are always a safe option when it comes to housewarming gifts. And the same applies to travel-themed housewarming gifts (as long as the mugs are travel-related).

And luckily you can find plenty of mugs with a travel theme. But if you are looking for unique housewarming mugs, then check out these color-in maps on Uncommon Goods.

There are two designs you can choose from. Either a map of the US or one of the entire world.

The recipient can then color in all the states or countries he or she has visited (one marker is included) and place the mug in the oven to make sure the colors stay permanently. And each time they visit a new place, the mug can be updated!

#13 Turkish coffee maker

Turkish coffee maker
Briki coffee maker

Do you need housewarming gifts for travelers who also love coffee?

Then I just found the perfect gift for you; a briki!

A briki is a typical coffee maker that’s often used in Turkey, some Arabic countries, and Greece. It makes a strong, but delicious coffee and it’s a cool kitchen item for new homeowners.

Other fun gift ideas for coffee lovers include international coffee beans or an Italian coffee maker, but check out the coffee gift guide for more inspiration!

#14 Pillowcases

Set of six pillows

This set of six pillow cases with different designs is one of the great travel-themed gifts for new homeowners. Pillows are a very effective way to add some travel atmosphere to a new home.

Keep in mind that this set includes pillow cases, the actual filling (or pillow) is not included.

#15 Bear-shaped wall art

Wooden bear with pine trees
Wooden bear wall art

If you are looking for travel-themed housewarming gifts for nature lovers, look no further!

This wooden piece of wall art in the shape of a bear is what you need.

It’s available in three different prints; dark walnut wood with green pine trees, grey wood with blue pine trees, and the one you can see in the photo.

And if you do want to look further, check out the next gift for more ideas for nature lovers.

#16 Sloth-shaped planter

Planter in the shape of a sloth
Sloth-shaped planter

This super cute planter in the shape of a sloth is probably one of my favorite travel-themed housewarming gifts for nature lovers.

First, it allows them to add some green plants to their new home, something that nature lovers will surely appreciate. And second, it comes with a cute animal.

Can it get any better for people who love nature?

#17 Bath mat

Bath mat with text
Bath mat

There are two bath-related housewarming gifts for travelers on today’s list.

The first one is this bath mat with the text “yes to new adventures”. And it’s a fun gift to motivate the new homeowner to make the most out of life every time he or she steps out of the shower.

#18 Travel-themed clock

Clock with world map
Clock with world map

I dedicated an entire post to find the best travel-themed wall clocks, so definitely check that one out if you want more options.

But as a housewarming gift for travel lovers, a clock with the map of the world can never go wrong!

Travel-themed housewarming gifts for small budgets

#19 Travel-themed piggy bank

Travel fund box
Travel fund

This is one of the most practical housewarming gifts for travelers; a travel fund to help them save for their next trip.

Buying a new home is quite expensive, so they’ll probably need a little help saving for their next adventure after that.

#20 Beach-themed coasters

Coasters with beach theme
Ocean-themed coasters

New homeowners want to keep their homes and furniture looking new for as long as possible. And that’s why coasters make great gifts for new homeowners because they will help them to keep their brandnew table spot-free in style.

You can find a wide range of travel-themed coasters on Amazon. But if the recipient loves the ocean and the beach, this set of eight coasters is the best.

#21 DIY Italian cheese-making kit

DIY cheese making pakkage
DIY Italian cheese

Do you need travel-themed housewarming gifts for someone who loves either cheese, cooking, or Italy?

Or all three?

Then this DIY kit to make Italian mozzarella and ricotta is perfect!

Or check out these 25 DIY food kits for more international inspiration.

#22 Mountain-themed table decor

Set of three wooden mountains
Mountain-themed wooden decor

This set of wooden signs is another one of the great travel-themed housewarming gifts for mountaineers (or people who simply love the mountains).

They come in a set of three and can either be placed on a shelf or hung on a wall to add a bit of mountain atmosphere to a room.

#23 Metal compass

Metal compass
Metal compass

Would you like to gift more wall decor items?

Then this metal compass is a great gift idea. It measures only 11 inches (28 cm) so it’s not a giant piece of wall art, but it wouldn’t go unnoticed either.

It’s available in six different colors.

#24 Hanging photo display

Hanging photo display
Hanging photo display

Even though this hanging photo display is not specifically for travelers, it is still one of the cutest travel-themed gifts for new homeowners.


Because travelers have a bunch of photos and this display is an awesome bohemian way to display these photos.

#25 Shower curtain

Shower curtain with map of the world
Travel-themed shower curtain

As promised, here is the second gift for new homeowners’ baths; a shower curtain.

Check out Amazon to find cool travel-themed shower curtains for any type of traveler. Or go for this one with the world’s most iconic buildings and the map of the world (what did I say about never going wrong with a map?).

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Final note on housewarming gifts for travelers

Alright, I hope you found the perfect housewarming gift for your recipient. But if you need a little more help, have a look at the editor’s top three housewarming gifts for travelers again.

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