The Best Housewarming Gifts For Coastal Homes

Written by: Karen Marsh


Whether it is a house on the beach or a lakeside retreat, we’ve gathered the best nautical gift ideas that work every time.

These popular housewarming gifts celebrate the exciting coastal living lifestyle in both a lakeside home or beach house:

Lobster Rope Doormats

Hands down, Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats are the most popular coastal housewarming gift around. Designed for wetter climates and able to stand up to all four seasons, these weatherproof welcome mats are handwoven from the same fishing rope used to tether lobster traps to buoys in the sea.

Our Wicked Good Lobster Rope Doormats come in versatile colors that work well for any home, like nautical navy blues, earthy browns, and warm neutrals. Loved by people living on the beach or by the lake, our authentic Wicked Good outdoor doormats make a wonderful coastal housewarming gift.

Here is our complete guide on how you can choose your own outdoor doormat.

Stone Drink Dispenser

Just the piece for a perfect toast to a new home, our Stone Drink Dispenser smoothly dispenses their favorite beverages using a stainless-steel, leak-proof spigot - guaranteed to be a hit at any party.

Expertly crafted from solid granite with a naturally tumbled beach stone handle, each stone drink dispenser makes for a truly unique housewarming gift and addition to their beach home decor.

Nautical Signal Flags

Display maritime vibes with our nautical signal flags. These high-quality cloth flags are easy to assemble. Just string them together to display a special message, spell out a name, or style them for any celebration.

They can use this housewarming gift indoors or outdoors. Colorful signal flags create an eye-catching display for a nautical-inspired room, front door, garden, backyard, or boat.

Personalized Stemless Wine Glasses

Say cheers to a new home with our custom-engraved stemless wine glasses! Uniquely personalized with the latitude and longitude coordinates of their new home. 

Tip: Make it the ultimate coastal housewarming gift by pairing these top-quality nautical drinking glasses with the Stone Drink Dispenser from Gift Idea #2 to ensure a smooth pour of their wine every time.

Unbreakable Acrylic Glasses

Or help the new homeowners serve drinks outdoors in style without worrying about broken glass. These crystal-clear Unbreakable Acrylic Glasses are ready for the porch, backyard, poolside, and even the beach and boat.

Exceptionally clear with precision engraving, they're the highest quality acrylic drinkware you can find. Use again and again for years. These shatter-resistant glasses won’t break!

Even better: you can personalize them with your chosen nautical designs for the perfect coastal housewarming gift that will make a statement.

Stacked Stone Lamp

Handcrafted from locally sourced beach and river stones, our stacked stone lamp is an authentic piece of New England that your gift recipient will adore. They can put it on an end table next to their sofa or perch atop shelves, chests, or accent tables to soften the mood and make their new home feel warm and inviting. A one-of-a-kind housewarming gift for any home or cottage.

Nautical Signal Flag Sherpa Fleece Blanket

Curl up by the fire, on the boat, or at the beach with this snuggly Nautical Signal Flag Blanket. With a silky-soft knit side and a warm textured reverse, it's perfect for all their maritime moments. Pick the first letter of their name or just their favorite letter - a nautical alphabet flag printed on a fleece sherpa blanket makes a cozy housewarming gift that doubles as an eye-catching coastal home decor.

Nautical Chart Pillows

Let them transform their living space into a coastal retreat with Nautical Chart Pillows. An actual coastal map printed on an indoor/outdoor throw pillow, this housewarming gift celebrates their favorite lake or beach getaway - a statement piece that brings waves of happy memories right onto their sofa or deck.

Coastal Style Cutting Boards

Our coastal-inspired cutting boards work so well for breakfast by the beach or dinner on the docks! This Ocean Wave Resin Bar Board is a practical piece of art - use daily for cutting or as a cheese and charcuterie board for special gatherings. A unique coastal housewarming gift for beach home or lake house owners who love entertaining and having guests over.

Jute Cooler Totes

Skip the hassle of a bulky cooler with these insulated totes. Our stylish braided jute bags will keep beverages cold and ready for whatever adventure they’re up for. Let them take their chilled drinks wherever they go, from park picnics to seaside getaways.

These chic woven tote bags come with a jute rope handle for easy carrying, the perfect housewarming gift for friends and family who are always on the go.

Distressed Wooden Buoys

Perfect to put on display indoors or outdoors, these distressed wooden buoys look like they have been washed ashore by waves. With their nautical blues and stripes, coastal-colored buoys help achieve just the right amount of nautical flair - these work so well as housewarming gifts for any beach-inspired home.

White Octopus Bookends

An exquisite addition to your living room, bedroom or office, our White Octopus Bookends give your bookshelf a stylish, sophisticated makeover. Use these as standalone pieces for an eye-catching statement, too. Their outstanding quality makes these hefty bookends a luxurious housewarming gift for sea lovers, bookworms, or friends and family who just love well-crafted nautical decor.

Lobster Rope Baskets

Like our Lobster Rope Doormats, these Lobster Rope Baskets are handwoven from authentic lobster rope that is weatherproof and stands up to all seasons effortlessly.

The possibilities are endless with these super-sturdy baskets - use as front door decor, planters, extra storage at home, an organizer for garden tools, a gift basket for any occasion, and many more! A housewarming gift that keeps on giving.

We love to: pair these fun baskets with Lobster Rope Doormats for the ultimate nautical front door.

Which of our coastal housewarming gifts would your gift recipient love? Which one’s your favorite? We’d love to hear from you!

Need more coastal gift ideas for beach home and lake house owners? Here are coastal housewarming gifts that are always a hit:

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