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This is the time of year when new grads move into their first “grown up” apartments, and families with kids rush to resettle before the new school year starts. In other words, it's peak season for almost everyone to need to buy housewarming gifts.

Sure, you could go the housewarming gift basket route, but why not instead get them a housewarming gift they’ll use and appreciate for years to come?

If you're fresh out of inspiration for great housewarming gift ideas, no problem. We tapped the hive mind of Money readers to find the best housewarming gifts people have given — or gotten. Here are their recommendations.

Slow- and Multi-Cookers

Crock pots and multi-cookers like reader fave the Instant Pot come highly recommended as great housewarming gifts, and readers had suggestions of other handy kitchen gadgets that can make a new kitchen feel like home (see below). Or, you could play it safe with a gift card to an elegant kitchenware retailer like Sur La Table or Williams-Sonoma, which are loaded with kitchen electronics options.

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Hosting Helpers

Readers had lots of opinions about serving ware and equipment as great housewarming gifts. Some recommended a chafing dish, which will come in handy when the new homemakers host a holiday or celebration for the first time.

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If their new kitchen lacks the counter or cabinet space for the full-sized variety, this pint-sized trivet/hot plate combo is the perfect solution for keeping food warm in small quarters.

Bathroom Accessories

Give them an excuse to consign ratty or stained towels to dog-washing duty with a fresh set of fluffy towels as a housewarming gift. The tone-on-tone white pattern in this linen-and-cotton blend bath towel set adds a textural element without interfering with an existing decor scheme.

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Gift Cards

Givers and recipients alike say gift cards are popular housewarming gift idea, and it’s no surprise why: You can get them in pretty much any denomination and they give the recipient the flexibility to splurge the way they want to.

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Readers particularly flagged home-goods stores as a sensible choice: Maybe West Elm

Picture Frames

One reader suggested a sweet — and low-cost! — housewarming gift idea: Get a new homeowner a set (or a few sets) of picture frames. They can create a gallery wall of their loved ones, which makes this an especially great gift idea for someone who’s spreading their wings in a new town away from their family and friends. Or, get them a digital picture frame like this 8” widescreen model — with a motion sensor and remote control — that will showcase a rotating slideshow of their favorite snaps.

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Storage Containers

Everybody can use a shiny new set of storage containers, right? Money readers thought so, and moving is the perfect excuse to jettison that motley collection of takeout containers and mismatched Tupperware with weird stains and lids that don’t *quite* fit any of the containers. As one example of a great housewarming gift, this OXO eight-piece set from The Container Store has shock-proof glass containers with plastic lids that lock on for a secure fit.

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Brunch Accessories

Brunch is great inspiration for housewarming gift ideas. A bullet-style blender for making smoothies, espresso maker or waffle iron will help them recreate the brunch experience at home if their bank account is still feeling the effects of moving costs.

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Air Plants

Black thumb? No problem — it’s pretty much impossible to kill these things, and plants go with everything, so this trio of air plants in natural wood-hued geometric containers is perfect if you’re buying a housewarming gift for someone whose decorating style you don’t know that well.

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