[Recommended tableware for housewarming gifts] Explanation on choosing gifts and etiquette that will please!

Shipping Staff Uchino (Housewife/Mother)
Shipping Staff Uchino (Housewife/Mother)
Hello! We are the staff of the Japanese tableware mail order site .
This time, we will introduce standard tableware for housewarming gifts.

When you are thinking of giving tableware as a housewarming gift

What kind of items will make them happy...

There are many types of tableware, so I often hear people say that they are confused.

For those people, we will introduce tableware that is actually chosen for housewarming gifts and etiquette when gifting them.

It will also be helpful for those who want to prepare tableware in their new life.

I want to see what products are available first! You can view it here.
List of tableware recommended for housewarming gifts

Why tableware is popular as a housewarming gift

Moving is the start of a new life.
Tableware is the perfect item for celebrations, as it supports new beginnings.

When moving, people tend to focus on getting big items such as furniture and home appliances.

For this reason, many people think that they can just get the tableware later and just bring what they already have.

In times like these, tasteful and practical tableware would be appreciated as a celebration of a new beginning.

By giving someone a higher-grade tableware that they wouldn't normally buy for themselves, you can give them a bit of a luxurious feeling.

How to choose tableware for a housewarming gift

When choosing tableware, it is important to consider the family structure of the recipient.

・Moving to start living alone
・Building a new house because the family has increased

The tableware you choose will be different.

The key is to give pairs of tableware to newlyweds, and sets of tableware to households with a large family, so the number and number of dishes should be given according to the number of family members.

Shirasagi bowl S lacquer red

Furthermore, households with small children will appreciate tableware made of materials that don't break easily even if dropped.

If you are worried, this is it! A set of tableware for a housewarming gift

A set containing bowls in 5 colors: gray, yellow, red, white, and green.

Shipping Staff Uchino (Housewife/Mother)
Shipping Staff Uchino (Housewife/Mother)
There are 3 reasons why we recommend it!

・Easy to use size, no matter how many you have
・Colorful colors perfect for celebrations
・Microwave/dishwasher safe

At the regular table, I set aside yogurt for my family, and when I have guests over, I serve them with ice cream.
The simple yet playful design will brighten up your new life.

Although many families already have a set of plates, there are surprisingly many families who don't have a set of bowls.

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It is highly likely that you already have the tableware that you use on a regular basis that is easy to use in your household, so we especially recommend tableware for guests.

I tend to always use the same tableware for guests.

It's nice to have several patterns because you can use different ones for each customer. 

Standard items for the dining table for those who are starting to live alone

For those who are newly starting to live alone, we recommend tableware that they always use, such as bowls, plates, and glasses.

The key is to choose something that is easy to use and has a design that you will never get tired of so that you can use it every day.

It would also be nice to have something with a good design that will make your daily life more enjoyable.

A pair of tableware for a housewarming gift for cohabitation or marriage

If you are celebrating a new life with your partner, such as cohabitation or marriage, we recommend matching tableware.

You may already have items that you would use on a daily basis, so choose items that have a special feel◎

Wine glasses are good for those who like alcohol, and mugs are good for those who like coffee.

Ask the other person what they like

It is important for celebrations to be used.

If possible, ask the other person about their preferences and needs.

I like tea, so I want a tea set
I want something that matches the interior of my new home

Please ask for specific requests such as


Also, if it is before you move, there is a high possibility that it will become luggage.

It would be a good idea to ask when it would be best for it to arrive.

Recommended tableware for housewarming gifts

Cat bean plate, set of 4, porcelain, Harektani, Kutani ware

A set of small plates depicting cats with unique features.

Yoshio, Sabu, Micchan...the cats are so expressive that you'll want to call them by their names.

They add a smile to your dining table in a variety of situations, such as when you put a little sweet on top when you have guests over, or as a soy sauce plate for sushi.

Pair Pasta Plate Green&Yellow Vag Porcelain POTPURRI

A gift set containing pasta plates in two colors: yellow and green.

The deep plate is the perfect size for serving pasta and curry rice, which are staples on the dining table.

It can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including serving as a main dish for one person, or as a large platter for everyone to share.

Cake plate kei&Wooden bifurcated fork 4-piece set Uchiru Select

A gift set that includes a yellow serving plate and a wooden fork.

The plate, which is approximately 15 cm in diameter, can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as serving large platters, desserts, bread plates, and side dishes for one person.

Brightly colored plates are not only for everyday meals, but also serve as an accent to your coordination.

Large herringbone white pottery ORIME Hasami ware

A large pot with a herringbone pattern.

When you move, you may invite guests to show off your new home.

A generously sized pot comes in handy in such cases.

The simple and modern pattern of the pot makes it easy to match with other tableware and blends well into the interior.

We also recommend giving it as a set with a teacup or tea.

Iittala Teema Plate 21cm Linen

This is the "Teema" plate, a popular series of Scandinavian tableware.

The simple form that has become a staple in daily life is perfect for any home and makes a perfect gift.

It's perfect for a main dish for one person or a side dish for two or three people, and it's nice that it has just the right amount of depth.

You can make a gift by combining different colors and sizes.

Oven plate white heat-resistant pottery Banko ware

A Banko-yaki heat-resistant plate with a distinctive handle shape.

Perfect as a housewarming gift for people who love cooking and their families.

The appeal is that it is easy to serve on the table as soon as it is cooked.

You can season meat or fish with herbs and put it in the oven for entertaining, or you can use it for everyday dishes such as gratin.

It's shallow, so it's easy to stack and store.

Hime Fork Set of 5 Brass Arbor

Princess fork that can be used for desserts, fruits, etc.

A brass gold cutlery set is also a perfect gift for a housewarming gift.

A high-quality fork that will last a lifetime and will become more flavorful the more you use it.

Not only is it a dessert after a meal, but it's also convenient to have for guests.

Since it is not bulky, it may be a good idea to bring it along with flowers and sweets when you are invited to your new home.

Akebi Basket Bag Oval Hola Knitting Aomori Akebi Vines Crafts

Basket bags made from Akebi vine are a traditional craft of Aomori.

High-quality miscellaneous goods that you wouldn't buy yourself are perfect as celebratory gifts.

A durable basket bag that gets better the more you use it.

You can arrange flowers as shown in the photo, or use it like a magazine rack to decorate your new home.

How to hand over the moving gift containers and etiquette

If you are invited to your new home, it would be a good idea to send it along with flowers or sweets.

There are various cases for moving.

For example, you may leave your hometown for admission or employment, build a new house and move, or move to a distant place such as overseas due to a job transfer.

Depending on your partner's moving patterns, you may need to be careful about the timing of sending congratulations. Also, there are some taboo topics, so take this opportunity to learn about them.

Market price for housewarming gifts

The average price for a housewarming gift varies depending on your relationship with the recipient.
The following is a guideline.

Relatives: around 10,000 to 30,000 yen
Brothers and sisters: 10,000 to 50,000 yen About yen
Friends and colleagues: about 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen

If multiple people are purchasing gifts together, a reasonable amount is between 1,000 and 5,000 yen per person.

If you give something expensive to a friend, it will make them worry about what you should give in return.
Also, if you are giving a gift to a relative, we recommend wrapping it in cash and gifting tableware as a gift to support their new life.

In addition, there are cases in which gifts of 10,000 to 50,000 yen are given to people who have been especially helpful to us or to our superiors.

Avoid red tableware when choosing gifts

Don't give anything reminiscent of fire as a housewarming gift.

For this reason, avoid giving red tableware that evokes the image of fire.

Timing for gifting

The timing of giving a housewarming gift is actually important.
Introducing each pattern.

Moving celebration

A housewarming gift is given when you buy a new home, such as a used detached house or a used condominium, instead of building a new one.

It is considered good manners to give a gift before you start packing before moving.

If you are late, it is best to mail it after the other party has calmed down after moving, or bring it with you when you visit his/her home.

Giving a housewarming gift: by mail

If you are too busy to hand it over in person, or if you are not invited to your home, please mail it to your home.

In that case, it is good manners to give the gift within one month after the new building is built.

The sooner the better, so if you know when the new construction will be completed, try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Giving a housewarming gift: When holding a new house unveiling party

If you are invited to a new house unveiling party, it is best to hand it over at that time.

Also, when handing it over, it is good manners to hand it over when you are alone with the landlord or when he/she invites you to the front door, rather than handing it in front of other people.

If you are gifting something large like a platter or clay pot, it would be a good idea to have it delivered to your home in time for the unveiling.

Congratulations on promotion/promotion

If you are relocating, it is best to send the gift at least one week before the move.

If a farewell party is being held, bring it and hand it over.


A farewell gift is given in case of refinancing such as transfer.

It is said that it is common to give a gift before the full-fledged packing before moving.

If you are late, wait until the other person has calmed down after you have moved before mailing it.

If you are interested in gifting tableware as a housewarming gift...

This time, we introduced recommended tableware for a housewarming gift, points to consider when choosing one, and etiquette.

There are various cases of moving, such as purchasing a new home or relocating.

Choose something that suits your partner's lifestyle and preferences, and that they will love to use in their new life.

In addition to the tableware introduced this time, we also have many tableware that are perfect for moving.

Please take a look at the link below.

List of tableware recommended for housewarming gifts

This article also introduces the gift, so I would like to know more about it! Please refer to it if you are interested.

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