Practical Gift Ideas for New Homeowners (that They’ll Actually Use)
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Housewarming + Christmas Gift Ideas for New Homeowners
Need gift ideas for new homeowners — that they can actually use?
When you buy a new house, it seems the list of things you need is never-ending. So it should be pretty easy to think of something they’d be able to use, right?
If you’re having a hard time coming up with a good gift for the new homeowner in your life, you should be able to find something on this list.
It’s a comprehensive guide to shopping for nearly anyone who owns a home.
Of course, you can always listen for hints or ask if they already own the item you have in mind. That said, you might not be able to do that for whatever reason, which is why I’ve put together this list of practical gift ideas for new homeowners.
Home improvement gift cards
Gift cards are always a useful Christmas present for the new homeowner.
It costs money to buy new furniture, appliances, paint, and decorations for a new house, and most people who have just purchased a home could use a little extra money to buy these things.
Gift cards to home improvement, furniture, and paint stores are often appreciated by the homeowner.
A few ideas to help you get started:
– The Home Depot
Kitchen appliances or gadgets
Perhaps a couple who just purchased a new house is still using mismatched China from the old college days.
Listen for clues to discreetly find out what they want or need this Christmas for their new kitchen.
Otherwise, check out these recommendations.
This one is totally on my wish list. A popular alternative to the deep fryer, air fryers have been in high demand lately, and for good reason.
You no longer need to douse your tater tots in oil because the air fryer uses hot, circulating air to crisp them up.
Another trendy kitchen gadget, the instant pot is a handy tool for new homeowners who don’t have much time for cooking.
It’s a a device that blends the functions of an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker, all in one package.
Do the new homeowners love a good cookout? A nice grilling set always makes a great gift, plus it’s pretty affordable.
Check out this 21 piece grilling accessories set.
Decorative interior items
Clocks, rugs, lamps: It can be tough to buy home decor for the new homeowners when they are still discovering their personal style.
And some people (not unlike myself!) prefer to select their on home decor — in which case, you might want to pass over this idea.
However, if they mention something they really like but don’t feel justified spending the money on (as long as it’s in your budget), then this could be a great Christmas gift for them.
Following are a few things that I thought might make nice gifts.
If you’re not sure whether your gift recipients have a green thumb, artificial plants are a pretty unassuming gift. Plus, these succulents look really pretty in their white ceramic pots.
Customized gifts are always a hit! Something like this custom portrait canvas art would be a really neat addition to the walls of their new home.
Click here for additional gift ideas from Minted.
One can never have too many blankets. Especially not personalized flannel sherpa blankets, like this one!
Gardening and outdoor tools
If the homeowners have never had a home of their own, there is a chance that they do not have the tools required for outdoor cleanup.
A rake or shovel, for example. Power tools and other handyman tools — like a laser level — are also useful Christmas gift ideas for someone who has never had the need for these items.
Do they wish to start a garden in their new yard? Give them some gardening tools.
Here are a few recommendations.
Garden tools with organizer
This heavy duty garden tools set comes with:
- garden shovel
- mini rake
- hand weeder
- gardening fork
- flower mister
- gardening gloves
- washable gardening tote
Wall mount garage tool organizer
Help them get their garage organized! This wall mounted tool organizer has adjustable hooks for hanging things like shovels, rakes, ladders, power tools, and more.
Drill driver kit
When you own a home, a cordless drill combo kit is one of your best friends! From building and hanging things up to mixing paint, this is one tool that will provide a homeowner lots of use.
Homeowners how-to books
Things will inevitably go wrong in a new home, and some can be fixed by simply reading a book or a manual and doing it yourself. For these easy fixes, a homeowner’s how-to book will come in handy.
Check out these new homeowners guides to doing your own home maintenance.
Gift ideas for new homeowners
And there you have it — a comprehensive list of practical gift ideas for new homeowners.
Which do you think would be the most helpful? Were you able to find a useful housewarming or Christmas gift idea on this list?