It's the most wonderful time of the year: the season of giving! With so many stages of home ownership – from first-time homebuyers to transplants to those downsizing – we put together a list of 14 holiday gift ideas for the new homeowner in your life. Read on to give a gift they will love!
1) Go green
This gift idea is for the couple who has everything already. Weather they have a green thumb or not, succulents are a great choice! This attractive pack of five from Amazon.com will look fantastic in nearly any setting. You can create the best housewarming gift just by adding little pots. Voilà!
2) A special plaque
You cannot watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” without being touched by the scene of a family moving into their first home. This plaque from Etsy.com captures the love and wishes of that moment.
3) A classic clock
This classic Howard Miller clock design won’t take up a lot of space, but it will get a lot of compliments! Perfectly sized for a fireplace mantel or table, it will delight friends and families for years to come.
4) Dish towels
Honestly, can you ever have too many dish towels? Whimsical dish towels are a practical and adorable gift. They will provide many years of use and a reminder of your friendship.
5) Think food
This one is for all the food lovers! Gift cards and take-out menus to local restaurants is a great offering. New homeowners may not know the area well enough and this will give them the opportunity to try the local cuisine.
6) A unique doormat
Everyone needs a doormat, but it isn’t on the priority-list item when moving into a home. Help keep your friends and families homes clean when you visit.
7) Home improvement gift card
For the 1,000 trips to the hardware store for home projects, fixer-upper or that fresh coat of paint in a color THEY like; gift cards will be a welcome gift.
8) Wall décor
There is always new space that needs just a little something. Giving a gift card to a site such as Kirklands.com, they can pick what they want for just the right spot!
9) Photo hanging system
This STAS picture hanging system will hang several photos on the wall discreetly. Less holes to patch later and a sleek modern way to showcase the new homeowner’s memories or art.
10) Home base
What could be more original than the home’s coordinates? This option comes in a doormat, coffee mugs, a sign, cutting board, and more.
11) Notification cards
12) A sweet treat
For late nights unpacking and organizing, a sweet treat may just do the trick to get them through the night. If you aren’t close to stop by and help, this is a great way to say you are thinking of them.
13) Happy smells
The new home may not have the right smell yet, so give the gift of scents. A cozy-scented candle will help to start making a house feel like home.
14) Cleaning service
Get your loved one a cleaning service gift certificate. And if you can afford it, why not pay for the service first couple months? They will appreciate this gift so much. No one likes to do the deep cleaning that every home truly needs.
Any of these holiday gifts will be welcomed by the new homeowner in your life, no matter what stage of the process they're in. Stay tuned for more great tips for homeowners and homebuyers alike by subscribing to our blog!