Do you have friends or family members that are spending their very first Christmas in a new home? If so, you're probably looking for just the right gift to celebrate this landmark in their lives. So what is the right sort of gift for such an occasion? The options range from practical and functional items to decorative or personalized ones that can help them make their new house a home. Our REALTORS® can offer a few tips, having lots of firsthand experience with first-time homeowners. Here is our list of top holiday gifts for the new homeowner.
- Kitchen Items
If the new homeowner in your life likes to cook or entertain, practical and attractive items for their new kitchen can be very welcome gifts. If they are coffee lovers, an espresso maker or French press can be a great gift, especially when paired with a set of unique or personalized mugs. If they enjoy baking, a quality stand mixer will likely be appreciated, as might a good marble pastry board/rolling pin set. If they are first-time homeowners, kitchen basics, like toasters, a slow cooker, cutting boards, cooking utensils, or a set of kitchen towels and potholders may be good gift ideas. Other possibilities for the kitchen include cheese boards, stylish serving bowls, wine glasses or cocktail shakers, all items that will come in handy for new homeowners during the holiday season.
- Home Accents
For new homeowners that you know quite well, having a clear idea of their tastes, home accents to help them make their new house a home can be great gifts. Ideas that fit this category include accent pillows and throws for the family room or living room, vases, decorative candles, or art pieces.
Tools can be a much-appreciated gift for first-time homeowners, as they may not have even realized they needed them! You can gift practical items, such as a good toilet plunger, a basket of cleaning supplies, or a basket of supplies for power outages, such as candles, flashlights, and extra batteries. Basic tool sets that include an assortment of common household tools, such as screwdrivers, hand saws, wrenches, hammers and so on, are also a useful and practical gift. For homeowners tackling remodeling projects, a wet/dry utility vacuum will be a welcome addition.
- Outdoor Accessories
If the new homeowner in your life has moved from an apartment to a new home with a yard of their own, outdoor accessories can be the perfect Christmas gift. Great ideas to help them make their outdoor space their own include potted plants, patio furniture, decorative outdoor lights, gas grills, or lawn care tools and supplies.
- Gifts for Relaxation/Stress Relief
Moving and settling into a new home is a big deal, and many aspects of the process can be stressful and tiring. These facts can make gifts that help your new homeowner relax especially welcome. A basket full of luxurious bath items, such as specialty soaps, bath oils, bath bombs, and soothing lotions, can be a stress-busting gift, as can a bathtub tray to hold candles, wine or a good book as your new homeowner has a nice, long, soothing soak.
Our team at Margaret Rudd & Associates is here to answer your real estate questions from the best gifts to buy new homeowners to how much is my home worth. Contact us for the help and advice you need.