Buying a home is an exciting time in anyone’s life. When it is a friend or family member it can be customary to give a congratulatory gift, but it can be hard to know what items might be needed once the new owners are all moved in. We’ve gathered a few unique ideas to get you started in your search for the perfect package.
A terrarium is a great idea for anyone who loves plants but doesn’t exactly have a green thumb. Requiring little maintenance, this is a perfect gift for the busy new homeowner looking to bring some warmth to their newly acquired residence. You can purchase pre-built ones or even a DIY terrarium kit depending on the craftiness of your friend.
2. Funky Fire Extinguisher
Fire extinguishers are a very practical gift for anyone, but just because they are practical doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. Safe-T is a company that makes functional fire extinguishers that new residents won’t mind showing off. With their many fun designs there is something for everyone.
One of the best parts of buying a new home is the possibilities it presents. A great way to mark the occasion is by planting a tree-to-be. Just as the owners grow and change so will the tree, producing a visual representation of how long they have called this house a home.
A customary gift for any house warming party is a bottle of wine. But why not add a little bit of flair to yours by adding a hammer for any future home projects. Just select your favorite vintage and simply attach a hammer using ribbon or even maybe some twine. Add a cute note perhaps with a cute pun about getting “hammered” and voila! A perfect house warming gift!
5. Illustrated Picture
This gift is ideal for first time home owners. A rendered design of their first home so that they can take the memories with them no matter where their lives might take them. Several different styles of renderings can be found on Etsy.com
6. Agate Coasters
A simple yet beautiful gift, agate coasters are very popular in home décor right now because they can come in many different colors to match any decor. They are also useful in keeping furniture looking like new and avoiding those ever dreaded water rings.
7. Return Address Stamp
Return address stamps are not something often thought of but are a very useful gift. This gift is particularly great for newlyweds or someone who loves to send letters or thank you notes. Instead of having to write out their new address every time they go to send mail, new home owners can simply use the stamp and send it on its way!
8. Rustic Address Plaque
If the new homeowner is into a more rustic feel this address plaque made of reclaimed wood would be a welcomed addition to any home. This item and many similar styles can be found on Etsy.com
9. Universal Remote
Have a friend who is a gadget junkie? A universal remote will be a perfect addition to their collection. Instead of cluttering up the coffee table with a bunch of remotes and trying to figure out which one controls what, all they will need to keep track of is one remote that can do it all. Plus whenever you visit you can play with it too.
The front door is the first thing that many people see when arriving at a house. A wreath can help set the tone for what you are about to find inside. A beautiful burlap wreath for the DIYer or one made out of a favorite sports team colors is a great way to express the interests of the occupants.
11. Tool Kit
Ideal for the first time home buyer tool kits are the gift that keeps on giving. Whether hanging pictures or fixing that leaky faucet, never underestimate the usefulness of a good toolkit. Basic kits can be found on Amazon starting at around $20.
12. Poly Lumber Furniture
Perfect for anyone who has a new yard or any outdoor area, poly lumber furniture comes in a plethora of colors and is a low maintenance option for any new home owner. They also afford the comfort of knowing you are gifting an Eco-friendly product.
Whether big or small, homemade or store bought, the new homeowners in your life are sure to appreciate any of these gifts. It doesn’t matter if you lean towards a practical fire extinguisher or a playful door decoration. Because in the end it really is the thought that counts.