Homeownership is a significant milestone in one’s life. Buying your own home marks a rite of passage into adulthood and signals that you’re ready to settle down, start a family, and build equity. It also means that you’ll be responsible for maintaining your home, which requires a sizeable investment in goods and services.
You can help your new neighbors maintain their homes and stay on budget with thoughtful gifts with long-term utility.
Below are the excellent gifts for new homeowners
1. A washer and dryer.
New homes have plenty of features, but few have a washer and dryer. If you’ve been a bachelor or an only child, you may not even know what the words mean. But through hard-won experience, you can tell that new appliances are a significant investment in family well-being. Remember to add an extra laundry rack to the cabinets so everyone can hang out their sheets at once. Or make sure to stock up on detergent and fabric softener before you leave for your trip so your spouse or partner can wash the dishes without running to the store for more when you’re gone.
2. A treadmill.
A home gym is a great way to connect with an exercise routine and stay on budget. Treadmills are easy to set up, energy-efficient, and fun. You can buy a basic model for $100 or more, but you’re more likely to get more for your money with one of the more expensive models, including an integrated TV, DVD player, and speakers. The best models allow you to do free research on your phone or watch videos on a big screen while the children play in another room. Remember to leave space at the front of the home so it can be used as an entrance or patio at work.
3. A high-quality coffee maker.
Coffee is a staple in many households. Even if you don’t drink coffee, you can enjoy yummy hot cocoa with your friends. But to get the most out of your beverage for the lowest price, get a unique blend or single-origin coffee from a specialty store. Or buy a high-end machine compatible with K-cups and grinds fresh beans before brewing, which guarantees the best possible taste and comes at a reasonable price.
4. A set of bamboo cookware.
Whether you’re moving into an existing home or building a brand new one, investing in some unique cookware is a good idea. Not only will it help you develop your culinary skills and make meal preparation more accessible, but owning hard-anodized nonstick cookware helps the environment and reduces waste. Plus, it means more time for pleasure and less laundry duty.
5. A toolbox for the garage or basement.
As soon as you decide to build a custom home, have your lumber and supplies delivered. But don’t stop there. Have a small truck or trailer shown so you can transport your tools when you assemble the house.
6. A cutting board with a sharp edge.
If you’re moving into a house with wood floors, this is an excellent way to tell if they are natural or artificial by running your finger along their surface. Natural hardwood will leave a scratch resembling an X. If it looks like a smooth circular indentation, then you know it’s not natural wood and should be avoided as a food preparation surface until it’s professionally refinished. Please don’t cut yourself on the sharp edge; it’s an easy way to get injured.
7. A bottle of something tasty.
Make a quick trip to your favorite beverage store before you leave on your journey and bring home a few bottles of something tasty that your new neighbors might enjoy. No need for a six-pack; even a single bottle of wine will do, and if you don’t like the flavor, it can also be used for cooking.
8. A pair of comfy house shoes.
Just like the new homeowners living there, your feet will probably get a lot of wear and tear. Help your neighbors transition into their new house while completely pampering yourself with a pair of comfy house shoes.
9. A video game console.
Give the kids something to do once they’re done with their homework and chores by letting them play video games on a gaming console in their room, which allows them to learn how they work while they have fun doing so. Video games are educational and entertaining, and these consoles come at reasonable prices that make good gifts for new homeowners.
10. A power strip for the main bedroom.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or your old one is sold, it makes sense to invest in a power strip for the main bedroom. It’s vital if you’re leaving home early in the morning, as you’ll need all the electrical outlets available while they are being used. Also handy if you want to give someone living with you a room of their own at times.
11. A flat-screen TV.
This is a great way to entertain friends and family and allows you to see how your new home will look from a distance before investing in furniture. Opt for something in the 70-inch range because that’s the maximum size that can be wall-mounted on interlocking modules.
12. A video camera.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make movies, this is a fun gift that lets you practice in your own home away from expensive filmmaking equipment rentals. And if it’s about time for an upgrade, then make sure to get one of the newest gadgets with HD capabilities at a reasonable price point.
13. A sound bar with a wireless subwoofer box.
Not everyone is a stereo enthusiast, and many enjoy music in their bedrooms with the lights off. A sound bar is an elegant solution that can be mounted on the wall or placed on the nightstand, and it’s a great way to enjoy your favorite songs without annoying others. It can also be used for making video calls to loved ones overseas if you have Internet service.
14. A selection of attractive clocks that go well together.
If you’re moving into a home with multiple rooms, consider selecting attractive clocks that go well together. This makes meeting in the den or dining room easier on the eye and helps family members who are running late to know what time it is.
15. A swag lamp for the bedroom.
A swag lamp is an excellent way to add a little light to your evening while creating a more romantic atmosphere in your bedroom, which can help you unwind before bed. Best of all, they come in at reasonable price points and can be used as a nightlight because they can dim or even go into sleep mode after a certain amount of time. This is especially useful for children living in homes with light pollution from outside lights.
16. A set of tools for making repairs around the house.
If you love making repairs and putting things together, this is an excellent opportunity to practice your craft. Get yourself a nice set of tools to help you create the home of your dreams, and you’ll be able to do so without spending precious dollars on new materials.
17. A couple of decorations that will make a statement.
Make a statement with one or two home accents like lamps or picture frames that make people turn around when they walk into the room but don’t go too over-the-top because it can be distracting. The trick is finding the right balance between bold and subtle so that everything works together harmoniously and makes as good a first impression as possible.
18. A Mr. Clean eraser.
If you’re moving into a new home, ensure it is clean and tidy before your friends, family, or business associates come over to see where you’ll live. A Mr. Clean eraser is an excellent way to do this without spending hours scrubbing or money on professional cleaning services.
19. An insulated storage container with a locking latch so it can be used as a mini refrigerator.
If you’re moving into a new home in the winter, and the previous owners didn’t take the time to cool it down before they left, then this will be very useful for keeping food cold in places like the garage or basement during the winter months. This is a great time to ship your in-transit items to a new home, as you’ll be able to bring them with you when you move in.
20. A can opener.
Not only does your new kitchen not have an actual can opener, but it also has no way of drinking water or brushing teeth because it’s not connected to the rest of the house’s plumbing system. Please make sure that everything is up to snuff before your friends and family come over for dinner by getting yourself a can opener and some heavy-duty thread so that you don’t find yourself stuck without access to water while they’re there.
21. A set of safety goggles with bottles of hand sanitizer inside the case.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or want to give the kids their room in your old one, make sure that there is hand sanitizer on hand at all times. It’s crucial for preventing illness and keeping germs at bay, but it also helps with minor repairs around the house, such as when you’ve been working on something dusty or dirty. Having it readily available is an excellent way to reduce cross-contamination.
22. Rugs for the living room, dining room, and bedroom.
Moving from where you’ve been staying the past few months into a brand new home is like moving from one home to another. Not only will you want to make a good first impression, but you’ll also want to make it feel like you’re at home. To do this, you can get yourself a rug for the living room, dining room, and bedroom; these rooms will instantly give them a warm and cozy feeling.
If you’re going to be away from the comforts of home for a while, then there are a couple of excellent gifts you can get for yourself and your loved ones. This will give them a more pleasant and happy experience in their new home because these gifts will make it feel more like home than anything else.