For some of us, buying and giving gifts during the holiday season brings much joy. For others, the task of seeking out the perfect gifts can be stressful. If there’s a new homeowner on your list, maybe we can help! We’ve put together some ideas that will make your friend or family member’s new house feel like home.
Commemorate the move
A personalized or whimsical doormat could be a great way to welcome visitors to the new home. Same goes for a new door knocker. Custom stationery with the new return address or a personalized return address stamp will create a feeling a “permanent” for the excited new homeowners.
Even when people move into their new home with items from their previous address, chances are good they wouldn’t mind replacing things for a new, fresh look. Consider a cozy throw blanket to go with the new room color and furniture, or a set of kitchen towels a couple of steps above the quality they’d buy for themselves. If your friend is an avid cook or baker, how about some mixing or serving bowls you know would look great in the new kitchen?
For their hobbies
A new home means new projects. If they enjoy gardening, you know they’ll be anxious for spring to arrive. Make sure the new homeowners have everything they need to get started with flowers or vegetables with a gift basket of necessities and supplies. If you’re not confident about your own green thumb to know what to purchase, stick with items like gloves, kneeling pads, a watering can — or maybe a new hose! — and basic gardening tools.
If the new homeowner in your life is a handy “do-it-yourself-er,” he might appreciate some new tools to christen the new home with. A shiny new toolbox is one idea, or if there’s a big ticket item on his wish list, that could be a joint gift with other friends or family members.
Lend a hand
Among those new house projects could be renovations big or small. Not sure what the homeowners need? A gift card to a home improvement or home goods store could fit the bill. It might seem somewhat impersonal, but your loved one will appreciate anything that will take away some burden of the expense that comes with the many purchases associated with a project.
If your friends and family are lucky enough to move into a new construction home, then your gift card could help them choose all the fresh new sheets and towels, pots and pans, or everyday china to go in it.
Use the excitement of furnishing a new home to fuel your holiday shopping ideas, and you’re sure to land on just the right gift for the new homeowners you know. Happy holidays!