Moving into a new home is an exciting stage in life. Whether being a first-time home buyer or a home owning veteran, there are always items needed, desired and required to make the new house feel like home. From the basics of essential safety items to splurging on the latest high-tech equipment, we compiled 10 of our favorite house warming gifts for the new homeowner on your list.
- Nothing says “Honey, I’m home” like a Welcome Mat to greet your guests at the door.
Buy now: $10.99 from Target
2. A Fire extinguisher. It may not be the snazziest gift but it’s sure to be appreciated and used in an emergency situation. Pro tip: make a gift basket with battery operated candles, a CO detector, and new smoke alarms (required by the state of MD starting in 2018, homeowners should replace battery-only operated smoke alarms with units powered by sealed-in, ten-year/long-life batteries with a “silence/hush” feature).
Buy now: Prices vary at your local hardware store
3. New homeowners will be sending out “We’ve Moved!” cards to help you update your address book. Help them out with a Personalized address stamp so that they can spend more time enjoying their new home than self-addressing envelopes by hand.
Buy now: $39.95 from Paper Source
4. Who couldn’t use another cozy throw blanket to snuggle up by the fire? Get extra gift giving points by monogramming it!
Buy now: $59 from Pottery Barn
5. Help remember the moment of buying a home with a special keepsake ornament.
Buy now: $5.99 from Crate & Barrel
6. For the best advice on what to buy from appliances and mowers to paint and flooring, a magazine subscription to Consumer Reports will keep them in the know.
Buy now: $30 for 13 issues from Consumer Reports
7. Some gifts don’t have a price tag. Give them your time. Help paint a room, install a new light fixture, build furniture. They will remember this gift for years to come.
8. “Alexa, play me upbeat songs while I clean the house.” With the Sonos One with Amazon Alexa built-in, cleaning can actually be fun!
Buy now: $199 from Sonos
- That first clean crisp snow can be oh so beautiful and it can also be oh so annoying in the morning when trying to get out the door and on the road. Equip them with The Ice Breaker Ice Scraper.
. Buy now: $29.95 from Hammacher Schlemmer
10. Send a gift card online or through the mail with HomeGoods easy gift card system. Let them choose what they need for their new home.
Buy now: denominations vary HomeGoods.com