Are you searching for the perfect gift for someone who has recently purchased a house or condo? With the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to give the new homeowner in your life something they’ll truly love and appreciate. Whether you want to splurge, buy something small, or give a group gift, this list has options for every budget.
Wooden cutting board
This is a popular gift, and for good reason. They come in many different sizes, shapes and materials, and can be used for food preparation or for serving charcuterie and other appetizers. Take it one step further and get the board monogrammed with the homeowner’s name.
Mini coffee maker
A modern mini espresso machine, milk frother, or coffee maker is always a great addition to any coffee-lover’s kitchen. And, there are so many unique styles and colours to choose from. Pick something that matches their personality.
Today, every kitchen needs a dutch oven. This large quart pan/pot can be used for almost any type of baking, cooking, braising or roasting. With dozens of colours and sizes to choose from, a dutch oven can be kept on the stovetop as an accent piece in the kitchen.
Pantry stocker gift basket or subscription to a prepared meal service
Moving is a huge undertaking, and it can take months to feel settled and get into a routine. A subscription to a prepared meal service, or a gift basket filled with non-perishable essentials, dried goods and snacks can be a big help to a new homeowner in those first weeks after moving.
New home likely means new furniture. It may not be at the top of the priority list, but any new homeowner will appreciate a set of coasters to help prevent drink rings on table surfaces. These don’t have to be boring. Pick up a set of coasters that look great on display and can enhance the decor of a room.
Scented candles and soaps
There’s nothing like a warm and inviting scent to make a place truly feel like home. Gift a new homeowner a scented candle for the living room, or a luxurious soap and moisturizer set for the guest bathroom. They are sure to appreciate items that they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves.
Having a speaker in every room, including the bedroom and bathroom, is a great way to listen to music, podcasts or audible books. Whether they’re folding laundry or making meals, the new homeowner on your list will love this gift!
A new homeowner wants their place to feel warm and welcoming to guests. An indoor or outdoor welcome mat is a great way to make a front entrance feel inviting. As an added touch, get it personalized with a family name, address or custom message to elevate the look of their front door.
A gift card is always appreciated
Getting settled into a new place comes with a long list of expenses, from essentials to nice-to-haves. Giving a little something to help with those purchases will always be appreciated. Don’t be afraid to simply give a gift card to the new homeowner’s favourite home store, and pair it with some gourmet treats or a bottle of bubbly to celebrate.
Whatever you decide to give your friends or family, a huge congratulations on their accomplishment and sharing in their joy is likely the best gift you can give.