Buying a new home is an exciting time for everybody. However, if you are not the one buying a home but know someone who is, whether that be a family member or friend, you may be struggling with ideas on what gift to buy them. Hopefully, this gift guide will help inspire you and help you come up with the perfect gift for a new homeowner.
Moving into a new home is a stressful time for anyone, so giving the new homeowners something they will find useful, particularly during the first few days and weeks of living in a new home, will be extremely helpful.
One of the main practical gifts you could give a new homeowner are necessities, such as milk, bread, and toilet roll – basically anything that can help ease the pressure when going through the moving process.
Another practical gift idea is a tool kit. Buying a house often comes with a lot of work, whether securing cupboards that may be falling apart, organizing furniture, or hanging up photos. Plus, if people are new homeowners and have never moved out before, it’s more than likely they won’t have a tool kit, which is something they are always going to need, even if they do not realize it at first.
Furthermore, an added stressor that comes with owning a home is security. Luckily, some home security companies offer a variety of security devices that can help keep homeowners’ minds at ease when it comes down to the safety of their house.
Obviously, practical gifts are useful; however, giving a new homeowner a nice little keepsake to remember this time is also a great idea.
One keepsake present could be an engraved brick that commemorates their moving in. You could have their name and the year or even date they moved into their home engraved on the brick, which is a lovely souvenir they can cherish. Alternatively, you could have your own personalized message engraved on the brick to offer your words of congratulations – the beauty of engraved bricks is that their level of creativity is completely up to you.
There is also the option of giving a new homeowner a custom-made painting of their house. Some artists and websites can even have the house’s coordinates or street name printed underneath the painting to make it extra special. This means that regardless of whether the homeowners decide to move elsewhere, they will always have the memories of this home to keep in the form of an artistic souvenir.
You could also get them a personalized hanger for outside their home that welcomes guests. Some of these can be general, such as just saying ‘welcome.’ However, you can edit these hangers to be more personal to the homeowner; for example, you could add the year they moved in or have their name printed on it. Whatever you decide, they’re bound to love it because it’s creative and personal to them.
Deciding a Gift
Gift-giving is always difficult, but when it comes to buying a housewarming gift, it can be hard to know whether a practical item or a keepsake is best. There’s also the worry that someone else has already given the same gift you’re thinking of.
No matter how you feel, just give a new homeowner whatever you think is right and whatever you would like to give. It’s almost certain they will appreciate whichever gift you choose – after all, it’s the thought that counts.