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The Holiday Gift Guide for New Homeowners

In Homeowner Tips, Just For Fun by Guest Author1 Comment

This is a guest post by Paul Denikin who blogs at Paul Denikin enjoys working on DIY home repair projects. He learned to navigate the world of DIY while raising a child with special needs.

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Most homeowners have a long list of items they need, especially first time homeowners. If you’ve got a friend or family member on your shopping list who’s recently purchased a new home, you’ll find you won’t be at a loss for things to get them as their wish list is probably a long one. Here are some tips and tricks of the trade on what to gift a new homeowner with this holiday season.

Monogrammed Gifts

Consider something personalized that they’ll likely keep forever. From towels, mugs, and frames, to a welcome mat, cutting board, house number, garden stone, or coasters, you’d be surprised how many things you can put a personal touch on.

Holiday Decor

As they’ve just made a big move, they probably don’t have much in the way of decorating their house. A holiday wreath, Christmas tree or ornaments could help them get ready for the season. Candles and throws can also be used year round and instantly make a place feel cozy. Transitioning a house to feel more like a home is an ever evolving process, so you won’t go wrong with giving them a head start on even fall, summer, or spring decor items as well.

DIY and make something from the heart

Bake them a basket of treats or drop off a few frozen dinners to help get them through the weeks while they unpack. The homeowners are sure to appreciate this!

Regift your stuff

If they’re a first time homeowner, this could be the perfect opportunity to get rid of an older appliance or furniture piece you’ve been wanting to make an upgrade on for some time now. Furnishing a new house is an expensive endeavor, and what’s your trash could be another’s treasure. Offer to pass on your old couch or washing machine as a gift this year, chances are they’ll be grateful for the hand me downs.

Fill their toolbox up

Every homeowner encounters various projects and emergencies. In order to be prepared for them, they’ll need an array of tools on hand. A drill, adjustable wrench, hammer, extension cords, various nails and screws, and a tape measure are just a few of the things they’ll need. The DIY Network suggests that you also “buy a pack of drill bits with a good selection of Phillips-head, slotted and square-drive bits all in a variety sizes so they’ll be prepared for whatever repair jobs comes their way.”

Think outside the box

Now that they are homeowners, they may have space for stuff they couldn’t have before. Perhaps a quesadilla maker, wine rack or espresso machine would be gifts they wouldn’t get themselves. House Beautiful recommends a hands free speaker. This could make phone calls, play music, or much more! A tree or plant could be neat gifts too. The homeowner will get to watch them grow and it marks their home’s anniversary.

Lend a helping hand

Purchasing a home can often be a chaotic time. If this is the case, perhaps the best gift you could give your loved one is your time. Redfin suggests that you offer to help “with home-related tasks. This could mean rearranging furniture, or meeting a furniture delivery service or contractor while your friend is at work.” You can also spend the weekend helping them put stuff away, paint, or complete small diy tasks. If they’re in need of professional help, refer someone you trust for the job.

If you’re short on time, a gift card to any home goods store is sure to be a big hit as well. No matter what you decide on, as long as it’s thoughtful or useful, chances are they’ll put it to good use.

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