Buying a house — whether it's a first-time home purchase or not — is a momentous occasion and a major milestone that’s worth celebrating. As such, a housewarming gift is an incredible gesture to welcome and congratulate the excited-but-overwhelmed new homeowner.
Deciding on your gift direction is no easy task, especially since it requires you to consider their style, needs, and much more! That’s why we’ve compiled a gift guide full of ideas that are not only unique but practical, and will make any new homeowner feel special and supported in their new home.
So before you grab your wallet, give this article a read for some thoughtful gift ideas for new homeowners!
Smart Video Doorbell
Giving new homeowners a video doorbell is a smart tech gift they’ll thank you for every time someone rings their bell. This device will allow them to see, hear, and communicate with visitors, even when they’re not home! The best part is that most models are easy to install and don’t have to be wired into the walls, so they’re a suitable option for both old or newer homes as well as condos or townhouses.
All in all, it’s an amazing idea that anyone will appreciate — after all, who doesn’t want a tech-savvy and smart home?
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A new pot set or utensils are a fun gift because they can never be under-appreciated — unless your recipient never uses their kitchen, which is practically impossible. Hence, new homeowners will surely love this practical gift idea. It’ll remind them of you every time they use the fancy cutlery to serve guests, a beautiful mug to sip on hot beverages, or a non-stick pan to enjoy a perfectly fried egg.
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From lavish options like baking sets, stylish cookware sets, air fryers, pasta makers and ice cream makers to affordable picks like bottle openers, water pitcher filters, engraved cutting boards, and instant pots, there are limitless kitchenware items you can choose from, depending on how your giftee works in the kitchen (do they bake, cook, or mostly go for a takeaway?).
Wall decor is a great gift, particularly because it can help new homeowners adorn their bare walls and make their space feel warm and more like home. According to the taste of the recipient, you can pick from small statuettes, wood carvings, framed paintings, art prints, or even a DIY macrame you’ve made to make the gift a lot more precious.
Additionally, it’d be a good idea to go through a few cute gallery wall compositions to help you decide which option would go best with the new homeowner’s theme.
Sometimes, the best thing to give a cash-strapped new homeowner is money, and the best way you can do so is to give them a relevant gift card.
Although there are gift cards for anything and everything these days, why not consider something totally unique and practical? Rather than having to second guess their style, preferred decor pieces or favourite retailers, you could gift them on-demand support from a top designer.
Moving into a new place can be equally exciting and daunting when thinking about how to renovate or redecorate. A HiiGuru gift card gives access to a broad spectrum of services that will help your loved one create a home that they truly love. What’s more, any price you choose will go a long way, given HiiGuru's affordable pricing!
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Getting rid of a “new house” smell might be difficult. But, of course, no one wants their home smelling like wood shavings, grout, and paint. This is where an aroma diffuser kicks in as a wonderful gift idea for new homeowners.
The benefits of diffusers are infinite. They not only promote a peaceful and comfortable environment by filling the air with pleasant-smelling scents but also carry multiple potential health benefits, including clearing airways for better breathing, encouraging better sleep, and improving circulation. Some can also be used as a humidifier, an air freshener, or a night light, making them a versatile present that a new homeowner will absolutely cherish.
Tabletop Fire Pit
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Add some spice to your loved one’s patio decor with a tabletop fire pit. It’s an incredible winter decorating idea that will transform their yard into a cosy and welcoming space, help them set the mood for a romantic night or a family get-together, and allow them to enjoy occasional al fresco dining.
Try looking for a smokeless design that is quick to light (so it doesn’t take an entire evening to light up) and portable (so it can be carried to a beach or campfire)!
Although it might seem challenging to pick a gift that is both useful and treasured by the receiver, we guarantee you won’t go wrong with the aforementioned ideas. So, instead of showing up with a boring bottle of wine or an indoor planter, use our gift guide to pick something practical and interesting!
If you’re a new homeowner yourself and feel lost as to how you can transform your home into one that you love, just connect with one of our Home Design Gurus instantly for expert advice and guidance over a video call!