A Holiday Gift Guide For The New Homeowner

Hanna KielarDecember 04, 2019

The holiday season can be the perfect time to help out that new homeowner in your life.

They’re just getting settled into their own place and probably need things that they haven’t even thought about yet.

That’s where you come in. With our Holiday Gift Guide for the New Homeowner, you can be the hero by giving them gifts that enable them to enjoy their home, maintain their property and protect their investment.

Enjoy Their Home

Buying a house for the first time is a very big deal. Your gift can help your new homeowner truly feel like they belong in their new place. Here are a few ideas to make their home life special and comfortable.

Bluetooth Speaker

A Bluetooth speaker will let their favorite music flow wirelessly to wherever they need it in their home. This gift is sure to promote both relaxation and joy, whether they’re resting after a long day’s work or entertaining guests in their new space.

Throw Blanket

There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book or Netflix series. Help your new homeowner get extra cozy with a fuzzy throw blanket. They’ll think of you warmly every time that blanket keeps them nice and toasty.

Bath Towel Set

Your recent home buyer probably has some old towels from their last place. But how special would it be if you gave them a brand new, luxury bath towel set? This gift can turn bath or shower time into a spa-like experience.

Pizza Baking Stone

We’re willing to bet that your new homeowner loves pizza. So, bring the pizzeria into their kitchen by giving them a pizza baking stone. They’ll be able to whip up their own version of this classic favorite any time that they want – all thanks to you.

Snap-On USB Outlets

Chances are your loved one’s new house doesn’t have USB ports built in. Help them charge any gadget from anywhere in the house by giving them some snap-on USB outlets. They’re simple to install and will make their day-to-day life a little easier.

Bird Feeder

Bird watching is a simple pleasure that most anyone can appreciate, so give your recent home buyer a bird feeder. Depending on their outdoor space, they can hang it on a tree branch or from a stake in the ground. Don’t forget to include the first batch of birdseed so they can use it right away.

Programmable Thermostat

During the winter, it can be difficult to keep the house at a comfortable temperature without breaking the bank. A programmable thermostat will automatically regulate both the heat and air conditioning based on their preferences, saving them money. They can just set it, forget it, and control it from their phone.

Outdoor Grill

If your new homeowner has the space, an outdoor grill can be the perfect addition to their backyard. It’s a great way to prepare a delicious meal when the weather is good. And, it serves as an excellent backup stove when the power goes out.

Maintain Their Property

Your new homeowner needs to get used to maintaining their property because there’s no longer a landlord to do it for them. But, chances are, they’re lacking some important equipment and tools to get the job done. Here are some gifts that you can give to help them keep their home in tip-top shape.

Home Repair Tool Set

Help them take charge of their DIY projects by gifting them a home repair tool set. A good tool set has everything that they’ll need to handle a wide variety of maintenance issues. And, every time that they don’t need to hire a professional for a repair, they’ll thank you.

Gardening Tool Set

If your new homeowner has a green thumb (or would like to develop one), a gardening tool set can be a great gift. It has everything that they need to play in the dirt and beautify their landscape. They’ll think of you every time a flower blooms.

Wet/Dry Vacuum

A wet/dry vacuum can be a real lifesaver for your new homeowner. Able to pick up both liquids and solids from a variety of surfaces, the vacuum will make cleaning up messes a whole lot easier. Extremely versatile, it can be used in both the living areas and garage.

Gorilla Cart

The Gorilla Cart can help your loved one with countless outdoor projects. Depending on the model you buy, it can carry over 1,000 pounds. It moves and dumps loads easily, making gardening and landscaping tasks a snap.

Lawn Mower

No matter what size property they have, the grass will need to get cut. A lawn mower is a practical gift that will help them keep their yard looking tidy. You’ll just need to know if they prefer a gas or electric model.

Snow Blower

If your new homeowner lives somewhere that gets a lot of snow, a snow blower will make enduring the long winters a little easier. Using the machine will spare them hours of back-breaking labor. They’ll be sure to thank you every time the snow starts to fall.

Protect Their Investment

Your new homeowner has just made the biggest investment of their lives. You can give them the gift of safety and security. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Fireproof Box

A fireproof box can protect your new homeowner’s most important documents in the event of a fire. The boxes are durable, lockable and come in a variety of sizes. Smaller units can easily fit under the bed or in the closet.

Ring Doorbell Pro

A Ring Doorbell Pro can help your new homeowner keep an eye on their home’s entrance. It detects motion and records every coming and going – even in the dark. The system links up with their smart phone, alerting them when someone’s at the door, and enabling them to speak to the visitor (or intruder) through the doorbell.

We hope these gift ideas are helpful as you shop for your new homeowner.

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Hanna Kielar

Hanna Kielar is an Associate Section Editor for Rocket Mortgage focused on personal finance, recruiting and personal loans. She has a B.A. in Professional Writing from Michigan State University.