March 2, 2022

by Luke Murray, Council of Neighbors

People are still buying homes and moving despite the fact that after last year’s steep incline, home sales are starting to decline. Even if you’re not one of the many people who bought a home recently, it’s possible you know someone who just became a homeowner. If you’re looking for a housewarming gift for a friend who bought a house or condo recently, here is are some practical gifts for new homeowners.

Yard Stuff

One of the lifestyle changes first-time homeowners encounter is being responsible for their yard maintenance. You can make this easier by giving them practical presents like garden hoses, shovels, and rakes. Also, yard décor items like a kitschy pink flamingo can prove you’re a fun friend. For perfect lawn and yard maintenance, your loved one needs tools, and gifting them such items can help them settle in their new home smoothly. Great tools make it easy to create a great front and backyard. When searching for gifts, ensure they’re practical items as you don’t want to give them a riding lawnmower if they live in a townhouse.


Houseplants complement home décor and make great housewarming presents. Look for low-maintenance houseplants like succulents, rubber plants, bromeliads, and jade plants. These can add beauty to the home without forcing new homeowners into becoming plant parents. What’s more, houseplants can help foster a calming environment, which is important for those who work remotely from a home office.

Pay for the Cost of the Move

This is a more practical gift idea, but it could be something your friend or loved one truly needs. If purchasing a home has tapped deeply into their finances, consider covering the cost of the move. This way, they can focus on the logistics while you handle payment. Get in touch with the professionals at Move-tastic! to receive a quote.

First Aid Kits and Fire Extinguishers

Every homeowner should consider adding safety items to their new home. That’s why safety equipment are fantastic gifts for new homeowners. The most basic safety equipment includes first aid kits and fire extinguishers. While these are not the most fun presents to give a new homeowner, they come in handy and will provide the homeowner peace of mind. Offering safety gifts shows you care. The list of items worth purchasing is long, and includes smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and slip-resistant throw rugs. Be creative in your selection and pick items you know your loved ones will need the most.

Framed Photographs and Art

There are many reasons art matters in interior design. It creates a focal point, provides an instant color palette, and brings a sense of texture. Finding the right art pieces can make a room appear finished. Gallery walls are still a thing, and many people would appreciate a gift that adds character to their walls. Or, you know a rock hound who appreciates more elaborate statement pieces, consider getting them a fossil that’s been preserved in ammonite. Whatever route you take, choose a gift with personal and practical value when searching for wall art or statement-piece artwork.

In Summary

It’s the small gestures that build a strong bond. If your friend or loved one just became a new homeowner, you can congratulate them with the best gifts for new homeowners. Practical items they can use and see daily are the ones that will be most appreciated.  

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