Did a friend, family member, or maybe a client of yours recently purchase a new home? Congratulations are in order! A new home is definitely something to celebrate, but you might be wondering what the best gift for a new homeowner would be.
Luckily, we've compiled this list of perfect presents that any new homeowner will appreciate having. Read on for some great ideas that are sure to delight them.
1.) A Fire Extinguisher
Here's an interesting fact, according to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking equipment was involved in 69% of reported home structure fires. And 2018 saw over 360,000 homes catch on fire. While your friend might be diligent about keeping their home clean and on top of things, cooking mishaps are still common.
For this reason, a fire extinguisher is not only a smart gift but one that's actually useful. Only one in five homes have a fire extinguisher, and it's recommended that all families have at least two on hand. An easily accessible unit should be mounted on each floor of the home as well as one near the kitchen.
2.) A Set of Tools
New homeowners might not have a ton of room for tools, but an adjustable wrench and a good set of screwdrivers are a couple of essentials. These can be great as they'll help them make repairs to their home as well as take care of the odd project.
In addition, it's nice to have a cordless drill for hanging shelves, putting up curtains rods, and installing other light fixtures. Homeowners should also think about having some tools on hand for yard work like rakes, hedge trimmers, power saws, etc.
3.) Homemade Food
Homemade food is always a great gift idea for just about anyone. For new homeowners, however, it's especially useful because they'll likely be busy moving in and getting settled into their new place.
The great thing about this type of present is that you can tailor the dish to match your friend's tastes or dietary restrictions. If you're unsure of what they like, desserts like cupcakes or brownies are usually well-received by most people.
These brownies for example are quick and easy to make and would be a welcomed gift for any new homeowner.
4.) Cleaning Supplies
You might not think that cleaning supplies would be a good gift, but they actually come in handy for new homeowners. They're especially helpful if the person you're giving them to doesn't have any yet.
In fact, stocking up on these is usually one of the last things people do when making a move and can be annoying because they'll need someone's help getting them home from the store. For this reason, purchasing cleaning supplies for your friend is both practical and useful.
5.) A Housewarming Gift Basket
A housewarming gift basket is an occasion-specific type of present that new homeowners would be sure to appreciate. You'll need to make it yourself, but the supplies are inexpensive and easy to find.
You could also personalize it further by adapting it for the homeowner themselves. For example, the items inside could be tailored toward cooking, yard work, cleaning, etc., depending on their interests and lifestyle.
Ideally, you should look for a gift that will be both functional and practical. After all, your friend just spent money on an expensive purchase, they most likely can't afford to waste it on something frivolous.
On the other hand, it's nice to get them something fun or sentimental either way. Gifts like these help bring you and your friend closer together. Plus, they'll always remember that you were the one who gave them such a great present!