New homeowners often have long lists of items they need – or want – for their new house, so it seems like it would be easy to think of a useful Christmas gift for them. Are you still having a hard time thinking of something to give a new homeowner you know? Have you asked and gotten an “I don’t know” or a “nothing”?
There are numerous household items that would be useful to nearly anyone who owns a home. It’s always a good idea to listen for hints or ask if they already own the item you have in mind. That said, following are a few useful Christmas gift ideas for the new homeowner:
Home improvement gift cards
Gift cards are always a useful Christmas present for the new homeowner. It costs money to buy new furniture, appliances, paint, and decorations for a new house, and most people who have just purchased a home could use a little extra money to buy these things. Gift cards to home improvement, furniture, and paint stores are often appreciated by the homeowner.
Kitchen appliances or gadgets
Perhaps a couple who just purchased a new house is still using mismatched China from the old college days. Maybe they could use a nice set of wine glasses. Or maybe they enjoy baking and could benefit from a stand mixer. Listen for clues to discreetly find out what they want or need this Christmas for their new kitchen.
Decorative interior items
Clocks, rugs, lamps: It can be tough to buy home decor for the new homeowners when they are still discovering their personal style. However, if they mention something they really like but don’t feel justified spending the money on (as long as it’s in your budget), then this could be a great Christmas gift for them.
Gardening and outdoor tools
If the homeowners have never had a home of their own, there is a chance that they do not have the tools required for outdoor cleanup. A rake or shovel, for example. Power tools and other handyman tools are also useful Christmas gift ideas for someone who has never had the need for these items. Do they wish to start a garden in their new yard? Give them some gardening tools.
Homeowners how-to books
Things will inevitably go wrong in a new home, and some can be fixed by simply reading a book or a manual and doing it yourself. For these easy fixes, a homeowner’s how-to book will come in handy. Check out these new homeowners guides to doing your own home maintenance.
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