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15 Practical Gifts for New Homeowners

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Looking for a housewarming gift or have a new homeowner on your holiday shopping list? No matter the occasion, they’re bound to love one of these fun and practical gift ideas for new homeowners!

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What to get someone who just moved into a new house?

Many people move into a new house with less than they need to furnish and take care of the home.

This especially applies to first-time homeowners.

Our gift guide gives practical gifts for new homeowners that are both functional and fun!

The decorative items have distinct usability – the basket can store blankets or toys, the door mat cleans off shoes, and the plant stand allows them to add a plant to their home.

The kitchen items help them fully utilize their new cooking space!

And the tool or cleaning kits help them care for their home.

Each of these 15 gifts costing under $50 are great options for someone that just moved into a new house!

What is the traditional housewarming gift?

Traditionally, housewarming gifts were food, simple decor or tools – like the following.

Traditional Housewarming Gifts

  • Flowers
  • Candles
  • Homemade Bread
  • Honey
  • Broom
  • Knives
  • Wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt

15 Practical Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners

1. Wood Cheese Board

I LOVE my wood cheese board and this one is beautiful!

Cheese boards are great for propping up against the back splash on your counter as decor our putting out for snacks when you have guests.

2. Snake Plant

House plants are a wonderful gift for new homeowners!

They add style, fresh air and coziness to a space.

Don’t like the snake plant? Check out my list of 40 house plants that are hard to kill. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Meyer’s Kitchen Cleaning Set

Have a new home owner on your list that is a fan of the all-natural stuff?

Meyer’s cleaning supplies are known for being good for the environment and great for getting germs out!

4. Fruit Basket

Kitchen storage is a big thing when it comes to moving into a new house.

Give them the gift of stylish fruit storage with this pretty basket!

5. Magnolia Table Cookbook

Joanna Gaine’s cookbook is filled with fabulous farm-to-table recipes and great for the Fixer-Upper fan!

6. Hand Blender

A hand blender comes in super handy with baking – grab one for the new homeowner you know loves to bake!

Plus, this one is super stylish and easy to store!

7. Door Mat

Grab a fun door mat for them and help them feel welcomed into their new home each time they enter!

I also love the look of layered door mats, so you could consider getting them a wider one (like this one) to go under it too.

8. Slow Cooker

I honestly couldn’t survive without our slow cooker – I use it every week!

My bet is a new homeowner would appreciate the ability to put their food in the crock pot in the morning and have it ready to eat when they go home.

9. Ceramic Pot Planter

Planters for their indoor plants are functional and fun!

I love the modern look of this one.

10. Tool Set

If they are a FIRST time home buyer, my guess is they don’t have a ton of tools for house maintenance.

Get them started with this fun tool set that includes over 15 tools!

11. Gardening Kit

Do they love to garden?

Or maybe they’ve expressed their excitement for being able to garden at their new home!

This gardening kit is the perfect starting point for the beginning gardener.

12. Wicker Basket

I have over 5 of these wicker baskets – they’re perfect for storing all sorts of things!

Grab one for the person you know needs a bit of decorative storage for their new place.

13. Designer Fire Extinguisher

A safety item that looks stylish?! I love it!

Grab one of these designer fire extinguishers for the safety-conscious home owner. ๐Ÿ™‚

14. Wine Glasses

Does the new home owner like wine? Or enjoy hosting?

Every good host needs a nice set of wine glasses and these lovely ones from Pottery Barn are actually quite affordable!

15. Electric Water Kettle

This electric water kettle looks like the old-fashioned stove-top ones, but can heat water without the stove.

Grab it for the new homeowner that loves hot tea!

Shop this Housewarming Gift Guide

Where to shop for more practical gifts for new homeowners:

Didn’t find something you love? Check these places for more great ideas!

Happy shopping!



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