If moving into a new house is a long process, then making it feel like home is an even longer one. Gifts for new homeowners should be personal, but also practical: helping them fix up, personalize and enjoy their new space. Talk to new homeowners on your holiday shopping list about what their place needs most, then check out this gift guide for some additional ideas.
Stackable Wine Glasses: $14.99
This practical stocking stuffer is perfect for entertaining guests and is easy to store. The unique shape of the glasses is both stylish and allows the new homeowners to stack and store. If you’re looking for a gift that will be used from the very first toast, look no further than this useful set.
Wooden porch swing: $150-350
What’s homier than a front porch swing? Look for sturdy pieces made from weather-resistant materials. And don’t forget to include some comfortable cushions, making it a relaxing place for homeowners to sit for hours.
No front porch? Adirondack chairs, backyard hammocks and picnic tables are all good gifts to give someone with a new outdoor space to enjoy this spring.
For those without experience caring for a property, a handy reference manual makes a great gift. This book, written by contractor Dan Ramsey, covers maintenance and basic repairs.
Cooks Herb Wreath: $49.95
Introducing the most functional home decoration any cook could ask for: the Cooks Herb Wreath. This wreath is made of culinary herbs that can be used in cooking: bay leaf, sage, rosemary and oregano. The wreath is put together without glue, so these herbs can safely be taken from the wreath to the kitchen with a quick snip. Its aesthetics, aroma and taste make this the perfect gift for all of the senses.
Huntington Monogram Entry Mat: $49.95
Help welcome visitors with this sophisticated doormat by Huntington. This mat looks nice enough to be an indoor rug, but is durable enough to withstand the elements. Best of all, the mat can be personalized with any letter of the alphabet to identify the family that resides behind the door. The entry mat is available in two sizes, 30” x 48” and 36” x 72”.
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