Make Buying a Home Special with These Gift Ideas
For many homeowners, buying a home is the single largest purchase they will make in their lifetime. It’s an accomplishment most people cherish and will never forget. Celebrate the triumph with an unforgettable gift for the buyers. Here is a list of the 10-best gifts for 1st time homeowners sparking ideas that will be unforgettable, making the buying experience even more special.
Personalized Door Mat
A personalized door mat is an excellent gift for any new homeowner. While some visitors overlook these floor coverings, the newest of residents find them meaningful, and useful. This goes without saying when you have new tile or carpet but there also a lot of fun and the first thing your guests see when approaching the door. You can throw a theme on welcoming items such as making them nautical, floral or bright and not just the average old tire look. They can be monogrammed with the resident’s last name and the day they moved for some memories reminding them of their accomplishment. There’s some marvelous ideas found on Pinterest that make a first home buyer thrilled with joy. Be sure to check out Etsy too if you want a custom-made item.
Hire a Local Artist to Personalize A Picture
Another marvelous idea similar to floor mats: Purchase a nice frame and have a local calligrapher artist illustrate the milestone of buying a home. Many agents gift their clients with props as these to say “Thank You for Your Business.” Moreover, it will be the perfect present coming from you. Luxury versions include engraved glass, tin or metal as the base. There are endless possibilities. Try getting a picture of them from Facebook as many homebuyers upload snapshots on moving day. Once you obtain a good photo personalize the wall hanging mounting it in the frame. A little creativity goes a long way.
Plants are Magnificent
Plants are always a magnificent idea for those who know how to care for them. While property owners don’t need a green thumb, they must know plants compatible for the location. (There’s always silk and plastic) Remember to check with your local greenhouse or nursery for outdoor trees, shrubs and greenery that do well in Colorado weather. A wonderful source for perennials, annuals, and indoor herbs is the Loveland Garden Center. If you’ve got someone in mind who loves to garden, this would be the place to shop.
No room for a full crop? No problem, many people build raised flower beds or use galvanized metal tubs for smaller spaces and backyard living. You can also visit some antique dealers in town to find unique planters. There’s plenty of shops in and around Loveland or if you get a chance get ready to celebrate at the “Rocky Mountain Antique Festival” held this July at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gift Basket Bonanza
You can’t go wrong with gift baskets with a million gadgets to impress the newest homeowners or neighbors. Whether you contact the local florist or buy online, there is a gift basket for everyone. Some concepts may include bath towels, a bottle of wine, or spices. Even if you’re on a budget, a gift basket makes one of the best housewarming gifts. Visit Ross or TJMaxx to find unique housewares. If you’re buying for someone who will spend tons of time in the garage tinkering on their vehicles or DIY projects, create the basket with individual style. No matter what you throw in there, the recipients is sure to get a thrill.
Moving Essentials for New Homeowners
Moving essentials are superb because when homeowners are packing and unpacking, they don’t always remember to have these items around. You can buy a big tote to throw in the goods or something more decorative. Cleaning products, paper towel and scissors always useful. What about throwing in some hangers and a first aid kit to make your gift even more handy? Try to imagine when you last moved and what you wish you had remembered to pack or bring with you. Last thing people want is time spent at a store. By putting together the minutia, you’re giving the homeowners time to settle with less time spent shopping for everyday needs.
Mason Jar Gift Set
Mason jar gift sets match perfectly with farmhouse and rustic décor housing trends. You can buy mason jars online or from a place such as Walmart. They’re not that exciting when you first buy them, but they can be made into useful creations. Try finding decorative lids, and fill them with candy, baking goods or candles. If you’re crafty, you can decorate them with everything from rope to ribbon. Sometimes the simplest is the most valuable.
Beer Tapper and Refillable Kegs
For those folks who love the local breweries, or crafting your own beer, a beer tapper or refillable keg will be a hot ticket. You can purchase these gifts at places like The Home Depot and Target. They make a nice addition for any home lounge or game room. If you know someone who is a connoisseur, you can always stop by the local brewpub, such as Big Thompson Brewery and fill ‘Er’ up. Specialty stores such as More Beer also carries an interesting line of products for the brew master in your life.
Wine Lovers Gift Set
On the opposite spectrum, a wine lover’s gift set is another best housewarming present. If someone you know celebrates or is a sommelier, you can find a ton of sets to help them settle. Many times, when you’re moving and have packed belongings you find they’re buried or get lost. REMINDER: Be sure to get a wine key or a device for opening the bottles in case you forgot.
Home Security System
Home security systems are a must have in today’s world. Even the safest neighborhoods require smart home technology. In addition, systems like Ring and SimpliSafe make excellent products any homeowner would enjoy. Not to mention you are giving them peace of mind in the new community. Most of these are less than $100 and make one of the best gifts for 1st time homebuyers.
Handmade Never Fails
Unless you’re knitting beer koozies, handmade gifts never fail. Concluding, pot-pourri to pillow covers, artisans offer a variety of homemade goods. With a little imagination, your recipients will gain inspiration and long-term friendships. Resourcefulness goes along way.
Make The Occasion Special
Whether you make something by hand or buy a gift for the new homeowners, you’re making an impact and this special occasion even more meaningful. Friends, family, neighbors, and Co-workers will not only appreciate the thought they might also invite you over more often.
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