Your friends just moved into their new home and have invited you to an open house. You want to give a gift that expresses your congratulations and best wishes…something symbolic, but not cliché; elegant, but not too expensive. Not sure what is the right gift to take? Our REALTORS® at Fletcher Bright Realty have come to your rescue with these five great gift ideas for the first-time homeowners to help them celebrate their new home.
5 Great Gift Ideas for First-Time Homeowners
- A Well-Equipped Toolbox – If you've owned a home for a while, you know that a basic toolbox will always come in handy around the house. People buying a house for the first time, however, may not know just how nice it is to have a hammer, screwdriver or pair of pliers when you really need one. Help them out by purchasing a toolbox with all of the essentials, and your gift is guaranteed to get plenty of use over the years. You don't need to choose the most expensive brands on the shelf, but a solid set of tools lasts a long time.
- Barbecue Kit – Throwing your first backyard barbecue as a homeowner is such a fun experience, and a great way to spend a summer evening with friends. A grill and set of grilling tools is sure to be a hit with any first-time homeowner. Charcoal grills are very affordable, while gas-powered grills cost more but come with many perks. Give the gift of great food, and family fun.
- Gift Certificates – While it can be nice to pick out a specific gift, the truth is that new homeowners need all sorts of stuff after buying a house. A gift certificate to a home improvement retailer or furniture store will help your new homeowner get what they need, when they need it. And who doesn't love the feeling of going to a store, and remembering that you have a gift certificate that will cover everything you need.
- A Touch of Art – Buying art – whether it's a painting, print, or garden sculpture – is a bit different from picking out tools, but art can be a great gift idea if you know the new homeowner's tastes well. The great thing about art is that you don't need to spend big money to find a really unique gift. Antique shops, yard sales, and even garden stores often have fun, reasonably priced art that will fit nicely in a new home.
- Change of Address – Looking for something personal that will also be very practical for a new homeowner? Purchasing stationary with the homeowner's new address is a thoughtful way to say "welcome home," and it's something that the homeowner will use quite frequently. Self-addressed mailing labels are really easy to buy online, and you can customize them in all sorts of ways to reflect the personality of the recipient.
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