If your friend or family member recently purchased their first home, you may be wondering what kind of gift they’d appreciate this winter season. Whether it’s for a housewarming party or holiday swap, the following ideas are always a hit with new homeowners!
Homeownership (and moving!) is stressful, so we love the idea of giving a first-time buyer the chance to enjoy a night out in their new town. Consider putting together a gift basket with a couple of gift cards to local restaurants, theaters, or spas. If your loved one would prefer to stay in and enjoy their new home, the gift basket may include a bottle of wine and popcorn, Netflix gift card and a cookbook.
Plus, first-time buyers are likely to be inundated with junk mail and plenty of bills, so why not give them something to look forward to when they check their mail? Consider purchasing an affordable one-year magazine subscription (often $15 or less) tailored to your loved one’s interests, or even a subscription box service that they can enjoy each and every month.
Practical gifts may be key for first-time buyers, especially if they nearly cleared out their savings account to afford their down payment. Many new homeowners don’t own a set of tools, a shovel, rake, so consider picking up a few of these household necessities. And of course, gift cards to Lowe’s, Home Depot, Home Goods and Target can always come in handy!