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Buying a new home is a point of pride and a milestone to be celebrated. Whether it’s a condo, apartment, or house, owning a home is about so much more than having four walls to your name. Homeownership is really about creating a place where special moments happen and memories are made.
So if a friend or family member has just moved into new abode, consider sharing a token of congratulations on this big life step. From unique artwork to chic decor accents, these thoughtful presents are the perfect way to help a new homeowner settle in.
Here, the best gifts for new homeowners.
No master bathroom is complete without luxe towels, and Cultiver’s Denim Towel Bundle is a set guaranteed to make any bathroom feel a little more spa-like. It includes two bath towels and one hand towel that are ultra-absorbent and super soft.
This collection is made with OEKO-TEX certified lyocell and combed cotton, and —believe it or not—actual recycled denim, as evidenced by their cool-jean coloring. And like a favorite pair of jeans, these go with just about anything, meaning they’ll be an instant hit with their recipients.
Whether you’re gifting a token of congrats from near or far, a gift from BoxFox gets an A+ for presentation and style. The Housewarming Box is specially designed for the occasion and contains a constellation-themed tea towel, chic leather coasters, a grapefruit-scented candle, a brass candle snuffer, and premium liquid hand soap—a few chic touches for a homey atmosphere.
The goodies are thoughtfully packaged in a gorgeous creme or black box and tied with a satin ribbon, so there’s no wrapping required. BoxFox also has a handful of other curated boxes or the option to build your own.
Thanks to this smudge stick, you'll be able to gift new homeowners the gift of good vibes. Made up of rosebuds, rosemary, lavender, and sage, this bundle smells as gorgeous as it looks. Plus, it even comes with a rose quartz crystal, which is said to clear the energy in your space as well as bring peace and clarity. Consider this the ideal gift for anyone stressed by a recent move or who is all about honoring new beginnings.
A candle snuffer is one of those things you probably didn't think you needed but will be so glad you have—especially if it's this luxe nature-inspired design by Michael Aram. Made of stainless steel and brass and adorned with a butterfly, this branch-like tool makes it easy to safely extinguish candle flames. When not in use, the design also makes for a gorgeous piece of art in any room of the home.
Help them decorate their new home with artwork that commemorates a special moment in their lives—and gives a nod to those that are to come. Artifact Uprising’s Floating Frames include the photo of your choice encased in a clear acrylic frame. Visible hardware acts as the perfect accent, and the four bolts (one in each corner) are available in either black or shiny brass finishes.
Consider framing a family photo, a print from their wedding, a scene from a trip, or a snap of a beloved pet. No matter what you choose, it’ll be a prized piece in their personal gallery.
Who said serving bowls can’t be glamorous? This hammered bowl, available on Amazon Handmade, is wonderfully versatile—it can be used for fruit, salad, or even as a dropping place for mail and keys on an entryway table. Its warm shine may look expensive, but it’s actually surprisingly affordable, making it a great gift for any budget.
Consider making your own gift basket (of sorts) by filling it with trinkets like crackers and jams, tea towels, candles, coasters, note pads, magnets, coffee mugs, even a bottle of wine. They’ll appreciate all the goodies and the thought you put into them.
If you're looking to gift a new owner with something a bit more luxurious, a high quality throw blanket will certainly do the trick. If that's the route you want to go, you can't do better than this onyx throw by Bolé Road Textiles, which is handwoven of 100 percent Ethiopian cotton that's both cozy and stylish.
Also available in dusty rose and pumice, this throw is perfect for curling up with during a Netflix binge, but it'll also sit pretty as a decorative piece on their couch when not in use.
There’s nothing like fresh blooms to brighten up a space, and this chic, burlap-wrapped bouquet by Farmgirl Flowers puts a trendy twist on a classic gift. The Fun Sized Bouquet is filled with 15 fresh stems plus “fun foliage and bits” for a unique arrangement that changes with the season. The finishing touch is a swatch of upcycled burlap that keeps everything together in one Instagram-worthy bundle.
The beauty of this gift (in addition to its actual beauty) is you can easily send it if the recipients are moving out of town. If you’re feeling really generous, treat them to a monthly subscription for a gift that keeps on giving.
So, what does a new home smell like? According to Homesick Candles, it’s “fresh linen, clean air, a blank canvas all to your own.” Floral and woodsy notes, plus a touch of citrus, capture that “new home” smell; all that’s missing is the telltale scent of new paint on the walls.
Give this candle to a friend who’s just settled into their home. Once the unpacking is over, they can light it for ambiance and breathe in the scent of home-owning success.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that emergencies happen and it’s best not to be unprepared. Since everyone should have an emergency kit in their home, a pre-packed, expert-approved Judy kit is a thoughtful and practical housewarming gift for any person or family.
The Safe includes 24 preparedness items like meal bars, water packets, a first aid kit, a crank radio, and waterproof matches, all designed to sustain a family of four for 72 hours. There are three other kits to choose from, and there’s also a Judy text line that offers tips, alerts, and more.
The best way to make any home more inviting is to make it smell good. So, gift the new homeowners the Primally Pure Home Collection to create a welcoming ambiance. The set comes with liquid hand soap, room spray, and an essential oil diffuser blend, three luxurious products that’ll make any home feel welcoming.
While the blends change from season to season, they combine aromas both nostalgic and fresh (think: black spruce, bay laurel, fir, and cedarwood, in the Winter collection). The overall impression is both invigorating and inviting, and the non-toxic ingredient lists mean they can inhale the fresh-smelling air to their heart’s content.
Nice table napkins are always appreciated, especially when they're as nice as these ones. Handmade in Ethiopia of locally-sourced cotton, this set includes four napkins that have been woven using a special technique that improves durability—AKA, exactly what you want for your kitchen table.
These napkins come in a neutral and stylish beige color with white striping on the bottom, but you can also buy them in a white version with beige stripes. They're also super versatile, and can even be used as placemats if the recipients so choose.