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The Best Holiday Gifts for the New Homeowners in Your Life

Holiday gift ideas for homeowners: Fairway has some of the best Christmas and holiday gift ideas for the new homeowners in your life.

November 22, 2023
November 22, 2023
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Whether your loved one has recently purchased their first home, they’re relocating with their family or simply taking on a new apartment lease, big moves like these deserve to be celebrated. As we all know, moving is hard work. That makes a thoughtful housewarming or holiday gift from family and friends extra meaningful. Looking for the perfect gift for the new homeowner in your life? We’ve got some great ideas below, and most of them come in at under$50! No matter who you’re shopping for, these practical finds are bound to be a hit.

Fireproof Document Bag

These multi-level storage bags have designated spaces for passports, cards and important certificates or folders and are safe for the home office or for travel. They come with a lock and they should be both fireproof and waterproof. Look for silicone-coated fiberglass for high temperature resistance up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. They should also be lightweight and easily portable. You can find good options in the $30-40 range.

Cheese Board Set

Homeownership is a gateway adult experience, and unfortunately (or fortunately) it often leads to wine-and-cheese nights. Charcuterie sets usually come with one or more boards, maybe a few bowls or ramakins and a set of knives as well — everything your loved one will need to pull off the perfect hosting job in style. Keep an eye on the diameter or the dimensions of the cheese board itself. You want something at least one foot by one foot, and preferably even larger than that. Make sure any knives or implements are stainless steel, so they can seamlessly slice both hard and soft cheeses while preserving their original shape.

New Home Christmas Ornament

Your loved one will think of you every time they decorate their Christmas tree when you customize an ornament for them. Even through all their moves years later, it will serve as a great and sentimental reminder of how far they’ve come. You can find all kinds of different options on all the biggest online shopping sites, as well as on Etsy and Mercari. This option won’t break the bank, either, at around $20-30.

A Money Tree

To wish your loved one health, wealth and happiness in their new home, what’s better than a literal Money Tree? The scientific name for the Money Tree is Pachira Aquatica, and it’s a very hardy plant that can withstand low light conditions and infrequent watering. Because, let’s face it, none of us are any good at keeping plants alive. They’ll thank you. There are even self-watering options available! In a pot, you can usually find one of these for $50-60.

Wine in a Festive Gift Bag

Let’s not overthink this. Wine is a good gift every time, no matter what, when you’re dealing with homeowners. Find a festive gift bag and pair it with one of the fun, inexpensive gifts at the big box wine store, and you’re as good as gold. It’s a quick, no-fuss idea that will strike the right note this holiday season.

A Nice Set of Bookends

Is your loved one a reader? A really nice set of bookends may help them keep their books organized. Look for bookends that come with clear rubber bumpers so you can protect your furniture and prevent slipping. You can find all kind of stone bookends, wooden bookends and other great decorative options at all the major e-commerce sites for under $40.

Customizable Doormat

Have a little good-natured fun with the new homeowner in your life by getting their name or nickname inscribed on a customizable doormat! Just remember to keep your message front-porch friendly, or it may end up a doormat for the dogs, out on the pack patio. You can find really fun designs on Etsy, and usually for under $30.

Salt & Pepper Grinder Set

Spice up the new homeowner’s seasoning routine the help of one of the top-of-the-market grinder sets. Did you know, they’re making battery-operated salt and pepper shakers now? Coarseness setting adjustments allow your loved ones to season their dishes to their exact taste. Whether you choose the battery-powered option or something more analog, look to spend$30-40 on a nice set.

Weighted Pillow

Help your loved one relax in their new home with a weighted pillow, which is designed to help reduce stress and give the benefits of a weighted blanket without the hassle. The fill is made of recycled glass beads, and the covers are usually removable and machine washable. These can be a bit more expensive, so maybe this is an option for a gift for a member of your immediate family.

French Press Coffee Maker

For the coffee lover in your life, a nice French press is the perfect gift. Glass French presses are preferred by many coffee enthusiasts because they preserve the coffee’s natural oils and flavors. There is a learning curve on the proper technique, but it makes the perfect cup. They’re stylish and look sleek on a modern kitchen countertop or coffee bar when not in use as well. You can find a nice French press for under $50 at home goods stores and online.


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