8 Practical Gift Ideas for First-Time Homeowners

May 10, 2022

For first time homeowners, moving is both an exciting and stressful experience. It’s more satisfying than renting, but more challenging too. If you know someone who has just purchased their first house, here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help them celebrate and settle in.

Tool Kit

Homeownership can be fun and exciting but it can also be a lot of work. So many things need fixing, tightening, or adjusting. Buying a tool kit gives first-time homeowners a leg up on all these problems. Big or small, it should have all the basic tools they’ll need to tackle common household tasks.

  • Hammer
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Tape Measure
  • Pliers
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Level

Stud Finder

For first-time homeowners, it can be difficult to find the right place to mount televisions, mirrors, or other heavy objects. A stud finder helps them locate the right place to hang their belongings with less headache and stress.

Fire Extinguisher

An important but often overlooked safety item, fire extinguishers are a must have for every homeowner. Make sure it weighs no more than 5-10 pounds and has a UL rating. That way, you know it’s portable and has been properly tested by the authorities.

Smart Thermostat

Every homeowner is worried about heating and cooling costs. That’s why smart thermostats make such great gifts. They automatically regulate temperatures inside the home, saving an enormous amount of time and money. First, the homeowner enters their schedule, telling the thermostat when to begin heating and cooling each day. However, over time, it will start to adjust the schedule on its own in order to match your routine and cut utility bills even further. Better yet, most can be controlled remotely via an app on your phone, making them a huge convenience.

Keyless Locks

For first-time homeowners, keyless locks offer both convenience and protection. They provide quick and easy access, but are hard to pick or bump. What’s more, they’re cheap to maintain and are compatible with most locking devices, such as cylinders, deadbolts, and latches.

Fireplace Kit

A lot of home buyers look forward to having a fireplace, but aren’t prepared for the practical reality of it. If your homeowner has a wood-burning fireplace, help them take advantage of it with a fireplace kit. It has everything they’ll need to enjoy and maintain an open hearth, including:

  • Spark Screen
  • Log Holder
  • Heat Resistant Poker
  • Tongs
  • Brush
  • Shovel

WiFi Extender

Staying connected in a large house is more difficult than in an apartment. Because wireless routers have such a limited range, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to find internet devices don’t work in some rooms. When this happens, a WiFi extender is the perfect solution. Inexpensive and simple to set up, it ensures homeowners have access in every corner of the house. And nothing beats a strong WiFi signal. 

Meal Kit Subscription

Moving is exhausting. At the end of the day, packing and unpacking often leaves first-time homeowners too tired to cook. That’s why meal kits make such wonderful gifts. They’re ready to eat right out of the box. Simply warm them in the oven or microwave and you have a balanced and delicious meal. No effort, no headache, no hassle.