Looking for a last minute housewarming gift that is sure to please? You’ve come to the right place! As custom homebuilders in Upstate NY, we have a lot of experience working with homebuyers and people moving into new homes. As a result, over the years we’ve come up with come pretty creative and unconventional yet practical housewarming gifts that new homebuyers love.

Here, we’ll share some of those ideas!

Creative Housewarming Gifts

A bottle of wine is nice, but these less conventional housewarming gifts are perfect for the practical homebuyer who has just moved into a new place.

Tool Kit

A new home means new projects! Help your friends get the job (or jobs) done in their new home with a handy tool kit. Tools are bound to come in handy, whether a major home renovation is in order or only simple household adjustments and maintenance tasks are necessary. They’ll appreciate the gesture and the gift each time they reach for that new screwdriver.

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

One important thing to do when you move into a new home is change out the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, or replace the detectors altogether. While this seems like a small and relatively easy thing to do, it’s also something that can easily fall of the list of priorities for a new homeowner. Giving the gift of a new carbon monoxide detector or smoke detector might seem a little big goofy, but it’s practical, helpful and can make life just a little bit easier for a friend who has just moved into a new place.

Hand Soap

Moving into a new home is stressful. Even the most organized new homeowner will find that certain things they very carefully set aside and kept track of during the move have been misplaced. Many times, these items can be very basic household items they use on a daily basis – like hand soap. Gifting something simple yet thoughtful like specialty hand soap can help to make their new house feel more like home and relieve some of the stress that comes along with moving!

Home Improvement Store Gift Card

One of the few downsides to home ownership is home maintenance. The added responsibility of handling home repairs and maintenance tasks can feel like a lot for new homebuyers, especially first time home buyers! That’s what makes a home improvement store gift card such a great housewarming gift. The recipient can use it any time to buy just about anything they need for their new home.

DIY Projects Guide

DIY projects are a fun way to make a new house really feel like home. They can help homebuyers to customize their new space while making memories as they do so! A DIY guide is a very thoughtful gift that will likely be well received. Shop around – there are lots of guides out there! Choose carefully based on what your friends enjoy and would likely be interested in “DIY-ing” for their new home!

Compliment Your Practical Housewarming Gifts by Sharing These Helpful Guides for New Homeowners!

If you’re looking to help your friends feel at home in their new house, practical, creative housewarming gifts are definitely the way to go.

Looking for other ways to help out the new homebuyers you know? Pass along these helpful resources!

5 Things to Do Before Moving Into a New House

11 Things to Do When You Move Into a New House

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist