17 Useful Gifts for New Homeowners
If someone you know just purchased their first home, all kinds of gifts can make being a homeowner easier. Find the perfect one in our gift guide here!
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Household Tool Kit
It includes all the ingredients for a basic toolkit that can handle most jobs — multiple sized wrenches and sockets, a level, hammer, tape measure, pliers and more. If you’re a new homeowner or if you know someone who recently purchased a home, this kit will make a world of difference.
“It came with everything needed to decorate, fix, change, alter, and manufacture new items,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It is strong and sturdy and made with excellent craftsmanship.”
Milwaukee Small Parts Organizer
The clear lid allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and seals in the compartments to prevent spilling. There’s also a smaller model with five compartments. Ninety-five percent of reviewers on The Home Depot web site recommended purchasing this organizer.
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Kobalt Nine-Drawer Rubber Work Bench
This durable Kobalt work bench stores all your tools and charges them. An integrated power strip with multiple outlets and USB ports keeps your tools and electronics ready to go. Wheels at the base of the work bench let you move it around if needed.
“Well made, heavy and perfect size for what it was intended for,” one Lowe’s web site reviewer writes. “I would buy another and suggest to anyone.”
SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Camera Home Security System
A home security system is a tremendous way to keep your home and family safe. SimpliSafe’s outdoor home security system has everything you need, including recording abilities, HD resolution, night vision and motion sensing. The camera can pan 140 degrees and will stay charged for months. It’s rain resistant and even works in extreme heat and cold.
One Amazon reviewer writes: “I like the ability to know when doors are opened since I have a house with a walk-out basement. This system was easy to set up and install.”
StudSensor HD55 Stud Finder
A stud finder is a must if you plan on mounting a TV or attaching other heavy items to walls. This product by StudSensor is a great entry level choice. The WireWarning detects live electrical wiring and the light clearly points out studs.
Brisa Double Classic Hammock
Homeownership doesn’t have to be all work and no play. This comfortable double hammock by La Siesta supports up to 355 lbs. and looks great in the yard, by the pool or under a patio. The tearproof material resists mold, mildew and UV rays.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat
The Google Nest learning thermostat is one of the top programable ones available. It easily pairs with your other Google smart home devices and your phone with the Nest app. The home/away assist automatically adjusts your home’s temperature after you leave to reduce energy usage.
“The weather changes seasons inside of one day here during the winter months, so having a thermostat that switches between AC and furnace automatically is amazing to me,” one Amazon reviewer writes.
Ridgid 22-inch Pro Tool Box
Lightweight yet durable, Ridgid’s pro tool box holds up to 50 lbs. of tools and gear while resisting water and dust. The padded handle makes carrying comfortable even when fully loaded. This tool box will hold up on jobsites or in a garage or shed.
Greenworks Cold Water Electric Pressure Washer
Read through the testimonials on Lowe’s web site, where reviewers provide plenty of before and after photos. This is an electric pressure washer, but read this before deciding to buy a gas or an electric model.
Hart Wet/Dry Vacuum
You might think your regular vacuum does the trick. But once you use a more powerful wet/dry shop vacuum like Hart’s, you’ll be glad you made the switch.
This vacuum has 14 feet of cleaning reach and can tackle caked-on dust and grime. It’s perfect for cleaning up DIY messes in the shop or garage.
“No bags to replace, just vacuum and dump,” one Walmart.com reviewer writes. “The tools have a place, it rolls easily and is lightweight. And what power! It gets deep down in my carpet to remove pet hair (I have five). I think it has replaced my regular vacuum because it can handle the load.”
Engraved Cutting Board
A lot of the products on this list are practical, but an engraved cutting board is a wonderful emotional gift that any new homeowners will cherish. The cutting board is made from sturdy, sustainably harvested organic bamboo.
Gatemouth 16-inch Tool Bag
This Gatemouth tool bag will help any new homeowner keep track of their tools. Padded shoulder straps provide extreme comfort when hauling it around. It’s available in sizes from 12 to 24 inches, so pick the one that’s right for your DIYers’ needs.
“This product has everything I need to put my most used tools in so it makes it easier to carry around,” one Home Depot web site reviewer writes.
Ego Power+ Electric Leaf Blower
Leaf blowers are great with pesky fall leaves, but they come in handy in all seasons. The Ego Power+ electric leaf blower has a 75-minute run time when fully charged; the battery and charger are included. Nearly 12,000 reviewers on Lowe’s web site give it 4.7 stars.
One Lowe’s reviewer calls it “very good blower for the money,” adding: “(It) moves delicate areas as well as gravel with the flick of a switch, so (it is) good for all types of needs. Very solid unit — well built and made to last.”
Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser
Amazon’s smart soap dispenser does much more than the typical touchless dispenser. It pairs with any of your compatible Amazon Echo devices to customize the amount of soap released. It also creates timers and plays songs or jokes while you wash.
“It is a helpful reminder for the little ones, about how long they need to wash for,” one Amazon reviewer writes.
Rubbermaid 7-ft. x 7-ft. Storage Shed
You can never have too much storage in a new home. An outdoor storage unit will clear out a lot of the clutter that can collect in your garage or attic, and this Rubbermaid shed is built to withstand severe weather conditions. Doors open 180 degrees for easy access.
Family Handyman Hacks
Taking care of a home can be daunting, especially for new homeowners. Help ease those new homeowner woes with Family Handyman Hacks. This book contains hundreds of budget-friendly tips, including hacks for cleaning and painting, and even ideas for pets. This gift will save them a call to a contractor.