What To Gift A Recent Home Buyer
It’s officially the holiday season. Christmas trees are being decorated, retail store sales are in full effect and wish lists are being written. Whether you’re gifting a recent home buyer this holiday season (or anytime of the year!) there are some items every buyer will be thankful to receive. While the options are endless, we’ve narrowed it down to some basics we know every new home owner will appreciate.
Decorating a new home after unpacking can take weeks as home buyers are focusing on larger tasks. Help bring a little green into their home and gift a house plant! We recommend succulents as they are small and easily maintained.
If their home was on the market for while chances are it was shown by other agents several times. Gift them peace of mind by having the locks changed. Make the arrangements ahead of time and surprise them or present them with a gift card for the service.
Buying a home is expensive even with the best deal on the market. Between the down payment, moving supplies/movers, etc. anything to help save a few dollars is welcome. Coupons for groceries, home goods and services are a huge help to buyers as they settle in. So hand off those coupons before they expire!
Every home buyers’ dream would be to snap their fingers and have everything unpacked and in place. Unfortunately, making your home yours takes a lot of time and energy. Hanging pictures, installing new appliances and putting together furniture often require special tools or items a new buyer may not own. Tool sets and kits are a perfect gift! Every new home owner will put them to use, guaranteed!
New homes mean new messes. Moving day causes a huge mess to any home. Movers going in and out of the house, packing supplies and broken items are all common mess makers on move in day. Help keep their new home clean and purchase some cleaning supplies for them. Even better, purchase a one time cleaning service for when they are settled to provide a quality, deep clean of the house by a professional.
If the buyers have an outside space, purchase some gardening tools for their garden! You can also add seeds, bulbs, herbs and pots in various sizes to get their garden going. Even if there isn’t a plot for them to plant in, anyone can make a beautiful, thriving garden with the right tools and accessories.
If none of the options above feel like the right fit, no worries – there are plenty of items home buyers need in addition to those above. Gift certificates for stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Target, etc. are ideal as they will be frequenting these stores often. Chances are their fridge won’t be full for at least a few days after the initial move, so food & drinks are a great option to gift! Pizza, hoagies, microwave meals, bottled water (and wine!) will be much appreciated after a long move when their energy level is low.