HOG practical gifts for new homeowners

Buying a home is an exciting time in a person’s life, but it can also be stressful. Once a new homeowner has those house keys in hand, the buzz of buying a home for the first time will wear off. Stress could start to set in when a first-time homeowner begins to wonder how they’ll fill their home with items that matter. This gift guide of ten practical gifts for new homeowners can help you pick out the perfect gift for someone who has recently bought a home.

Gifts for Shared Spaces


When shopping for new homeowners, it’s a good idea to shop for practical items that anyone could use in any type of shared space like the living room, hallways, office, or playroom.

Picture Frames

Picture frames are a great gift option for new homeowners. First-time homeowners may have photos from milestones in their lives like weddings or graduations. Picture frames are a great gift idea because they help a new homeowner fill their home with sentimental pictures. The variety of picture frames is endless, and you can pick something classic and timeless or bold and colorful. This list of picture frames on a budget can help you pick out great photo frames for any new homeowner. Candles are another gift idea for new homeowners that give you the freedom to choose from a variety of options.


Because there are so many types of candles, you can find candles for anyone, including acquaintances or close friends. There are benefits to scented candles, which make candles a practical gift for any new homeowner. Candles make a great housewarming gift because there are so many varieties. This list of the best places to buy candles can help you narrow down your search for candles. These candles come in different containers, scents, and at a variety of price points. Plants are another great gift idea for a shared space in a new home.


A plant is a great choice for a housewarming gift. There are many houseplants that you could give to people, whether they have a green thumb or not. Plants are a practical gift option because there are many science-backed benefits to owning house plants. Because of the benefits of houseplants, you can give one to a new homeowner to help brighten up a living room or an office. If someone is a first-time homeowner, they likely aren’t bringing a large assortment of indoor plants to their new home. When buying a plant for someone else, consider the best plants to give as gifts because some plants are tough to care for. Shopping for a new homeowner’s kitchen is another option to contribute to a person’s new home.

Gifts for the Kitchen

Kitchen essentials may be one of the first things a new homeowner will buy for their new home. But there are plenty of items you can give to a new homeowner to help stock their kitchen with things they may have forgotten.

Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets can be excellent, practical gifts for any new homeowner. This list of five cool kitchen gadgets has gift options that would be great for anyone you’re shopping for. These kitchen gadgets would be a great addition to anyone’s kitchen because this list ranges from countertop appliances to larger appliances, like smart fridges. Chances are, new homeowners would greatly appreciate any of these kitchen gadgets to help complete their kitchen. While these gadgets are fun items and make excellent gifts, cookware can make an excellent gift too. A matching set of cookware is a great housewarming gift for any new homeowner.


A complete set of cookware is an amazing gift for new homeowners. It’s likely a step up from the mismatched cookware pieces that may be lingering from their college or apartment days. When you give cookware to a new homeowner, you may purchase cookware for glass top stoves. This list has the fifteen best matching pots and pans for glass top stoves, and they’re all great options for new homeowners. Another kitchen essential that new homeowners may not think to buy for themselves is a knife sharpener.

Pull-Through Knife Sharpener

New homeowners may not think to buy a knife sharpener, even if they remember to buy a knife block set that’s right for them. A knife sharpener is an essential tool to keep kitchen knives like new. A knife block set can be an expensive investment, and you can help the new homeowner in your life keep their knives like new with a knife sharpener. A pull-through knife sharpener is a great gift to give to a new homeowner because it will help them maintain their knives well into the future. Outside of the kitchen, there are other areas of the home that you can purchase a gift for to help a new homeowner feel at home.

Gifts for Better Sleep

Comfort is one of the first areas that a new homeowner may disregard after purchasing a home. Many people prioritize their needs over comfort after making a large purchase. This makes items that offer comfort great gifts for new homeowners.

Mattress Topper

A mattress topper is a nice gift for a homeowner’s suite or guest room. A mattress topper could be one of the first things to go on a new homeowner’s shopping list because it’s a luxury item. That makes it a great gift option. This list can help you find a mattress topper that will be sure to improve any new homeowner’s bed or guest room bed. Using a mattress topper in a guest room is a great way to create a comfortable space for guests. A weighted blanket is another way to add some extra comfort to a new home for better sleep. 

Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is another item that creates a sense of comfort and luxury that new homeowners may not prioritize for their new home. This makes a weighted blanket a great gift option because it allows you to give that sense of comfort and luxury to the new homeowner in your life. It’s also helpful to know how to keep the perfect temperature at home to guarantee a good night’s sleep. While keeping your home at the perfect temperature uses necessary energy in the home, there are gifts to give for an energy-efficient home. 

Gifts for an Energy-Efficient Home

When shopping for other people, it can be difficult to remain energy aware. These gifts perfectly couple energy usage and practicality that any new homeowner will appreciate. 

Surge Protectors

Surge protectors are an excellent way to be energy-efficient without compromising. This list of surge protectors gives you the best options for many different types of surge protectors. Any of these surge protectors would make a great gift option for a new homeowner. A new homeowner will be overwhelmed with items they need for their new home, and buying an item as necessary as a surge protector is a great gift that any homeowner will appreciate. New homeowners can save money using surge protectors, so surge protectors are certainly an item that they’ll thank you for. Lamps and energy-efficient bulbs are great options to help new homeowners stay energy-efficient in their new homes.


Lamps are a great gift that, again, a homeowner may not think to buy for their new home. While new homeowners may have lamps from their dorms, apartments, or rentals, they’ll likely appreciate a sophisticated updated lamp for their new home. You can consider purchasing one of the best floor lamps for a friend or colleague who has purchased a home for the first time. When you pair these timeless lamps with energy-efficient bulbs, you help save energy. Shopping for energy-efficient bulbs can be tough, but you can always reference an easy-to-read guide on how to shop for energy-efficient bulbs to help you in your search. 

Whether you’re shopping for someone you know well, a coworker, or a new acquaintance, any of these gift ideas will be a welcome addition to any new homeowner’s home.

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