In Life at Home

Must-Have Practical Presents for the Home

Do you have a new homeowner on your holiday shopping list? Congratulate the new homeowner in your life and help them feel right at home with these gifts, perfect for your family or friends who are just getting settled in their new home.

Monogrammed Doormat — It’s a small, yet welcome gift for any homeowner that says “we’re here.” Customize the front door with a durable and weather-resistant monogrammed doormat. Our favorite is available at Bed Bath & Beyond; $19.99.

Dyson AM09 Fan Heater — Perfectly designed to efficiently and effectively heat or cool any room, no matter the season. Available at Dyson; $349.99.

Custom Address Stamp — A self-inking address stamp, given with a box of blank stationery, is a simple, yet handy gift — and one the homeowner may not think to buy for him or herself. Available at Expressionery; $45.

Cozy Cotton Throw — A home should be a place we go for comfort, so wrap up and keep any room in the house comfy with a cozy cotton throw. Check out the variety of soft and stylish blankets available at Pottery Barn; prices vary.

State Cutting Board — A beautiful bamboo cutting board serves as both functional and a playful way to celebrate your favorite state in the kitchen. This is always a thoughtful gift, whether it’s the state in which the homeowner now lives, or the one they came from, these state cutting boards from JCPenny are sure to be a hit. $19.99.

Keurig Coffee Maker — The job of unpacking and getting settled in a new home most certainly calls for coffee. Keep the new homeowners caffeinated and ready to receive new neighbors with a Keurig single serve coffee maker. Or if they already have a Keurig, how about an assorted box of coffee to try. Both are available at various retailers, including Amazon; prices vary.

BISSEL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass — Make cleaning fast and easy with a lightweight vacuum with powerful suction, like the BISSEL with OnePass. This vacuum includes a TurboBrush tool for stairs, furniture, upholstery and more. This is a helpful gift homeowners can use to keep their home looking move-in fresh. Available at Amazon; $76.94.

PetNet SmartFeeder — For the busy, on the go pet owner, this automatic pet feeder lets pet owners manage feeding times, portion sizes and can even have pet food delivered via the smartphone app. This means one less thing for a new homeowners (and pets) to worry about. Available at Amazon; $129.99.

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker — Perfect for the homeowner who loves to entertain, or who simply loves music, a wireless Bluetooth speaker is a convenient way to stream music from any Bluetooth capable device. This UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker delivers bold sound with crystal clear tones. The rechargeable lithium-ion batter lasts 10 hours. Available at Amazon; $88.99.

Handmade Latitude Longitude House Sign — Claim their exact corner of the world in a new way with this customizable, industrial outdoor sign. Using their new address, artist Chris Cooks converts it to geographic coordinates that are then laser engraved into oxidized steel with the family name. Available at UncommonGoods; $85-$130.

Power Tools — With a new home, there are sure to be plenty of projects to be done around the house. Every homeowner should have at least these three tools in their toolbox: a cordless drill, a circular saw and an oscillating multi-tool. Each of these gifts that say, “you can do it!” can be found at your local home improvement store.

Garden Tools — For the homeowner who loves to garden, a new set of garden tools makes a great gift. And you can make gardening even easier by adding a handy folding seat and detachable storage tote. Check out the all-in-one yard tool solution from Brookstone, a gift for the garden and the garden.

Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden — Vintage-inspired planters use a passive hydroponics system to make it easy for anyone to grow their own indoor herb garden. If your homeowner loves to cook as much as garden, spice up their new home with this creative gift. Available at UncommonGoods; $20.

Custom House Ornament — Commemorate a new home with a custom holiday ornament. These original, handmade custom house ornaments are hand-sculpted and hand-painted, and include every detail of the home possible. Order one on Etsy; $100.

Choose a gift the new homeowner in your life will truly appreciate – something that is either useful, or something that helps make their new house a new home sweet home.

Is purchasing a new home on your wish list for 2017? Let us help you get started making your wish come true. Contact PrimeLending today to speak with one of our friendly lending professionals.

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