Best Holiday Presents for New Homeowners

If you’ve just purchased a new home and keep getting asked, “What do you need?” and you come up blank, here’s a nice list to help jostle your memory to make shopping easier for those who love you and want to send you a holiday or housewarming gift.

Aromatic candles. A sweet-smelling home is always nice to enter. Gifts of high-end scented candles will be appreciated every day they are lit. Consider seasonal ones or others that are appropriate all year long like berry scents and fresh linen.

Bird feeders. If your new homeowner friends or family are bird lovers, invest in some hummingbird and squirrel proof bird feeders for them to hang around the garden – ideally near windows so they can see all the avian action!

A customized fire extinguisher. Why settle for a boring red fire extinguisher when you can get a customized one that has floral prints, stripes, plaid and even some shaped like a gin or wine bottle. Check out Etsy or similar sites for some super fun options. 

Yard games. There are lots of giant version of kids’ favorite games that are perfect for parties and playing outdoors. Look for giant Connect 4, Yahtzee, Jenga, checkers, chess and old standards like croquet or corn hole. You’ll get to enjoy this gift too!

Easy to care for plants. Don’t select a plant that will require googling for directions or that’s super sensitive to being ignored…pick a plant like an aloe vera, Christmas cactus, jade plant or a trailing pothos. 

Homeowner tool kit. Similar to a sturdy toolbox, this handy dandy kit has all the basics like a screwdriver, small hammer, etc., but also comes with items like a small tape measure, thumb tacks, scissors, box cutter, etc. for real everyday maintenance.

If you are continuing your search for a new home, please know Cornerstone Communities is still building homes throughout the county of San Diego and Temecula. To see our homes, we are offering virtual tours on our website, you can chat with us online or we can schedule a private in-person appointment with you.