Buying a house is a significant life event, whether for a young couple getting the keys to their first home together, a first-time buyer taking their first step onto the property ladder, or a family sizing up to a bigger and better place. If you have a loved one in your life who is a new homeowner, or is preparing for the move, here are some Christmas gift ideas that they’ll love and can take with them on the next part of their home journey.
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Any tech-loving new homeowner would be thrilled to receive a smart speaker this Christmas, whether for playing music, keeping the household running smoothly, or connecting with smart devices that they already own. If they’re moving into a new build home, it’s a good idea to find out whether the property will already be fitted with any smart home technology, such as a heating system, so that you can choose a smart speaker gift that will seamlessly integrate with their environment.
Watercolour painting of their home
A gorgeous, and entirely unique present idea for a new homeowner would be to commission a watercolour painting of their property’s exterior. The artist will perfectly capture their new home in all its glory, in a beautiful piece of artwork that they can treasure forever, and will always remind them of this milestone in their life journey. Alternatively, a personalised Christmas tree decoration with an image of their home would be an adorable addition to their bauble collection.
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There’s a subscription box for (almost) everything, and everyone – from meal kits to snacks, wine and gin to beer and cocktails, and even fresh flowers, cheese and chocolates. Buying your loved one a subscription for something they’ll love is such a personal gift, and they can look forward to receiving a regular treat, delivered straight to their new front door.
Luxurious throw blanket
Setting up a new home can come with some discomfort, especially when moving home for the first time and needing to buy all the essentials. So treating a new homeowner to a sumptuous throw blanket for their new sofa will be a welcome surprise, and one they can enjoy every day, especially during the winter months. Whether you opt for fleece, sherpa, crochet, or even cashmere, the key is to choose a huggable, snuggle-able blanket that will make their new home instantly feel more cosy.
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Robot vacuum cleaner
For the pet owners, parents of young children, and especially those who just hate cleaning, finding a robot vacuum cleaner under their Christmas tree would be a highlight of their year. They are more affordable than ever, and are guaranteed to be a well-used gift by the recipient – because who wouldn’t love to be able to do less housework, and focus on enjoying their new home instead?
Home cinema projector
Movie night instantly becomes more epic when you add in a home cinema projector, which makes them an unforgettable new home gift. From compact projectors that clip onto a smartphone (and would make a great stocking filler idea) to full home theatre set-ups, the range of projectors is staggering and there are options for every budget. Even if the recipient is only watching their favourite reality TV show, a projector makes every viewing occasion feel like an event.
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Personalised key hook
When they finally have the keys to their new home, they’ll need somewhere safe to keep them. A personalised key hook makes a thoughtful and functional Christmas present that they can display proudly near to their front door, and enjoy every time they leave or come back to their home.
Quickly becoming a must-have piece of tech for every homeowner, a video doorbell is a practical new home gift idea that will provide the recipient with peace of mind, as well as making it easier for them to manage parcel deliveries – which they’ll be receiving many of after they move home! They’re really easy to set up too, as all you need is a smartphone, and many are compatible with existing smart home devices to further alert the homeowner that someone is approaching their front door.
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Set of high-quality hand towels
If your Christmas gift recipient’s new home has more than one bathroom, it’s likely that they’ll need to expand their towel stash, so a set of gorgeous hand towels will be very much appreciated. Choose a heavyweight Egyptian cotton for ultimate plushness, and if you’re not sure which colour scheme to go for, a neutral colour or bold monochrome pattern is always a safe bet.
Lavish fragranced candle
Yes, a scented candle might be a classic new home gift, but it’s a classic for a reason. Turning down the lights and lighting a beautifully-fragranced candle is a touch of everyday luxury, and as our sense of smell is known to be closely linked to our memory, the recipient will remember the excitement of moving into their new home every time their candle is burning.
Once you’ve chosen your perfect new home presents, check out our tips on wrapping Christmas gifts to ensure that they stand out under the tree. And for more Christmas inspiration for your own home, we have ideas on styling a show-stopping Christmas dining table and decorating your front door, as well as how to host guests with ease this festive season.