Mortgage Advice

5 Housewarming Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner on Your Holiday List

December 8, 2016

There’s something special about your first holiday in a new house. Everything feels so fresh. So different. So exciting! If you know someone who is experiencing this unique occasion, it can be difficult to think of the perfect holiday housewarming gift idea – especially if you’re a new neighbor trying to make a good first impression. To help inspire you, we’re sharing our favorite holiday gift ideas for new homeowners. Read more to learn about what we’re giving new homeowners this year.

  1. Monogrammed Doormat
    The doormat is one of the first things people see when they approach a house. It’s also a practical housewarming present that has the potential to be featured at the new homeowner’s front door for years to come. To give it that extra touch of personalization, you can gift a monogrammed doormat with the first letter of their last name.
  1. Homemade Ice Cream Maker
    What better way to welcome someone to the neighborhood than with ice cream? A homemade ice cream maker is a unique holiday housewarming gift that is sure to bring a smile to the owner’s face – especially if they have kids! Even in the winter, this is a fail-proof present.
  1. House Plants
    Aside from brightening up a room, house plants are a great housewarming gift due to their ability to blend with just about any interior design. If you don’t want to bog the homeowner down with the responsibility of keeping the greens alive, get them a longer-lasting, low-maintenance houseplant like peace lilies, philodendrons or rubber trees. Faux houseplants are another great option.
  1. A Cookbook
    Enable your host to make use of their new kitchen with a cool recipe book for their house. Cookbooks are an easy, practical holiday housewarming gift that’s applicable for all skill levels. They can also use their new recipe book the next time you come over for dinner, making it a gift that keeps on giving.
  1. Personalized Print
    Get your new homeowner a wall decoration that can adorn their room, and add a little extra style to their beautiful new house. A print personalized with your friend or family member’s last name and address – or a quote that you know is meaningful to them – makes a great holiday housewarming gift, and will keep you in their mind each time they look at it!

Do you have a great holiday housewarming gift idea? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to enter the Ross Mortgage Housewarming Sweepstakes for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Homegoods or Bed, Bath & Beyond! To enter, visit our Facebook page or the official sweepstakes form.