Thoughtful Presents for New Homeowners
When choosing the right housewarming gift, it’s tempting to just grab some kitchen drinkware. But is that really what new homeowners want or need? This year, put yourself in their shoes and think about the types of useful items you’d actually like if you just moved into a new home. And then consider that new homeowners have a lot of expenses and a tight budget—so they’d be extremely happy if you gifted them one of those items. To get you started, these are 13 incredibly handy items that make great housewarming gifts.
Hurom Matte Black Slow Juicer
You can help new homeowners eat healthier by gifting them the Hurom Matte Black Slow Juicer. The streamlined design ensures the juicer won’t take up as much space on the kitchen countertop, and the bladeless design ensures it’s safe. Using Slow Squeeze Technology, the auger squeezes all of the juice and retains its natural nutrients. Since some people like a lot of pulp but others don’t, there’s a control level and both fine and coarse strainers. The juicer can be used with fruits, cruciferous vegetables, and leafy greens, in addition to nuts and soybeans. It can even be used to make ice cream. Available at The Home Depot; $439.
Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuuming can be tedious, but the Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner makes it a lot easier. It’s cord-free, with a battery that lasts 30 minutes on a single charge, and can easily transform from a stick to a handheld version. This means the vac can clean every inch of the home, sliding under furniture on carpet and hard floors, removing pet hair on furniture, reaching into tight spaces, and removing cobwebs on the ceiling. Available at The Home Depot; $299.
Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop
What homeowner wouldn’t love a robot that vacuums and mops? The Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop does both—and it’s smart enough to know the difference between hard floors and carpets, so it won’t try to mop the latter. The robot uses a floor plan map to identify rooms, and can be controlled by the Roborock app. Homeowners can use their smartphone to choose the right waterflow for each room with hard floors, vacuum rooms with carpet, and clean certain rooms at certain times. It can even use Amazon Alexa to issue voice commands to start and stop a cleaning session. Available at The Home Depot; $578.
De’Longhi 5-Quart Rapid Crisp Air Fryer
Home chefs can enjoy healthier versions of their favorite foods when their housewarming gift is the De’Longhi 5-Quart Rapid Crisp Air Fryer. Using technology that can crisp without oil—and does it 20 percent faster—the food has 90 percent less fat compared to regular deep fryers. But it doesn’t just fry and crisp food—it also roasts and bakes. In addition, the air fryer is easy to clean, and has a 360-degree window so homeowners can watch their food while it’s cooking. Available on Amazon; $199.
Oster French Door Convection Oven
It’s often cumbersome heating up a large oven. However, the Oster French Door Convection Oven is a countertop version that’s much more convenient to use. It keeps the kitchen cooler and saves energy, since it can cook faster while also browning evenly. When you pull one door open, the other door also opens, making it convenient to navigate the oven when one hand is full. The digital controls can be used to bake, toast, broil, warm, convect, and also dehydrate and defrost. Available on Amazon; $139.
Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
Here’s one housewarming gift that can help new homeowners relax. The Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray includes everything needed to take a soothing bath. It has a book/tablet holder, detachable trays, wine glass holder, phone slot, candle or cup slot, and soap holder. Made of bamboo wood and covered by a thick protective lacquer, it’s waterproof, and the silicone grips underneath ensure that it’s non-slip as well. The tray fits most bathtubs, expanding from 30 to 43 inches. Available on Amazon; $49.
ToiletTree Products Deluxe Wooden Bamboo Shower Bench
A bathroom gift that’s beautiful and practical is the ToiletTree Products Deluxe Wooden Bamboo Shower Bench. It’s perfect for people who prefer to sit during showers—or need a place to shave their legs—with a weight capacity of 220 pounds. The feet have rubber grips to ensure the bench doesn’t slide on wet floors. Also, the bottom shelf provides storage space for soap, towels, and other shower accessories. This model also includes a squeegee to help keep the shower sparkling clean. Available on Amazon; $59.
Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Music lovers will enjoy the Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It doesn’t take up much space (8.27 inches long and 2.5 inches high), but the speaker’s active two-way crossover system provides much more sound than expected from such a compact device. The battery lasts 12 hours on single charge (with an LED charge level gauge), and the speaker has a built-in speakerphone for making and receiving phone calls. Also, using the Beats Pill+ app, the speaker can be paired with a second speaker. Available on Target; $229.99.
SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Flavored Water and Soda Maker
We should all drink more water, but many of us don’t like the taste (or lack thereof). However, the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Flavored Water and Soda Maker can make water taste so much better. It’s a simple process: pour water into the carbonating bottle, insert the bottle into the soda stream machine, press the button, and viola—the water is now bubbly. Homeowners can select their level of fizz, so they can have a little or a lot. The SodaStream can also be used to restore fizz to flat soft drinks or to add fizz to lemonade and other non-carbonated beverages. Available at Lowe's; $94.
Sportneer Deep Tissue Muscle Massager
After a day of moving boxes and furniture from one location to another, homeowners will appreciate the Sportneer Deep Tissue Muscle Massager. It’s a full-body massager, providing relief to the neck, shoulders, spine, back, arms, glutes, chest, calves, and thighs. Homeowners can use the massager’s five speeds and six different massage heads to relieve muscle spasms, boost blood circulation, and prevent (or at least reduce) muscle atrophy. And since it’s battery operated, they can use the massager anywhere at home or away for up to six hours on a single charge. Available on Amazon; $129.
Everplush Diamond Jacquard 6-Piece Bath Sheet Towel Set
New towels look great in a new bathroom, and when the towels are actually bath sheets (which are several inches bigger), that’s even better. One option is the six-piece Everplush Diamond Jacquard Bath Sheet Towel Set. It includes two large bath sheets (35 x 66 inches), two hand towels 16 x 30 inches), and two washcloths (13 x 13 inches). The set is made of double-loop, zero-twist cotton and microfiber, and is designed to be absorbent and luxurious against the skin. The towels are also fast-drying (30 percent faster than normal terry towels) and shrink-resistant. Available on Amazon; $68.00
Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow
Sometimes, it may be difficult to fall asleep in a new home. However, the Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow can help homeowners doze off in no time. The pillow is made of a foam and polyester fiber blend that mimics a down and feather pillow without using animal products. It’s also adjustable: Homeowners can unzip the cover and remove some of the filling if they find the pillow to be too firm. Available on Amazon; $119.
Mobvoi Home Treadmill
Working out at a gym can be inconvenient—and right now, it might not be the safest option. However, homeowners can get a quality workout in the comfort of their own home with the Mobvoi Home Treadmill. It’s also a space-saving workout option, with four transport wheels and a foldable design. This allows it to be stored under a sofa or bed, or even placed upright in a closet or against a wall. Quietness is also important to homeowners, especially when working out while others may be working, watching TV, or sleeping. However, the treadmill has a sound insulation layer, in addition to four other layers designed to cushion knees and ankles. Available on Mobvoi; $449.
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