20 Best Gifts for New Homeowners for the Home in 2021

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Purchasing a house is such an exciting time, topped only by celebrating the holidays in it. After all of the furniture is in place and the boxes are unpacked, it is time to personalize it and call the house a home. But chances are, there are still plenty of items that a new homeowner needs. 

We’ve put together a list of 20 outstanding gifts to help your favorite new homeowners fill up their brand-new space. 

1. Personalized Cutting Board

Top Features:

  • Custom
  • Solid wood
  • Made in the U.S.A.

We love, love, love this personalized cutting board, available in four sizes. Although kind of too pretty to use for actual cutting (unless you want to use the non-personalized side), it also makes for a great serving or display piece. You can even order a display stand, matching wine glasses, serving board or coasters, and gift wrapping with a personalized note for one-stop shopping. 

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2. Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack

Tabletop Wine Bottle Rack in Black

Top Features:

  • Stackable
  • Handcrafted
  • Wrought iron

Who doesn’t love to ring in the holidays with a glass or two of cheer? This tabletop wine bottle rack is a wonderful way for your favorite new homeowners to be prepared to entertain (feel free to throw in a bottle or two to start their collection). If a case is not enough or they are true connoisseurs, this wrought iron rack with acacia wood buffer stacks for additional storage. 

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3. Costa Farms Pachira Money Tree

Top Features:

  • Good juju
  • Easy to care for
  • Includes planter

Houseplants make great housewarming gifts, but the pachira aquatica — more commonly known as the money tree — has a history of bringing health, wealth, and prosperity to its owner, making this plant a wonderful housewarming gift. These easy to care for trees are available in three different sizes and come in a neutral planter that will fit in with any decor. 

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4. It Is Good to Be Home Wall Decor

'It Is Good to Be Home' Wall Decor

Top Features:

  • Solid wood 
  • Wall mounting hardware included 
  • Wipe clean

We love this sign that offers the simple reminder: It is good to be home. Printed in the vintage font on solid wood, this sign will look lovely in your new homeowners’ entryway, bringing a smile to their faces on good days and bad.   

View It Is Good to Be Home Wall Decor on Wayfair

5. Custom Return Address Stamp

Top Features:

  • Custom
  • Refillable
  • Made in the U.S.A. 

Get your new homeowners ready to send out their holiday cards with this custom return address stamp. We’re fans of the self-inking model (no mess!), but the wood handle with an ink pad does offer a bit of nostalgia. Available in four designs, customization can be up to five lines, and we love the mix of cursive and block font. 

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6. Monogrammed Welcome Mat

Babbie Your Own Monogrammed Welcome 36 in. x 22 in. Outdoor Door Mat

Top Features:

  • All-weather
  • Extra thick
  • Stain-resistant

There is something so classic about a monogram. This indoor/outdoor doormat features a black double border frame with a bold capitalized initial for a personal touch. Your favorite new homeowners can welcome their guests (including you!), and keep their house clean with style.

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7. New Home Scented Candle

Top Features:

  • Soy blend
  • 80-hour burn time
  • Neutral color 

You can never have too many candles. Make their house a home with this soy blend, New Home candle with scents of jasmine, cedarwood, and lime. We love the neutral wax color and the bold font on the label of this candle, making it a great fit for any decor.  

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8. Double Hinged Waiter’s Corkscrew

Top Features:

  • Available in a plethora of colors 
  • Easy to use
  • Classic

If we’ve learned anything about moving over the years, it’s that the small things sometimes get lost in the shuffle. The last thing your favorite new homeowners want to go missing during the holidays is their corkscrew. This classic, double-hinged design will assure that the wine will flow, given that you provide a bottle of that too.

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9. Ring Video Doorbell

Top Features:

  • 1080P HD video
  • Motion detection
  • Mobile notification

Whether family or friend, the safety of your loved ones is always the number one priority. Ensure their safety with this Ring video doorbell. It will be the housewarming gift they never knew they needed, but can’t imagine living without it. They will receive mobile notifications when anyone presses their doorbell or triggers their built-in motion sensors. This will allow them to see, hear, or speak to whoever is at their front door right from their phone, tablet, or PC. 

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10. Black + Decker 20V Max Drill and 68-Piece Home Tool Kit

Top Features:

  • Portable
  • Easy to store 
  • Efficient battery

Houses require maintenance and when you own one, you are responsible for it. This home tool kit has everything your favorite new homeowners will need for life’s simple fixes. From a 20V drill to a hammer, screwdrivers to a utility knife, this tool kit with a convenient carrying case is ready to grab and go for all of their home projects and repairs.  

View Black + Decker 20V Max Drill and 68-Piece Home Tool Kit on Amazon

11. Coaldale Welcome Sign

Coaldale Welcome Sign

Top Features:

  • Painted-on letters 
  • Classic design
  • Wood 

This wood “Welcome” sign with painted-on letters will add instant charm to your new homeowners front porch or stoop. Its classic, wind-resistant, temperature-resistant, and UV/fade-resistant design will go with any exterior and can be incorporated into all of its holiday decors. 

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12. Hines Utility Shelf with Pocket and Hanging Hooks

Hines Utility 18" W x 6" H x 4.25" D Shelf with Pocket and Hanging Hooks

Top Features:

  • Manufactured wood 
  • Fully assembled
  • Neutral finish

Everyone who owns a home knows that organization is key, especially if you never want to lose your keys. This hanging utility shelf will provide your favorite new homeowners with a place for their keys and mail, plus a sweet little shelf for other essentials or simply for decorating.

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13. Command Indoor Hanging Strips

Command Indoor Picture Hanging Strips 34 Large Pairs, 68 Total Strips
You don't need to worry about hammering in a nail with these picture strips.

Top Features:

  • Damage-free decorating
  • No tools required 
  • Bulk pack 

Decorating a new home can be a daunting task. No one wants to put unneeded holes in their walls. This bulk pack of Command Strips will make decorating quick, easy, and damage-free. Your favorite new homeowners will be able to redecorate when inspiration strikes without having to break out their tools or fill any holes. 

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14. Round Marble Coasters, Set of 4

Godinger Round Coaster

Top Features:

  • Marble
  • 22K gold trim
  • Gift boxed

Protect your favorite new homeowners’ furniture with these marble coasters edged in 22K gold and backed with felt pads. The classic combination will elevate their entertaining and fit in with any decor. The best part — they come bound in black ribbon with their own gift box for easy gift-giving. 

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15. New Home 2021 Ornament

Top Features:

  • Ceramic
  • Two-sided
  • Gift boxed

Speaking of gift boxes, this sweet ornament comes wrapped in a red bag and protected in a sturdy box. Its simple black and white, two-sided ceramic design is great for hanging on a Christmas tree or as year-round decor.  

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16. Utopia 100% Cotton Dish Towels 12-Pack

Utopia Towels Dish Towels, 15 x 25 Inches, 100% Ring Spun Cotton Super Absorbent Linen Kitchen...
A set of absorbent dishtowels will certainly complete your kitchen.

Top Features:

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Super absorbent
  • Machine washable

It’s OK to be practical when giving gifts. These highly rated, 100 percent cotton towels are a nice touch for every kitchen. Available in four colors, these towels are super absorbent and they look good too. Plus, this large pack ensures they will always have fresh towels ready.  

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17. Gerth Throw Blanket

Gerth Blanket

Top Features:

  • Available in over 30 colors 
  • Lightweight
  • Machine washable

We can’t get enough of this cozy throw blanket that comes in over 30 colors and two sizes. Living room, bedroom, den, home office — you could easily buy your favorite new homeowner’s one for each room. The classic diamond chevron pattern with a 6-inch fringe will add an aesthetic layer to any style of decor. 

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18. Interlude Luxurious Square Cotton Pillow Cover and Insert

Interlude Luxurious Square Cotton Pillow Cover and Insert

Top Features:

  • Removable cover 
  • Zipper closure
  • Insert included 

What goes better with a blanket than a pillow? Available in seven neutral colors, these elegant pillows bring a touch of texture to any couch, chair, or bed. Their thick tassel fringe will go well with almost any decor from farmhouse to traditional, boho to contemporary.  

View Interlude Luxurious Square Cotton Pillow Cover and Insert on Wayfair

19. Sheoolor Essential Oil Diffuser

Top Features:

  • 7 LED light settings
  • Fine mist
  • Automatic shut off if water runs out

This whisper-quiet essential oil diffuser will make a home smell great, and the LED-changing lights can give some variety and atmosphere to any room. The natural green aventurine the cover of the diffuser is filled with symbolizes love. That’s a wonderful sentiment and a great beginning for any new homeowner.    

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20. Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp

Himalayan Glow 1002 Crystal, 6-8 Lbs, Salt Lamp, Corded
You can never go wrong with a Himalayan salt lamp.

Top Features:

  • Durable
  • Dimmable
  • Air purifying

If your favorite new homeowners are looking to make their home their sanctuary, start them off right with a Himalayan salt lamp. This dimmable lamp emits a soft amber glow that will turn any room into a spa-like setting. Not only are these lamps naturally beautiful, but they are also said to purify the surrounding air, bringing freshness and well-being to any space. 

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