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16 Useful Gifts for New Homeowners

Looking for a housewarming gift? You can't go wrong with one of these practical gifts for new home owners.

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Do you know someone who just got the keys to their first home? If so, you probably want to get them a housewarming gift. But it can be difficult to know what to get a new homeowner that isn’t your typical throw blanket, three wick candle or cute coaster set. (Don’t get us wrong, we like those things too, but the new homeowner will likely receive those gifts in abundance as they settle into their new abode.)

That’s why choosing a practical gift for a new homeowner can be the most thoughtful route to go. Here are 17 useful gifts for new homeowners.

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Household Tool Kit

Is there a better way to help a new homeowner prepare for a life of DIY and quick fixes than with an extensive tool kit? This 218-piece kit does just that.

It includes all the ingredients for a basic toolkit that can handle most jobs — multiple sized wrenches and sockets, a level, hammer, tape measure, pliers and more. If you’re a new homeowner or if you know someone who recently purchased a home, this kit will make a world of difference.

“It came with everything needed to decorate, fix, change, alter, and manufacture new items,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It is strong and sturdy and made with excellent craftsmanship.”

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Craftsman Small Parts Organizer

Small fasteners like screws, nails and bolts can easily get lost at the bottom of a toolbox. This 12 compartment organizer by Craftsman relieves that headache.

The clear lid allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and seals in the compartments to prevent spilling. It’s also fully customizable with three large and nine medium removable cups inside. Plus, if you have more than one of these organizing units, they stack on top of each other using side latches.

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Personalized Rustic Cutting Board

A lot of the products on this list are practical, but a custom cutting board is a thoughtful gift that any new homeowners will cherish. The cutting board is made from sturdy, sustainably harvested olive wood.

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Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser

Amazon’s smart soap dispenser does much more than the typical touchless dispenser. It pairs with any of your compatible Amazon Echo devices to customize the amount of soap released. Not sold yet? It also creates timers and plays songs or jokes while you wash.

“It is a helpful reminder for the little ones, about how long they need to wash for,” one Amazon reviewer writes.

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Kobalt Nine-Drawer Rubber Work Bench

This durable Kobalt work bench stores all your tools and charges them. An integrated power strip with multiple outlets and USB ports keeps your tools and electronics ready to go. Wheels at the base of the work bench let you move it around if needed.

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SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System

A home security system is a tremendous way to keep your home and family safe. SimpliSafe’s home security system has everything you need, including recording abilities, HD resolution and motion sensing. You can pair the security system with your smart home integration platform, as it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

One Amazon reviewer writes: “This security system is easy to install and works great. It’s also easy to add devices like cameras and window break detectors.”

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StudSensor Stud Finder

A stud finder is a must if you plan on mounting a TV or attaching other heavy items to walls. This one by StudSensor is a solid entry-level choice. The WireWarning detects live electrical wiring, and the light clearly points out studs.

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Brisa Double Classic Hammock

Homeownership doesn’t have to be all work and no play. This comfortable double hammock by La Siesta supports up to 355 lbs. and looks nice in the yard, by the pool or under a patio. The tearproof material resists mold, mildew and UV rays.

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Google Nest Learning Thermostat

You could see immediate results on your energy bill by installing a smart thermostat.

The Google Nest learning thermostat is one of the top programable ones available. It easily pairs with your other Google smart home devices and your phone with the Nest app. The home/away assist automatically adjusts your home’s temperature after you leave to reduce energy usage.

“The weather changes seasons inside of one day here during the winter months, so having a thermostat that switches between AC and furnace automatically is amazing to me,” one Amazon reviewer writes.

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Ridgid Pro Tool Box

Lightweight yet durable, Ridgid’s pro tool box holds up to 50 lbs. of tools and gear while resisting water and dust. The padded handle makes carrying comfortable even when fully loaded. This tool box will hold up on jobsites or in a garage or shed. It doubles as an excellent gift for the construction worker in your life, too..

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Greenworks Cold Water Electric Pressure Washer

Pressure washing is a fun DIY project once you get the hang of it. This 2,000-PSI pressure washer by Greenworks can handle tasks like cleaning a driveway, deck, fence, etc.

Read through the testimonials on Lowe’s web site, where reviewers provide plenty of before and after photos. This is an electric pressure washer, but read this before deciding to buy a gas or an electric model.

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Hart Wet/Dry Vacuum

You might think your regular vacuum does the trick. But once you use a more powerful wet/dry shop vacuum like Hart’s, you’ll be glad you made the switch.

This vacuum has 14 feet of cleaning reach and can tackle caked-on dust and grime. It’s perfect for cleaning up DIY messes in the shop or garage.

“No bags to replace, just vacuum and dump,” one reviewer writes. “The tools have a place, it rolls easily and is lightweight. And what power! It gets deep down in my carpet to remove pet hair (I have five). I think it has replaced my regular vacuum because it can handle the load.” Here are more cleaning gifts for the clean freak in your life.

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Carhartt Tool Bag with Molded Base

This Carhartt tool bag will help any new homeowner keep track of their tools. Designed with 34 pockets and loops, this bag is spacious enough to haul all your hand tools and maybe a small power tool or two. The bag’s heavy-duty, water-repellent material keeps gear dry in light rain. Thanks to the thick molded base, you don’t have to worry about where you set it down.

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Ego Power+ Electric Leaf Blower

Leaf blowers are great with pesky fall leaves, but they come in handy in all seasons. The Ego Power+ electric leaf blower has a 75-minute run time when fully charged; the battery and charger are also included. Among the best gifts from Lowe’s, it has more than 13,000 reviews and a nearly perfect rating.

One Lowe’s reviewer calls it “very good blower for the money,” adding: “(It) moves delicate areas as well as gravel with the flick of a switch, so (it is) good for all types of needs. Very solid unit—well built and made to last.”

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Craftsman 7-ft. x 7-ft. Storage Shed

You can never have too much storage in a new home. An outdoor storage unit will clear out a lot of the clutter that can collect in your garage or attic. This Craftsman shed is built with multi-wall resin panels for strength and durability. It also has a lower foot latch that ensures doors stay closed.

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Family Handyman Hacks

Taking care of a home can be daunting, especially for new homeowners. Help ease those new homeowner woes with Family Handyman Hacks. This book contains hundreds of budget-friendly tips, including hacks for cleaning and painting, and even ideas for pets. This gift will save them a call to a contractor.

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Alex Shoemaker
Alex is an avid DIYer but had little experience before purchasing his first home in 2019. A Family Handyman subscription was one of his first purchases after becoming a homeowner, and he's been hooked ever since. When he’s not working, he can be found fixing up his 1940s Florida home or relaxing on the beach with his family.
Mary Henn

As Associate Shopping Editor, Mary helps Family Handyman readers find products to elevate their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in style, trend and design. When she’s not working on the latest home and DIY content, you can find her reading a poem or novel—her creative writing has been awarded national recognition.