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10+ Practical New Home Gifts

Moving into a new home is an exciting, yet stressful endeavor! Although picture frames, coffee table books, wall art, and ornaments pose as welcome new home gifts, they’re not the most practical. In fact, they often become clutter!

Why not gift your friends, family members and colleagues with something that’s a little more hands-on…

Light bulbs that last an eternity

The government has been working for some years to create light bulbs that are able to burn eternally. Although they’re not the most interesting gifts, they’re extremely practical! Imagine never having to change a lightbulb again? The likes of LED light bulbs are also a great deal more environmentally-friendly.

Portable generator

If the new homeowners have decided to embark on a series of household fixes, it’s likely they’ll be without electricity in certain parts of their home. This handy new home gift will solve all – allowing them to get on with cooking, styling, and cleaning as before.

Home maintenance journal

Moving into a new home can often mean diving head first into a boundless sea of home repairs, service provider updates, and general decorating tasks.

This practical housewarming gift will allow new homeowners to make handy ‘to do’ lists, keep track of what has been done, stay on top of what hasn’t, and most importantly, stay organized.

Robot vacuum

Vacuuming the house is likely the last thing on the minds of those who are trying to conduct a move. A robot vacuum is a quirky gift that is guaranteed to be appreciated by those who are quite simply too busy to clean.

Robot lawnmower

A robot lawnmower is an ideal landscaping device and a gift that is perfect for those who have a larger lawn to tend to.


These are the things that most people misplace when they move home. It’s likely they’re stored in one of several boxes, but until you try to unpack them, batteries make a fantastically practical new home gift.

Gardener’s stool and tool bag

Asides from renovating the house interior, many will choose to revamp the garden when moving into a new home. This particular household hobby (although relaxing) can be hard on the knees, which is when a handy gardener’s stools is a welcome gift.

Slow cooker or sous vide cooker

If the oven hasn’t quite been installed or the kitchen is undergoing a major revamp, the likes of a slow cooker (which can be plugged into the mains) or a sous vide cooker (to create dishes that are a little fancier in style) is a must when searching for new home gifts.

The good news is that your friends will still be able to invite you around for dinner, even when undergoing a household renovation.

Coffee grinder

For the coffee connoisseurs out there – this is the perfect housewarming present! It’s practical because caffeine has been proven to offer a burst of energy when consumed – something that is needed when carrying heavy boxes up and down the stairs of a new home.

Portable speakers

When unpacking an array of boxes, it’s nice to have a little background music to work to. Portable speakers that hook up to a phone or tablet are the ideal option. They’re light enough to be carried from one room to the next and powerful enough to blast out a number of tunes!

Video doorbell

This is a gift that should come as standard with every home. By simply checking a smartphone, the homeowner will be notified of who is at their new door. Great for if they’re in the middle of something, or simply can’t be bothered to answer the door!

A gift voucher to a homeware store

Instead of buying an assortment of expensive, fancy cushions for the new homeowner, treat them to a gift voucher to their favorite homeware store. Asides from being able to pick something they want, they’ll be able to match it to the décor of the new home.

A toolbox brimming with tools

If this is their first home, a toolbox (loaded with tools) is a great gift idea and one that will certainly come in handy when it comes to putting up shelves, building wardrobes, fixing dripping taps and attending to general household admin.

With an array of practical new home gifts to pick from, we hope we’ve provided you with a little inspiration!


44 Useful Housewarming Gifts for Practical People


Sarah Marsalle

Author: Sarah Marsalle

Sarah Marsalle is a dedicated gifting expert since 2016. She helps people to do, say and give in more gracious and loving way. She is a guru in gift traditions and has thousands of ideas for any and all important events in life.

Sarah Marsalle
Sarah Marsalle is a dedicated gifting expert since 2016. She helps people to do, say and give in more gracious and loving way. She is a guru in gift traditions and has thousands of ideas for any and all important events in life.
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