10 Unique and Thoughtful New Home Gifts for Couples
Buying a new home can be an exciting time for any couple. But, if it is the first home that the new couple has purchased, chances are, they may not realize just how expensive owning that new home can be. As such, there are many extremely thoughtful gifts that you can purchase for the couple that will help them to better enjoy their new home. Here are 10 very unique and thoughtful new home gifts for a couple who has recently purchased their first home.
1. Moving Services
Most people have a home warming party after they have purchased a home and are already settled into their normal routine. However, if you know a couple that is preparing to move into a new home, you can go ahead and purchase them an early new home gift that they are sure to appreciate. This can include moving services. Moving services can include a wide array of different options. You can help pay for a moving company, rent box trucks for the couple, utilize a van rental service, or hire distance movers. If you cannot afford to pay for the entire move, you can give them money to help pay for a long distance mover company.
Buying a new home is exciting, but one of the worst parts of buying a new home is moving. No one wants to spend hours packing, lifting heavy furniture, potentially scratching walls or damaging their new home as they move their furniture and belongings into their new home. As such, any type of gift that helps pay for moving services is greatly appreciated by anyone who is moving into a brand new home.
2. Laundry Services
As a couple settles into their new life together, chances are, they are going to have a lot of laundry that needs to be completed. This can be a source of tension for new couples in particular, as they do not yet have a routine about who does what in their household. Additionally, moving is time-consuming, and small chores like laundry can get swept to the side as there are boxes to unpack and other important things that need to be taken care of.
If you are looking to purchase a thoughtful and unique gift for a couple, you might want to consider purchasing laundry services. A local laundromat may offer a fluff and fold option. This means that the couple can take their dirty laundry to the laundry mat, and in return, the laundry mat washes the clothing and folds it. All the couple has to do is pick the laundry up. And best of all, laundry services that are offered by a laundromat are typically not very expensive. As such, you can easily pay for a full month of this service for fairly little money, and that is a huge weight lifted off of the couple’s back.
If you already own your own home, you likely already know just how important HVAC services are. Your HVAC unit needs to be serviced once or twice a year to help ensure that the unit runs efficiently and effectively. Regularly servicing your unit also helps to extend the lifespan of your heating or cooling unit, helping it to last as long as possible. Additional HVAC services include HVAC repairs, ductwork cleaning, and HVAC installation services.
If you are looking for a unique gift to provide to new homeowners, you might want to consider purchasing a yearly service plan with a local HVAC company. If that does not fit within your budget, you can pay for just one routine HVAC service, including cleaning, inspecting and lubricating services. As a new couple moves into a new home, they start to rack up charges quickly. They have to pay to move, purchase new furniture, and they find things they want to change in their home. Having certain home necessities already paid for, such as HVAC services, goes a long way in ensuring that the homeowners care for their home and still have the money they need to make the changes to their home that they desire.
4. Window Services
Speaking of home maintenance, another service that you can pay for for new homeowners is a replacement window. If there is a window in their home that is already damaged or that gets broken during the move, replacing the one damaged window will not cost a lot of money, but will be extremely appreciated. If you are looking to pay for a gift that will last a couple years to come, you may want to consider replacing all of the windows in their home.
There are many benefits associated with replacing older windows in a home. New windows are more energy efficient, helping the home to retain its energy. This can help to decrease utility bills. New windows also help to keep the home a bit quieter, which is something that every new homeowner would greatly appreciate. If you do plan on replacing the windows in a new homeowners home, be sure to talk to them first. You want to get their input on window type and style.
5. Carpet Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning Services
Another service that you may not think of immediately when you think of a new home gift for a couple is carpet cleaning, tile cleaning and grout cleaning services. But, this type of gift is extremely useful and very much appreciated. Chances are, the existing homeowner already had these services completed prior to listing their home for sale. They wanted the home to look its best for pictures and when people stopped by the house to visit. However, the home also received a lot of foot traffic during open houses or as potential buyers toured the house. And once the old homeowners left, they probably didn’t have the carpet or tile cleaned again.
Paying to have carpet, tile and grout cleaned helps the couple’s new home look its best, while also ensuring the space is clean and sanitary. Carpet cleaning, grout cleaning and tile cleaning also help to remove any smells in the home that may be stuck in the carpet fibers or porous tile or grout.
If you already own a home, you likely know that it feels like there is never enough closet space. And unfortunately, most people do not do a lot to maximize their closet space. They may use one hanging bar in the closet, a shelf above the hanging bar, and the floor. But, having a custom closet installed can help to maximize the space in closets and help ensure that everything in the closet has a place to be. As such, if you are looking for a housewarming gift for a new couple, one of the most thoughtful gifts you can provide is the gift of custom closet installation.
A professional can evaluate the closets in their home and come up with a customized design that allows the couple to maximize the space in one or more closets in their home. This helps with organization and also helps to ensure that the couple never feels like they do not have enough storage space in their new home, something that many people without closet organizers have felt. As was the case with windows, you should always consult with the couple to get their feelings about the custom closet and ensure it works for them prior to having it installed.
7. Lawn Care Services
Many new homeowners move from an apartment or condo complex into their first home. One of the biggest transitions that they have to make is going from not having to care for a lawn or yard to now having to care for a yard. If you are looking to give new homeowners a gift that can help them maintain the curb appeal of their home, you may want to consider paying for lawn care services or hiring a tree company on their behalf.
Lawn care services and tree companies can take care of all of the landscaping for the new homeowners. This helps their yards and trees to look their best, while also ensuring that they are properly cared for. As a homeowner, you would love for someone to handle your lawn and landscaping for you, and so too would a couple who has just moved into their first new home.
8. Interior Painter
One of the first things that people do when they move into a new home is to paint one or more of the rooms in the home. New color on the walls helps to personalize a home and make it your own. If you are looking to purchase a gift for a couple who has purchased a new home, one of the gifts that you can provide them is a gift of an interior painter. An interior painter can help the new couple select the right paint colors for the spaces in the home, and then paint the walls. This helps to ensure that the space is painted perfectly and helps to prevent homeowners from having to complete the laborious and time-consuming tasks of having to paint their home all by themselves.
Alternatively, if the homeowners love the interior color of their home, but are not too thrilled with the exterior color, you may want to consider hiring an exterior home painting company. Once again, this is a great way for the new homeowners to customize their home and make their home look like the home that they have been dreaming of.
9. Gift Certificate to Local Home Furnishings Store
While it may not necessarily be the most thoughtful gift on the list, if you are looking to purchase a gift for a couple who has purchased a new home, and you are unfamiliar with their personal style or taste, you can always purchase a gift certificate from a local home furnishings store. This allows the couple to go down to the store and purchase something that they like. Also, after buying a home, you usually find that there is something that you do not have. For example, you may have a countertop space that can be utilized with bar stools. Having a gift certificate allows the couple to get those items that they did not initially think that they would need, without having to spend money out of their own pocket to get those items. This comes in handy and is very appreciated.
10. Gift Cards to Local Restaurants
The final thoughtful gift that you may want to consider providing to couples who have moved into a new home is gift cards to local restaurants. Moving is time-consuming and many items remain packed or boxed for a few days or even weeks after a move. This can make it challenging to cook. As such, purchasing gift cards to local restaurants comes in handy. The couple does not have to worry about trying to quickly unpack so they can find plates, pans or utensils. Instead, they can leave their home, enjoy a nice meal out on the town, and then slowly take their time unpacking.
Also, caring for a new home is a lot of work, and many couples forego date nights as they settle into a new routine. Purchasing gift cards to local restaurants helps to ensure that the couple takes time out of their busy life to spend time together as a loving couple.
If you have a loved one, family member or close friend who has recently moved into a new home, you may be trying to come up with a gift that is useful and thoughtful. While any gift is appreciated, some gifts really make an impact and help the new homeowners. Many first time homeowners have no idea how expensive owning a house is and how many different types of services need to be hired to keep up with the maintenance and care of the home. Providing services such as these for the homeowners can help them get on their feet as they settle into their new home and navigate the craziness that is buying a new home.