Most of you know that this year we bought a house! We are first time homeowners so there are plenty of things on our “to buy” list. In a dream world, we would’ve had tens of thousands of dollars saved up to buy all of the furniture and home goods we want or need, but that is simply not the reality. And since we got married a few years ago and lived in an apartment, we didn’t get to ask for a lot of the typical things as we simply didn’t have the space.
That being said, Grant and I vowed that our upcoming birthdays and Christmas we can only ask for things for the house! We’ll see if we keep our promise – but I decided other new homeowners are probably in a similar situation. So here are some things for anyone who may be buying for a new homeowner this holiday season! These gifts could also be great for newly weds, people who recently moved, etc.
P.S. – if my parents are reading this feel free to use this as my Christmas wish list!
You can never have too many crockpots. And have you seen a more aesthetic crockpot than this? I actually bought this one for myself a few months ago before we moved in. And of course it works perfectly, all crockpots are truly the same. But I actually have been using it more because it isn’t ugly sitting on my countertops! Now I just need this larger green one.
For me, my kitchen is one of my favorite parts of our new home! And while I am no chef or baker, I have definitely been making an effort to learn new skills in the kitchen. A quality apron can be the perfect gift for a new homeowner – and for couples you can even get matching ones. Plus on Williams Sonoma you can get them customized for an extra fee.
One thing I know we’re in need of us new bath towels. Over the years we’ve never really invested in nice ones. Our collection is made up mainly of ones I got for my college dorm room and other random ones we’ve purchased here and there… Embarrassing! We really just need to wipe out our “collection” and get new ones. I love the look of these from Pottery Barn and they aren’t as wildly priced as others.
These rechargeable table lamps have become incredibly popular this year and would make the perfect gift for the new homeowner. They can be used indoors or outdoors, can be moved around the house, and are just the perfect piece to add extra lighting to your space as needed.
For us, being homeowners means being able to host gatherings and finally curate things more to our style in our home. That being said, new dishes are definitely needed! We personally love this style as their classic and go with everything, yet aren’t fussy. They have great reviews and are a great price – 16 pieces for $60. Target also sells these pieces separately so if something breaks it is no big deal and is easily replaceable.
One of the many things I want to do with our new space is be better about the products we use. I’ve heard great things about Branch Basics and this starter kit would make the perfect gift!
One thing I dream of having is a towel warmer! In an ideal scenario I’d have a warming towel rack – but unfortunately that isn’t in the cards. But this towel warmer would be fantastic! Growing up I had a laundry closet in my bathroom and I always threw my towel in before getting a shower. It was the best – especially on a winter day.
We were always curious about electric kettles and ended up getting one as a gift last year. Well I am shocked to report it is a total game changer! We don’t have this one specifically – but it’s a similar price and this one is beyond cute. Functional yet chic enough to keep on the counter.
There are a few luxuries I stand by in life – items that can seem like an investment but are truly worth it. ChappyWraps are one of those things! We have three of these heirloom quality blankets – and have intentions of buying more. I personally LOVE this fawn print – but there are so many patterns to choose from and different sizes. You can even customize the blanket for an extra charge if you really want to make it special!
I feel like I always put this on a gift guide. But it’s truly a great piece, especially for new homeowners! We have the Our Place pan and pot, use them daily, and absolutely love them. We’ve given them as gifts as well and have gotten great feedback! They offer a variety of colors as well as sizes – so it can work with a variety of gifting budget. We’re hoping to get the mini set sometime soon to finish our set!
I hope you all enjoyed this blog post and are looking forward to my upcoming gift guides! Be sure to subscribe to my email list to be notified the next time I post and to stay up-to-date.