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It’s so much fun to surprise someone with a great gift, something you picked especially for them, but it also can be stressful when you’re not sure what to get. Whether you’re welcoming a new neighbor or celebrating a new home purchase for a close friend or family member, we have five great gift ideas for the homeowners in your life.

On a budget? Check out the first two gift ideas.

Plants: Indoor or Outdoor

Gifting someone a lush plant always makes an impression. It’s a thoughtful gift they can enjoy longer than a bouquet of cut flowers. Find houseplants at a local nursery and at many big-box retailers. Most are budget-friendly and ideal as a housewarming gift.

Some of the most popular houseplants in 2021, according to sites like The Spruce and Hello Magazine, are the:

  • Snake Plant
  • Elephant Ear
  • Prayer Plant
  • Peacock Plant
  • String of Hearts
  • Variety of cactus plants

Another idea is to give seeds, seedlings, or a potted plant for outside. Depending on the time of year, plants like geraniums, mums, and red stars are low maintenance and look beautiful.

Small Decor Items

It can be hard to choose a gift if you don’t know the recipient well, especially when welcoming a new neighbor to the block. Small decor items that are practical but have some style often work best. A throw blanket in a neutral color is always a good idea, as are kitchen-related items like a cutting board, mugs, or a set of coasters for the living room.

The timeless gift basket also may be appreciated. Local items are a great idea for someone new to the area. Create your own and include things like gourmet popcorn or candy, a magnet with the city’s name, or coffee/tea from a neighborhood shop.

Need a bigger budget gift idea? We’ve got three that homeowners will love.

Tools or Power Equipment

Moving into a home, especially if it’s the first time, there are many tasks that need to be done or that will need to be done as the months pass. A set of tools or specific piece of power equipment can bring a grin to a homeowner’s face. Items to consider vary, but can include wrenches, a toolbox with the basics (screwdriver, hammer, wrench, pliers, measuring tape, leveler), or even items like a pressure washer.

A cordless tool with a rechargeable battery can help make DIY home projects go more smoothly. Consider the kind where there are multiple tools and interchangeable batteries. A hand-crank safety lantern is another idea, something that the homeowner will appreciate having in an emergency.

Home Security System or Outdoor Camera

Even in the safest of neighborhoods, it’s nice to have the peace of mind a home security system or outdoor camera brings. DIY home security systems are easy to install and more affordable than they were 20 or even 10 years ago. Today, systems can be run by your smartphone and don’t even need a 24-hour monitoring company, unless desired. Many outdoor cameras don’t need to be hard-wired, most are battery- or solar-powered.

Gift Cards for Home Maintenance Service

A gift card always fits. Surprise a homeowner with a gift card for a home maintenance service. From a chimney sweep to gutter and window cleaning, these chores need to be tackled on a regular schedule and by professionals who can get the job done safely. United Window Cleaning offers gift cards to help take the hassle out of shopping.

Just call us at 513-721-5987 for gift cards and to set up an appointment for gutter and window cleaning.

Don’t forget we do more than exterior windows. Our pro teams clean interior windows, skylights, mirrors, ceiling fans, high dusting, and more. Contact us today.