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5 housewarming gifts for new homeowners

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Moving to a new home is exciting, especially when it’s your very first one. Share in the celebrations of your friend or family member’s latest milestone with the perfect housewarming present.

Here are our top gift ideas for new homeowners to suit all interests and lifestyles.

1. Dutch Oven

Where to get it: Williams-Sonoma, Wayfair
Price range: $50 - $300

A Dutch oven is the perfect do-it-all cooking companion for the couple that loves experimenting in the kitchen. They’re great as a slow cooker, braising meats or for one-pot meals like soups and stews, plus the cast iron material keeps the heat in – ideal for hosting a dinner party with friends or family.
Williams-Sonoma have a variety of Dutch ovens for around $150, plus tasty recipe ideas. For a more affordable solution, you can find smaller Dutch ovens for under $100 at places like Wayfair.

2. Cozy blanket

Where to get it: Pottery Barn, Bed Bath & Beyond
Price range: $15 - $100

A cozy blanket is a perfect gift year-round – whether its placed on the edge of their bed or draped across the sofa as a statement piece. But when winter rolls around, you bet they’ll love wrapping up together under your blanket.
There’s no shortage of blanket options for all budgets, including even knitting your own. Check out home stores like Pottery Barn and Bed Bath & Beyond to find a blanket and throw to match their new home interiors, from chunky knit and faux fur styles to organic cotton.

3. Scented candles

Where to get them: Yankee Candle, West Elm
Price range: $10 - $60

There’s nothing more comforting than coming home to a scented candle. Yankee Candle have every scent imaginable from just $10 for small jars, and $30 for large. Opt for ‘Warm and Cozy’ for those evenings curled up on the sofa, or ‘Home Sweet Home’ for a truly heartwarming scent.
Candles not only smell great; they look great too. West Elm have a great range of candles in a variety of stylish holders, from metal and black glass for modern homes to wax pillars and candleholders for something more traditional.

4. Photo frames

Where to get them: Michaels, JCPenney
Price range: $5 - $200

A home isn’t complete without a family portrait. Make sure the new homeowners have the perfect place to put their favorite photos and save room for the many more to come with a collection of photo frames.
From single poster and tabletop frames to multiple collage frames, Michaels has plenty of photo frames in a variety of sizes, colors and prices.
If you want to spend a little more, a smart frame could be ideal for those with too many selfies. That way, they can display thousands of photos in one device and watch as their memories rotate.

5. Cheese board

Where to get it: Target, Macys
Price range: $15 - $75

A cheese board may seem like a simple gift, but the memories and laughter it’ll bring will be worth its weight in gold. Plus, you can easily get your cheese board personalized with the new homeowner’s initials or family name.
Cheese boards are meant to be shared with loved ones, often with a bottle or two of wine. Pop into your local Target on your way to their new home to grab a cheese board and their favorite bottle of wine. For a more premium charcuterie board, Macy’s has a great choice that also comes with the right tools and bowls.

At Kroger, we have a wide variety of gift cards to suit any occasion. Browse our full gift card range online today to find even more great gift ideas for new homeowners.