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45 Useful Gifts for New Homeowners

If someone on your list has just purchased their first home, there are all kinds of gifts that can make being a homeowner easier. Find the perfect gift for that new homeowner in our gift guide here!

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If someone on your list just purchased their first home, there are all kinds of gifts that can make being a homeowner easier. Find the perfect gift for that new homeowner in our gift guide here!

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Saki Automatic Pot Stirrer

For foods like risotto, constant stirring can be a pain. With the Saki Automatic Pot Stirrer, enjoy a hands-off experience. The innovative cooking mixer automatically and continuously stirs your sauces, soups and more. Featuring a two-arm design to ensure precision and balance, the product eliminates burned food and scratched pots and pans.

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Cuisinart CEC-10 Central Egg Cooker

This smart kitchen product allows you to cook up to 10 eggs at once to soft-, medium- or hard-boiled. You can also opt to poach four eggs in a special tray or make an omelet with as many as three eggs. With almost 3,000 reviews on Amazon, this egg cooker has a rating of 4.5 stars.

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Simplehuman Touch-Free Soap Dispenser

During these times when spreading germs can be especially dangerous, the folks at Simplehuman have your back. When your hands get dirty in the kitchen, things can turn messy quickly. This automatic touch-free sensor pump makes washing up a breeze. With more than 8,000 global reviews on Amazon, this touch-free soap dispenser has an average rating of 4.3 stars.

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AmazonBasics 3.2 Quart Digital Air Fryer

A reliable smart kitchen product for newbies to air frying, this countertop appliance features a digital display, programmable timer and intuitive interface. It also comes with a three-liter detachable non-stick air frying basket so you’ll always have enough fries, wings or fish for the whole group.

The LED digital display features seven pre-set options, so there’s a setting for everyone. After more than a thousand global reviews, this air fryer has an average rating of 4.5 stars.   

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Traditional oven mitts are so bulky and awkward, why not trade them in for a better model? These protective gloves can pull double duty as barbecue and oven mitts because they’re resistant to 1,472 degrees F.

Made from three layers of non-toxic silicone and ultra-high strength deyan aramid fiber, these gloves resist skids, heat, cuts, acid and alkali. With 146 global reviews, these gloves have an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars. BONUS: These gloves come with a heat thermometer resistant to 572 degrees F.

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Watermelon Slicer

New homeowners will love this handy Watermelon Slicer during every warm-weather gathering and get-together! Simply slice the melon in half, then use the curved blades to cleanly scoop out half-moon shaped slices.

It’s dishwasher safe, kid-friendly and ergonomically sound — and this set comes with a melon baller. Though lightly reviewed, this watermelon slicer has an average rating of 4.6 stars.

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Charcoal Chimney Starter BBQ Grill Lighter

Lighting charcoal with a charcoal chimney starter is incredibly fast and easy. Depending on weather conditions, your coals should be ready to pour into the grill in about 10 to 15 minutes.

Using a charcoal chimney also removes that lingering lighter fluid taste on your food and the solvent smell in the air. It also works great in the rain! It is the perfect piece of equipment for grilling, tailgating, camping, beach trips and other outdoor activities. This charcoal chimney has an average rating of 4.7 stars.

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Spatula with Bottle Opener

There’s more than one way to open a beer bottle, but not many are as convenient as just reaching for a spatula. This barbecue spatula with bottle opener from Cave Tools is made of stainless steel that’s 20 percent thicker than competing models. It also includes an extra-wide face for larger pieces of meat and a serrated edge for easy slicing. This dishwasher-safe spatula has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars.

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Hart Six-Gallon Stainless Steel Tank Wet/Dry Vacuum

This wet/dry vac from Hart features a five-horsepower high-performance motor and sturdy casters for easy transport during and after use. A simple conversion turns this vac into a blower to remove debris from your yard or workspace. The whole package includes a six-foot-long hose, two extension wands, a utility nozzle, crevice tool, reusable cloth filter and foam wet filter. With 40 global reviews, this wet/dry vac has a four-star rating.

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A new product from Olight, the Olantern features a high-performance LED light combined with a detachable cover to provide steady illumination for any situation. Tell stories above the flickering light of the lantern and still have a versatile hand-held light for trips to the latrine or to collect firewood.

The lantern distributes light 360 degrees and its two LED modules provide three brightness levels. Olantern delivers a max output of 360 lumens and runs up to 80 hours on a single charge. Early reviews give the Olatern five stars.

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Beehive Max Toilet Plunger

Designed to fit old and new high efficiency toilets, the pliable rubber on this plunger from Beehive creates a better seal, so it clears clogs with no splash-back. The T-handle provides an optimum grip for a powerful plunge, too. With almost 1,500 reviews, the Beehive plunger has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

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Gorilla Construction Adhesive

Wandered down the caulking aisle in a home center lately? There are a dozen construction adhesives to choose from: dedicated adhesives for masonry, wood, foam, decking, paneling, marble, mirrors, drywall — you name it. Multipurpose adhesives are available, which is great, but wouldn’t an all-purpose adhesive be even better?

That’s exactly what Gorilla Construction Adhesive is: all-purpose and all-surface. It takes hold in as little as 30 seconds and works indoors and out. It’s the perfect gift for any new homeowner. With 582 global reviews, this construction adhesive has an average rating of four out of five stars.

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Smart Light Bulbs

These smart bulbs from Gosund work with Alexa or Google Home using a simple voice command (no hub required). Schedule on/off times automatically via an app on your smartphone and dim them however you want. You can also adjust the brightness for different uses in your kitchen, living room or bedroom. With 50 global reviews, these smart light bulbs have an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

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Bissell SpotBot

Get rid of messes without getting your hands dirty with the Bissell SpotBot. This hands-free portable carpet cleaner does all the scrubbing for you via preset cleaning cycles that spray, brush, and apply suction to permanently remove surface and stains that have already set.

Perhaps the best part, Bissell supports a pet foundation that helps alleviate homeless pets with every purchase. With more than 5,400 reviews, this spot cleaner has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. 

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Gas Off Wipes by Briggs & Stratton

Gas Off Hand and Surface Cleaner, by Briggs & Stratton, removes gasoline odor and residue after those messy gas drips and spills. Where home remedies and hand soap fall short, Gas Off safely removes gas odor from hands and skin, equipment surfaces, fabrics and auto upholstery.

It is non-toxic and contains a fresh linen scent that won’t dry out your hands or damage your equipment or surfaces. With 97 global reviews, these wipes have an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars.

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Loctite Foam Window and Door Insulating Sealant

A polyurethane-based insulating foam sealant that expands to fill, Loctite Foam seals and insulates around window and door jambs. It’s most effective at sealing out air and moisture to help save money on energy bills — something every homeowner can relate to! Loctite’s low-pressure formula is designed to not bow or warp window or door frames. With 309 global reviews, Loctite Foam has an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars.

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Big Max Storage Shed

The 7 ft. x 7 ft. Rubbermaid Big Max storage shed offers 332 cubic feet of additional storage space. Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin, the shed walls can withstand inclement weather, heavy tools and neighbor kids with multitudes of baseballs. The floor is also sturdy enough to handle the weight of a riding lawn mower. With 532 global reviews, this shed has an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars.

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Saris Glide Bike Storage Ceiling Rack

Here’s a cool space-saving product from Saris that puts a new twist on the humble bike hook.

The Saris Cycle Glide is a system of hooks mounted on glides that can hold up to four bikes. Once the bikes are on the hooks, they can be slid closer to the wall or nestled neatly together, taking up a lot less space. The weight capacity of the unit is 50 pounds per bike, or a total of 200 pounds. With 197 global reviews, this storage unit has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

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Moen Banbury Pivoting Double Post Toilet Paper Holder

It’s the little things that homeowners eventually grow to appreciate.

This toilet paper holder from Moen Banbury has a pivoting arm that lifts up but stays attached. That means no more chasing spring-loaded rollers around the bathroom floor. It’s brushed nickel finish resists fingerprints and water spots for easy maintenance. With 791 global reviews, this paper holder has an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars.

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Moen Magnetix Handheld Showerhead

The Moen Magnetix handheld shower is secured to the shower arm with a magnet rather than a clip. You can customize your shower at the push of a button by clicking through six optimized settings. The shower head also always docks facing forward to avoid splashing outside the shower. It also features a kink-free metal hose that extends reach and flexibility. With 915 global reviews, the average rating for this showerhead is 4.7 out of five stars.

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Snap-On USB Outlets

This outlet cover plate with a built-in USB charger is as easy to install as a regular cover plate. You just shut down the power, unscrew the old plate and screw on the new one. No receptacle replacement required.

The USB port gets its power from two prongs that contact the screws on the sides of the receptacle. With 355 global reviews, this cover plate has an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.

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Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit

The Caseta smart light switch starter kit by Lutron gives you easy and reliable control of your lights, shades and temperature from its free app. It provides superior dimming performance with LED bulbs and controls your lights from wherever you are in the house or garage.

You can also set your lights to automatically adjust with the seasons so you and your family will always arrive to a well-lit home. With 300 global reviews, the average rating for this smart switch kit is 4.8 out of five stars.

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Mechanics Tool Set

This 194-piece behemoth includes three ratchets, 125 sockets, 14 wrenches and 52 accessories. So whatever your task, this set likely has a solution for you.

You’ll also never question its durability. It’s forged from chrome alloy steel and coated with a protective finish that inhibits corrosion. Once you have the tools, here’s how to loosen tricky nuts, bolts and screws. With 210 global reviews, the average rating for this tool set is 4.7 out of five stars.

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Handheld Blower + Kit

The blower can clear debris from 15 feet, achieve maximum power output in less than a second and claims to be four pounds lighter than competitors, which is key in reducing hand fatigue. Its variable speed trigger allows users to toggle between the highest and lowest power settings. It also can lock on full throttle to further reduce fatigue in the operating hand.

Finally, Milwaukee’s brushless Powerstate motor delivers 450 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) and tops out at 120 MPH. With more than 1,900 global reviews, the average rating for this blower is 4.7 out of five stars.

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Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer

Grilling gurus will love this high-tech meat thermometer from Meater. It has a 165-ft. Bluetooth to WiFi range, and it will alert you via the app when your food is done.

It also has an advanced estimator algorithm that allows you to estimate how long to cook and rest your food to help plan your meal and manage your time. With 915 global reviews, the average rating of this meat thermometer is 4.4 out of five stars.

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La Siesta Brisa Tree Hammock

Made of 100 percent polypropylene, this hammock is lightweight and portable yet can withstand any kind of weather. Recipients of this gift may have to wait a few months to use it but they’ll be happy they did.

It’s tearproof and resistant to mold, mildew- and UV-damage, which makes it the perfect addition to any patio, garden, shoreline or pool deck. It’s durable enough to be left outside all summer. But if you encounter some really nasty weather, it’s machine washable.

Supporting up to 355 pounds, this hammock provides plenty of room for a single user to sprawl out, or a couple who doesn’t mind cuddling. Its Wayfair rating: 4.6 stars.

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Foldable LED Garage Ceiling Light Fixture

A dimly-lit garage is a recipe for disaster. This three-panel, foldable ceiling light features three 60-watt LED light bulbs and provides 6,000 lumens of ultra-bright light. Its premium aluminum alloy construction makes it high-temperature resistant and its hollowed out structure improves cooling efficiency.

The light is also rated for 50,000 hours of constant run time. With 116 global reviews, the average rating of this foldable ceiling light is 3.5 out of five stars.

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12-inch Magnetic Tool Holder Racks

These magnetic tool holder racks keep the tools you use most often organized and available when you need them. Designed to screw onto any wall, workbench or table, each rack weighs around a pound but holds approximately five pounds of screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, ratchets or whatever magnetic tool you need most.

The pack featured here includes four bars, so you can keep up to 20 pounds of tools at the ready. With 1,237 global reviews, the average rating of these tool racks is 4.6 out of five stars.

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URPOWER Two-in-one Waterproof 4 LED Solar Spotlight

These solar lights are a great addition to any home and can be helpful for new homeowner eager to show off their backyard patio. These lights are powered by a rechargeable lithium battery and can light up to six to nine hours when fully charged. With almost 12,000 global reviews, the average rating for these solar spotlights is 4.3 out of five stars.

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Kobalt Nine-Drawer Steel Tool Chest

This nine-drawer tool chest is the perfect place to organize and store your tools and hardware. Made from high-grade welded steel, it’s coated with a rust-resistant powder finish. Four casters (two fixed, two swivel) make it easy to maneuver in even the tightest garages or workshops.

The total weight capacity of the unit is 1,200 pounds. So no matter how many tools you squeeze in it, this tool chest is sturdy enough to take it all. It also comes with an integrated power strip with four outlets and two USB ports so your tools and electronics always stay charged. With just 10 global reviews, this tool chest has an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars.

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Emergency Flashlight, Blackout Alert and Night Light

In the event of a blackout, the American Red Cross has a device that will ease your worries. The Blackout Buddy is an emergency LED flashlight, blackout alert and nightlight all rolled into one.

It can be used as a flashlight at any time and its battery will run for up to four hours. It lights up automatically in the event of a power outage. With 355 global reviews, the average rating for this piece of emergency equipment is 4.7 out of five stars.

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SentrySafe Fire and Water Safe

Give new homeowners piece of mind that important papers will be safe in case of an emergency. The SentrySafe Fire and Water Safe offers advanced fire protection; it’s verified at 1,700 F for one hour. It can also withstand up to 24 hours in up to eight inches of water.

The safe also comes with a guarantee that SentrySafe will replace it following a fire. With 4,805 global reviews, the average rating for this safe is 4.5 out of five stars.

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AccuSharp Knife Sharpener

A knife sharpener can be an overlooked item for new homeowners until they suddenly discover that recently purchased knife set no longer cuts as well as it used to. Nip it in the bud buy buying a knife sharpener like this one from AccuSharp. With almost 9,000 global reviews, the average rating of this knife sharpener is 4.7 out of five stars.

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400 Thread Count Cotton Sheets

This sheet set is wrinkle resistant and low pilling, which means it will stay soft and smooth after each use and wash. The sheets are designed using a patented “Flexi Fit” technology on the fitted sheet, ensuring it fits snug and tight around your mattress.

The fitted sheet fits mattresses from eight to 20 inches. The 400 thread count gives the sheets a “soft and silky feel,” according to The Home Depot. With 118 global reviews, the average rating of these sheets is 4.6 out of five stars.

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No-Spill Five-Gallon Poly Gas Can

When gas container safety regulations changed in 2009, many gas can manufacturers produced nozzle mechanisms that were anything but user friendly. Fortunately for consumers, the folks at No-Spill came up with a gas container that meets the new standards. It’s easy to use and includes features you’ve always wanted in a gas can.

The No-Spill can is available in 1-1/4-,  2-1/2-, and five-gallon sizes. With almost 4,400 global reviews, the average rating of this gas can is 4.6 out of five stars.

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Worx Aerocart

The Worx Aerocart achieves several nearly impossible goals. It’s a powerful two-wheel wheelbarrow with enough strength to carry 200 pounds. Its highly advanced design helps to automatically center the load, making it easier to haul. You can also convert it to a dolly, add an accessory for hauling chopped wood and extend an arm to carry odd-shaped objects.

This wheelbarrow will come in handy for almost any landscaping job. With more than 4,500 global reviews, the average rating for this wheelbarrow is 4.6 out of five stars.

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Nite Ize CamJam

Ropes work great to secure tarps, but tying secure knots with the right tension can be tricky. The CamJams from Nite Ize have come to the rescue.

Now all you have to do is anchor one end of the cord, run the other end through the CamJam, clip the CamJam to a grommet and pull the cord — nothing could be easier! With 87 global reviews, the average rating of these rope tighteners is 4.7 out of five stars.

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BugZooka Bug Catcher Vacuum

Have some conversation fodder at the house warming party by announcing you’ve brought a bugzooka with you. You’ll be the hit of the party and allow the new homeowners a reasonable way to remove bugs with the BugZooka Bug Catcher Vacuum. With almost 3,000 global reviews, the BugZooka has an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars.

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Bucket Boss Tool Organizer

The Bucket Boss has a pocket for just about everything. With 30 pockets, three interior loops for hammers and pry bar and an open space for larger storage in the middle, there won’t be much reason to return to the garage or truck. With 3,570 global reviews, the Bucket Boss’ average rating is 4.8 out of five stars.

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Renaissance Chalk Furniture Paint Deluxe Starter Kit

Jumpstart refurbishing projects for the new homeowners with some chalk furniture paint. Chalk furniture paint is a great way to mix up the style in your house without buying new furniture. Plus you can transform it into a distressed look with a little additional effort.

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Louisville Ladder

The Louisville Ladder is among the best rated ladders on the market and will be a welcomed tool for any new homeowner. This six-foot model is rated to handle 300 pounds and features slip-resistant rubber feet. With almost 900 global reviews, this ladder has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars.

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Amazon Echo Show

At first glance, it would be easy to assume the Echo Show is just about video calling and messaging with friends and family. Don’t make that mistake. Video communication is a huge part of what Echo Show does, but there’s so much more.

Cook along to step-by-step recipes. Easily update to-do lists and calendars. Glance at weather and traffic on your way out the door. The 5-1/2-in. smart display is probably too small to watch full-length shows and movies. But movie trailers, news updates, podcasts and audiobooks are perfectly sized. With more than 175,000 global reviews, the Echo Show has an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars.

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Modern Cascade Rustic Outdoor Water Fountain

The hard part of buying the home is over for the first time homebuyers, so let them bask in the serenity that is their home. They can enjoy the outdoors and listen to the soothing sound of water with this outdoor water fountain.

Built-in LED light in the lower water basin also illuminates the fountain at night. The fountain is powered by a 110V outlet and stands just under three feet tall. With 71 global reviews, this fountain’s average rating is 4.7 out of five stars.

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Echo Chainsaw

This Echo Chainsaw is going to handle just about everything a backyard is going to throw at a new homeowner. This chainsaw will cut logs up to three feet in diameter and is backed by a five-year consumer warranty. The chainsaw has a 18-inch chain and includes an anti-vibration handle. With almost 1,800 global reviews, this chainsaw has an average rating of 4.6 out of five stars.

Make sure you sharpen up on chainsaw safety before using one though.

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Eureka RapidClean Pro Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

If you hate cleaning and are looking for something to make the job less painful, this just might be the assistant you need. This vacuum from Eureka is a cordless upright that’s fun to use and does a great job on carpeted stairs and in tight spaces.

It runs up to 40 minutes without fading and can easily toggle to maximum power for carpet and rugs at the touch of a finger. With more than 4,700 global reviews, the average rating for this vacuum is 4.3 out of five stars.

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