New Homeowner Gift Guide

By Alexis Gruber, in All Communities

With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s inevitable that you’ve started thinking about what to buy your family and friends. (Don’t worry – if you’re a local, we have you covered with our Christmas Countdown billboard on Route 1 so you know exactly how many shopping days are left!)
Do you have someone on your list who has moved recently? Even if it were a few months ago, chances are they could still use a couple items to make their house feel like home. So we put together a Gift Guide for New Homeowners to help you out with surprising that family member or friend with a practical yet totally amazing gift this holiday season!


Doormats are one of those important home accents that people often overlook. We all know they are great for keeping our floors spic and span, but they also can instantly reveal style and personality. Love dogs or inspirational quotes? Want to gift a monogrammed mat to your favorite newlyweds? Creative doormats are easy to find at an affordable price. Not sure where to look? Check out one of our favorite places to find some unique options at Mod Cottage in downtown Rehoboth.


The wreath serves as an iconic symbol of the holiday season, and seems to get us in the spirit once we hang one on the front door. We festoon our doors not only to deck the halls, but also to warmly greet guests for those cookie exchanges and festive happy hours. So why not surprise the new homeowner on your list with an elegant and inspired wreath? Swing by The Station on Kings in Lewes to pick up a gorgeous fresh wreath; and while you’re there, grab a coffee and one of their daily fresh brioches to treat yourself!

Dish Towels

We use them everyday, so pick up a set (or two!) to serve as a daily reminder of your love to friends and family! Help the new homeowners show off their monogram, highlight the state they live in, or even express their personality with fun dish towels. Bella Luna in Rehoboth is the perfect downtown spot to snag whimsical dish towels for stuffing stockings this season!

Warm Throw Blanket

Add to a cozy winter evening by giving your new homeowner a warm blanket to snuggle on the couch. (They can use it when binge watching all of those Hallmark Channel Christmas movies!) Salvaged in Lewes offers a great variety of colors, styles and textures, so you can be sure to find one that suits the style of their new home.

Toolset/Home Improvement Gift Card

With every new home comes weekend DIY projects. Help make your loved one’s life a little easier by gifting them something more practical, like a new tool set. Not exactly sure what home improvement tools they need? A Home Depot or Lowe’s gift card is sure to win you some brownie points!
No matter the gift, the sentiment is always the same: to warm your family or friend’s new home and heart this holiday season. Happy gifting!