If you’re wondering what to buy for a housewarming gift, this list of good gifts for new homeowners might come in handy!
Buying property is very stressful and expensive. Now that you own a property, you need a lot of things that you need to maintain it. It’s important to create a monthly budget to be able to maintain your home’s exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best.
What to buy for a housewarming gift: Essentials
Essential oil diffusers are popular for a reason: Not only do they offer aromatherapy benefits, but they can also make any space feel way more serene.
This cute and compact model can fit just about anywhere (even a bag when travelling) and comes in four muted colours. Gift with some essential oil blends so the recipient can start using it ASAP.
For friends moving to a different province, city or country, gift them a map print of their new home. These illustrated works break down the unique neighbourhoods and attractions in each city.
Mine wasn’t a gift, but I purchased maps of my favourite countries from Modern Map Art – they specialise in map prints, wall art and art map decor.
Alternatively, you can gift your loved one a scratch map or globe for their living or office space.
Good gifts for new homeowners: Kitchen
The aim of good gifts for new homeowners is to make their lives easier.
Glassware is considered a delicate piece of art and good gifts for new homeowners. Pair the sensory delight of fine wine with the exquisite art form of these breathtaking glass decanter.
Renowned South African artist and designer, Carrol Boyes made unique, sculptured home and dining accessories that bring a bit of glamour to a living space.
Her selection of cheese, meats, and crackers will look way more impressive on a tiered cheese board, don’t ya think?
To make her life easier, this bamboo board has a not-so-secret compartment to hold an all-purpose cheese knife, cheese fork, and flat cheese knife.
Taking the cork out of a bottle after a long day shouldn’t be an arm workout. Ensure easy opening with an electric corkscrew.
Air fryers are countertop convection ovens that makes cooking things so much easier, faster, and better, without all of the fats and extra calories that come with deep-frying.
Although the name suggests that it can only be used for air frying food, this kitchen appliance is so much more than that.
Air fryers can be used to bake a delicious cake, roast golden potatoes or grill tasty chicken and vegetables.
With so many options available, which is the best air fryer in South Africa?
Best Air fryer in South Africa
We did some digging to find out which are the best air fryers available in SA:
Philips Air Fryer Viva Black
The Phillips Air Fryer is one of the top-rated air fryers in South Africa. It was designed with compactness in mind (20% smaller) while still allowing large amounts of food (800 gr) to be cooked. It blends beautifully into the kitchen countertop with its reduced size and serves nutritious meals for the entire family. Its considered size allows usage every day and a world of possibilities. This air fryer is dishwasher safe and allows fry your food with little to no added oil.
Swan 2.5 l Air Fryer
The Swan Air Fryer has generously proportioned 2.5-litre capacity that lets you fit in even more of the things you love. With a fixed oil container to keep hot oil safely within the appliance when in use, the fryer also features cool-touch handles and a robust, frying basket with handle keeping your hands a safe distance away from the cooking action.
This is one of the best air fryers in South Africa, It’s compact and sleek design means it looks great on anyone’s kitchen top, but can also be easily stored away out of sight.
The Instant Pot is one of the best-selling good gifts for new homeowners, and for good reason.
It’s one appliance that works as a steamer, pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yoghurt maker, and warmer that you can also sauté in. What’s not to love?
This electric pressure cooker sells in multiple models in different sizes
Good gifts for new homeowners: Home Maintenance Supplies
Owning and caring for a home is a big responsibility and with these home maintenance supplies, it can make your life a bit easy.
A water hose saves you from having to carry heavy watering cans from your water connection to your beds.
With a garden hose, you water your lawn and beds. You also need a good garden hose as a connection for your garden shower and to take water comfortably from your rainwater storage tank.
Hand-held gardening tools are very important to any gardener. They include things like the spade which you use to plant your seedlings.
So if your gardener is in need of a new set, go for it. They are fairly inexpensive and will certainly be used.
Watering cans are a gardener’s friend. I love walking around our property with my watering can in hand and just taking in the cool night air after a hot summer day.
And also giving my beautiful plants a drink while I stroll. I think most gardeners enjoy taking in the flowers they work so hard on. A watering can is part of that process.
Every home needs a vacuum. Make sure you get one that’s lightweight and easy to use like the all-new and improved Bennett Read AeroVac.
It delivers powerful performance in a lightweight convertible package. With a 600W motor and cyclonic air filtration, the Bennett Read AeroVac will have your home clean in no time.
With a built with a washable Fine-Particle Filter, maintenance is a breeze! Converts to a hand vac in seconds! Need to get in between those couch seats? The quick-release handle is easily removed, converting the Bennett Read AeroVac into a hand vacuum.