Five Best Holiday Gifts for First-Time Homeowners
Let’s face it; buying your first home is not unlike having your first child. An investment that will likely span decades, something you’ll have to pour into, fix up, nurture and love. You can’t go into it empty-handed, you need lots of tools and resources to get your started. For new parents, that’s where baby showers are the saving grace. For new homeowners, it’s the holidays. Here are some great local gift ideas this season that you can get your friend(s) who just bought their first home feel more homey.
1. A gift card to Ozark Beer Co.
These guys are the best of the best in Northwest Arkansas, as far as beer in concerned. Buying your first home can be one of the more stressful experiences in life. Give them the resources to sit back and relax their first night in by hooking them up with some of the best beer in town.
2. A bag of Onyx Coffee
Most Americans consider coffee an essential part of their daily routine. If you’re moving into your first house, stocking the pantry is not likely to be very high on the list of priorities. Waking up to a sack of the tastiest coffee the region has to offer is certain to put a pep in your step, even if you are waking up to a cluttered, half-filled home. There’s no better beverage to get you moving.
3. A seat at any of Northwest Arkansas’ notable restaurants
Northwest Arkansas is considered by many to be a great region for foodies. Whether it’s the famous Hugo’s on the Fayetteville square (it even made an appearance on the most recent season of HBO’s True Detective!), Bentonville’s 8th Street Market, Ramen at the new Ramen Nara in Rogers, or Springdale’s sumptuous Media Luna, you can’t disappoint by treating your new homeowner to a night out. And, let’s face it, they’re probably sparse on groceries anyway!
4. Lawn Care
They’re already consumed with setting up their home’s interior. Help them out by taking care of the outside by paying for a month or two of lawn care from any of your local landscapers. No one likes a messy lawn, but they hate mowing it even more.
5. Decorations from Freckled Hen Farmhouse
Known for its quaint aesthetic and unique home décor, Freckled Hen Farmhouse is the perfect place to treat your friend to a shopping spree. They may have the necessities, but this will help them make it their own.
We hope these suggestions help you on your way to make your first time homeowner feel loved and at home. Whether you get them a small bag of coffee or gold-trimmed cutlery, the kindness of helping someone build a home will last a lifetime.