Your friends just shared the good news with you…they’re renovating their home! You’re excited for them and love the updates they’re sending you with more and more selections…the outcome will be something you relish experiencing with them at the next visit!!
Getting your friends a gift feels like a fun and genuine way to help them break in the new space, and especially to celebrate making their home a true oasis of the lifestyle they love.
But how do you avoid getting some tchotchke or something totally cliché?! We’ve ALL been in that situation where we endlessly search for the perfect gift…and end up with something boring that gets stashed and forgotten.
In this guide, you’ll discover 7 gift ideas that are PERFECT for someone remodeling their home…
7 Gift Ideas for Homeowners Remodeling their Home
- A charcuterie board
- An essential oil diffuser
- Renovations, Repairs and Return on Enjoyment
- Nest video doorbell
- Nest learning thermostat
- Custom throw pillows
- Smart smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector
A Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie is becoming increasingly popular. Picture how irresistible the typical charcuterie board is with the variety of healthy it offers, including…
- Cured meats
- Dried fruits
ESPECIALLY if you bring the meats, cheeses and the rest along with the new board, a with charcuterie you’ll never go wrong. It’s useful, and it’s beautiful.
You can take it up a notch by getting them an engraved board, too…and there, you’ve imprinted your thoughtfulness on their hearts (by way of their tummies)!
An Essential Oil Diffuser
Is someone you know doing a bathroom remodel or a full-home remodel? One of the best gifts you can give is an essential oil diffuser. This ensures that their new master bath or whole house give them a full experience with ALL the senses. Essential oil diffusers come in different shapes and sizes, too, so you can even ensure it fits the “look” of the new space..
And you’ll probably be a beneficiary of the essence your gift exudes when visit their place next!
Renovations, Repairs and Return on Enjoyment by yours, truly
One of the best gifts (and tools) you can give someone to help them stay on track during a renovation and make the right decisions when faced with choices is the book Renovations, Repairs and Return on Enjoyment. This book is by me, Robin Burrill!!
That’s not why I mention it now, though…
The book was written to help homeowners build their “return on enjoyment.” This means getting everything out of your home deserve…making every dream “look” and experience a reality…
And sometimes, that means making some tough choices, and learning what to think about that NO one knows innately!
Nest Video Doorbell
You’ve heard of smart homes. Been skeptical about the concept? Haven’t seen the application in your own home? The Nest Video Doorbell is a smart home device that will convert you into a smart-home enthusiast instantly! Its features include…
- HD livestreaming to follow all activities at your door from your phone
- Many gigas of data storage with continuous recording of your porch and yard
- A face-scanning feature to detect who is at your door
- Customizable notifications to your phone
When you give this gift, just avoid the “gimme” jokes about whether they’ll ever let you in again!! Know that yours will be a face your friends will be VERY happy to see at their door!
Nest Learning Thermostat
If smart doorbells weren’t enough, the Nest Learning Thermostat is a thermostat that is not only TOTALLY programmable and automatable, but actually controls the environment of your home better as it learns about the airflow, hot and cold spots, and your preferences…
This AI-powered thermostat has amazing features like
- Learning your room temperature preferences
- Regulating your home’s temperature automatically based on your preferences
- A proximity sensor that adjusts settings based on whether it senses you at home or not
- A “Farsight” display feature that shows the weather, time, and temp
- Total control from your mobile device, including receiving important alerts
Custom Throw Pillows
Home renovations often come with a change of furniture…so why not help someone doll their new selections up?!
If you go the throw pillow route, though, not all throws are created equal…
And, frankly, they probably included some in their remodel selections anyway!
Try to up the ante with a personalized pillow embroidered with the family’s last name…or any other message you want to share!!
Next, check out the 3 Ways To Have Fun With E-Design…
Smart Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Last, but DEFINITELY not least is a smart smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. This is an especially appropriate gift after someone finishes a kitchen remodel…
Smart smoke detectors are a great improvement on the manual smoke detectors that just go off with an unending ring…
Smart smoke detectors give you instructions on what to do, tell you which of your alarms went off, what it went off for, and how serious the situation is, among other things! Nest is a leading smart-home device maker, so, the Nest Smoke Detector is the smoke detector you want to consider…
Other smart smoke detectors include the X-Sense Mini Wireless and First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound.
Getting someone a gift in honor of a big renovation project can be a SUPER rewarding experience—especially if you get to enjoy the gift with them!
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