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OUR MOST EMAILED QUESTIONS: Practical gift ideas for new homeowners

Our inboxes here at This Old House Online runneth over. And, a popular question is "What is a practical, but thoughtful gift for a new homeowner? I want to get something that is creative and useful, without being impersonal. Any ideas?"

What are YOUR answers?

SigmundFraudOrg
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A good claw hammer. It's thematic, and I remember well my new homeowner gift. And like a spare tire, you hope you will never need it, but you will. PS Consider personally engraving it.

JLMCDANIEL
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His and her's tool kit.
Jack

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GIFT CARD!

Gift card to a local Building Store is great! No excuse to not buy that little thing you need at the last second.

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Old post but I have slowly realized that one of my most useful tools is my wheel barrow. It makes so many jobs in the yard much easier.

Gizmo
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His & Hers Miter Master Plus

A. Spruce
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Gizmo wrote:

His & Hers Miter Master Plus

Does that come in a left handed model? ;):D

jkirk
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lol

dont forget corey and my cell phone numbers along with a gift card to pay for transporting us to the persons home

Gizmo
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A. Spruce wrote:

Does that come in a left handed model? ;):D

Sure it does Spruceeee. Just remmove the bolt and wing nut and install it thru the opposite side.......

Its a multifunction tool....:D

jkirk
Re: OUR MOST EMAILED QUESTIONS: Practical gift ideas for new homeowners

why not mark both sides of it ;)

or simply package the same tool in a left hand package and a right hand package to confuse canuk

OldHomeLearner
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As a somewhat new homeowner, here's a few items still on my wish list that we really need that would be great gifts.

1. it's a tool; laser wall stud finder that also locates electrical wires so when going to hang anything on a wall you can find the stud and also not cut into hidden electric wires.
2. assorted sizes of levels.
3. a stack of lintless plain white dish towels 8 or more; to dry vegetables, dry glasses/dishes. Saves on paper towels and can be bleached.
4. for fun add a bottle of Maalox.

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