Whether you are looking for a housewarming gift for a new home buyer, a wedding present or a holiday gift for your favorite homeowner, these 10 unique gifts for the home will be a big hit.
As a real estate agent, I’ve purchased tons of closing gifts for home buyers over the years. The ones that are the most appreciated are the ones that match the gift to the personality of the recipient.
Today I’m sharing with you some great affordable home gifts for sports and nature lovers, dog owners and cyclists. Plus a couple of gifts for the person who is always laughing. All are priced under $100 with many of them under $50.
All of the items come from the online store Uncommon Goods which sells creative high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Many of the items are handmade. You can even search specifically for items made from recycled materials, handmade items or products made in the U.S.A.
I’m so impressed with their merchandise that I signed up for the Uncommon Goods affiliate program, which means that if you click one of the links below and decide to buy something, I’ll be paid a small commission. I’m very selective about which products I’m willing to recommend, and I think you’ll agree that these items are so much better than a generic home gift like a picture frame, serving platter or candlesticks.
This Home Plate Doormat is made of durable tufted coconut fiber and is weather resistant. It cleans up easily with a hose or brush, making it ideal indoors or out. Priced $22.
Handmade by Massachusetts-based artist Michael Bellino, this Wall Mounted Hockey Stick Coat Rack is made from repurposed hockey sticks and pucks, worn in from their days of slashing and slap shooting. Priced $74.95, sold only at Uncommon Goods.
Dog Lovers Home Gifts:
This Dog Greetings Sign will provide visitors with a laugh and a sigh of relief that humans don’t greet each other like the rest of the animal kingdom does. Handmade by Stacey Lamothe in Californai using powder-coated steel, these two friendly dogs are a humorous way to welcome guests. Priced $65.
Available in a variety of breeds, each Dog Lawn Stakes is cut from 16 gauge steel custom and comes with or without your street numbers. The metal finish and clean lines of the design tell the neighborhood that your dog is a part of the family. Handmade in Connecticut. Priced $75 without house numbers or $100 with house numbers.
Cyclist Home Gift:
Handmade in Kentucky by artist Eric Gross, this Bicycle Bookends is made from carbon steel and then finished with automotive paint. Several other bookend designs are available by the same artist including elephants, monkeys, giraffes, cannon, women and a strangling tree. Priced $65.
Nature Lovers Home Gifts:
A playful way to introduce wildlife to your garden or yard, these this Spiky Owl Balancer Stake on top. Handmade by artisans in Bali of welded sheet metal painted a rich palette of autumnal hues that naturally oxidize over time into a lustrous patina. Priced $46.
Handmade by artist Chris Crooks in Arizona, the Tree Hugger Squirrel develops a rich patina that grows darker with age and gives it an industrial touch, while sweet cut out detail creates a silhouette that can be viewed from both sides. Whether climbing up the tree trunk, across a sturdy limb, or up a garden post, this squirrel attaches using two brackets and won’t harm the tree. Priced $40, sold only at Uncommon Goods.
Another Chris Crooks creation exclusive to Uncommon Goods, this rust colored steel Tree Hugger Koala that darkens with age will make everyone smile. The two-sided design can be easily hung we three brackets that won’t damage the tree. Made in Arizona. Priced $90, sold only at Uncommon Goods.
Funny Home Gifts:
Your friends will surely laugh when they open up these fun Warm or Cool Face Mugs – Set of 2. The perfect snack-time companions, they hold beverages up top and have a special cubby for your favorite treats. Perfect for milk and cookies or marshmallows with piping hot chocolate. Priced $35 for a set of 2, sold only at Uncommon Goods.
What time is it? What time does it have to be done by? What time are you supposed to be there? Sometimes, you just have to say “Whatever.” This Whatever Clock has fabulous reviews and is the perfect affordable for your friends who like to laugh. Priced $22.