If you know somebody that has just purchased a new home and you don't want to arrive with a plant in your hands to present, here are some gift selections that are different!
1. A fire extinguisher
Although it isn't especially glamorous, a fire extinguisher is a thoughtful and useful gift that any homeowner could use and would definitely appreciate.
2. Flower and vegetable seeds
If you know a gardener that has just purchased a home, bring him a house warming gift in the form of seeds. These can be presented in small decorative planters that can be used around the house or outside.
3. Edible plants
If you can't get the idea of showing up with a plant out of your mind, take a look at the incredible edible plants that are available in retail shops and online. These come in the form of a flower or plant and are made from fruit and chocolate. They're relatively inexpensive and make a great gift for a new home owner.
4. Storage bins
Anyone that's moving into a new place is probably running low on storage bins. There are many different types of bins to choose from in a variety of price ranges. Storage bins can also bend and break during a move so the homeowner may have some damaged bins that need replacing right now!
5. A home owner's manual
If the person you know is moving into a house for the first time, a home owner's manual can come in quite handy. The book will contain helpful tips ranging from "What to do if your furnace breaks down" to "How to handle a clogged drain". If the homeowner has previously lived in an apartment, he may not have the first clue about handling common household repairs and may not know how to maintain a house properly.