New Home Gift Ideas

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We believe that a new home is worth celebrating. 

For those who share this sentiment and find joy in marking the occasion for a friend, family member or loved one, we have compiled a handy guide to ten unique housewarming gifts that will do more than sit pretty on a shelf and actually be put to good use.

Potted plant

Granted it’s a more traditional gift, but one that still is extremely popular; especially given the ever-growing interior design trend of biophilic design. If this is a chosen route for you, we highly recommend purchasing a money tree given their resilience and the fact that they are pet-friendly.  Did you know that they get their name from the belief that money trees welcome wealth and fortune to anyone in their path? Patch Plants is a great place to purchase, as well as understand a little more about going green at home but if you want to support local and choose your plant in person then we cannot recommend Hillier’s more highly!.


Help the new homeowner out and gift them with some show-stopping tableware to elevate their entertaining with style and sophistication when celebrating their new home! We particularly love this celebrate plate and funky cheeseboard!

Ruboka Fireproof Document Bag

One for the practical Pauls and Paulines out there – certainly not your typical gift but absolutely worth its weight in gold in case of an emergency! 

Cordless vacuum

These are unbelievably handy (excuse the pun!) and a huge time-saver that will ensure the new home is kept clean at the touch of a button. Have a look at the award-winning Bissell AeroSlim Lithium Ion Cordless Handheld Vacuum. We love the fact that it also comes with a washable filter and a handy storage stand! Make sure to shop around when searching for the right one though because the price tags can vary enormously!

Customised candle

Simple yet effective. For smaller budgets, but by no means less impressive, purchasing a luxury scented candle to set the tone after the chaos of moving day is over and unwind in the new surroundings is a perfect addition to a new home. Customise the label if you want or simply deliver a ‘scentsational’ experience to the new property owner.

Personalised door mat

The perfect combination of pretty and practical, with a friendlier price tag too! Why not customise a doormat to create a warm welcome to the new home, with the added benefit of keeping the entrance clean. Etsy is great place to start with some fun, customisable designs.

Indoor Herb Garden

Perfect for culinary creatives or beginners looking to try their hand at growing some greens! Click And Grow tick all the boxes here for a smart, sustainable and long-term gift that keeps on giving

Dinky Artist artwork for the home

The perfect gift for a family with children, and/or pets. A collaborative and personalised keepsake that will mark the occasion while tugging at the heart strings. 

Voucher for local takeaway/restaurant

Because it’s tradition surely to have a celebratory takeaway meal on the first night in your new home.  The last thing they’ll feel like doing is cooking on the first night! Have a look into places like TripAdvisor and consider what the recipient enjoys most to get the most out of this gift, before purchasing a voucher!

Bath Caddy Tray

(Check to make sure that the new property does in fact have a bath!) What better way to relax and unwind after a busy day of work, let alone moving house, than to soak in the bath with a glass of your favourite tipple and a good book or film! Look no further than this practical and stylish bath caddy tray. It’s not something that’s typically high on people’s priority list, but trust us – the recipient will thank you for it! 

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Me and a friend recently went through Sims Williams to view some newly renovated apartments in central Chichester. David was with us for our initial viewing through to our tenancy signing and was incredibly helpful and prompt with communication throughout. We were disappointed to have not been informed on our initial viewing that the property would be under construction for 6-8 months out of our 12 months tenancy, however despite this all communication with Sims Williams was very quick in getting in touch with the landlord about this, and we are still very happy with the service that they provided.
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We don’t normally write reviews, but on this occasion we had too. In life you get what you pay for, whilst I’m sure that there are cheaper agents out there; if you want a stress free move with knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated agents, that give excellent communication, then look no further than Sims Williams. We dealt with John, Annie and Vanessa, we sold and purchased through them. The Team in the Bognor Branch is fantastic, we couldn’t of hoped for better agents to support us through the journey which wasn’t always the easiest but they communicated to either side of the chain fantastically, keeping stress to a minimum and helped us through the bumps to complete in 11 weeks. A big thank you to you all, and in the future we wouldn’t look anywhere else. Sam and Lisa.
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Selling our parents house was a daunting prospect so we have to thank the team at the Sims Williams Bognor Office who really did make it as pain free as it could possibly be! From the valuation to the open day and right through the sales process, John and his team kept us informed and nothing was too much trouble. Having bought and sold property before, we both know that’s not always the case and, in this instance where we were acting on behalf of family, it was doubly important to get it right so we can’t thank John and his team enough enough for their professionalism and help. We would happily recommend their service to anyone looking for that same support. Thank you!
Carol- Vendor - Jun 13th, 2022