By Jay

May 11, 2019


It’s 2019 and people aren’t waiting until they are married to start buying property anymore.  There’s no question real-estate can be a great long or short-term investment, but while you live there it’s nice to make it yours and show you’ve graduated from bean bag chairs to being a legitimate adult. So, while we may be more familiar buying housewarming gifts for that newlywed couple, what about the single guys, the bachelor, the lone wolf, who bought their first place and need some help sprucing it up.


But wait, what about all the single-ladies doing the same you say, don’t worry we have a whole list of gift ideas for those friends too **article coming soon**


Cardboard Animal Heads

Timorn DIY Pre-Cut Papercraft Assembly Kit 3D Head Wall Decor Elephant Head Trophy

These cardboard animal heads come in all sorts of variations, are always a good conversation starter and just look great on a wall.  Pick a few up to cluster together on a wall or place around a room.

Mixed Drink Art

DEKOPRO 168 Piece Socket Wrench Auto Repair Tool Combination Package Mixed Tool Set Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

These mixed drink sketches are great for a bar area or the kitchen.  Get one of your friend’s favorite mixed drink to make it a more personal gift. Bonus, they help you remember the recipe to make some classic cocktails.

Reclaimed Wood Art

Etsy has a wide variety of really cool reclaimed wood art that let’s the guy in your life show off his home-state pride.  Just click the button below and search for “Reclaimed Wood [Your State]”



Stylish European Design Crystal Glasses By Ravenscroft Crystal- Premium Bourbon, Whisky, Double Old Fashioned Glasses- Set of 4-11oz - Perfect Gift For Scotch Lovers- BONUS Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Any new homeowner can use some nice or updated barware.  A set of glasses never go unused and will have them thanking you every time they pour themselves a nightcap.

Espresso Machine

Nespresso Creatista Plus Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville, Stainless Steel

Can K-Cups please go back to where they came from. Giving a gift that encourages learning the art of coffee/espresso brewing is enough, but having a real espresso machine on your counter makes a statement and it just looks great too.

Bitters Set

Bourbon Bitters Bundle: Woodford Reserve Aromatic, Spiced Cherry, Orange, and Chocolate Cocktail Bitters - 2 oz Each (Original Version)

Bitters are like that ingredient you never realized is what’s making your drinks so damn good when you’re at the bar, but never quite taste the same when you make them at home. Now you know the secret and this is a great intro bitters set to start experimenting.  Grab them a book on bitters, with recipes, to get them started off.


Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6 Quart Multi-use Electric Pressure, Slow, Rice Cooker, Yogurt, Cake Maker, Sauté, Steamer and Warmer, Silver

Ok ordering in or grabbing a sandwich to-go is still faster, but an Instapot is still a great gadget to have in the kitchen to make anything you want, but a whole lot faster than in the oven or even an old-school slow cooker. Bonus, this one has WiFi connectivity so your Instapot can send you a text when it’s time to hit the pressure release valve.


Smoking Jacket/Robe

Alexander Del Rossa Men's Robe with Hood - Premium Fleece Bathrobe, Big and Tall, Large XL Steel Grey (A0125STLXL)

Nothing says master of your domain like a cozy, yet stylish robe to wear around the house. Pipe and grotto sold separately.

Shave Set

GRUTTI Premium Shaving Brush Set with Luxury Brush Stand and Brush holder for Soap Bowl and Manual Razor (Fusion 5) Kits for Men (Badger Hair Version)

We’ve all joined discount shaving blade clubs by now, but ditch your old razor handle and upgrade to First Class. This set looks will look awesome on their counter and if they don’t already use a shaving brush, this one uses real badger fur, which they and their face will be thanking you for forever.

Bedside Phone Stand

YoFeW Charging Stand for Apple Watch Charger Stand Aluminum Dock Station Compatible for iWatch Apple Watch Series 4/3 / 2/1/ AirPods/iPhone X/XS/XS Ma /8 / 8Plus / 7/7 Plus /6S /6S Plus

This iPhone bedside stand not only has a docking port for the phone, but for their AirPods and their Apple Watch.  Help them reduce the nest of charging cables next to their bed and display these beautiful devices in a convenient and practical way.



Black Nest T3016US USLearning Thermostat 3rd Generation , Compatible with Alexa

The Nest created and defined the smart thermostat market, so give them best in class tech and design, while helping to maximize their energy efficiency and lower their utility bills.


Sonos One (Gen 1) – Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in (Black)

Sonos: One is probably the most popular smart speaker, as it now comes with Alexa built in and is compatible with tons of music services.  If your friend already has a Sonos device, there’s always a spot for another to wireless stream music throughout their house.

Home Maintenance and Upkeep

Home Depot/Lowe’s Gift Card

Lowe's $50 Gift Card

Ok file this under “taking the easy way out”, but any homeowner will tell you they make way too many trips to Home Depot or Lowes and can’t walk out of there without spending at least $50. Unlike other gift cards, there’s no way this one will go unused.

Battery Powered Yard Tool Set

GreenWorks STBA40B210 G-MAX 40V Cordless String Trimmer and Blower Combo Pack

Ahh suburbia, nothing like hearing the sounds of lawn mowers, leaf blowers and weed whackers bright and early on a weekend morning…until you’ve heard it once, then it just becomes noise and air pollution. Battery powered yard tools have come a long way with batteries lasting a lot longer and prices have come down too. They’re also no fuss, no mess since your friend won’t have to maintain 3 different oil/gas mixtures as well. Save time, save money in the long run, save the planet and be a good neighbor = Winning

Tool Set

DEKOPRO 168 Piece Socket Wrench Auto Repair Tool Combination Package Mixed Tool Set Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

Even if your friend has some tools, a compact set like this is great to have stashed somewhere because inevitably the tools they do have are on the opposite end of the house from where they need them. This is a great set at a great price to tackle most DIY jobs.


It’s a Roomba, the robot we’ve all come to love and this one is controllable via an App over WiFI so it’s extra cool.  Once you’ve had a Roomba you’ll wonder why people are still sweeping their floors the old fashioned way.

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