Fun & Functional: Gift ideas for new homeowners

Gifts for new homeowners often fall into two categories: things they’d like, and things they need. It’s not unusual for people to move in with a slew of hand-me-down objects for cleaning and tools for light handiwork, which can simplify your gift-giving decision. But it’s a good bet they’ll find plenty of items they need to keep up with the demands of housework and home maintenance. Sometimes, a good plunger is worth its weight in artisanal chocolates.