I close on my new house next week and was thinking some kind of shelving units for the garage or basement would be nice
One of my brother in laws got my wife and I a large cast iron letter that is the first initial of my (our) last name. We loved it and still love it today. One of the few items that we have from our wedding gifts 20 years ago. We mounted it on our chimney. Moved houses 5 years later and it made the move as well and is mounted on our home today. My wife probably likes it even more than me. It's simple, understated and totally unique.
Another idea that I use for weddings it 3 bottles of wine.
1 with a note attached that it is to be drank the day they close
1 with a note attached that it is to be drank in 3 years, or 5, whatever
1 with a note attached that it is to be drank in 10 years, 20, 25, whatever.
It's a unique gift and people seem to like it. Like I said, I use itr for weddings quite often, but it could work for a house too.
Always be your self, unless your pretending to be someone else.
I agree with the lawn service and treatment service. Nothing says proud homeowner than well manicured lush green grass.
Maybe even a pest/termite service