25 Gift Ideas For The Modern Homeowner In Your Life


Tis the season to begin thinking about what sort of gifts you want to give to your loved ones.

Toys and coloring books for the kids. Socks and underwear for the essentials, and maybe a few books for the bookworms.

But what about those folks who seem to already have everything? They can be difficult to work into your gift list.

Well, we think that it’s possible to find something even for those homeowners whose backyards seem fully equipped. To help you get ready for the giving season, we crafted this list of the best gift ideas for the modern homeowner in your life.

1. Floating Lights

Pools, hot tubs, fountains and ponds do not have to be dark abysses at night. Floating LED lights are a fun way to bring color and character to your yard even after the sun goes down.

There are a ton of different floating light styles, from glow balls, to color-changing pineapples.

We think floating lights are the perfect addition for any pool, swim spa or hot tub.

2. Waterproof Playing Cards

The card games do not have to stop just because you got in the hot tub. With waterproof playing cards, you can continue your favorite card games without worrying about ruining your deck of cards.

Even if you’re not playing in the hot tub itself, waterproof playing cards are great for the pool deck, or for bringing to the beach.

3. Patio Heater

Our patios are supposed to be safe and comfortable havens for ourselves, family and friends. And part of that comfort is having the perfect temperature. Patio heaters are the perfect way to extend the outdoor season just a little longer. Or heck, to continue entertaining outside all winter long!

Patio heaters can be mounted to ceilings or walls around your outdoor space.  Or for a simpler design, and portability, you can check out stand-alone heaters.

Patio heaters can be attached into the main gas line of your home, or powered by an auxiliary propane tank hidden inside the heater itself.

4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Gone are the days of keeping electronics separate from the pool or spa area. Nowadays, waterproof speakers are the perfect way to bring the party right to the pool without fear of short circuiting your speaker.

So if you know someone who loves their music no matter where they are, then a waterproof bluetooth speaker could be the perfect gift this holiday season.

5. Above-Ground Pool

We get it, installing a pool can be an intimidating, cumbersome and expensive venture. A perfect compromise is an above ground pool.

There are all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs to take advantage of whatever backyard space you have available. They are ideal for the warmer months, and can be put away or covered during the colder winter months.

Whether it’s for yourself, your partner, or the grandkids, we can pretty much guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

6. Sauna

Saunas are the perfect addition to any home. If you know someone who really deserves a special gift, then we recommend you consider a sauna.

Relaxing in a sauna just 15 minutes a day can bring beneficial impacts to your health and happiness. Saunas are great for:

  • Soothing muscle and joint pain
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Improving your mood
  • Increasing circulation and improving blood pressure
  • Detoxing your body

7. Swim Spa

For those homeowners who love to exercise, we think a swim spa is the way to go. Especially for those who love to swim.

Swim spas are the perfect pool and hot tub mixture. Swim spas are known for offering an entire host of benefits, such as:

  • Reducing your aches and pains
  • Soothing joint pain
  • Reducing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving post-injury, or post-surgery recovery

8. Pellet Grills

Let’s be honest. Pellet grills are the future of outdoor cooking.

What’s a pellet grill, you ask? A pellet grill is an outdoor cooker, similar to a traditional gas or charcoal BBQ. A pellet grill utilizes hardwood pellets fed into the cooking area using an electronic auger to start combustion.

Pellet grills are:

  1. Convenient: once the hopper is filled, you can  ‘set it and forget it
  2. Versatile: you can smoke, bake, grill, sear and dehydrate using your pellet grill
  3. Consistent: pellet grills provide a precise temperature control, which takes the guesswork out of grilling
  4. Efficient: the convection current of pellet grills uses fuel more efficiently than charcoal or gas grills, allowing you to spend less money on fuel

Trust us, once you try a rack of ribs from a pellet grill, you will be converted.

9. Stainless Steel Outdoor Grilling Basket

Part of the beauty of cooking outdoors on the BBQ is it’s simplicity. Just toss whatever it is you’re cooking on the grill, and watch it turn to delicious food.

It’s all fun and games until your food starts to fall through or stick to the grate. So for those smaller, more delicate ingredients, we recommend a grilling basket.

They are perfect for veggies, and can be used on any type of grill, whether its gas, charcoal or pellet.

10. Outdoor Decor

Do you know a homeowner who seems to constantly be decorating the interior of their home? We wouldn’t be surprised if you did.

Which is why gifting outdoor decor is the next best thing for this person. You can help them take their passion for interior design to the outdoor spaces of their front and backyard spaces.

Fun ideas for outdoor decor could include:

  • Water features
  • Metal artwork
  • Torches
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Hanging planters
  • Garden stepping stones
  • Wind chimes
  • Flags and banners
  • Outdoor rugs

11. A Place To Hang Towels

Your outdoor pool and spa spaces are only as functional as you make them. So if you know someone who’s constantly hanging their towels on their outdoor furniture, or worse, throwing them on the floor, it’s time to help them upgrade!

Simple hooks, towel racks, or robe trees are all perfect solutions for giving those hangable-items a happy home.

12. Hot Tub Handrails

Let’s be honest, getting in and out of the hot tub can be a bit treacherous. The spa stairs may be soaking wet, or maybe you’re hobbling in after a long day of skiing.

Whatever the case may be, hot tub handrails are the solution. Hot tub handrails help even the most nimble of us enjoy hot tubs with more safety and security.

This gift is also perfect for those hot tub owners who are getting ‘up there’ in age, and could use a little extra help here and there.

13. All-Natural BBQ Pellets

Chances are you know someone who cooks on a pellet grill. We wouldn’t be surprised because they are that awesome!

So if you do, a simple gift could be a fresh bag of all-natural BBQ pellets.

Sure, this gift may seem a bit ‘boring’ to you. But the recipient will be thankful. You’ve just given them the means they need to do one of their favorite things!

14. Hot Tub Steps

Hot tub steps are one of the most underrated hot tub accessories on the market.

We are always surprised to hear about hot tub owners who don’t have steps equipped on their hot tubs. Steps are the perfect accessory for someone who has been climbing in and out of their hot tub all this time.

15. Hot Tub Cover-lifter

Speaking of accessories, a hot tub cover-lifter may be the upgrade you have been looking for.

Installation of hot tub cover-lifters is extremely simple and fast. You won’t be disappointed once you’ve got it installed.

They are easy to use, and help keep your hot tub cleaner and operate more efficiently. Hot tub covers help trap the heat your hot tub has been generating inside for a longer period of time.

16. Solar Outdoor Lights

Don’t let the party stop just because the sun went down! Keep entertaining and having fun by harnessing the power of the sun to power the lights that are giving the outdoor spaces around your home the light they need.

There are tons of different styles of outdoor lights. We love the look and functionality of string lights. And we also love when the walkways are pleasantly lit up to help you go in and out of the house safely.

17. Cover Protectant

There’s a lot that goes into owning a hot tub. Part of that is the maintenance required to make sure your equipment is properly taken care of and functioning correctly.

So for those who are detail oriented, and who enjoy keeping their hot tub in tip-top shape, we think gifting cover protectants can be a simple and practical gift.

18. Hot Tub

There comes a time in everyone’s life where they genuinely want a hot tub in their yard. For many folks, a hot tub is the apex of outdoor entertainment. And we would have to agree.

So if you have been saving all your pennies, want to congratulate a special someone, or have an anniversary coming up, we think a hot tub could be the ideal gift.

Hot tubs don’t bubble and look pretty. Hot tubs offer serious hydro-therapeutic benefits. The combination of warmth, buoyancy and massage help to:

  • Lift pressure from your body
  • Relax tense muscles
  • Soothe pain
  • Improve circulation

19. Cast-Iron Griddle For The Grill

Outdoor cookers are versatile cooking machines. Especially when you outfit them with all the bells and whistles.

Above we talked about gifting a grill basket. But now it’s time to mention a cast-iron griddle.

With a cast-iron griddle, you can turn your BBQ into a flat top grill. So if you know someone who is happiest cooking outside, consider making their day (or year) with a high quality cast iron griddle.

20. An All-In-One Pool Kit

Building out a pool kit is a fun way to customize a gift for whoever you know who loves spending time at the pool. To create a pool kit, you can fill a waterproof tote bag with all the pool day essentials.

For the best equipped pool kit, we recommend including:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • A selection of pool toys

21. Fun Floaties

No pool is complete without a selection of pool floaties. Nowadays, floaties come in a wide array of incredibly fun designs. Everything from unicorns, to swans, to everyone’s favorite emoji icon, the smiling pile of poop.

You can make someone laugh, and give them a nice place to relax and float the day away once the weather improves and pool season gets underway yet again.

22. Citronellas Candles And Incense

The only thing that can ruin a nice evening outside in the backyard is a swarm of mosquitos and other annoying insects.

If you have a sweet-blooded friend or family member, who always becomes bug-meat during the Spring and Summer, then a series of citronella candles could be a simple and thoughtful gift that saves someone’s night.

23. Free-Standing Hammock

Besides your comfy bed, hammocks are the next best thing. Before you know it, everyone in your family will be fighting for a chance to relax in the hammock.

So if seating is short, or if you have been eyeballing a perfectly shaded space in your friend’s backyard, maybe consider a hammock as the ultimate gift for this holiday season.

24. Cornhole Set

There are a lot of fun games to play outside. But perhaps one of our favourites is cornhole. If you have the space for it, we think cornhole could be a perfect addition to your front or backyard spaces.

Cornhole is simple, fun and can be adjusted to include all ages and ability levels. Play 1-on-1, or set up a tournament when the whole family is over. However you play, we have a feeling you will love it!

25. New Towels & Robes

What better way to dry off after a swim or soak, than with a luxurious towel or robe? While they likely already have a set, there is always a need for more or an update if their towels are getting older. It’s also a great opportunity to spoil them with higher-quality options that they may not have splurged on themselves.

How lucky are they to have a thoughtful loved one like you?

Visit Sundance Spas Of Edmonton For Gift-giving This Year

Sundance Spas of Edmonton specialize in at-home relaxation, recreation and entertainment. We offer a wide array of leisure products that will surely bring your home, or your lucky gift recipient’s home, to the next level.

Contact us today to let us know how we can help. We would be excited to help you find the perfect gift!

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