By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Concerned about what to give that good friend who is amid packing up in order to move? Holiday shopping is tough enough, however, if you have got somebody on your list who's either planning to or has recently concluded moving, you've got a few extra considerations over and above will they like it. You do not wish to give something that is going to make their move even more complex, therefore no bulky, fragile things which must be packed. And if they are going to be on the road, you do not want to give something live, such as plants and flowers or animals.
Think about giving them a subscription to a mealtime kit service. If they start making use of it following the move, they will have extra time for unpacking because they will not have to think about preparing food or coming to the supermarket. Or, give gift cards to restaurants so they do not need to make meals at all.
Since moving entails many little expenditures while you start a new house, think about gift certificates to home decorating or even hardware merchants. Doing this it is possible to help defray a few of the costs, instead of purchasing a housewarming present.
Or go customized. Personalized welcome mats, house numbers or signs make the perfect gift idea, particularly for newlyweds. Additionally, you may have it sent to the new home soon after they move to their new home.
You might also create your own gift certificates, providing to help pack, keep an eye on the children or perhaps pets, or assist around the new home.
For those moving lengthy distances, give an item that reminds them both of you and the area they are leaving behind. No matter whether that is a framed poster of the city’s legendary points of interest, or a framed picture of a group of you at one of those locations, it is a special reminder that you are thinking of them.
In the event that they have already relocated, you could ship them a flavor of home. A lot of towns have well-known foods; improvements in shipping and delivery signify that your beloved pizza, cheese steaks or other local goodies may be mailed, ready to be savored. Other choices consist of coffee beans from nearby roasters, or food items from neighborhood merchants which they will not find in their new location.
Probably the perfect gift for friends moving away is to offer to host them to allow them to return for a visit. If you're able to, airline tickets are a wonderful gift idea, however, if not, create a gift certificate for a few days stay, an evening meal at their chosen location, as well as other items you know they will miss.
Whatever you decide to give, your friends and relatives who've moved (or will be moving before long) will be aware that you love them and will miss them, but that you will remain friends. And that's more valuable than the gift itself.
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