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December 21, 2023

Gift Ideas for Friends or Family Who are Moving in 2024

Gifts for People Who are MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
The coming of the holidays and season of giving are nearly always a demanding time of year and incorporating moving to a new house to the array causes it to be even crazier and anxious, yet it still happens. Locating the perfect gift item for friends or family is often hard enough alone and a lot more complex when you consider these recipients do not really want (or need) additional "stuff" to bring along when moving to a new place.

So, in this light, here are some super functional, fairly festive and innovative gift suggestions for those on our list who'll be moving in 2024.

Present A Professional Mover

Whether they are moving around the corner or across the country, everyone understands what a hassle it really is to pack, load up and relocate. Think about giving them a gift certificate for or some cash toward hiring a professional mover to perform these services for them. Imagine the look on their face(s) once they understand these chores will be managed by a knowledgeable local moving company.

Send a Storage Space

For people who are downsizing, they may require short-term storage room when they are getting settled in a scaled-down space. There could be various other reasons why this acquisition of short-term storage could be beneficial for those who find themselves moving due to a new job opportunity and they may not even have a place to live yet. In case several of these special scenarios exist, you might like to take into account offering the gift of additional space to those who might need this on a short-term basis. This space could be as basic as providing a nook of your basement or garage to keep things without charge temporarily.

Giving Gifts for a New Area

Gift cards are a typical gift where recipients possibly select the things they wish to purchase or participate in a pre-chosen place or happening to experience. Particularly for people who find themselves moving to a new place or even a place in another state, these prepaid cards could be chosen especially to experience a new, community arena, location or happening when selecting:

· A day at the zoo or theme park nearby

· Events taking place in the near future for them to attend providing them a break after moving (search for event calendars in their respective city)

· A gift card to a favorite chain or well-loved nearby eating place (check online review sites for possibilities)

· Massage sessions or a spa day for relaxation following relocation

There are a variety of memberships to bear in mind including those to a local fitness center, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Tennis or Country Club. Consider what they enjoy and this gift can be a special way to welcome them to this new community without being there yourself.

Wrap Up Some Moving Materials

There is a variety of presents to bear in mind in the moving supply grouping with containers, tape, markers, packing supplies to protect sensitive things from harm, etc. Bear in mind to think a little bit "out of the box" when it comes to making these selections. Although rolls of tape can be an excellent selection, make sure you get one of those hand-held rollers to really accelerate the job. There are also items that are important when relocating such as shelf liners, cleaning supplies, and a wide range of paper items, dishes, TP, bathroom towels, and also throw away utensils - the list continues on.

Don't forget to "pack up" these gifts and wrap them in a festive way or make them appear like a package headed for the new house. Other choices incorporate items with their new street address printed on like a custom-made, ornamental sign to adorn the door or lawn of the new home.

A Gracious Non-Seasonal Present

When relocating after the holidays have passed, you could still step up to the plate to offer your friends or family a clever gift on or before moving day. A care package might include essentials for arrival at their new residence that will not have them scrambling around opening boxes. This box may hold regularly forgotten about items including toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized items like shampoo, a non-perishable morning meal, snack food items or edible items.

Any one of these gift ideas aren't only sensible, but they are incredibly clever causing them to be a great gift for our friends and family who are moving before, following or over the season.

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