By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
The arrival of the holiday season and season of giving are nearly always a stressful time and including moving to a new home in Houston to the array can make it even crazier and anxious, yet it still takes place. Locating the perfect gift for friends or family is usually hard enough by itself and a lot more complicated when considering these recipients don't truly want (or need) more "stuff" to pack when moving to a new location.
Thus, in this light, here are a few very practical, fairly festive and thoughtful present ideas for those on our list who will be moving to Houston in the New Year.
Present A Professional Mover
Whether they're moving around the corner or maybe a fair distance, everybody knows what a bother it is to pack, load up and move. Consider giving them a gift certificate for or some cash toward using a professional mover in Houston to carry out these services for them. Think about the look on their face(s) when they understand these tasks shall be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.
Send a Storage Space
For those who are downsizing, they could require temporary storage room when they're getting established in a smaller place. There might be additional reasons why this acquisition of short-term storage might be helpful for those people who are moving to Houston because of a new job opportunity so they may not even have a place to stay yet. In the event that a few of these exceptional circumstances exist, you might like to think about giving the gift of additional space to those that may need this on a short-term basis. This space could be as straightforward as presenting a corner of the basement or garage to hold belongings without charge in the short term.
Giving Gifts for a New Location
Gift cards are a typical gift where recipients perhaps select what they wish to buy or experience a pre-chosen place or event to experience. Especially for those who are moving to an unfamiliar place or even a place in a different state, these prepaid cards might be selected particularly to partake in a new, nearby arena, spot or occasion when choosing:
- A trip to the zoo or amusement park in the area
- Events occurring soon for them to attend getting them an escape soon after moving (search for calendars in their particular town)
- A gift card to a favorite chain or well-loved nearby bistro (check online review sites for options)
- Massage sessions or a spa day for relaxation following moving
There are also different types of memberships to consider for example those to a nearby health club, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Tennis or Country Club. Think about whatever they delight in and this gift could be a special approach to welcome them to this new community without being there yourself.
Wrap Up Some Moving Supplies
You will find a plethora of presents to consider in the moving supply classification with bins, tape, markers, packaging materials to shield sensitive items from harm, etc. But remember to think a little "out of the box" in terms of making these selections. Although rolls of tape are a great choice, make sure you pick up one of those hand-held tape dispenser to really quicken the task. There are also items that are important when relocating like shelf liners, cleaning supplies, along with a wide array of paper products, dishes, toilet paper, bath towels, and also disposable utensils - the list continues on.
Don't forget to "pack up" these presents and wrap them in a fun manner or make them appear as a package destined for a new home. Other choices include gifts with their new address printed on such as a personalized, ornamental sign to adorn the door or yard of their new home.
A Thoughtful Non-Seasonal Present
When moving after the holidays have passed, you might still step up to the plate to offer your friends or family a clever gift on or prior to moving day. A care package may include necessities for arrival to their new residence which won't have them scrambling around opening cartons. This container could contain frequently forgotten about things like toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized items like shampoo, a non-perishable morning meal, snack foods or edible items.
Any one of these gifts aren't only useful, but they're also very thoughtful causing them to be an ideal gift for our loved ones who are moving to Houston prior to, following or throughout the season.
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