Practical Gift Ideas for Friends or Family Who are Moving to Houston in 2020

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

The coming of the holidays and period of giving are almost always a hectic period and adding moving to a new house in Houston to the array causes it to be even crazier and chaotic, but it still happens. Finding the perfect gift item for family or friends is often difficult enough alone and even more challenging when you consider these recipients do not really want (or need) additional "stuff" to pack when moving to a new place.

Thus, in this light, here are a few extremely practical, relatively festive and clever present ideas for anyone on our list who will be moving to Houston in 2020.

Gift A Professional Mover

Whether they're moving around the corner or perhaps across the country, we all know what a hassle it really is to pack, load up and relocate. Think about providing them with a gift certificate for or some money toward hiring a professional mover in Houston to carry out these services for them. Imagine the look on their face(s) after they comprehend these tasks will be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.

Send a Storage Space

For people who are downsizing, they might want short-term storage room when they are getting established in a smaller place. There might be other reasons why this acquisition of temporary storage might be good for those people who are moving to Houston because of a new job opportunity and they may not even have a location to live yet. In case some of these exceptional conditions are present, you may want to take into account offering the gift of extra space to those who might need this on a short-term basis. This space could be as simple as providing a part of the basement or garage to store items without charge in the short term.

Gift Ideas for a New Location

Gift certificates are a common present where recipients either choose the things they wish to buy or experience a pre-chosen location or event to enjoy. Especially for those who are moving to a new area or perhaps a spot in another state, these gift cards may be selected specifically to enjoy a new, nearby stadium, place or occasion when buying:


  • A trip to the zoo or theme park nearby
  • Events happening soon for them to attend giving them a break following moving (search for event calendars in their specific city)
  • A gift card to a favorite chain or well-loved nearby bistro (look at online review sites for choices)
  • Massage sessions or perhaps a spa day for relaxing after moving


There are different types of subscriptions to consider for example those to a nearby health club, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Tennis or Country Club. Consider what they delight in and this present might be a unique approach to welcome them to this new community without being there yourself.

Wrap Up Several Moving Materials

There is a plethora of presents to take into consideration in the moving supply classification with containers, tape, markers, packing supplies to safeguard fragile things from harm, and so forth. But remember to think a little bit "out of the box" with regards to making these choices. Whilst rolls of tape will be a great pick, make sure you get one of those hand-held rollers to really quicken the job. There are also things which are important when moving such as shelf liners, cleaning supplies, plus a wide variety of paper items, dishes, toilet paper, towels, and disposable utensils - the list keeps going.

Be sure to "pack up" these gifts and wrap them in a fun way or make them appear as a bundle destined for a new house. Additional options include items with their new address printed on for instance a custom-made, decorative sign to adorn the door or yard of their new home.

A Thoughtful Non-Seasonal Gift

If relocating following the holidays have passed, you might still step up to the plate to offer your friends or family a helpful gift on or just before moving day. A care package may include necessities for arrival to their new residence which won't have them running around opening boxes. This container may hold often overlooked things such as toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized stuff like shampoo and conditioner, a non-perishable morning meal, snack food items or edible items.

These gifts are not only practical, but they are incredibly clever causing them to be a perfect present for our friends and family who are moving to Houston prior to, soon after or throughout the season.


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