I have to admit. I am a pro after moving 5 times in 6 years! I have been welcomed time and time again by thoughtful neighbors, and wanted to help you find some great ways to bring something than the usual “cookies” to your new friends. Here are five fresh gift ideas your new neighbors will love.
It’s “berry” nice to meet you
Strawberry season is underway, so create a darling bucket to say hello and give your neighbor some yummy strawberry themed gifts!
Strawberry seeds (Target dollar section)
Strawberry kitchen towel (Target dollar section)
Strawberry oven mitt (Target dollar section)
Chocolate dipped Strawberries – Zupas Café (www.cafezupas.com)
Strawberry Basket – Pebbles in my Pocket
We hope our friendship grows
Because it is spring, it is the perfect time for gardner’s. This is a great way to tell your new neighbors that you’re excited to be friends as well as neighbors.
Watering Can (Target dollar section)
Tomato Plant (Target dollar section)
Garden Gloves (Target dollar section)
Garden Shovel (Target dollar section)
Welcome to the town
Sometimes moving to a new community can be overwhelming. What restaurants are best, where are the best parks? Create a cute bag to give information that will help relieve the stress for your new neighbors.
History of City (can be found at your local city building)
City Map with stickers to your favorite locations including parks and trails
Local food (apples from local orchard, candy, local bakery’s)
Useable gadgets for kids to keep them occupied while unpacking
Call if we can lend a hand
It seems like the first thing people need when moving is soap for the dishes, a hammer to hang frames with, a few paper towels … and why not help out the new neighbors with a few supplies to get them through their busy weeks ahead of them!
Meyers Cleaning products (hand soap, dish soap, countertop spray found at Target)
Mara Mi Compact Tool set (from Target)
Meal while Moving
Moving is a really stressful time, and while packing and unpacking boxes time seems to slip away. Before you know it, your kids are starving and pizza seems to be the only option! Here is a simple basket to help relieve stress from the new move!
Hamburger pre cooked and put into jars
Condiments all in mason jars (cheese, lettuce, sour cream, salsa,
Box of taco shells
Cookies for dessert!