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December 05, 2019

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

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

The advent of the holidays and period of giving are nearly always a stressful period and incorporating moving to a new home in Austin into the mix can make it even crazier and chaotic, but it still occurs. Choosing the perfect present for friends or family can often be difficult enough on its own and much more complex when you consider these recipients don't really want (or need) additional "stuff" to pack when relocating to a new place.

So, in this light, here are a few very practical, relatively festive and thoughtful present ideas for those on our list who'll be moving to Austin in 2020.

Present A Professional Mover

No matter whether they may be moving around the corner or maybe around the globe, everyone understands what a inconvenience it can be to pack, load up and relocate. Think about providing them with a gift certificate for or some funds toward getting a professional mover in Austin to carry out these services for them. Think about the look on their face(s) after they comprehend these chores will be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.

Send a Storage Space

If you're downsizing, they might want temporary storage space when they're getting established in a smaller place. There may be additional reasons why this acquisition of non permanent storage may be good for those who are moving to Austin due to a new job opportunity so they might not even have a location to live yet. In the event that several of these special circumstances are present, you may want to contemplate offering the gift of additional space to those who may require this on a short-term basis. This space could be as simple as offering a corner of your basement or garage to hold belongings without charge temporarily.

Gift Ideas for a New Location

Gift certificates are a popular present where recipients perhaps select whatever they would like to buy or experience a pre-chosen place or event to enjoy. Especially for people who find themselves moving to an unfamiliar area or perhaps a location in a different state, these prepaid cards may be chosen specifically to partake in a new, local stadium, place or function when selecting:


  • A trip to the zoo or theme park nearby
  • Events happening in the near future for them to attend getting them an escape after moving (look for event calendars in their particular area)
  • A gift card to a popular chain or well-loved nearby bistro (check out online review sites for possibilities)
  • Massage sessions or a spa day for relaxation after relocation


There are also a variety of memberships to consider including those to an area gym, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Golf or Country Club. Consider the things they delight in and this present might be a fantastic strategy to welcome them to this new place without being there yourself.

Wrap Up A few Moving Supplies

You will find a variety of presents to take into consideration in the moving supply classification with boxes, 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 choices. While rolls of tape can be a great selection, make sure to pick up a hand-held tape dispenser to really speed up the process. There's also items that are required when relocating like shelf inserts, cleaning products, plus a wide variety of paper items, dishes, toilet paper, towels, as well as throw away utensils - the list continues on.

Remember to "pack up" these gifts and wrap them in a festive manner or make them appear like a box destined for the new house. Other possibilities incorporate presents with their new address printed on such as a customized, ornamental sign to decorate the door or lawn of their updated home.

A Gracious Non-Seasonal Gift

When relocating right after the holidays have passed, you can still proceed to give your friends or family a helpful present on or prior to moving day. A care package may include essentials for arrival at their new residence that won't have them rushing around opening boxes. This container could hold commonly overlooked things like toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized things like shampoo and conditioner, a non-perishable morning meal, snack foods or edible items.

Any of these presents aren't only sensible, but they're incredibly clever making them a great gift for our friends and family who are moving to Austin prior to, after or during the season.


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