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 arrival of the holiday season and season of giving are nearly always a stressful time and including moving to a new home in Austin to the array can make it even crazier and anxious, however it still takes place. Locating just the right gift for friends or family is usually hard enough by itself and a lot more complex when considering these recipients don't truly want (or need) additional "stuff" to pack when moving to a new location.

Thus, in this light, here are a few very sensible, fairly festive and thoughtful gift ideas for anyone on our list who will be moving to Austin in the New Year.

Present A Professional Mover

Whether they are moving around the corner or maybe a fair distance, everybody knows what a bother it is to pack, load up and move. Think about giving them a gift certificate for or some money toward using a professional mover in Austin to carry out these services for them. Imagine the look on their face(s) when they realize these chores 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 sized place. There may be other reasons why this acquisition of short-term storage might be helpful for those people who are moving to Austin because of a new job opportunity so they might not even have a place to stay yet. In the event that some of these exceptional circumstances exist, you might like to think about giving the gift of additional space to those that may require this on a short-term basis. This space could be as simple as supplying a corner of the basement or garage to hold belongings without charge in the short term.

Gift Ideas for a New Location

Gift cards are a common gift where recipients perhaps select what they would like to buy or experience a pre-chosen place or function to experience. Especially for those who are moving to a new city or perhaps a location in a different state, these prepaid cards might be chosen specifically to experience a new, local arena, spot or occasion when buying:


  • A visit to the zoo or amusement park in the area
  • Events occurring soon for them to attend providing them with 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 out online review sites for options)
  • Massage sessions or perhaps a spa day for unwinding following moving


There are also different types of memberships to think about for example those to a local health club, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Tennis or Country Club. Consider whatever they delight in and this gift can be a unique way 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 supplies to safeguard 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's also items that are important when relocating like shelf liners, cleaning supplies, along with a wide variety 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 location. Other choices include gifts with their new address printed on like a personalized, ornamental sign to adorn the door or lawn of their new home.

A Gracious Non-Seasonal Present

When moving after the holidays have passed, you might still go ahead and offer your friends or loved ones a helpful gift on or before moving day. A care package may include essentials for arrival to their new residence which won't have them rushing around opening cartons. This package could contain frequently forgotten about things including toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized items like shampoo, a non-perishable morning meal, snacks or edible items.

Any one of these presents aren't only useful, but they're extremely thoughtful causing them to be an ideal gift for our loved ones who are moving to Austin prior to, following or during the season.


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