Moving Day Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Love

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Moving Day Gifts Your Friends Will Love

Moving day, when it is into a new home, can be tiring but also rewarding and a time for celebration.  You can help them celebrate this memorable event with a uniquely different housewarming gift.  It’s not always easy to choose the perfect gift for this new home celebration so we’ve accumulated some suggestions for  moving day gift ideas your friends will love.

You have two different options .  You can choose a  traditional gift which would be things that are frequently given for a homewarming such as a bouquet of flowers or house plant or even a gift certificate from a favorite restaurant or building supply store.   On the other hand, however, you can decide to stir things up and go in an entirely different direction.

We’ll talk about both today, so feel free to continue reading and get your inspiration flowing.

Is there a difference between moving day gift baskets and housewarming baskets?

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For years, housewarming baskets have been a way to congratulate someone on acquiring a new home. However, in recent times, moving day baskets have become a rising trend. And we want to clarify right from the beginning that these two are basically the same thing. But, this comes with a twist.

If you ever moved or helped a friend do so, you know how much stress this process brings with it. It seems like there is an infinite number of things to think about during relocation, which isn’t far from the truth. So, if you want to help your loved ones achieve the successful completion of this task, you can give them a moving day gift basket.

On the other hand, housewarming baskets are usually gifted when people have already moved into a new home. They’re not here to help them relocate but to give them a hand with settling down in a new place.

With that being said, this doesn’t mean that moving day baskets can’t serve the same purpose. You’re choosing what you’re going to put inside of them, so you can decide what they’re for. It doesn’t matter when you give them.

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Although they are pretty similar, there are still a few key differences.

Typically, people tend to forget to bring basic things like soap, towels, and even food when relocating. And you’ll agree that everyone deserves a break during the hustle and bustle. There are too many things on their minds, so forgetting these necessities isn’t surprising. However, that’s where you step in with a custom gift basket .
Or you can even pick up an attractive gift box and fill it with a few basic necessities to bring with you when you help them complete the move.

If you decide to put together yourself or to have us create a custom gift basket for you, here are some ideas of things you could include for moving day.

  • A bottle of Wine is something you may think of first.  But be careful here.  Not everyone drinks and there are those hidden alcoholics that you may not be aware of.  If we are creating a custom basket for you, we can’t include wine since the federal government requires companies to have a liquor license to sell alcohol.  If you do decide to create a DIY gift basket and include wine, don’t forget to add a corkscrew and a couple of wine glasses in case they haven’t unpacked theirs yet.  You could always  include an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.
  • If you are delivering the gift on moving day, you might want to include those basic necessities that are easily forgotten or are still packed in the moving boxes.  These are the practical things like toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates and cups, and hand soap.
  • Screwdrivers and trash bags may also be appreciated.   You frequently need to disassemble something on your moving day, and tools are always in a box that you can’t find. Additionally, people accumulate a lot of trash or recycling when unpacking which makes trash bags  a useful addition to your gift.
  • And lastly, food.  Here is where  you can get really creative. You have the choice of making it yourself, putting in a couple of local takeout menus, or simply ordering a meat and cheese gift basket.  Or choose from any of our gourmet food gift baskets 

Housewarming Gift Basket Ideas

Housewarming baskets are different from moving day ones in several ways.  You probably don’t need to include the basic necessities, screwdrivers and trash bags suggested above for a moving day gift.  You can give a housewarming gift basket at any time either before or after they have moved into the new home.  A food gift basket is always appreciated but there are other options that will make your gift stand out from all the other housewarming gifts they may receive.

blankA kitchen themed gift basket could include things like cooking utensils, seasonings, tea towels, oils or even the ingredients and a recipe for a complete meal.  It could be based on any type of country or cultural food such as an Italian dinner, a breakfast gift basket or even a picnic basket filled with goodies.   A personalized cutting board  is something that will remind them of you each time they use it.


As you can see, there are plenty of moving day gift basket ideas your friends will love. The key here is to know the person the gift is for and to make the decisions accordingly. Get your friends something that they’ll use, but don’t forget to leave a personal touch. Let the basket tell them that you care.



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