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December 05, 2019

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

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

The arrival of the holidays and season of giving are nearly always a stressful time and including moving to a new home in Dallas to the mix makes it even crazier and anxious, but it still takes place. Finding just the right present for family or friends can often be difficult enough on its own and even more complicated if you think about these recipients do not want (or need) additional "stuff" to bring along when moving to a new place.

Therefore, in this light, here are some extremely practical, fairly festive and clever gift suggestions for anyone on our list who might be moving to Dallas in the New Year.

Gift A Professional Mover

No matter whether they may be moving around the corner or perhaps around the globe, everyone knows what a hassle it is to pack, load up and move. Contemplate providing them a gift certificate for or some money toward using a professional mover in Dallas to accomplish these services for them. Imagine the look on their face(s) after they realize these tasks shall be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.

Provide a Storage Space

For those who are downsizing, they could want temporary storage room when they are getting settled in a smaller area. There may be other reasons why this acquisition of short-term storage could be helpful for those who find themselves moving to Dallas as a result of new job opportunity and they might not even have a location to live yet. If a few of these unique situations are present, you might like to contemplate offering the gift of extra space to those which may need this on a short-term basis. This space may be as simple as offering a corner of your basement or garage to keep items without charge in the short term.

Gift Ideas for a New Area

Gift cards are a common present where recipients possibly select the things they would like to purchase or partake in a pre-chosen place or function to enjoy. Especially for people who find themselves moving to a strange city or perhaps a spot in a different state, these prepaid cards could be selected particularly to experience a new, community arena, spot or occasion when choosing:


  • A visit to the zoo or theme park in the area
  • Events occurring in the near future for them to attend giving them a break after moving (seek out event calendars in their respective area)
  • A gift card to a popular chain or well-loved neighborhood restaurant (check online review sites for possibilities)
  • Massage sessions or perhaps a spa day for unwinding following relocation


There are various kinds of memberships to consider including those to a local gym, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Golf or Country Club. Take into consideration whatever they delight in and this gift could be a special way to welcome them to this new area without being there yourself.

Wrap Up A few Moving Supplies

There is a variety of gifts to take into consideration in the moving supply category with boxes, tape, markers, packaging supplies to shield sensitive items from damage, etc. Bear in mind to think a little bit "out of the box" when it comes to making these choices. Whilst rolls of tape can be a great selection, be sure to get one of those hand-held tape dispenser to really quicken the task. There are also products which are necessary when relocating including shelf inserts, cleaning products, plus a wide range of paper goods, plates, toilet paper, bath towels, as well as disposable utensils - the list goes on.

Be sure and "pack up" these gifts and wrap them in a holiday fashion or make them appear like a package headed for a new home. Other possibilities include things like presents with their new address printed on such as a custom-made, ornamental sign to decorate the door or yard of the new house.

A Thoughtful Non-Seasonal Present

When moving after the holidays have passed, you could still go ahead and offer your friends or family a clever present on or just before moving day. A care package might include fundamentals for arrival to their new residence which won't have them running around opening boxes. This box could contain frequently forgotten about items like toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized stuff like shampoo and conditioner, a non-perishable breakfast, snack foods or edible items.

All of these presents aren't only useful, but they're also very helpful making them a great present for our relatives who are moving to Dallas just before, after or over the season.


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