Gift Ideas for People Planning to Move

Gift Ideas for People Planning to Move

What do you get for a person planning to move when it’s Christmas or their birthday? Meticulously going through a checklist for house selling is integral to being efficient and staying sane; however, no one wants more stuff to pack than necessary. That is why we are here to suggest perfect gift ideas for people planning to move, and none of them require packing more boxes!

 Gift Certificates

Almost every business now offers a type of gift certificate, whether for a specific value or a particular product. Take the time to think about what your loved one would cherish but would never splurge on for themselves. Do they have a favorite clothing store, cake shop, or restaurant? Gift certificates are also ideal as a group present, enabling the giftee to feel properly indulged.

 Celebrity Greeting

It might only be a message that is a minute or two, but you’ll never forget the look on your friend’s face when they receive a video from their childhood celebrity crush. Imagine having Lisa Loeb singing “Happy Birthday” or Lance Bass telling them they will rock it in their new city. You send the celebrity information to personalize the video whichever way you like, or they can give some pointers or ad-lib.

Housekeeping Service

Keeping a home clean can be difficult at the best of times, but it can seem like a never-ending chore when you are trying to sell a house or planning to move. Most professional housekeeping services offer once-off packages for spring cleaning or moving. We are sure that all of our friends and family would love to have someone else help tidy up.


A bouquet of flowers will brighten even an empty room. They also smell fabulous and create an instant aura of freshness. Don’t forget to lend them a vase in case they have already packed that away.

Meal Delivery

Deciding what to pack first can be a challenging task when you want to get ahead on the to-do list but also need to have a chair to sit on and a pot with which to cook. In the last week before moving, home cooking is nearly impossible, so we love the idea of gifting a meal delivery service. Alternatively, if you are a great cook yourself, send over some frozen meals like lasagna.


Elaborate gifts are rarely as meaningful as ones that are well thought out and given from the heart. If you don’t have the means to buy a gift, then consider offering homemade coupons for your babysitting services, an invitation around for dinner, or lawn mowing. To a person busy with moving, these gestures are worth their weight in gold. 

New Town

Moving to a new city is daunting, even for an extrovert. Have a look on Yelp or Tripadvisor, see what some of the top restaurants or tours are in their new town, and then purchase a gift certificate. By exploring their new city, hopefully, your friends will shift their anxiety to excitement.

Hotel Stay

Living in a home full of boxes is difficult. It can be near impossible when you need to pack away the coffee maker, sheets, and towels. A gift of a few nights in a local hotel can ensure a restful sleep and a bit of pampering before tackling the official moving day.

Moving from one home to the next is a tiresome chore. Regardless of numerous well-meaning relatives with a pickup truck, it is still labor-intensive, stressful, and time-consuming. However, we are confident that the gifts on our list will be a welcomed surprise.


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