Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone Who’s Moving

Looking for a heartfelt going away present for someone who is moving across the country? In need of a fun, festive holiday gift for a friend moving across town? Whatever the sentiment is, it can be tough to know what someone will need, what they’ll want and what they’ll be able to pack during a move. To make picking out the perfect present a little easier, we’ve compiled some gift ideas for your friend who is moving:

What is a Good Gift for Someone Who is Moving?

From housewarming gifts to holiday goodies to goodbye gifts, our list has you covered:

1. Fitness Tracker

During a move, there’s always a lot of walking, lifting and carrying. Additionally, moving to a new area means there’s a lot of exploring to be done. A fitness tracker is a great way to record steps, keep an eye on heart rate and take fitness to the next level.

Plus, a gift like a fitness tracker doesn’t take up too much space, so your friend doesn’t have to stress about packing it—they can just wear it as they move!

2. Photo Album or Scrapbook

Photos and personalized gifts are almost always an excellent going away present. Give your friend a gift that allows them to reminisce on the wonderful memories you have together. Whether you create a photo album online or you put together a scrapbook by hand, they’ll love the thoughtful gift and the meaning behind it.

3. Matching or Personalized Jewelry

Jewelry with a personal touch is a great way to feel close to your friend no matter how far apart you’ll be. Give them a necklace with each other’s birth stones, a bracelet with a quote they love, earrings in the shape of their favorite animal or matching rings.

4. New Home Kit

A “new home kit” may not be as sentimental as matching jewelry or a personalized photo album, but it is extremely useful. Put together a package of all the necessary new-home items, including:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Soap
  • Garbage Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Spices (Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Basil, Thyme, etc.)
  • Anything else you think they might need (and forget to buy themselves)

5. Flowers Delivered to their New Home

Order a bouquet of your friend’s favorite flowers and have them arrive the day after they move in. This housewarming gift will be something that reminds them of you as well as a beautiful centerpiece in their new dining room. 

6. Gift Cards for Local Shops

Gift cards are the perfect gift for that friend looking to save space and money. Take time to research a few local restaurants, boutiques and other businesses in their new neighborhood. Buy a gift card (or several) for the places your friend would want to check out.

7. Bake Cookies (Or Other Holiday Treats)

Order a bouquet of your friend’s favorite flowers and have them arrive the day after they move in. This housewarming gift will be something that reminds them of you as well as a beautiful centerpiece in their new dining room. 

With cookies and other festive treats, your friend can enjoy a snack during the commute or a reward once they arrive at the new house. If you’re not up to making cookies from scratch, you can always get store-bought goodies and put them in a holiday container.

Give the Best Gift of All: Tell Your Friend About Wheaton World Wide

Along with a fitness tracker, gift card or beautiful bouquet of flowers, tell your friend about the exceptional moving services from Wheaton World Wide. We’re a full-service moving company that offers storage, packing, delivery and more to make every type of move hassle-free. Learn more about what sets Wheaton apart from other moving companies or contact us with any questions you may have.