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

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

The arrival of the holidays and season of giving are almost always a demanding time and adding moving to a new residence in San Antonio to the mix causes it to be even crazier and anxious, but it still takes place. Finding the perfect present for family or friends can often be difficult enough on its own and even more complex if you think about these recipients don't really want (or need) additional "stuff" to bring along when moving to a new place.

So, in this light, here are some extremely practical, fairly festive and clever gift suggestions for those on our list who'll be moving to San Antonio 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 cash toward using a professional mover in San Antonio to accomplish these services for them. Imagine the look on their face(s) after they realize these chores shall be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.

Provide a Storage Space

For those who are downsizing, they could want short-term storage room when they are getting settled in a smaller sized area. There might be other reasons why this acquisition of short-term storage might be helpful for those who find themselves moving to San Antonio 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 require this on a short-term basis. This space may be as straightforward as offering a corner of your basement or garage to store things without charge in the short term.

Gift Ideas for a New Area

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


  • A visit to the zoo or theme park in the community
  • Events occurring in the near future for them to attend giving them a break following moving (seek out event calendars in their respective area)
  • A gift card to a popular chain or well-loved neighborhood restaurant (check out online review sites for possibilities)
  • Massage sessions or 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 can be a unique way to welcome them to this new area without being there yourself.

Wrap Up A number of Moving Supplies

There's a variety of gifts to take into consideration in the moving supply category with boxes, tape, markers, packaging materials to shield sensitive things from damage, etc. Bear in mind to think slightly "out of the box" with regards to making these choices. While rolls of tape can be a great selection, make sure to grab one of those hand-held tape dispenser to really quicken the process. There's also products which are required when relocating including shelf inserts, cleaning products, plus a wide range of paper goods, plates, toilet paper, towels, as well as disposable utensils - the list continues on.

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

A Gracious Non-Seasonal Present

When moving following the holidays have passed, you could still step up to the plate to offer your friends or loved ones a helpful present on or just before moving day. A care package may include fundamentals for arrival to their new residence which won't have them running around opening boxes. This box might contain frequently forgotten about items like toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized stuff like shampoo and conditioner, a non-perishable breakfast, snacks 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 San Antonio before, after or over the season.


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