Moving to a new home can be tiring and stressful. A thoughtful, small gift from nearby residents conveys an appreciated welcome. These are inexpensive gift ideas to consider giving to new neighbors.
Porch Decorative Gifts for New Neighbors
An easy but welcome gift for new neighbors is a doormat. Every home entry benefits from a mat to help keep dirt from being tracked inside, and most houses have several entries. Sometimes old mats are purposely or accidentally left at the previous house. A fresh, new doormat to go along with the new home should be appreciated.
Other outdoor decorative ideas for welcoming gifts are thermometers and wind chimes. Many people enjoy setting a thermometer up outdoors so it can be seen from and inside window. Or listening to the tinkling sound of melodious wind chimes. You can find inexpensive types of thermometers and chimes that would make attractive gifts.
Garden and Lawn Gifts for New Neighbors
An outdoor plant can make a colorful welcoming gift. Giving flowers can be a little tricky, however, as you don’t know what kind of landscaping the new neighbors have in mind. A potted vegetable plant – perhaps tomato or bell pepper, might good choice instead.
Another idea would be a planter or flowerpot. It seems difficult to have too many of these containers, so new neighbors should appreciate a nice looking pot or two. You might tuck in a packet of seeds, something that would work well in the size of the planter gift. A related item you might give is a watering can. You could color coordinate a planter or flowerpot with a watering can, or combine a can with seeds.
Dining Treats as Gifts for New Neighbors
A basket of fresh fruit or vegetables is a traditional and popular gift that is usually welcomed by recipients. Candy can always be given as well. If you enjoy baking or cooking, consider inviting the new neighbors to your home for dessert or dinner. During the busyness of moving in, arranging furniture, and putting seemingly endless things away, the treat of a home cooked meal or freshly prepared dessert, plus relaxed company, is sure to please.