Moving home at Christmas can be an extremely stressful experience; the buying process slows down more than usual and many businesses are closed over the festive period. If you know some home movers this year, treat them to one of these Christmas gift ideas to brighten the process!
It’s probably the last time of year that most of us would choose to move home, but many buyers and renters will be packing up and moving on this Christmas. Whether it’s a family member, friend or former tenant that you got on with particularly well, spread some of the festive cheer with these gift ideas from Rightmove (which coincidentally double-up as housewarming presents)…
- A doormat
One of the easiest and most effective ways to bring some personality and style to a new property is with an inviting doormat. It’s also one of the first things that visitors will notice, so your home movers will appreciate it instantly.
- House plants
House plants are essential when it comes to adding softness and nature to a new home. Treat them to something attractive and easy to maintain.
- A new coffee pot
10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Home Movers
One of the first things a home mover will look for when they get all their boxes into a new property is a cup of coffee! Prevent them rummaging through unmarked boxes by picking up a new coffee pot and a nice bag of freshly ground coffee.
It’s all too common to spend your first week in a new home eating dodgy-looking takeaways and microwave meals. Help them feel homely and healthy with a new spice rack and spices, which they’ll be able to make use of instantly.
- Gardening must-haves
If your home movers’ new property has a garden, it’s likely that they’ll want to do some work to it to create their dream space. Put together a starter pack of gardening tools to inspire them.
- A bunch of flowers
No home mover will be disappointed if you take round a bunch of flowers to brighten up their new property. It’s also a good idea to buy them a vase too, as theirs will likely be packed deep into a jungle of boxes.
- Essential DIY tools
If you like going for practical gifts, then a nice box of essential DIY tools will go down a treat with your recipients – they’ll probably have lots of small jobs to do as soon as they move in, so make sure they have everything they need.
- Scented candles
New homes lack that familiar smell that we all have in our properties. Help to create a homely and comfortable feel with your buyer’s or renter’s favourite scented candles.
- Homemade treats
If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen, whip up some festive homemade treats – such as a walnut and cinnamon loaf, or some cute gingerbread biscuits – for your movers to enjoy as they settle into their new home.
- A food hamper
We all know that one of the best things about Christmas is the food. Impress your loved ones with a hamper full of their favourite festive treats for them to tuck into while they unpack boxes (they’ll also have something to offer visitors!).
If you’re moving home this festive period, we hope you have a stress-free and relaxing Christmas in your new property.