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December 05, 2019

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

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

The advent of the holidays and season of giving are almost always a stressful period and including moving to a new residence in Atlanta into the array makes it even crazier and chaotic, but it still happens. Locating just the right present for family or friends can often be difficult enough on its own and much more challenging when considering these recipients tend not to truly want (or need) additional "stuff" to pack when relocating to a new area.

Therefore, in this light, here are some very practical, somewhat festive and thoughtful gift suggestions for those on our list who'll be moving to Atlanta in 2020.

Present A Professional Mover

No matter whether they are moving around the corner or a fair distance, everyone knows what a hassle it is to pack, load up and relocate. Think about getting them a gift certificate for or some cash toward hiring a professional mover in Atlanta to complete these services for them. Think about the look on their face(s) when they understand these tasks shall be managed by a knowledgeable moving company.

Send a Storage Space

If you are downsizing, they may want temporary storage room while they're getting settled in a smaller sized place. There might be various other reasons why this acquisition of temporary storage might be good for those who find themselves moving to Atlanta due to a new job opportunity so they would possibly not even have a location to reside yet. In case several of these particular situations exist, you may want to contemplate giving the gift of extra space to those who may require this on a short-term basis. This area could be as basic as supplying a part of your basement or garage to hold things at no cost temporarily.

Gift Ideas for a New Area

Gift certificates can be a common gift where recipients either select what they want to purchase or experience a pre-chosen place or event to experience. Particularly for people who find themselves moving to a strange area or possibly a spot in a different state, these gift cards may be selected especially to experience a new, nearby stadium, spot or event when choosing:


  • A day at the zoo or amusement park in the area
  • Activities occurring in the near future for them to go to providing them with an escape after moving (search for calendars in their respective city)
  • A gift certificate to a favorite chain or well-loved local eating place (look at online review sites for possibilities)
  • Massage sessions or possibly a spa day for unwinding after relocation


There are also different types of subscriptions to consider such as those to an area gym, art gallery, Performing Arts Center, Tennis or Country Club. Think about what they delight in and this present could be a fantastic strategy to welcome them to this new community without being there yourself.

Wrap Up A few Moving Supplies

There's a variety of gifts to bear in mind in the moving supply category with boxes, tape, markers, packing products to guard sensitive things from harm, etc. Bear in mind to think a little bit "out of the box" when it comes to making these choices. While rolls of tape will be a great option, make sure you grab a hand-held rollers to really accelerate the process. There's also items which are required when moving like shelf inserts, cleaning products, and a wide range of paper products, dishes, TP, bath towels, and disposable utensils - the list goes on.

Remember to "pack up" these gifts and wrap them in a festive way or make them appear as a bundle destined for the new home. Other options incorporate presents with their new address printed on such as a personalized, decorative sign to adorn the door or landscape of the new house.

A Gracious Non-Seasonal Gift

If relocating right after the holidays have passed, you might still step up to the plate to give your friends or family a clever present on or just before moving day. A care package may include necessities for arrival at their new residence that will not have them rushing around opening cartons. This container might contain commonly forgotten about items like toiletries, new toothbrushes and toothpaste, coffee, travel-sized things like shampoo and conditioner, a non-perishable morning meal, snacks or edible items.

Any one of these presents are not only sensible, but they're incredibly helpful which makes them an ideal gift for our loved ones who are moving to Atlanta prior to, following or over the season.


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