4 Wonderful Gift Ideas to Give to Neighbors Who Just Moved In

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Real Estate

Moving into a new neighborhood can be an exciting and stressful experience for anyone. As a welcoming gesture, giving a small gift to new neighbors is customary. However, choosing the perfect gift can be challenging. Here are four fantastic gift ideas you can provide neighbors who just moved in.

1. Houseplants

Houseplants are an excellent gift option for new neighbors as they add beauty and life to any living space. Houseplants not only make the house look more attractive, but they also help to purify the air by removing toxins and releasing oxygen, which can improve the overall well-being of the occupants. When choosing houseplants as a gift, it's best to consider the recipient's lifestyle and level of experience with caring for plants. Easy-to-care-for plants like snake plants, pothos, and spider plants are great options for beginners. For those with more experience, plants like fiddle leaf figs, monstera deliciosas, and philodendrons make great gifts.

2. Homemade Treats

When choosing homemade treats to gift, it's essential to consider any allergies or dietary restrictions your new neighbors may have. If you need more clarification, you can always ask them or choose a recipe easily adaptable to different nutritional needs. Some easy homemade treat ideas include cookies, brownies, muffins, and quick bread like banana bread. You can also get creative with homemade jams, jellies, granola, or trail mix. Pack the treats in a pretty container, like a basket or decorative box, and include a handwritten note welcoming them to the neighborhood. Homemade treats are a warm and welcoming gift that can help new neighbors feel at home and appreciated in their new community.

3. Local Guidebook

A local guidebook is an excellent gift for new neighbors who may need to become more familiar with the area. You can create a small guide with your favorite local restaurants, parks, and attractions. This gift not only helps your new neighbors feel more at home but it also helps them to explore their new neighborhood and community. Regardless of which facility you decide to give, you can be sure it will be enjoyed. Give something special to a neighbor who just moved into the neighborhood, and your gesture will always be appreciated.

4. Welcome Basket

You can have items such as a bottle of wine, a loaf of fresh bread, a scented candle, a package of cigars, or a set of coffee mugs. You can also include a handwritten note welcoming them to the neighborhood. This gift shows you care and took the time to create something special for your new neighbors. If the neighbors have small children, you can give them outdoor toys or new books to help welcome them to the neighborhood.

Welcoming new neighbors to the neighborhood is a great way to foster a sense of community and make new friends. These four gift ideas are thoughtful and practical, making them perfect for new neighbors. Whether you give houseplants, homemade treats, a local guidebook, or a welcome basket, your new neighbors will appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness behind your gift.

Comments (3)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Melissa - thoughtfulness is definitely neighborly and can be practiced in many ways.  These ideas can certainly stir up the brain cells.  

Mar 28, 2023 03:49 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Mar 28, 2023 07:00 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is very useful for agents to give to buyers and sellers as a house warming gift too! 

Mar 28, 2023 09:40 AM