Moving is such a mixed bag, isn’t it? It can be thrilling, devastating, adventurous and fantastic all in one. Regardless of why or where you have to move – across town or across country – isn’t it nice to be welcomed into your new neighborhood with open arms? Let’s spread the welcome warmth with this simple and easy new neighbor gift basket.
We tried to think of what we might like to have on hand when moving into a new home – so in this basket is a bottle of homemade cleaner (you could easily replace it with your favorite store bought brand), a hand stamped flour sack towel (get the tutorial at Design Improvised), a yummy candle, a little treat from our favorite neighborhood candy store, and a small gift card to a neighborhood ice cream shop.
Also tucked into the basket is what we ALL wish new houses came with – the lived in favorites in the new area. It would be so nice to have all this at hand until you can figure out your own family’s favorites… but I wish someone had told me how good the hole-in-the-wall restaurant across the street really was, or a trustworthy place to go for an oil change. We’ve also included an info card for your family info… or just use it for cell phone numbers or email addresses. The printable is at the end of this post.
All of these goodies are tucked in a traditional basket filled with vanilla shred and tied off with baker’s twine and a “welcome” tag.
A basket like this would surely make any new neighbor – young or old, family or single – feel welcomed. What would you have loved to receive as a new neighbor gift?
Click here to download the .pdf: Welcome New Neighbor Printable
Paper Mart generously provided some of the packaging materials for this series. We love Paper Mart and their high quality products and would have used them anyways! No other compensation was received for using their products.