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Goodbye Gifts For Friends Moving Away

With the rising house prices in cities such as London, the number of adults leaving has leapt considerably. The Office for National Statistics found that 291,620 people moved out of London last year, so it’s likely that you will know someone that is leaving home to start a life elsewhere. It’s never easy saying goodbye to friends moving away, and picking the perfect gift can be difficult to choose. Ultimately, you want to gift them something that will help make the big move easier, and help them settle into their new life a little easier.


Help friends move out of their old home


Moving can be a very stressful time, and your friends may want and need all the help they can get with packing everything up. Some people may prefer this to a physical gift, and it gives you the chance to spend a decent amount of time with your friends before they move away. In this guide to helping friends move, it is suggested that the following are particularly well-received gestures: clearing out the old place, helping pack everything up and offering to babysit during the big move, as well as taking care of meals for your friends.


Before the move, you can even offer to help clean their new home. While it may be empty, you want to make sure that there isn’t a buildup of dust, and that it’s ready for their belongings to be put in place. Unpacking can get very time consuming, so offering to take care of meals may help them out more than anything else.


Say goodbye to friends moving away with a photo album


The personalised gifts market has grown over the past few years, and research now suggests that it is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.10 per cent during the period between 2017 and 2021. The report, by Research and Markets, announced that “one of the major drivers for this market is growing gifting culture and increasing demand for seasonal decorations”. Gifting a friend who is moving away something personalised is an easy way to give them something special to them, and one of the easiest ways to do this is with a photo album.


If you don’t want to go for a traditional photo album, you can have special photo books printed online, which can be personalised with colour schemes and captions. Companies that specialise in printing photobooks allow you to upload and arrange your photos on the website. Some may even link to your social media pages to make uploading photos even easier.


Help friends moving away settle in with a care package


Moving is considered one of the most stressful things people go through, after divorce and the death of a loved one. So, it’s important to try and make the process easier for friends that are moving away. One of the easiest ways you can do this is by creating and gifting them with a care package to help them get settled into their new home. The hamper could include simple, everyday things that your friends may need in their new home that they hadn’t thought of, such as candles, tea and coffee, gift cards to department stores, or even medication.


Treat your friends to luxury home pamper products, such as expensive hand wash and lotion, or even fancy towels. You could also include things that are always needed around the home, such as batteries, a pizza cutter, light bulbs, or even tea towels, according to this guide for housewarming hamper ideas.