There’s never an easy way to say goodbye to someone – whether it’s a family member, a close friend, or someone you work with. No matter the relationship you may have had with the other person, there will always be that heavy feeling in your heart when it’s time to part ways.
With all the moving process involved, it’s definitely a tough time for the other party as well, so lessen that burden with some thoughtful going away presents. Show them how much you care and how much you value the time you spent together with a simple token of appreciation.
It’s also a nice gesture to help them get over their homelessness once they reach their new destination. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make this work. After all, it’s the thought that counts, right? Here are some gift ideas they’ll surely appreciate.
A Box of Some Local Delicacies
Does your friend enjoy some local treats that are exclusive to where you both spent some time together? Why not get some of these delicacies – make sure they’re non-perishable – and wrap them all up in a nice handmade box?
These will help your loved one have a taste of something familiar even when they’re already miles away from home. Doing so can help them overcome homesickness, which is very common during the first few weeks or even months after their move.
Grab some candies or cookies from a local bakery or nice soft pretzel shops for that comfort and familiarity they can munch on while enjoying their favorite Netflix series in their new home. If they’re not into bread, get a bag of grounds from their favorite local coffee shop.
A Set of Travel Gadgets or Accessories
“Gadgets” may sound a little intimidating, but these don’t have to be expensive items at all. As long as they can offer convenience to the recipient of the gifts, they will be highly appreciated. If your loved one is moving somewhere really far and would have to take the plane, they would need some travel essentials they can put in their carry-on bag.
Here are a few things you may consider as gifts: an excellent travel or neck pillow, a pair of indoor slippers, some comfy eyemasks and earplugs, and a wireless phone charger or a power bank.
A Small Package of Home Essentials
If the move is a rush, your loved one may not have time to pack things up properly. And you’ll be surprised to find out that most of the time, they don’t have home essentials with them that they can use for at least the first two to three days of their move.
So, here’s your chance to lighten their load. Pack a nice care package for them including hand soaps, shampoo and conditioner, some simple cleaning supplies and yes, even toilet papers. Add a personal touch by decorating the package. There’s no harm in putting some ribbons for more personality.
Make moving a less stressful event for your loved ones by getting them going away presents that they can actually use.