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Housewarming/Moving Day Survival Kit Gift Basket Ideas

Hey all,

My BIL/SIL are moving into their new house this Saturday, and I want to put together a cute "Moving Day Survival Kit" gift basket for them.  I have a few ideas already (champagne, flashlight, extension cord, Advil, gummy bears (her favorite), etc.), but was wondering if anyone had any good ideas.  Also, any suggestions as to what I should put these items in?  I've seen cleaning buckets, toolbags, regular old baskets, etc. but maybe someone has a cute idea?

Thanks in advance!  =)

Re: Housewarming/Moving Day Survival Kit Gift Basket Ideas

  • Cute disposable plates and such would be nice, and paper towels. Since their kitchen things will likely be packed up.
  • Granola bars or trail mix would be good too for food items they can grab and go.  Maybe a gc for a local restaurant that delivers?  If you have access to the area takeout menus from a few places would be good too.

    We just moved and the things I needed often- a box cutter, screwdriver, trash bags, lightbulbs, windex, cleaning rags, beer.  Lots of beer.

    Oh, and something they won't use that weekend but will need eventually are picture hangers. 

  • toilet paper and duct tape, I like the boxcutter idea too
  • Definitely toilet paper and paper towels/plates/napkins. Maybe sandwiches and water bottles. Also some all purpose cleaner and trash bags. You never know what's going to be broken. 
  • How about putting together a binder or folder with load take-out or delivery restaurants.  Maybe making silly labels for the cleaners.  I agree with the suggestion of toilet paper!  

    Christine Mo
  • Definitely the TP. Also some soap. Maybe some bandaids just in case. I would get the lawn trash bags for all the wrapping paper,and other packing trash. Sissors in addition to box cutter. Note pad and pens/pencils so they can write down issues that arise or they want to address later for unpacking or with the house. Scrub brush cuz one of the first things I do in a house that has had previous owners is wash the air intake grill. I would put the things in a bucket which can then be used for trash, carrying items, cleaning, etc. Add a few grab and go snacks - nuts, candy bars,... (for the Champagne add a couple of cheap plastic champagne glasses so they can enjoy it even if they have not yet unpacked their glasses.
  • Thanks, everyone!  =)
  • When my mom, brother, and I moved a few years ago, the previous house owners had baked chocolate chip cookies, and left out Pizza Hut certificates and a note saying "welcome home!" My mom almost cried she was so touched.
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  • Hi,

    My names is Brenda, owner of http://giftbasketvillas.com/. I'm sure you can find something you like since we have a huge variety of gifts. Let me know if you have any questions.

  • Great ideas everyone!

    Something for breakfast comes to my mind, as they most likely won't have their kitchen unpacked right away.  I might include homemade banana walnut muffins or an orange cranberry bread along with napkins, and recyclable plates and flatware.  


    My Lovelies!
  • Lisa Williams here, I'm really glad with the information about gift ideas you got here, the ideas are amazing.
  • i really appreciate this post. i can use this ideas when i give gifts in the future.
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