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Moving House Gift Idea

moving house gift idea

Here’s a lovely moving house gift idea I made recently for a family who moved to St. Louis in the States, last month.

This gift idea is ideal for people moving somewhere new. It’s a year of day out ideas to help them get to know their new local neighbourhood.

I scoured the internet for fun and quirky things to do for the family, trying not to find things that cost too much. I kept in mind the seasons and the weather it’ll likely be. Finding an unusual ice-cream parlour to go to in January probably wouldn’t be that fun!

I also checked out event sites, to see if there were any one-off festivals or events going on that might not be on the usual ‘things to do in St Louis’ type websites.

When you start googling there really are so many ideas that makes me bet there’s so many unfound gems in my own neighbourhood!

I typed the ideas into text boxes on a word document, giving all the info they’d need to find out more online, and cut out the different cards.

I decorated 12 envelopes adding the month of the year to each one.

Fill the envelopes and tie with string adding a handwritten tag. Hopefully this will give the family a year of fun memories to start making together in their new home town.

I’ve made this gift a few times for a few friends, it works for lots of occasions. A year of date night ideas for the first year of marriage, a year of things to do with a newborn baby.

Do you know someone who would love something handmade like this? Why not give it a go too.


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Handmade Gift Idea For Mamas-To-Be

This is a thoughtful handmade gift idea for a new mum or expecting mama. Perfect if you’re wondering what to get someone.

Inspired from a gift I received when I was pregnant, I wanted to write little letters to my bump of all the things I was thinking and dreaming for him. My pregnancy was a little miracle at a time filled with many unsettling circumstances. This little babe was one of the only things that kept us going mentally as a family and I wanted to express this in a letter to explain how perfectly timed his life was and how blessed we are to have him.

Gushy stuff over! I therefore wrote several letters – things I’d love him to try, things I hope for him, important things about life. I put them in different labelled envelopes.

Fast-forward to last month, I wanted to send a few of my pregnant friends a ‘thinking of you’ present. Pregnant during lockdown sounds incredibly tough, you’re desperate for things to keep you busy but want to do things that don’t require too much physical movement! So I personalised some envelopes for them to be able to write a similar thing for their bundle

gift idea for new mum

I wrote five envelopes and labelled them with different topics and decorated the edge of each envelope with some metallic washi tape.

Then I tied them up with string and added a tag to look a little more gift-like! I used the phrase ‘Letters to the one who made me a mum’

new mum gift idea

And there you have it, a thoughtful gift idea for new mum and mamas-to-be out there.