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Welcome to the Neighborhood Gift Ideas

Call me Old Fashioned.But, in my day there was a thing called The Welcome Wagon! Okay, now you must think I'm a dinosaur? Right? No, my mom taught me very well!

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I live in a very nice complex. Saturday, a gentleman (bachelor) moved in across the hall from me. I ran into him in the hall and welcomed him, and answered some questions he had! I then came in and started baking! I made a banana bread and a batch of my chocolate chip cookies.

While they were cooking, I got out a gift bag for his Welcome package. And the pictures will show what I put in it! Just basic necessary items that a guy living alone probably had not even thought of. Most things I got at the Dollar Store. I have 3 adult sons and remember well their moving day! Now that is just being neighborly!

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February 15, 2001

I have some new neighbors. What is a good welcome gift for someone new to the neighborhood?

By Megan

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February 16, 20010 found this helpful

We recently moved and several neighbors brought us gifts of homemade food (apple pie, cookies, etc.) It was so wonderful to have great homemade food when we were still unpacking boxes and still eating quick foods. Be sure to include your name and phone number so they can add you to their new address book.

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February 16, 20010 found this helpful

When ever a new person moves in near me, I bake them a cake or muffins. It is something that almost everyone eats and therefore safe. I have made good friends, with new neighbors, this way for many years.
You could bring them a casserole if that is more your speed. My only problem with casseroles is many people now are vegetarians. So if you bring them one don't be suprised if they politely decline it.
Mrs Kathy Cohen
Northfield,VT

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July 23, 20050 found this helpful

I would suggest taking something they can relax with, like relaxing bath soak or some type of aroma theraphy. Not everyone wants to eat from people they do not know, I didn't.

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January 24, 20060 found this helpful

How about a soft fleece tie blanket that matches some of the decor in their new home? It's a houseWARMING gift!! Go to www.mysoftblanket.com and see what I'm talking about. You can have a blanket custom-made just for your friends and they are very reasonably priced. Good luck!

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June 18, 20090 found this helpful

Since I am the Blockwatch Captain I like to know who is moving in and welcome them after acouple days with a straw platter from the Dollar Store with some homemade cookies and a few apples.

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