Change isn’t always the easiest for anyone to handle, but it seems those who suffer most are the children involved. When moving, they are being torn away from their home and their friends, trekked to a new destination, and expected to go on as usual. That is why it is important as loved ones for us to comfort them in their time of need. Here are 18 gifts to give kids during a housewarming that will show them that there is at least one person around them beyond their home that they can trust and call a friend.
Gift ideas for kids moving in to a new house
Any child would be thrilled to have these dazzling gloves. Geared toward the younger children, these gloves would brighten up both their life and their room. If you remember laying in a strange room your first night at a new house, you will probably remember how scared you were. Giving a child these gloves as a housewarming gift will give them a nightlight and a way to fight the fear of a new room.
Sometimes kids have a hard time talking about there feelings. Sometimes they have a hard time understanding things. With this lovely journal, not only can they get their feelings down on paper and share them with their parents, who can help them through a difficult time, but their parents can do the same; they can write down and communicate in a way for the kid to easily understand. This is the perfect housewarming gift for any kid who is old enough to read and write.
When thinking about housewarming gifts for kids, a nightlight is the perfect purchase. If you have a kid in your life who needs a housewarming gift and is an animal lover (especially sea animals), this is the perfect gift. Available in an array of colors, this jellyfish lamp will surely make a splash in any kids room décor.
With the prospect of losing all their friends, a perfect housewarming gift for a child who needs a friend is a cuddly companion. This cuddle dog will interact socially and emotionally, so while it isn’t the same as having another person there, it can fill the void. Look on the plus side too, they won’t have any problems housebreaking this animal.
5. Snack Box
The perfect way to tell someone you hope they have a sweet time is to tell them with literal sweets. This redbox package is the perfect way to give someone the gift of housewarming by snuggling up in there own house, eating some delicious sweets and popcorn, and watching a movie that makes them feel at home. Even joining them may give them even more of a sense of peace and belonging.
When you relocate from one home to another, there are two things that can really make a difference in settling in: comfort items and distractions. With this colorable pillow, you give them both options. The act of coloring itself is soothing and often distracts the mind which is why it is recommended by therapists everywhere. A pillow is a very common comfort item and gives the child something familiar to look forward to when nothing else is familiar.
A globe is an ideal gift for a kids that moving in to a new house from across the world. Not only can it show them the distance and location, but this particular one is interactive. You can download an application from Android or Apple and not only view the countries of the world, but the culture, food, and atmosphere of the world. This globe inspires inclusiveness and doesn’t have borders so there is endless exploration available.
One great thing for a kid to feel comfort in a new home is the ability to communicate. With these walkie-talkies, you can make that happen. With up to a two-mile radius, they can give one to a new friend next door or maybe just one to a sibling in another room. Either way, they’ll never feel alone with the ability to talk to someone at their fingertips.
9. Bird Feeder
If you have ever seen the movie Snow White, you will note that the time she was the least lonely, before she met new friends, was during her walk through the woods with all the birds singing to her. Imagine if you could recreate that seen for a dislocated child in need of a home warming gift. Though it isn’t exactly possible to recreate the exact seen, you can give them the gift of nature and oasis by gifting them this bird paradise. Getting in touch with nature is a known stress reliever.
10. Family Name Sign
Kids take pride in their family. When they move into a new home, often times they only have their family with them. This beautiful gift reminds them that their family will be with them forever and always. They could hang it in their room for comfort or they could hang it on display. Either way, they will be thankful to receive it as a gift.
11. Scoot Drone
Sometimes, a kid just needs a little fun and games after moving. Something great to buy them for a house warming gift is a training drone. This hand-controlled drone will not only give them some hand-eye coordination but will give them some training for a real drown as they grow. With a little help, they’ll be pros at flying this in no time.
12. Ring Toss Game
One way for a kid to make friends in a new place is to have cool games. A great housewarming gift is this great hook game. Kids love darts, but darts aren’t wall friendly, carpet friendly, or kid friendly. This gift offers the same idea in a much simpler way. It even adds a little bit of a challenge side to things by trying to ring the highest score.
13. Letter Board
One of the coolest toys of my day was a litebrite. Today, the kids seem to enjoy anything they are able to write on and erase. For a great housewarming gift, you can give them this interchangeable board. They can make signs and erase them immediately, or they can make signs for their door. Either way, they get to be creative and protective at the same time.
Perhaps the best way to welcome a child to their new house is to get them active outside in the neighborhood. A brilliant way to do that is to fly a kite. This dolphin kite is sure to be a huge hit in the neighborhood. Next time you tell someone to go fly a kite, make sure it’s nicely including this awesome gift.
15. Owls Figurine
There is no more of a perfect way to say I will owl-ys love you than a gift set of beautiful owls. They will surely be a hoot to a child moving into a new house. An owl is often a symbol of wisdom and any child in the relocation process needs wisdom and hope during a rough time.
Any little princess deserves to feel the comfort and warmth of her own bed. One way to make it extra special during a housewarming is to gift her this beautiful bed set. Her room will be pretty-in-pink, and with a great nights’ sleep, she will be ready to go out and make new friends in the neighborhood and do a good job in school.
Cuddling up in something comfy provides such a sense of comfort to children. When relocating and welcomed into a new house, they crave that sense of comfort that is uniquely their own. What better housewarming gift than a shark blanket/pillow that is uniquely designed for the comfort of the child and provides them with a fluffy companion as well. Available in many designs, be sure to give the gift of comfort.