Getting off on the right foot with your new neighbors can end up being beneficial to you for years to come. After all, where else are you going to go for a cup of sugar? The welcome gift is a time-honored tradition – a great way to demonstrate friendliness and show how eager you are to get to know those in your neighborhood. Deciding what to bring can be a bit harrowing, however. If you’re not sure what would make the best welcome gift, here are a few stand-bys that are sure to please even the most discerning recipients.
If your neighbors have just moved in, they may be somewhat light on household amenities. An empty house can seem daunting and unwelcoming, so why not help them spruce up their décor? A delightful bouquet of flowers is the perfect gift for this occasion. You can choose pretty much any bloom you like, but make sure it’s colorful – that it bursts out of the vase. Roses are a great option. They come in a wide variety of hues and are sure to be well-received. You could also opt for something a bit more modest, like lilies or irises.
If you’d like to bring something to make a more lasting impression, you can’t go wrong with potted plants. They’ll endure for years, adding a unique visual flair to a home that your new neighbors will definitely appreciate. A green fern is a great choice, or you could go for something like a zebra plant or even a small indoor herb garden.
As an alternative, although it’s technically a flower, an orchid can last for years and it’s one of the most rewarding plants to harvest and watch grow. This is a good option for those who fancy themselves a bit of a green thumb.
Don’t feel as though you have to limit yourself to flowers. If the occasion calls for it, you can bring over some tasty treats as a way of welcoming your neighbors to the block. Brownie pops are an absolutely delightful and unique treat, and they are sure to go over well. You could also bring over a heaping plateful of brownies or a delicious cake. Whatever you decide, your goodwill certainly won’t go unnoticed. Soon you’ll be well on the way to forging a strong and rewarding friendship with your new neighbors.