When a new family moves into your neighbourhood, make them feel welcome with a lovely welcoming gift. A “welcome to the neighbourhood” gift is a great way to introduce yourself and get to know them better, too. You never know, their kids could soon become your kids’ new BFFs, or you could make a new friend yourself. At the very least, it is a polite gesture that will be much appreciated, as being the new person on the block can sometimes be stressful.
Here at Ital Florist, we believe there can never be too many nice gestures, and welcoming someone you’ll be living in proximity to for many years is a worthy one. The best types of welcoming gifts are beautiful flowers and vibrant plants, which will not only enhance their new home but put a smile on their face. Below are some of our favourite welcoming flowers and plants so you can brighten your new neighbour’s day and perhaps make a new friend.
A Warm Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Beautiful, elegant, and exotic, orchids are one of the most popular flowering plants in homes and offices. They bloom in a variety of gorgeous colours, such as pink, yellow, purple, and green and are a good choice for welcoming a new neighbour. Before choosing your orchid, think about its colour meaning: pink orchids represent joy, yellow signifies new beginnings and friendship, and green orchids are believed to bring good fortune and blessings.
Monstera plants are trendy right now as their gorgeous, dark green tropical leaves add beauty and freshness to any room. In eastern cultures, monstera plants represent honour, respect, and longevity.
Gifting your neighbour a bit of luck as they navigate their new surroundings is a wonderful sentiment. A lucky bamboo plant is a wonderful housewarming gift since it is not pretty and cool but also brings good luck, happiness, harmony, and peace.
Show that you “come in peace” by presenting your new neighbour with a Peacy Lily plant. A lush, green plant with lovely white flowers, peace lilies are calming and peaceful, easy to care for, and symbolize prosperity, good luck, and fortune.
Dazzle your new neighbour with a bouquet of stunning, beautiful peonies. Not only will these fluffy blooms enhance any space, but these alluring flowers are also used to celebrate certain life events such as happy marriage, love, joy, wealth, good fortune, and goodwill.
Nothing says “welcome” like the bright cheeriness of a sunflower! Bursting with mood-lifting abilities, sunflowers bring a bit of sunshine into the home while also representing peace, love, happiness, and optimism. It’s a wonderful housewarming flower.
Bold, radiant, and very fragrant, stargazer lilies make a great first impression. The dark pink and white stargazer lilies are believed to bring abundance and prosperity. A mixed bouquet of stargazer lilies is a striking and wonderful welcoming gift.
An early springtime bloom, daffodils symbolize hope, opportunity, and new beginnings, which makes them perfect flowers for someone moving into a new home. Their bright, sunny yellow, trumpet-like appearance radiates good cheer and good days ahead.
While greeting a new neighbour with any gift is a lovely sentiment, these welcoming plants and flowers are truly friendly and thoughtful gifts. If you enjoy gifting botanicals based on symbolism, be sure to dive into the Language of Flowers and browse our collection here at Ital Florist.