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A young couple is our new next door neighbor.  We’ve waved at them as we leave in the morning or when we come home.  We‘re thinking of going over there someday to welcome them to our neighborhood. What’s something to bring to a new neighbor or people don’t do this anymore? What are your thoughts?




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 29, 2012
    • It is always appropriate to take new neighbors something and introduce yourself.  A homemade cake, a houseplant, a welcome wagon type basket are all good things.




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      Linda L wrote Oct 29, 2012
    • Thanks for the suggestions. Now I’m wondering, after we say our names and welcome them...what else do we say?




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 29, 2012
    • Well if they have good old fashioned manners, they’ll invite you in for a cup of coffee.  But chances are good you’ll stand out on the doorstep.  Just tell them you’ve glad to meet them and offer to answer questions about the neighborhood.  If you want to, invite them over for drinks or something.




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 30, 2012
    • Good ideas, T..wish my neighbors had welcomed me with something when I moved in, so I just made it a point to talk to everyone and find my place on the street.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Oct 30, 2012
    • A nice bottle of wine, a house plant, a pie or cake, a welcome mat for their front door.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 30, 2012
    • If you are living in Utah, do not bring wine.  Cookies are always safe and store bought is better than home made for now since they do not know you yet.  

      Do not worry about what the next conversation will be.  They may be shy and do not talk much or they may be very talkative and ask a lot of questions.  Let it flow naturally.  Something simple like “are you from here?”  “the garbage day is on Tuesday.”  “Do you know the nearest grocery stores?“... and always end with “if you think of anything, just knock on my door and welcome to the neighborhood”

      BTW, it is very nice and thoughtful of you!




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      Kmarie wrote Oct 31, 2012
    • baked goods, or plant or house mate or if they have a pet a gift for the pet or kids is a good choice




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      Butterflyrose wrote Oct 31, 2012
    • A throw for the cooler weather would make an awfully nice gift.

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose

      #enjoylifeheart




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      Linda L wrote Oct 31, 2012
    • WOW, I knew I could count on my fab40 friends for suggestions.  Thanks you everyone! happy




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      Nathalie Girard wrote Nov 2, 2012
    • Chinadoll, I was surprised by your answer. Why not any homebaked goods?  

      Here it would almost be an insult to give a welcomed gift from a supermarket. Homebaked items are perceived as the best because you invested your time in it. If you can’t then a locally made jam, spread or juice would do.  

      I’m curious to know why it is the contrary in Utah...




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