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Property Insights: Gifts for This Season

The holidays are here, time to be merry and spread good cheer, and give gifts. Gift giving is an art, the gift has to have the right amount of thought put into it. Celebrate the end of the year or a friend’s new place with a few thoughtful and inspired gifts. Receiving a house warming gift or any kind of gift is awesome, but receiving one that you actually need is even better. Here are a few ideas to make a house feel like a home in no time at all.


That perfect gift for the host.
So you have been invited to a party, what do you get the host? Depending on how well you know the person, a food item like a cake or a bag of snacks would be perfect for the occasion. That way, if the host does not have much of a sweet tooth, they can serve that at the party. Or a nice bottle of wine or their favorite brand of whiskey would do just fine.

Gifts that have their perks.
Get something that would offer long term benefit to the recipient. Like a set of mugs or glasses. Yes, these may be a little cliché but you can never have enough mugs. A custom made one with a thoughtful or witty message would be much better. Or a coaster set, these can be very useful.

A little greenery.
Potted plants always add a homely touch to the home and make things a little more bright and colourful. Giving them a plant that they can watch grow would also be a fitting gift. A bouquet of flowers would also work perfectly.

Something for the kitchen.
A set of knives or creative knife block would serve as a wonderful addition to the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house so it could always use a little perking and spicing up.

A set of towels.
Sending over a set of towels, small ones for the Kitchen or larger ones for the bathroom could come in handy. You can never have enough towels for use. If the towels have a nice funny or witty message, the better.

A pre-assembled meal.
Gather every ingredient they will need for a meal in a jar or basket so that it is ready to use when they want to cook. They will especially appreciate it if they haven’t unpacked their kitchen or gone grocery shopping so that way they don’t have to worry about their first supper in their new house.

Something for the kids.
No one is more fun to shop for than kids, and finding the right present for children can be a real joy. Kids today have a really specific taste, that’s the snag. Depending on the age of the child, and their personality, a gift should not be very hard to buy. Girls would like teddy bears or cooking sets and maybe a good book. Boys would like action figures or video games or just something that will create a whole some fun environment.

A care package/ gift basket.
In here, you would put a little bit of everything. A box of chocolates, a good bottle of wine, a good book, scented candles, soap. You can personalize this as much as you like and add a little bit of everything that would make anyone’s life easier.

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Whatever gift you chose to give this season, for whatever occasion, make sure it is thoughtful, practical, necessary and also does not weigh too heavily on your wallet.

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