6 Gifts That Tell Them You Care
6 Gifts That Tell Them You Care
Add a more personal touch with these ideas.
Toast to the New Year
Offer up a personalized wine bottle to help your clients ring in the New Year and toast to home ownership. Custom Wine Source allows you to select a wine and then personalize it with a custom wine label for the holidays. Add a photograph or signature, and select traditional red and green Christmas colors or create your own color palette.
Price: $12.99 per bottle for a case (12 bottles)
A Sweet Gesture
Sherrie Lopez, a sales associate with Troop Real Estate Inc. in Ventura, Calif., reaches out to clients during the holidays with homemade pies and hot chocolate. She lets her clients pick the pies they want — pecan, pumpkin, or chocolate pudding — and delivers them to their doorstep. For prospects, she makes homemade hot chocolate mix or banana bread and includes a sticker with her contact information on it. “Both are easy and something the whole family can enjoy,” she says.
A Doorstep Surprise
Poinsettias’ vibrant red flowers can brighten any doorstep or tabletop. Offer up this holiday favorite to your customers, and be sure to deliver it in person. It’s the perfect excuse to stop by. You may even find a charity in your local area that is selling these colorful plants. That way, you can support your community while also gifting to your clients.
Price: Starts at about $12.99 from grocery stores or florists
In Good Taste
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the holidays are all about gathering. So give a cookbook that brings the two together. The Gathering of Friends cookbook series features savory recipes, menu planning, creative tablescape ideas, and helpful shopping lists. More than 1,200 photographed recipes are featured across the seven volumes. Your clients will receive a hardcover book, a spiralbound book from you, and an eBook gift card that will allow them to download the book to all of their devices.
Price: $19.99 each wholesale for a minimum order of 5 (use promo code “5realgifts” at checkout to receive this discount)
A Helping Hand
Offer your clients some virtual assistance over the busy holiday season. Fancy Hands is a virtual assistant service that offers help on small personal tasks, such as setting up appointments, arranging Craigslist sales, arranging for car maintenance check-ups, or fussing with inquiries to utility companies. Each request takes the virtual assistants about 20 minutes to complete. Your customers can send their requests directly to Fancy Hands using a wide variety of methods from calling to e-mailing.
Price: $29.99 for up to 5 tasks
Personalized to You
Treat your clients to a personalized pallet with their initials etched on it. Jessica O’Connell with Chinowth & Cohen, REALTORS®, in Broken Arrow, Okla., decided to put her husband’s woodworking skills to the test and create a housewarming and holiday gift for her clients’ homes. The couple uses old pallets to create decorating accessories and then sands and stains them. As a final touch, they personally engrave each one. The pallets became such a hit with O’Connell’s clients that she started selling them to other real estate professionals. The couple, through their Tulsa Creative Couple business, now offers personalized trays, letters, and decorative iPad and cookbook holders.
Price: Starting at $35