|Looking for the perfect present for a loved one this holiday season? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite gift ideas. And since we work in real estate, we focused on items that add enjoyment, comfort and, in some cases, major value to your home.|
|Let It Snow!|
Keep your loved ones cozy all winter with these gifts that add warmth and a touch of luxury.
Tabletop Fireplace – $
On cold nights, nothing beats the comfort and glow of a fire. The Regal Flame Black Utopia Tabletop Fireplace can be used indoors or outdoors, no vent required.
Towel Warmer – $$
Who wouldn’t love to wrap themselves in a warm towel draped over the modern and elegant Anzzi Electric Towel Warmer in Polished Chrome?
Smart Thermostat – $$$
After using the Nest Learning Thermostat for a week, it will start to recognize patterns and adjust your temperature automatically. No more coming home to a cold house!
Radiant Floor Heating – $$$$
You’ll love stepping onto a heated floor on a cool morning. Plus, sub-floor radiant heating is energy-efficient, effective, and doesn’t blow dust and allergens around like forced-air systems.
|Rock Around The TreeMusic lovers are sure to appreciate these gifts guaranteed to enhance their listening experience throughout the home.|
Showerhead Speaker – $
The H2oVibe Rain Showerhead Jet with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker syncs with any bluetooth-enabled device so you can stream your favorite music or audio directly into the shower.
Voice Controlled Smart Speaker – $$
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home not only stream music on demand via voice control, they can also serve as a central hub for numerous other smart-home devices.
High-End Wireless Speaker – $$$
For a premium speaker, the Sonos Play:3 delivers rich and robust sound with a sleek design that can fit almost any space.
Whole Home Audio System – $$$$
Yamaha offers a wide variety of components, all designed to work in conjunction to give you a customized, whole-home audio and home theater system.
Add Some Sizzle To The SeasonHome chefs will love these gifts, perfect for holiday entertaining and home cooking all year long.
Bread Maker – $
With the Hamilton Beach Programmable Bread Machine, you can enjoy fresh bread (even gluten free!) with minimal effort.
Electric Smoker – $$
If you love to barbecue, the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker gives you the tenderness and flavor of smoking meat, without the hassle.
Smart Sous-Vide Machine – $$$
Sous vide is a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch and then placed in a water bath to cook to a precise temperature. The new Mellow Smart Sous Vide Appliance promises to make sous vide as easy and foolproof as a slow cooker.
High-End Oven Range – $$$$
The 36” Dual Fuel Range with Six Burners from Sub-Zero Wolf features ten custom cooking modes, and its timeless stainless steel design will enhance the beauty of any kitchen.
|Sparkle And ShineThese cleaning gadgets and appliances will help your home sparkle and shine all year long.|
Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner – $
Anyone who has pets or children will love the convenience of cleaning up wet spills and stains with the BISSELL SpotLifter 2X Portable Deep Carpet Cleaner.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner – $$
The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner provides a good mix of features, which are easily accessible from your smartphone.
Dishwasher – $$$
The Maytag Front Control Dishwasher gets consistently great reviews for its powerful motor, and its elegant exterior will upgrade the look of your kitchen … all without breaking the bank.
New Washer/Dryer – $$$$
If anything can make laundry exciting, it’s a new washer and dryer with smart-technology like the Kenmore Elite Smart Washer and Dryer. Now you can start a load of laundry remotely from your smartphone to time it with your arrival home.
Keep The Grinch AwayProtect your loved ones—and deter intruders—with gifts that keep you and your home safe and secure.
Smart Light Bulbs – $
Never enter a dark house again with the Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit. Control them remotely with your phone or tablet.
Video Doorbell – $$
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 enables you to see and talk to visitors without opening the door, even if you’re away from home.
Smart Lock – $$$
No more leaving a key under the doormat or fumbling for one in the dark. With the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect you can control your locks from your smartphone.
Security System – $$$$
Vivint can integrate your in-home security system with video monitoring, a doorbell camera, smart locks, garage doors and even your thermostat.
We’re Here to HelpAs real estate professionals, we get to visit people’s homes every day and talk to buyers and sellers about their favorite features. So we have a unique insight into the elements that truly make a house special, bring joy to homeowners and add value to a home.
If you do decide to “splurge” on a home upgrade, contact us for recommendations on the best options for your particular home. Buyer expectations and preferences vary depending on price point, style of home and neighborhood. We can run a comparative market analysis to find out how the upgrade you’re considering will impact the value of your home, before you make the investment.