Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: The Best Gifts Are Priceless

The Best Gifts Are Priceless

Some of the Best Christmas Gifts Can't Be Bought

Best Christmas Gifts
Some people are almost impossible to buy for. If they want it, they already have it. There are some folks on my Christmas list that meet that description.  When it comes time to decide what to buy and give a gift, the decision can be perplexing. Nobody wants to give something that will not be appreciated or wanted. Worse yet I don't want to waste the money and have it put away in a drawer or shoved in the top of the closet.

The gift of time is usually very appreciated. There are so many ways to gift this commodity. There is the promise of spending the day with someone and doing something special. There is the gift of listening and showing care. There is the gift of taking time to do a good deed for someone. There is the special gift of taking someone to breakfast or preparing a special dish to share. Fun adventures like visiting museums together or a botanical garden can make a lasting memory. A day at the movies or a special destination lunch or dinner with a friend is a lovely gift.

In the past, I have given the gift of closet organization to friends. Taking nice hangers and a little potpourri adds a nice touch. 

Offering to run errands or help someone clean their house are really appreciated. Sitting with a friend or taking a friend to the doctor shows support.

Just spending time with a friend being a friend, visiting the elderly or sick, offering to pick up some groceries or surprising someone with a special treat are wonderfully appreciated gifts that can't be bought in stores. To make it really special, put the promise in writing as an IOU and put inside a pretty card. Remind the person you will be calling to set up a date for the special event.

The gift of sharing your time is the best gift of all and is priceless. People don't need more stuff, they need to know you care and have you show it by sharing of yourself.

Some of The Best Gifts Are Priceless

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Comment balloon 18 commentsDebbie Reynolds • December 11 2017 01:43AM

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A gift from the heart is always better than a gift from the store.

Posted by Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy (HomeSmart) 12 months ago

The older I get, the more I realize just how true this is. Great post!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) 12 months ago

Congratulations, you've been featured in Bananatude!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) 12 months ago

Great advice and something I will take into consideration this year.

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management) 12 months ago

Debbie 

I your idea of a priceless Christmas gift.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 12 months ago

Debbie, friends, family and people who have everything I like to give a donation to their favorite causes/charities and that is always a winner, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 12 months ago

I do not like to give gifts that will not be appreciated . I will just donate to charities this year .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 12 months ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds ,

You are so right.. a thoughtful gift is the gift of time..it is always most appreciated..little things that make a difference for someone is the best gift..it is priceless! 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 12 months ago

This is excellent advice to share. You made me think about the gifts I have received but never used. 

 

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago

Debbie, time is a priceless and also selfless gift to give. I don't like to give gifts that won't be used either, always try to avoid it. We have a friend that's in her 80's and lives alone, our gift is always to come over, hang out with her and I clean her house while we're there. She doesn't need any more "stuff."

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 12 months ago

Debbie, you have some great tips for those "hard to buy for", and I too have to figure this out with one.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 12 months ago

Debbie I love the IOU idea and am going to suggest to my wife that we try it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 12 months ago

Debbie hello.

Congratulations on being featured.

Great advise.

 

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) 12 months ago

Years ago my favorite Christmas gift to my family was hiring a pro photographer to take pictures of the three generations. I still see them up on walls.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 12 months ago

We always say...anyone can write a check....time is a precious gift...love the closet organization ...it was a gift I was so glad I gave myself!

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 12 months ago

Yes, so true, Debbie.  And these are the gifts that will also be remembered.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 months ago

Good morning Debbie. What a lovely post and  great heartfelt thinking. Very nice and more importantly meaningful.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago

Hello Debbie, time spend with people if so important.  I have a client that I sold a home to a couple of years ago and she has no one  close to her here in Denver,  I try to either call or drop by to see her,  She loves to talks but I thing I brighten her day!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 12 months ago

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