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Last Minute Landlord Gift Guide

by Andrew C. MacDonald on December 22, 2010

If you’re still looking for a gift for that landlord friend or relative of yours, you’ll likely agree they can be tough to shop for. To help you decide on the right present before time runs out, here are 5 quick gift ideas almost every landlord will appreciate.

Whether you are set on buying that perfect personalized gift or prefer to give a gift card, any landlord will be able to make good use of any gifts along these lines.

1. Coffee

Most real estate investors are pretty busy people and tend to really like coffee. In addition, they frequently meet other investors and members of their team at coffee shops while they are out on the road. Anything relating to coffee makes a great gift for a real estate investor. Travel mugs or gift cards for Starbucks, Second Cup or Tim Hortons are sure to be well received and well used.

2. Tools & Hardware

If your landlord friend isn’t using a property manager to take care of their rental properties they’ll inevitably wind up at the hardware store to purchase tools or materials for DIY repairs. To help offset the cost of this, consider a gift card from Home Depot, Rona, Lowe’s or your local hardware store. When the time for repairs come, your gift will certainly come in handy.

3. Books & Magazines

Many real estate investors spend a lot of time reading real estate related books and magazines. A subscription to Canadian Real Estate Magazine or a great book they haven’t already got on their shelf can be a great gift idea. If you’re not sure what they’ve already got, a gift card for Amazon or Chapters will still do the trick.

4. Referrals

Perhaps the best gift you can give a real estate investor is a referral. Real estate investors love nothing more than putting together that next deal, so lend them a helping hand. If they are looking for capital for their next purchase, a referral to a potential joint venture partner will bring a smile to their face.

5. Holiday Spirits

After a long week of work or bout of tenant troubles, your landlord friend will be happy to relax with their favourite beverage in hand. Like just about anyone else, the real estate investor on your list will enjoy nearly anything from the liquor or beer store. If you know their taste in drink, grab a bottle or case of their favourite. If you aren’t sure what they like, a gift card will do the trick here as well. In any case, this always makes a great gift for the holiday season.

Most landlords will appreciate anything from these 5 categories under their tree, so figure out which suits them best and get it wrapped. Time is running out!

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Creative Commons License photo credit: bgottsab

· Coffee
Most real estate investors are pretty busy people and really like coffee. In addition, they frequently meet other investors and members of their team at coffee shops. Anything relating to coffee makes a great gift for a real estate investor. Travel mugs or gift cards for Starbucks, Second Cup or Tim Hortons are sure to be well used and well appreciated.

· Hardware
If your landlord friend isn’t using a property manager to take care of their rental properties they’ll inevitably wind up at the hardware store to purchase tools or materials for DIY repairs. To help offset the cost of this, consider a gift card from Home Depot, Rona, Lowe’s or your local hardware store. When the time for repairs come, your gift will come in handy.

· Books & Magazines
Many real estate investors spend a lot of time reading real estate related books and magazines. A subscription to Canadian Real Estate Magazine or a book great book they haven’t already got on their shelf can be a great gift idea. If you’re not sure what they’ve already got, a gift card for Amazon or Chapters will still do the trick.

· Referrals
Perhaps the best gift you can give a real estate investor is a referral. If they are looking for capital to put together their next deal, a referral to a potential joint venture partner will certainly make their day.

· Liquor
After a long week of work or bout of tenant troubles, your landlord friend will be happy to relax with their favourite beverage in hand. Like just about anyone else, the real estate investor on your list will enjoy nearly anything from the liquor store. If you know their taste in drink, grab a bottle or case of their favourite. If you aren’t sure, a gift card will do the trick here as well.

Any landlord would appreciate these 5 items, so if you’re looking for that last minute landlord gift, consider these.

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