1. Bring a Little Luck
Superstitious or not, this beautiful hand-painted gold horseshoe will attract as much attention as good fortune. Whether it hangs upwards (to keep luck in), or downwards (so luck pours out into the home), this gift is sure bring positive energy and boost a seller's confidence.
- "Little Luck" Horseshoe from $32: SuitorLife.com
2. Make a Moving Announcement
When your friends' or family members' home sells, they're going to need to let people know their new address. Gift them with an IOU now, and when they close on a new home, order personalized moving announcements for them from William Arthur.
- Shop Invitations "Moving": from $.79 - $2.13 each, WilliamArthur.com
3. Lend a Helping Hand
If the successful home sellers are also new homeowners, give them the ultimate holiday gift this year—you, for the entire day. Let’s be honest, moving isn’t fun or particularly pleasant for anyone, but your friends will definitely appreciate an extra hand to help pack, move and celebrate their first night in a new place!
- Volunteering for moving day: $0
4. Hire a Stager
For the seller whose house has been on the market for a while, a consultation from a home stager might be the best gift he or she has ever received. A stager will help the seller present a house in the best light, creating a more inviting environment for potential buyers.
- Prices vary depending on length and intensity of consultation, find stagers in your area and check out their work: Houzz.com
5. Pick Up the Take-Out
Between showing, negotiating, closing and a myriad of other tasks to complete during the holidays, your loved ones will be too mentally and physically exhausted to cook dinner every night. Do them a solid by giving them a gift card to their favorite restaurant or to GrubHub, where they can order take-out from any restaurant in their area. With a gift card from Gift Rocket, you can suggest a place for them to use the money, or leave it up to them to decide.
- Dollar amount of your choice: Giftrocket.com
Want more holiday gift ideas? 5 Great Gifts for New Homeowners