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Cool closing gifts

Cool closing gifts
May 26, 2020 Allison Andrews

Closing gifts are always really fun and a little stressful for me.  Mainly because I don’t believe in a one size fits all gift.  I really want a closing gift for my buyers to be meaningful, relevant, and/or useful.  I learn a lot from the hours I spend talking with clients about their home and lives and I want them to know that the relationship we built over the course of months was important to me.


One of my favorite closing gifts I have ever given was a framed concert poster of a band that my buyer really loves.  Expensive no, hard to find kinda, meaningful, and unexpected?  Yes and yes. 

Some other ideas:

  • New tags for their dog with the new address
  • Customized signs
  • A gift that reflects their hobby


I bought a set of mid-century modern barware for another client that bought a house with a fantastic built-in bar.

Some other ideas:

  • A Welcome Mat
  • The Ring doorbell
  • Personalized address stamper


Another gift I loved giving was a washing machine for a first time home buyer.  

Some other ideas:

  • A new home photoshoot
  • Garden Decor
  • Tools

Closing gifts to me are a chance to say thank you, of course but it’s also an opportunity to say I know you.  I was listening to you.  I know what matters to you.  

Some other fantastic gifts are:

  • Paid time with a design consultant. Stella Home offers that service! (link)
  • Artwork from a local artist or maybe their favorite artist, or an artist that will do a rendering of your buyer’s new home. Side note: I’m a local artist groupie and love using local art in my staging. See my blog to get to know some of my favorite great local artists. 
  • Gift receipt to a great restaurant of their choice

Closing gifts are also a way to connect the new home buyer with their neighborhood and the small businesses that are within walking distance.  

For a closing gift for a buyer that moved into Commonwealth neighborhood, I collected gift certificates to 

  • Moxie Mercantile
  • Common Market
  • City Supply
  • The Diamond 

They were all walking distance to my buyer’s new home.  

Some other ideas:

  • A framed map
  • A fully planned and paid for evening out in their new hood
  • Flowers from a local store 

Buying a home can be stressful. Wrapping up the process with a thoughtful gift is a great way to end the experience on a high note!

Need more ideas? Check out these 135 different options! 

It is not necessary to get your agent a gift but the gesture is always appreciated. One of the best things you can do is to give your agent a referral. Referrals are an agent’s lifeline. If you found value in the agent’s service then an online review is also a great way to say Thank you. It’s the gift that keeps on giving long after the closing is over.  Most agents have websites, FB pages, or a Google Business page where you can post about your experience.