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Christmas gift shopping can be a bit of a chore, but can be made easier if you narrow down your options based on the homes of the people you are giving presents to
There is a widely accepted saying in real estate that “no two properties are exactly the same.” This holds even truer when it’s not only the size and circumstances of the lots that vary, but also their designs and overall function.
The same can be said of the people who own or occupy property, as indeed no two people are exactly the same as well. It can then be a little challenging to buy gifts for different home owners, as we not only have to take into account their personal needs and preferences, but also want to make sure that they are able to make good use of what we give them for their residence.
Taking into account a handful of different home types and their typical designs, area measurements, and over all function, the following are recommended gifts ideas to give owners of various home types for the upcoming Christmas holidays or even at any other time of the year.
An obvious characteristic of most standard condominium units is that they tend to only offer a modest amount of living space. With that, the most useful Christmas gift for condo owners is the kind that not only take up too much room, but can also help optimize their little space.
A great gift to give a condo owner who also happens to enjoy cooking is a spices organizer. Not only is a spice rack very helpful in keeping a kitchen organized, it is an item that has more character than typical containers like shelves and boxes.
Another useful albeit bigger and perhaps more expensive gift is a kitchen cart, which is quite helpful in getting kitchen items—or anything else for that matter—organized inside a condo apartment’s limited living space.
Bungalows are one of the most common homes in the Philippines. Designed to be of low profile with only one floor or a second level that is not extensively high, bungalows are ideal for older residents or those who struggle with their mobility.
Since the home is designed to be easier to move around in, a bungalow resident would find great use in an aroma oil diffuser or automatic air freshener as it will be most effective in such a space. Apart from making the air more pleasant, it helps keep it sterile for better health.
For those who want to give furniture for Christmas but do not know where to start, an ottoman may prove to be a good candidate. Apart from serving as a functional small seat or footstool, it helps keep the home organized as most ottomans also serve as storage.
Beach Property Owners
Owning a beach property definitely has its benefits, the most obvious of which is easy access to the beach. But with the constant back and forth from the home to the beach and vice versa, getting rid of sand is a constant concern.
A great Christmas gift for the beach house owner who places great importance on a tidy home is a handheld vacuum cleaner. Apart from being very useful in the minimizing of sand, dust, and other small debris in the home, a small vacuum is a not-so-typical holiday present and will be greatly appreciated.
Another great gift for beach homeowners is a commercial-grade entrance mat. These not-so-standard mats not only ensure there is a place to wipe off feet before coming in, they are sturdier and last longer that typical entrance mats.
Owners of Farm or Agricultural Lot
Like beach properties, farm and agricultural lots are quite abundant in the country, and often prove to be a sound investment for those who use such real estate for their intended purpose, which is farming. Understandably, great gifts for farm low owners are items that can help with this.
One such item that’s useful to a farm lot owner is a garden hose. Having to be changed every-so-often, it makes for a great gift, as it allows farm lot owners to at least already have a spare while still using their existing one. Make sure to purchase the longest one possible with complete accessories. Another item that’s of great utility to farm lot owners is an industrial grade lamp or flashlight.
Townhouses are another typical house design in the Philippines, commonly favored by owners who prefer modest space and proximity to the business districts, but would prefer not to go the route of owning a condo apartment and still have land to their name.
Due to the typical side-by-side designs of most townhouses in the city, there is always the possible risk of fire in the event that the neighbors figure in some sort of blaze. A fire extinguisher makes for a practical gift for new townhouse residents, and would be greatly appreciated given how it covers a home necessity that is not commonly thought about.
Like condominiums, townhouses have smaller space than the typical house and lot. The difference is that some townhouses have space on the roof that can be converted into some form of living space. To help a homeowner make use of this space, give lightweight portable outdoor furniture as gifts that they can use to furnish the rooftop space.
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