2 Easy Ways to Boost Resident Retention High During the Holidays

While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, let’s not kid ourselves. The holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time for just about all of us. And for some, it can get really expensive, fast. Despite all of the hustle and bustle, though, gifts for renters do provide the perfect opportunity to let them know how much you appreciate them for taking care of your property and paying the rent on time.

However, there is no need to get your tinsel in a tangle and worry about how much spreading a little holiday cheer will cost. We have taken away the stress of wondering what to give your renters without breaking the bank by putting together some of our favorite super easy and super cheap holiday gifts. 

Homemade Gifts for Renters

Nothing says you care more than a homemade gift, and nothing is as inexpensive as a homemade gift, either. These gifts do take a little time and effort, though, and for most of us who have received one in the past, know that it means more than any store-bought gift we could ever receive, and sometimes they just taste better.

Take, for instance, homemade fantasy fudge. If you can microwave, then you can make fudge. It is so simple, and the recipe is even on the back of the jar! Whip up one batch of this chocolate deliciousness, stuff it in a cellophane bag from the dollar tree, slap some Christmas ribbon on it, and you have enough gifts for ten people under $14 bucks! You can also make a batch of peanut butter, too. Simply replace the peanut butter for the chocolate chips.

Cookies are another easy and cheap gift to make as well, and you can go beyond frugal by reusing your empty cans as containers for them. While your cookies are in the oven, wash the cans out, tape a little bit of Christmas scrap-booking paper around them, (also available from the Dollar Tree), and go start knocking on doors.

DIY Gifts

But if you are more of a crafter instead of a cooker, check out how super cute these dollar tree candles turned snowmen can easily be put together with some ribbon, buttons, and a hot glue gun. If you opt for a silver and black ribbon, your tenants can use them as home decor until the end of winter. It’s kind of like a gift that keeps on giving beyond the holiday season. 

If you need a little help along the way, though, don’t hesitate to watch the instructional video in the link above.

And for those who don’t craft or cook, and need something that is practically effortless, we haven’t forgotten about you, either. If you can tie your shoes, then you can tie this gift together in no time. All you need is a $1 Cookie Sheet, two cookie cutters for a $1, and $1 roll of ribbon, all from the Dollar Tree of course. No glue, no tape, no mess. Just a pair of scissors and an ink pen for the tag and you’re set.

Do you know any great gifts for your renters?

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