From Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin | Guertin Family Realty | (952) 442-1300 |
It's the season of giving, but finding exactly the right present isn't always simple! Here's a helpful list of gift ideas that also make great housewarming presents throughout the year.
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Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin
(952) 451-4989 Dennis
(952) 451-5217 Jane

Great Gift Ideas for Home and Family

For the Busy Cook

Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer


This unusual gift saves time in the kitchen
when a simmering or low-heat liquid dish requires continuous stirring. (It gets enthusiastically positive reviews on the Uncommon Goods website.)

Price: Around $25.

For the Dog Lover

Go Fetch Magnetic Bottle Opener 


Dog lovers will appreciate this cute wood and stainless steel bottle opener that pries off bottle caps and holds them obediently in its mouth. Good dog! :)

Price: Around $15.

For the Sports Fan

Anatomy of Sports Coasters


Four sandstone and cork coasters decorated with whimsical illustrations explain the finer details of your sport of choice. Choose from baseball, football, soccer, golf, skiing, and more. 

Price: Around $45 for the set of four.

For the Do-It-Yourselfer

Fix It Kit (in Pink or Black)

A really handy toolkit for small household "fix it" situations. This set includes long-nose pliers, 10 screwdriver bits, and an LED flashlight, among other tools.

Price: Around $30.

For the Cat Lover

The Cat Shaming 2020 Calendar

This calendar delivers a chuckle a day, with humorous taglines describing the shenanigans of cats caught red handed when they weren't on their best behavior.

Price Range: Around $14.

For the Lover of Wine

Electric Wine Opener

Opening a bottle of wine is as easy as pushing a button with this rechargeable electric opener. Another button releases the cork, making it an especially handy gadget for anyone who has arthritis or reduced hand strength. 

Price Range: Around $20.

For Curious Kids

World Map Coloring Tablecloth


Kids can spend hours coloring this cotton tablecloth that comes with hand-drawn countries, animals, and landmarks
from around the globe. Includes ten markers that wash out completely so the tablecloth can be colored again.

Price: Around $30.

For the New Homeowner

Stylish Self-Inking Return Address Stamp

A custom return address stamp is the kind of thing most people never get around to ordering for themselves, but they love to receive as a gift. A handy window lets you see exactly where the stamp impression will be placed.

Price: Around $20.

For the Entertainer

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set


This bamboo cheese board comes with four different cheese knives that store conveniently in a drawer that slides into the board.

Price: Around $55.

For the Person Who Says "Don't Get Me Anything":

Donate a Farm Animal

"A cow, not a cup" is the motto of Heifer International,
a non-profit that donates farm animals and livestock training to under-served populations. If there's someone on your gift list who doesn't need or want anything, a donation in their name might be the perfect way to show you're thinking of them.

Price Range: Starting at $20.

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Recent Market Highlights

- U.S. home prices rose 3.2 percent year-to-year in September, according to a recent S&P/Case-Shiller report.  They rose 3.5 percent year-to-year in October, according to CoreLogic, a data and analytics company.

- The national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is in the high 3-percent range.

The October Pending Home Sales Index increased 4.4 percent year-to-year, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Links that Make Life Easier

Sometimes real estate-related, sometimes not... these are assorted links that come in handy:

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Creative indoor craft and play ideas for kids this winter.

Photopea - Free Image Editor
A free online image editor that looks and acts a lot like Photoshop. It even accepts Photoshop PSD files.

Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe
A deliciously moist and easy-to-make pumpkin bread. (Tip: Even better with brown sugar sprinkled liberally over the top just before putting it in the oven.)

The Lighter Side


(Screenshot courtesy of Tammy Davis and

An overly enthusiastic Boxer stole hearts on the Internet when it was filmed putting its own twist on an exercise during a dog obedience class. The friendly pooch was so overjoyed to rejoin its owner that... well, it's a little hard to describe. :)

Click here or on the image above to watch the video on the family-friendly SunnySkyz website.

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Have a great day,

Dennis and Jane and Lee Guertin
Broker/Owner, REALTOR®, SFR, CBR, e-PRO, GRI, BA
Guertin Family Realty
Dennis:  (952) 451-4989
Jane: (952) 451-5217

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