Top 9 Gifts to Buy Real Estate Professionals This Holiday Season

Real estate agents can be great partners to have as an investor. They bring in property leads, offer up valuable insights, and help ensure your transactions go smoothly and speedily. Of course, you return the favor by paying a commission (or, rather, the seller does). And depending on the price of the home, that can be quite a hefty gift.

Around the holidays, though, you might be yearning to give your favorite agent something a little more special — something that really makes them feel valued and part of the team. After all, when your agent partners feel a real stake in your business, they’ll only want to help grow it more — and that loyalty is something you can’t put a price tag on.

Are you looking to reward your favorite real estate agent with something a little extra this holiday season? Not sure where to start? I’ve got

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A guide to buy gifts for pets and their owners at these Tampa Bay shops

Downtown Dogs: Looking for an upscale boutique for quality dog apparel, toys and bedding? Downtown Dogs at Tampa’s Hyde Park village has a wide selection of fashionable collars, harnesses, bows and bandannas. If you need a cheerful Christmas sweater for your Labradoodle or a pirate-themed (aka Tampa-themed) collar for your puggle, they’ve got you covered. They have a display case with locally-baked treats, too. 1631 W. Snow Circle, Tampa, (813) 250-3647, shopdowntowndogs.com.



a person holding a dog: "Charlie" tries on an outfit at Downtown Dogs store in Hyde Park Village.


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“Charlie” tries on an outfit at Downtown Dogs store in Hyde Park Village.

Hounds Meow: This locally-owned spot is known for a wide selection of inventory and fair prices that many shoppers compare to the larger chain pet stores, with a personable and knowledgable staff. Toys, food, beds, and all the supplies someone might need for getting started with a new pet are available here, as well as treats, both fresh-baked

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15 hotel gifts for anyone missing travel

It’s the job of a good hotel to curate lovely items for guests to enjoy during their visit. Hotel designers and consultants scour the globe for the right linens, paint colors and fragrances to make a guest’s stay just right — and some offer those items for sale in gift shops and online stores.





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At the end of a year that kept most would-be travelers at home dreaming about travel instead of actually doing it, gifts from hotels may make the holiday season a little brighter. Here are gifts that bring the glamour, comfort and hospitality of a hotel experience home.

Food and drink

The DoubleTree Cookie, $15.50

The free cookie on arrival at a DoubleTree hotel is a great American tradition, and you can enjoy it at home this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton sells them online (all year, for the record) in tins

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15 hotel gifts for anyone missing travel during covid-19

It’s the job of a good hotel to curate lovely items for guests to enjoy during their visit. Hotel designers and consultants scour the globe for the right linens, paint colors and fragrances to make a guest’s stay just right — and some offer those items for sale in gift shops and online stores.

At the end of a year that kept most would-be travelers at home dreaming about travel instead of actually doing it, gifts from hotels may make the holiday season a little brighter. Here are gifts that bring the glamour, comfort and hospitality of a hotel experience home.

Food and drink

The DoubleTree Cookie, $15.50

The free cookie on arrival at a DoubleTree hotel is a great American tradition, and you can enjoy it at home this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton sells them online (all year, for the record) in tins of six for $15.50.

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Best Nintendo gifts that aren’t a Nintendo Switch

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Nintendo doesn’t have a new console this year like the PS5 or Xbox Series X and it’s entirely possible that the person you’re thinking about already has a Switch. (If they don’t, get a Switch.) 

While the previously hard-to-find Nintendo Switch is back in stock now, there are other ideas for Nintendo fans you may not have thought of. Not games, exactly (for games, just buy them an eShop gift card and let them choose), but other, more unusual ideas from the House that Mario Built. 

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Lego has a whole line of interactive Mario block kits timed for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. on the NES, which work with a talking Mario figure that can bop on

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USDA Contractor Admits To Giving Gifts To Secure Contracts

WASHINGTON, DC — A Virginia man pleaded guilty in federal court recent to giving gifts to multiple officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in order to influence the awarding of more than $19.2 million in contracts to Communications Resource, Inc. (CRI).

Eric Schneider, a former vice-president at CRI, pleaded guilty on Nov. 6, in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count of conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act and one count of obstruction of justice. CRI’s corporate headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia.

Schneider admitted to giving USDA officials gifts in order to influence the awarding of contracts to CRI and another company he controlled. The gifts included Corvette wheels, concert tickets, PGA tour tickets, meals, alcohol, strip clubs, parking, concierge medical services, prescription drugs, and other cash tips, according to a U.S. Justice Department release.

Schneider also admitted, as part of a conspiracy,

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The best gifts from Wayfair

These are the best gifts you can buy from Wayfair. (Photo: Wayfair)

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Gift giving is arguably one of the best things about the holidays. It’s like the Superbowl for those of us who love shopping. I love finding just the right gifts for my roommates, boyfriend, family, and friends, and giving them out at a white elephant or holiday party. For me, shopping early and in one place makes finding the right things much easier, and diminishes the stress that creeps in as the holidays get closer.

Wayfair is one of our favorite places to shop, and personally, it’s my top choice for finding gifts in one place. Its selection of home decor, furniture, and kitchenware practically guarantees you’ll find something for everyone on your list. And shopping on Wayfair’s site

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48 fun and interactive gifts to buy your 10-year-old

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We’ve already rounded up the best gifts for toddlers and babies, but now we’re looking to the double digits. To be sure you are getting something your new tween will love this holiday season, we’ve curated the perfect list of gifts for this age. From board games to a safe laptop and a chandelier making kit, these are the best gifts for 10-year-olds.

To quickly jump to the category you’re looking for, click on the links below or keep scrolling to see all 48.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

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This Holiday Dash event has Black Friday pricing on top gifts

Overwhelmed about shopping this year? Amazon’s holiday deals on the season’s top items start now. (Photo: Amazon / FotoMaximum, Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Holiday cheer has comes early this year for budget shoppers. Not only is Walmart set to release its Black Friday discounts well ahead of schedule, Amazon has launched its Holiday Dash event, which features Black Friday-level savings on the season’s most interesting gifts, with new deals being added daily.

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That means through Thursday, November 19, Amazon will be your go-to spot for epic discounts on everything from popular robot vacuums to exercise gear for less than $10. And, since these incredible deals will be changing daily, even if you don’t

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