My thinking is that our tenant has been very agreeable thus far, and prompt with rent, so we would like to show our appreciation with just a small token. This is a time of year where my workplace is flooded with gift baskets, boxes of chocolate, and bottles of wine, all sent to us by other companies trying to maintain a good business relationship. I feel it would be a similarly nice gesture to foster the tenant-landlord relationship.
I am fairly certain that our tenant celebrates Christmas, but I don't want to make that assumption and buy a Christmas-specific gift. I tend to lean towards more consumable/practical gifts, since I really can't predict personal tastes.
Some of the ideas I've thought of so far, are:
- Box of chocolates
- Movie passes
- Bottle of wine - unsure whether the tenant drinks though
- Tin of Kernel's popcorn
Another question I have, is how can I make it clear that the tenant need not reciprocate? This is really just a gesture of "thanks", and I don't want to make the tenant uncomfortable.
Landlords - what have you done before? And tenants - what would be the ideal for you?