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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

To help you find that perfect holiday gift for the trendy long-term renter, to the new homeowner, to the RV-cruising downsizer — we've got you covered
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Made a list and checking it twice? We get it. Gift-giving can be a fun, frivolous affair. It can be an adventure, an expedition or a downright chore traipsing from store to store.

To help we’ve created a holiday gift guide. Use these lists to help find that perfect holiday gift for that tough-to-buy friend or family member — from the new homeowner to the jet-setting (or RV-cruising) downsizer — we’ve got you covered.

Best Holiday Gifts in 2019

if you’re really stuck for a gift idea, consider giving the gift of luck. A charity lottery ticket starts at $100 per ticket (although you can find home lottery tickets that are cheaper) but offers the gift recipient a chance to win a dream home! Most are valued at more than $1-million, making this as close to priceless as most budgets would allow. Even if your friend doesn’t win, it’s nice to know that the money went to a good cause. For more, check out which lotteries have the best odds.

See All 40+ Home Lotteries

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Gift Guide: 10 perfect gifts for the homeowner

The perfect home is the ultimate Christmas gift. So, what do you get for someone who has just bought a home? The gift of time and money.

One simple and effective way to give both is to buy your friend or family member a much-needed service. Need to clean out some junk? There’s a service for that. Tired of cooking? There’s a service for that. We break down the top 10 services to buy that homeowner on your list. 

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Gift Guide: 10 perfect gifts for anyone on your list

Looking for an unusual gift?  Or maybe you’re just stumped and need a bit of inspiration for an awesome Christmas or holiday gift this year. Not to worry. Here are 10 suggestions for great gifts that range in price from $20 to $200.



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Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Downsizers

Downsizing is a great opportunity for older couples and families to gain more from their space without having to stockpile stuff. This holiday season there are some great gifts for those living in smaller spaces. Many are gifts that will help them make the most of their smaller space while some offer a bit of whimsical, nostalgic comfort.


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5 ways to maximize reward points this holiday season

For tips and tricks on how you can give to yourself while shopping for others, check out these tips on how to maximize your reward points programs this holiday season.



There’s nothing like a thoughtfully chosen gift to bring a smile to the face of a friend or loved one – especially when using the holiday gift guide as some inspiration. Whether it’s something funky, something frivolous or just plain practical, your gift surely won’t go to waste.

Romana King
Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance writer and the current director of content for Zolo. King has contributed to business and lifestyle publications including, Toronto Sun, Maclean’s, MoneySense, Globe & Mail Custom Content Team, and Toronto Star. She is a passionate speaker about financial education and engages her audience on a variety of personal finance topics from kids and money, home buying and selling tips, and estate and investment planning. King won the 2015 SABEW Business Journalism award and is currently nominated for a COPA 2019 award, Best Service Article, for her annual project Best Deals in Real Estate. As editor of CI Top Broker, King guided her magazine to obtain its first KRW Business Journalism nomination, and she was part of the small team in 2011 that helped MoneySense win Magazine of the Year at the 34th annual National Magazine Awards.