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Great Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List in El Dorado County!

by Diane Broussard

Christmas bells are ringing throughout El Dorado County. Still looking for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list? Well, look no further than what is right in our immediate area. Regardless of what your loved ones' interests are, there is an unique gift for them from a local business! Check out our recommendations for the best El Dorado County Christmas gifts!

 

El Dorado County is filled with some of the best vineyards in the country! Treat someone on your list to these delicious local wines. There are many different Christmas gift options from bottles, tastings, and tours! Check out Fair Play Wineries for a list of the amazing wineries in Fairplay for ideas. If you are interested in buying someone a winery tour, check out the great options through Sierra Wine Experience out of Folsom.

 

El Dorado County is horse country! If you have someone on your list that loves horses, consider signing them up for horseback riding lessons! There are many fantastic ranches in the area, including Horseback Paradise Ranch Equestrian Center (4381 Paradise Lane, Placerville) and

Sundance Springs Ranch (3261 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs).

 

The Sierra Nevada Mountains offer incredible natural settings throughout El Dorado County. Give the gift of the great outdoors this Christmas with America the Beautiful Passes or California State Parks Passes. The National Park passes are $80 for an annual pass and allow access to nearby El Dorado National Forest. There are many different options for passes through California State Parks. This is a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast in El Dorado County due to the large concentration of state parks in the area. Passes will give your loved one access to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Rattlesnake Bar State Park, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Prairie City State Park, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, and more!  

 
Is there someone who loves winter in your family? Give them a gift that allows them ample time outside in the snow! Buy them a 90 minute skate session at the historic Folsom Ice Rink (Reading Street, Folsom). If they love to hit the slopes, buy a season pass and/or lift tickets for them at Kirkwood Mountain.

We love the holiday season. It’s time to spend time with family and friends, enjoy good food, and partake in all the festive traditions. Part of the fun of the season is decorating your home. However, if your home is on the market this season, you want to make sure that you decorate in a way that will attract potential home buyers. Follow these decorating tips for selling your El Dorado County home this holiday season!

 

Start with your home’s curb appeal. Since this is the first impression buyers will have, be mindful of your outdoor decorations. Keep it classic and simple with strings of lights. Placement is key. Be sure to hang or wrap the lights in places that draw attention to your home’s architecture or landscaping.

 

Now that the outside of your home is ready, it’s time to scrub down your home. The surest way to make your house look well maintained and move in ready is by doing a thorough cleaning. At this point, you should also stage your home as you would at any time of year. Go through and declutter each room. Only leave out items that are essential or highlight the functionality of a space.

 

Although you have lots of fun holiday decorations, now is not the time to fill your home to the brim. Always remember that less is more. You do not want home buyers to be so distracted by your festive decor that they can not focus on the features of your actual home. Think about the current decor in your home and find ways to complement it. Accent your paint colors with decorations in a complementary color.

 

A Christmas tree is a staple of the season and can be used to your advantage when staging your home. Pick an appropriate size tree that highlights the space of the room that you put it in. Decor like Christmas trees or other culturally accepted symbols of the season are great items to use in your home. Try to keep the large displays of religious decor in storage this year since all the potential buyers viewing your home might celebrate different holidays.

 

Before a showing, make your home extra warm and cozy by adding festive scents. Smells of freshly baked cookies, cinnamon, or evergreen are great accents that will fill buyers with holiday cheer!

 

If you are interested in Selling your home this December, give Diane Broussard a call today or visit my website at http://www.ranchandvines.com/.

 
 

Resource: HGTV

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Diane Broussard
Diane Broussard Real Estate with Hall and Associates
851 Pleasant Valley Road
Diamond Springs CA 95619
Cell: (209)337-8172
Home Office:(530)295-8440
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