It’s never been a more interesting or exacting time to be an indie broker. In November, Inman celebrates the indie by narrowing in on what growth tactics are working best and what tech is emerging that offers the best competitive advantage.

Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes on varying topics in a weekly survey and report back with our findings.

It’s officially gift-giving season, which means that now’s the time to start checking off everyone on your list. (If you’re already there, well, kudos o’plenty to your terrific planning-ahead skills).

Showing your gratitude to your clients can be an effective way to stay top-of-mind and potentially draw more business in the new year. Most importantly, though, it’s a nice gesture — one that’s guaranteed to bring a little smile to whoever receives it. (After all, who doesn’t like presents?)

Last week, we asked readers to share what they’re gifting this year. Here are some top picks:

  • Homemade potpourri in glass Ball jars to heat up on the stove and make your home smell good
  • Poinsettias
  • Candy from local candy maker
  • Personalized doormats with client’s name on it

Perhaps you all were buying away over the holiday weekend (if so, please share!) or simply doing some long over-due relaxing with loved ones. Either way, we received a few answers, but we’d love some more. Please share yours in the comments section below.

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