When I bought my first home, my real estate agent gave me a beautiful inlaid wood oval mirror that fit perfectly in the entrance way of my home. It hung on that wall for 20 years. I never forgot her or her thoughtfulness. I even remember that she picked it up while on vacation on Cape Cod and it was handmade by a craftsman. This is the type of closing gift I aspire to give and have never achieved.
I'm a listing agent, so I tend to deal with sellers, which means that my clients sometimes move away. We live in a remarkable water community and one of my creative outlets is photography, so very often I give them one of my limited edition photographs to remind them of the beauty of Black Rock (see photo on right). In one case, I used Kodak's online photo service to upload high definition photos (www.kodakgallery.com) to create a beautiful linen covered coffee table book with photos of their former home. I used the photos that I had a professional photographer take when marketing the home.
For buyers, I like to give them a large gift basket of food and a bottle of champagne (& glasses) and deliver it to their door the day they move in. Most buyers forget about food on moving day and are famished.
I do wish I could find gifts that are as stunning and creative as the one I received. It remains my standard for closing gifts, but I know I fall short of that.