i don't think there is any protocol for giving renters a christmas gift, but if they are good renters and you appreciate them, i think a gift card of a modest amount (say, $50), or some food and/or desserts would be a nice and appreciated gesture. go for it.I have 7 rent houses and for the most part all pay on time and have been good tennants. What is the protocol for a xmas gift? I was thinking a gift card to walmart for maybe $20. Am I crazy? Should I just have my wife bake som cookies or do nothing?