The holidays are quickly approaching, and it is almost time to head out and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. While it may be easy to simply pick up some gifts at the store, there is something special about making each gift as personal as possible. Here are some great ideas on how to create personalized holiday gifts for family and friends.
Embroider a Gift
Embroidery is an excellent way to personalize a gift for someone special. Whether it be a towel, a sheet, or a blanket, an embroidered gift is as unique as the person that you give it to. Embroidering doesn’t only have to be someone’s initials. You can choose to embroider a special message, a meaningful date, or a child’s name. This will be something that the gift recipient will keep forever and always love.
Photographs are one of the best ways to personalize any gift, and it doesn’t have to be limited to a snapshot in a picture frame! You can have a special photograph printed on a Christmas ornament, a sweatshirt, a coffee mug, or even a warm and cozy blanket.
Give Some Home Baked Goods
Perhaps you are exchanging gifts with a neighbor or coworker, and you want to give them something personal. In this case, it may be time to get baking! If you know that your coworker loves to eat muffins don’t just pick up a box at the store. It will be more personal if you make them instead. Does your neighbor love to invite friends over for cake and coffee? Bake a special cake and invite them to your home instead. They will be sure to notice the sweet gesture and it will be a truly meaningful holiday gift.
Gift Someone With Your Time
A gift doesn’t have to be something physically tangible. Perhaps you have a friend or neighbor who has a newborn baby. Offer to come babysit for the day so that the new parents can have a few hours all to themselves. Do you have a neighbor who lives alone? Invite them to lunch so that they can have some company for the afternoon. It could be that a friend of yours is feeling a bit overwhelmed over the holiday season with all they have to do. Go spend the day with that person and help them cross some items off of their to-do list. A gift like this is memorable and helpful, and your friends and family will be grateful for your generosity.
Only Give Homemade Gifts
Instead of going the store-bought route, why not give gifts that are homemade? You can make something at a ceramics class, or maybe a painting class. Are you good with woodworking? Come up with an original gift that can be made in the workshop. You can crochet a blanket or an item of clothing, or you can bake goods or make a few meals to stock up the person’s freezer. The possibilities are endless.