It’s time to start lining up gifts for your loved ones! Susan Landry is here today with some ideas to personalize your gift options.
Are you frantically searching for Christmas gifts online? Tired of racking your brain for original ideas? Are you struggling to find something for that person who has everything? If so, it sounds like you need a little help. Christmas is all about friends and family. So what better way to celebrate this than adding a personal touch to your gifts? Here are some ideas to help you out.
Shopping for your partner
When it comes to buying gifts for your partner, it’s always good to go for something personal. There’s nothing wrong with universal gifts like socks and aftershave. But they don’t scream thoughtfulness. This Christmas, why not show that special person how much you love them by doing something different?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to spoil your partner. You could do something as simple as putting together a mix CD and designing a custom sleeve from Nationwide Disc. Or you could order prints online and make a photo album of the times you’ve shared together. Alternatively, you could book a weekend away or revisit old stomping grounds.
One idea is to stuff some envelopes with details of different date ideas and some cash. One night you could go to a diner you used to visit when you were dating. The next week you could go to the movies or take a trip to a football game. You can personalize the options according to your experiences and your partner’s interests. You can also control the budget by varying the amount of money in the envelopes.
Personalized gifts for friends and family
It’s time to get your creative thinking cap on and make the most of your talents. If you have kids, you can also get them involved. Do some festive baking, or get your sewing machine or knitting needles out. You could create personalized bunting for your niece’s nursery or a jar of homemade cookies for your dad.
Children and adults can make customized greetings cards, and unique gift wrap. You can also make your own decorations to hand out to family members. If you’ve got a tight budget, DIY gifting is the way forward. You don’t have to spend much money, and you’ll be giving really thoughtful gifts.
Look for inspiration online. If you’re into crafts or you enjoy crocheting, for example, you’ll find some incredible ideas on the Internet.
Shopping for gifts can be stressful, especially if you’re looking for those hard-to-buy-for relatives. This year, why not try and think outside the box and be original? You can make your gifts that extra bit special by adding personal touches. You could make your own cards, or come up with ideas for a gift with a difference.
Make use of your creative talents, and think about what that person enjoys doing. When you’re shopping for your partner, don’t restrict your search to material gifts. Experiences are often more valuable.
As the holidays approach, hopefully, these ideas have given you some food for thought.
Austin and Keelie have been sharing life together for nearly two decades. In that time they've gone from high school sweethearts to a family of five.
Austin loves making Keelie and the boys laugh whenever he can. Occasionally he writes things.