Christmas time is many people’s favorite. It is when family and friends gather, share gifts and enjoy their winter holidays. However, after a lifetime of sharing Christmas gifts, you might have run out of ideas. We are here to remind you that the gifts don’t have to be expensive and generic and that a little bit of creativity can lead to making perfect Christmas gifts. Let’s check some of the most interesting ideas.
Personalized gifts can be the most precious ones, especially when it comes to emotions and keeping nice memories. Depending on your creativity, you can do it in many different ways. One of them is a photo album. If you are not a DIY person, you can buy a nice album and just fill it with chosen pictures of you and the person you’re giving it to. There are ways though to make a personalized book that can be filled with either photos or any other thing you could think of, from describing how much you care for that person to putting coupons for her favorite beauty salon, products, or restaurants. Be creative and most of all think about that person and what they would like to receive because the whole purpose is to make them happy.
Making photo gifts doesn’t have to involve albums. You can also design some personalized mugs for you and your best friend. Those can be photos from your best trip together or from the best party you were at. You probably have some in your phone that could be an excellent choice. Some DIY mug ideas include using an old mug and the printed photo. Your gift might be more precious if you do everything on your own. Of course, if you’re not too crafty, there are places where it can be done professionally. This kind of gift will make the person who receives it remember you every time they have a coffee and enjoy some cozy time. Another similar idea is to do it with some T-shirts or to make them a personalized phone mask. There are many options, just think about the best one.
You don’t have to be Michelangelo to make some nice paintings. Nevertheless, if you are a talented person, you can make a portrait of your friend and give it to them as a gift. There are different ways of making a portrait and it doesn’t have to be perfect and precise. Think of Van Gogh’s self-portraits, they were full of life but they weren’t photographically precise. You can use oil colors or acrylics. Other decorative art pieces include pottery. A plain terracotta can look so lively if you use some pottery painting ideas. They will be able to use it for their indoor plants and it will look beautiful.
If your budget allows you, you can always go to Tiffany’s and similar places and buy some nice pieces of jewelry. However, for those who like to be creative and maybe lack money, there is a perfect solution. Handmade jewelry ideas are fun, and the result can be equally beautiful as some much more expensive jewelry, after some time of practice. You are indeed going to need some tools and a jewelry kit, so make sure you plan this some time before the holidays to have enough time.
This is another idea that asks for creativity. From candies in the jar to lavishly decorated gift baskets, anything is possible. Think of your loved ones’ favorite snacks, drinks, some cosmetics, or candles with homemade soup bars and essential oils, you name it. A basket can be filled with their favorite minibars, pasta, coffee, snacks, wine, etc. Tasty resents are something that anybody likes. You can do everything on your own and give it to them personally or you can consider a Christmas gift delivery to surprise them. In case you order a Christmas gift basket, you can still make it personal by choosing the stuff that will be in there.
Another good example of a gift that includes photos is a personalized calendar. Although there are ways of making a very simple calendar on your own, you might prefer to order it from a site that offers customizable calendars. You can have a sketch in Word or Powerpoint to make an idea, but somebody will have to impress it for you and attract the pages one to another. The main idea is to choose a photo for each one of the twelve months. Those photos should mean something both to you and the person that is going to receive the gift. You can mark some important dates in this calendar. Naturally, this can only be done for someone you have shared a lot of significant moments with, like a best friend or romantic partner.
If one of your loved ones is an astrology lover, what a good way of surprising them with a gift that includes a natal chart. You can order a natal chart of the day when you met or any other significant day of your friendship or relationship. The picture of the night sky and constellations can be subtle and very nice looking on someone’s wall. It can even be decorative. The chart can come with some explanations of the main aspects that could be important for you, such as houses and planets’ positions. For astrology geeks, this can be something very unique.
We mentioned the calendar, so why not take it to the next level. If you have a photo with this significant person, you could order a puzzle with the photo. What is the best way of doing this? Well, it should be a photo that is not too plain and mono-color, because you don’t want it to be too easy. The ideal one includes some landscape in the background and you too hiking, walking, posing in front of some nice place and doing any other kind of activity. This picture can be impressed to be larger and then it can be shredded into puzzle pieces. This is normally done by people who offer services like this and it would be best if you ordered it.
This is one of the most personalized gifts, although many people have done it so far so it might be a little bit usual. Make sure to bring together all the people that matter to the person you’re making the video for. Have them record their emotions and tell what they like about that person and how grateful they are for having them in their life. Even better if you manage to gather people who live far away from that person. Anyone would appreciate a gift like that, and even more at Christmas time when the family spirit is the strongest.
If your special person likes home gatherings, some good music, and party ambiance at home, then a disco ball and similar items can spark the party and make them even more so in every friend gathering. These items are usually not expensive and are easily accessible. They come in different colors and even speeds. This can especially be useful in the pandemics time when in many places parties are not exactly allowed so bringing a party to your home can be a very unique and meaningful gift to your party-maniac friend.
Does your special person like rafting, bowling, hiking, bungee jumping? Once in a lifetime, give them something they will never forget. It can also be a trip they always wanted (depending on your budget) or a painting course or any other activity you are certain they would enjoy. Some people are practical and adventure lovers, so regular gifts like cosmetics and books might bore them. Sometimes it is difficult to choose for someone so see the sites of some airline companies who offer coupons, just like Booking.
If you have a bookworm in your family or among your friends, an ideal present that combines the practical and modern is an e-reader. There are different models on the market, the most famous being Kindle and Kobo that come with different models and integrated features. These small and practical devices don’t harm your eyesight and can store thousands of books, so if this person already has storage issues for owning so many books, it is a practical gift. You can add an e-reader case and protective glass as an additional gift.
We are sure some of these ideas can apply to some of your loved ones. You can use the idea but customize it further. The effort you put into making these ideas real is what matters the most. In case you live far away from your loved ones, you can always order some of the customizable gifts and pay for a Christmas gift delivery. Your loved ones will be thrilled.