Sleigh bills ring, are you listening? Two months away, your sweat is glistening. Yep, we know you already feel that bit of panic too. We really don’t have all that much time to get the gifts we want for our loved ones, especially if we don’t want it to scream, “I bought this using Amazon Prime yesterday.” You want your gifts to show that you put time into thinking about each and every recipient. There’s really no better way to do that than through personalized gifts. It’s just a simple extra touch that lets the person know this gift is for her and only her. Need some inspiration? Read on for tips on personalized gifts for everyone on your list.
Accessories make great gifs, as often people don’t spend the time to buy themselves that scarf, set of bangles, or a belt that goes with everything. When you make it personalized, it’s just that much more special. Do you have a friend that’s a mother? Get her a necklace or another piece of jewelry with her kids’ names on them. The awesome part about gifts like this is you can add to them each year with a charm that says, “love” or “forever” or the like. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Or how about some Christmas footwear for your friend who loves the holiday more than anyone you know? Did you know you could even personalize throw blankets and pillows?
Personalized glassware also makes an excellent gift. Remember, they’re not just for wedding favors, although these customized champagne flutes do make an excellent choice for that. The yogi in your life will adore these personalized Yeti mugs. Whether you choose the tumbler, the bottle, or the colster, your friend or family member will not believe how well these are made.
Special Stocking Stuffers
If you’re like us, you probably leave these until last every year because you have it in your mind that they’re “just stocking stuffers” and will be so easy to find. Then when it comes down to it, you begin to panic, as they’re not really as easy as you thought. Consider going with something like a personalized bottle of Jones soda. A personalized ornament would be fantastic, too, or even simply an ornament from a city to which you recently traveled. Or here’s something that will blow your mind—how about getting your loved one a personalized stocking for his stocking stuffer? BOOM!
Customized Photo Gifts for the Win
Everyone loves getting a framed photo as a gift as, let’s face it, it’s not only thoughtful but we also rarely find the time to do this ourselves. Go the extra mile and hop on a site like Shutterfly.com to get a personalized photo gifts. From customized mouse pads and coffee mugs to photo ornaments, wine bags, and iPhone cases, the ideas for this are seemingly endless. A ceramic tile or a customized garden stone for the front walkway are great gifts for the home. Grandparents—AKA the keepers of the memories—love customized calendars with photos of their grandkids each month. This is the perfect idea for an annual gift, as they will be highly anticipated by them. It does take some time but putting them together is fairly easy, and so worth it when you see the looks on the grandparents’ faces!
Personalized Gifts for Fellow Foodies and Chefs
Do you have a friend or loved one who seems to live in the kitchen? This is some people’s happy place. And, for better or worse, the kitchen always tends to be the gathering place at every party. So think outside the box and go with something like a personalized wine decanter, a personalized cutting board, or even a personalized casserole dish. Personalized gifts for the kitchen are truly unique and will never elicit the dreaded, “You shouldn’t have” response.
Choose from any of these personalized gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list and let the compliments roll in.