The holiday season is quickly approaching. This means you’re likely getting your home ready, making plans to spend time with the family, and doing some shopping. Pretty soon you’ll see advertisements all over the place offering the latest deals, and there will be tons of people inside of every store.
There are likely many of you out there who want to give special gifts this holiday season. While getting your family things off of their Christmas List is nice, you also want to give something a little more personal. If that’s the case, here are just a few personalized gifts you can get this holiday season, and make your gift just a little bit more memorable.
Create A Custom T-Shirt
T-shirts are great because they can be worn often, and they last a long time. They are also great because you can easily place a design of your own making on any t-shirt, and turn it into a personalized gift. You can do this by either uploading your design online and ordering it from a third-party, or you can print out the design onto transfer paper, and iron it onto the shirt yourself. Then you can give your whole family t-shirts with a design you created, or with their names/photos on them.
Personalize A Blanket
Who doesn’t love a new blanket? They are perfect for the Fall and Winter months when the temperature drops outside, and all you want to do is sit inside under a blanket and either watch TV or read a book. But rather than giving any old blanket, why not give out a personalized one? There are websites that will allow you to print a picture – or multiple pictures – onto a nice fleece blanket. If you don’t have one large photo that you want to use, consider making your own design and uploading that.
A Custom Phone Case
Practically everyone has a smartphone these days. When you carry around such an expensive little device, you want to make sure nothing happens to it. Phone cases are great for this, as they protect the phone should you accidentally drop it. Most people choose to use a phone case they can find online or in a store, but you can also make personalized ones. Upload a picture, or make your own design, and you can give the gift of a custom phone case that the recipient is sure to love.
Custom Puzzles Are A Great Activity And Keepsake
Are you looking for something that is more of an activity? Consider making a custom puzzle. Rather than putting together the pieces of some picture that has nothing to do with your loved one, give them a puzzle that is of something personal to them. Perhaps it is a picture of their family, their home, their pet, or even a picture they took themselves. This will give them a great keepsake when they are done, and a great, relaxing activity to do at the same time.
For kids, a great gift you can give them is a book that places them inside the story. There are many companies out there that will take information about your child – Name, birthday, hair color, etc – and place these details inside a book. Then, when you read it to your child, it feels like they are a part of the story, and gives them something they’ll want to keep for years to come. We all wish we could jump into the books we are reading, and now you can give that gift to the children in your life.
A Personalized Branding Iron
Finally, maybe you know someone who wants to do the personalizing themselves. In this case, you could give them a unique branding iron. A branding iron imprints an image or piece of text onto things like wood, allowing the recipient to customize other objects. It’s great if you have someone in the family who loves crafting, and wants to personalize their creations.
Plenty Of Ways To Make The Holidays Personal
As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to personalized gifts, with the above list just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, you can customize almost anything if you search for a way to do it. So think first about what kind of gift the person may like, and then figure out a way to customize it. You’ll end up with a great gift, and one that is unique to your loved one.