It’s the holiday season and you want to get a gift for your friend or family member who is celebrating his or her birthday. It can be difficult finding that perfect gift, but it doesn’t have to be!
Here are some of our favorite gift ideas that won’t disappoint!
1. A Personalized Photo Frame with a Classic Message
If you’re looking for something different than what everyone else has on their walls this year, try taking a classic photo frame and personalizing it with an original piece from your own collection.
This idea makes a great gift because it allows you to bring a little bit of yourself into someone else’s home without breaking the bank, and it also gives you a chance to add your signature style to someone else’s home decor.
To give this gift, start by grabbing yourself a few photos that you think will look good in the frame. Depending on how large you would like the frame to be, you may need more than one photo. Next, go online and find a frame that fits the size of the photos you plan on using. You can usually find these frames at places like Target and Walmart.
Once you’ve found a suitable frame, take the pictures out of the frames and put them in a flat file folder. After you’ve done that, grab a pair of scissors and cut the backing off of the frame. Then go back through all of the pictures and remove any identifying information (names/dates etc.) so that only the photos themselves remain.
After you’ve completed this step, you’ll be ready to print out the photos on a home printer. Just make sure it’s safe to do so before printing because if you use inkjet printers you can accidentally spill it onto your computer screen! Once you’ve printed out the photos, go through and pick out the ones that you don’t absolutely love, throw away the ones that aren’t appropriate, and then glue them to the back of the frame.
Now all you have to do is wrap it up and place it under the tree as a surprise for your loved one!
2. A Uniquely-Made Bookmark
According to Hnonline.sk one of the favorite gifts to receive are homemade books. The thing about handmade books is that they always seem to bring a smile to your face when you open it and it feels great knowing that you made something unique just for your recipient.
The best part is that you can customize these books however you want. If you know someone whose interests include gardening, knitting, baking, or anything else, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t create a book for them. All it takes is some time and creativity.
You’ll first need to decide what type of book you would like to make. There are plenty of ways to make a bookmark, including making a fabric bookmark, sewing a pocketbook bookmark, and even creating a paper bookmark. Choose whichever method you feel most comfortable doing and decide whether you want to add a cover to it.
Next, make sure you have everything you need to complete the project. From materials to supplies, to tools and equipment, make sure you have everything you need to create your book.
When you’re ready and prepared, head over to Pinterest and search for “Bookmark Tutorials” and you’ll see hundreds of DIY bookmarks to choose from.
Once you’ve decided which tutorial you want to follow, read carefully through the instructions and make sure you understand exactly what you’re supposed to do. This can take some time so be patient and stay focused.
After you’ve finished following the steps in each tutorial, it’s time to test your creation. Make sure you test it thoroughly so that nothing goes wrong during the assembly process. You could end up wasting hours of your life instead of saving time.
Once you’ve finalized the process, go ahead and assemble your masterpiece! Wrap the page around whatever item you’re going to decorate, write your message, tie it closed, and you’re done!
3. A Customized Tote Bag
If you’ve ever been asked to carry something heavy, you know how annoying it is when your hands become sore and tired after walking around with a bag full of groceries. Luckily, there’s a great solution for this problem: a custom-made tote bag!
There are tons of ways you can customize your totes, but here’s one option that we think works well.
First, grab yourself a sturdy canvas bag. If you don’t have one handy, then find a store that sells canvas bags. Second, grab some ribbon and glue gun. Third, grab some felt letters and craft pens and decide what kind of design you’d like to put on your totes.
Once you’ve chosen your font and color scheme, start gluing down the letters to form words and phrases. You can either use the paint pens or regular old glue sticks to stick the letters down. Finally, once all of the letters are glued down, decorate the outside of the bag with your new design.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you might also consider adding a zipper to the top of the bag. This way, you can easily access things inside when you want to. Plus, when you close it, you can really show off your amazing design!
4. A Personalized Wine Glass Set
No matter what type of party you’re throwing, you’re bound to want to serve wine. Fortunately, there are many ways to do that in a classy manner. One of those options is personalizing a set of wine glasses.
When you order a set of personalized wine glasses, they come with two glasses and two sets of stemware. When you buy a set, you choose the colors of the glasses and the engraving. For example, one person may want to engrave “Happy Birthday” while another may want to engrave “Happy Anniversary” on their glasses.
After you’ve picked out your glasses, grab a pen and paper and write out your special message. Next, grab your wine glass set and go through the stems of the glasses and mark them where you want your message to appear. Write your message on the marked area and make sure that every word lines up perfectly.
Then, grab a bottle of wine and pour yourself a glass. Take a sip and enjoy your gift!
This is an easy and inexpensive way to commemorate special occasions. Plus, it looks super fancy and classy.
5. Personalized Pillows
Everyone loves pillows, especially when they’re customized. These days you can find pillows that are customizable in terms of fabrics, colors, and even themes. You should definitely check out sites such as Etsy and Poshmark for pillow designs, patterns, and other accessories.
However, one of the coolest types of pillows to customize is the “personalized pillow.” With this type of pillow, you can put your name on it and give it to someone as a gift, but it’s not something you’d actually wear around the house.
These pillows are typically big enough for guests to sit on and they often come with matching blankets. So, if you’re giving this pillow as a gift, you can rest assured that it will last until the next time you see them again. As long as you use quality materials that won’t fade quickly, the pillow will certainly last longer than the recipient’s actual hair!