Presents are a great way to show appreciation for the ones we hold dear. Different presents convey different messages to your family members. Personalized presents ensure that each family member will feel special when they unwrap their gift.
The amount you spend on a gift doesn’t always matter if you put some thought into the present. A tip on getting great customized gifts is to start weeks before the day you will need them. The extra time allows you to make any changes to the final product.
Some personalized presents you can get your family are;
1. Personalized Utensils, Mugs, and Plates
The season calls for hot cocoa every so often. You can get each family member a mug with their picture on it. You can also have their animated picture on one side and a list of things you love about them on the other.
Drinking from this mug will make regular cocoa taste extra special. Dinner plates with a family photo on them are a great idea. Each person can take their plate home so that each time they are done eating, they can reminisce on the good times they have had with the family.
You can get playful sports mugs that make food fun for the little ones. A kitchen chopping board with the family recipes engraved on it is a thoughtful present that will be passed down from one generation to the other.
2. Customized Clothing and Blankets
The most popular clothing to customize is t-shirts and hoodies. If some of your family members are sports fans, you can have their names printed on the back of a sports jersey. You and your family can wear your custom-made clothing during family reunions and holidays.
It is quite cold during Christmas, and throw blankets are warm gifts that everyone will enjoy. You can get throw blankets with pictures of each family member and funny family quotes. In as much as no one wants to get socks as a present, you can make it fun by printing faces on the socks. Matching pyjamas and plaid clogs are ideal for family movie nights.
3. Family Portraits and Puzzles
Commissioning a family portrait is quite easy. All you have to do is find an artist online with a proven work record and discuss any details you need polished. Puzzles are a great way for a family to bond and create memories.
Some apps can help you create puzzles of a family photo with the number of pieces you want. Baby pictures are important because kids grow up fast. Try looking for photographers that specialize in babies and kids to get the best results. To find one, search on Google for baby photographers in your area, for example, “baby photographer in New Hampshire”, to get up-close pictures of the baby.
4. Kids and Toddler Gifts
This year you can get different gifts instead of the usual toys. Customized storybooks are educative and super fun. The storybooks are centred around the kid and what they are like. These promise to be a great read during bedtime. Masks and capes are great for kids who are into superheroes.
5. Ornaments and Jewelry
Ornaments are fun to design and hang. Pick out a few photos and have them animated into ornaments for the Christmas tree. A family tree is a thoughtful gift that can be used as a centrepiece on the dinner table.
A wooden plaque with everyone’s birth date will ensure no one’s birthday is forgotten. If you feel fancy, you can get necklaces or bracelets for each family member with their initials and birthstones.
It is important to appreciate family more so during the holidays. Getting thoughtful gifts is what makes the difference when it comes to gifting. If you have a family pet ensure that you get a gift like a warm blanket, chew toys, or a pet home. The takeaway is that great gifts come from the heart and don’t necessarily have to be expensive.
Written by: Stephanie Caroline Snyder graduated from The University of Florida in 2018; she majored in Communications with a minor in mass media. Currently, she is an Author and a Freelance Internet Writer, and a Blogger.
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