Smart Quiz: What Are Likely to Be the “Best Gifts Ever” This Holiday?
- Gift Exchanges
- Crafty Gifts
- White Elephant Gifts
- Personalized Gifts
Answer: Personalized Gifts
The holiday gift-giving season is here. Stores are just waiting to take your hard-earned cash. So how do you make the holidays memorable by giving the “best gifts ever” without breaking the bank? Give thoughtful, personalized gifts.
How to Personalize
A personalized gift lets the recipient know someone thought they were worth a lot of time and effort. They feel like you really “know” them. There’s nothing like watching a child’s eyes light up when they see their name on a toy or in a storybook. But putting a name on an item isn’t the only way to personalize. More are listed below.
Use a Special nickname. Have it engraved, etched, painted or even burnt on the item.
Look to the stars. Use their astrological sign or information from an astrological chart ot reading to personalize a gift based on when they were born.
Glam it up. A birthstone lets them know you were not only thinking of them, but know enough about them to know what their birthstone is.
Symbols say it all. You can give a unique gift and maybe start a tradition all at once. Create a symbol just for them and use it to mark gifts. You might even help them start a new trend and find that they use that symbol through life to mark ownership of personal items.
Save Some Money
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on personalized gifts. YouTube and Pinterest have plenty of great homemade gift ideas, and you don’t have to be an art major to make them great. Wood pallets, mirrors, photographs and frames, paints and brushes, glue, wooden letters and other great adornments can be picked up in craft and dollar stores.
Remember, a personalized gift doesn’t have to have a name engraved on it. Have a travel buff on your list? Personalize a globe or frame a world map they can use to mark off their destinations. Add some colorful push pins and you have a wonderful gift that will be cherished and used for years to come.
Personalized Gift Ideas
You can easily find personalized gifts at general stores, but be sure to check out sites like Etsy and Amazon Handmade for beautiful items made by artisans from all over the world. Some possible items you can get personalized include:
- Jewelry – Necklaces, bracelets, watches, tie tacks
- Art – Paintings, sculptures, wall hangings
- Handmade Items – Knitted or crocheted sweaters or scarves, cross-stitch, wooden decor and other forms of artwork
- Toys – Toy boxes and bins, storybooks and audiobooks
- Misc – Toolboxes, wine glasses, water bottles and wallets
Gift cards and boring generic presents seem to be commonplace. Special gifts with personalized messages will show your friends and loved ones how much you care. Your thoughtfulness will definitely make your gift stand out.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health