Personalize Christmas Gifts Creatively

Gift-giving for Christmas is very important but you have so much to do during Christmas that you may not get enough time for gift-shopping.
And selecting Christmas presents is not easy because you have to find something the gift recipient does not already have, and you have to give it in a way that shows that the person is special for you.

One way in which you can show the gift recipient that you care, is personalizing the gift. While the cost of the object and its utility will be appreciated, there is nothing like telling a person that a gift is not just one among a thousand similar pieces, but something meant exclusively for that person. All gifts can be personalized in some way or other. Stores offer customization options for most of the things they sell. And where the stores do not have that provision, you should personalize the gift yourself.

Personalizing Gifts for Children

Children simply adore personalized gifts. They are very possessive of things which have their name or initials on it. Often they keep it safely for decades and hand it over to their children or grandchildren. Some of the things that you can personalize for children are the following:

  • Stuffed animals like teddy bear
  • Dolls or fairy tale characters
  • Bed sheets, pillows, and blankets
  • All types of jewelry
  • Mugs and drinking glasses
  • Bats and balls and other sports equipment
  • Dresses
  • Puzzles
  • Coloring books and story books
  • Step stools
  • Pieces of furniture, especially their chair or table
  • Personalizing Gifts for Teenagers

    With all types of electronic goods flooding the market, it may not be easy to make the right choice for teenagers. Whatever you are buying for them, do not forget to personalize it. The gift choices for teenagers include the following:

  • Cell phone
  • Cell phone case for those who already have a cell phone
  • Easel and canvas
  • Sketch books
  • Wall hanging
  • Photo frame
  • Headphone
  • MP3 player
  • Jeans, pants, T-shirts etc.
  • Jewelry case
  • Bracelet, earrings, chains etc.
  • Books and journals
  • Personalizing Gifts for Women

    Women are considered to be comparatively more sentimental and sensitive. As such, the positive effect of a personalized gift, especially that which contains a message, is bound to be much more on a woman than on a man, child, or teenager. Some of the gifts you can personalize for women are the following:

  • Jewelry case
  • Bangle, bracelet, necklace, earrings etc.
  • Pen and stationery
  • Bath towel
  • Bed sheet and pillow case
  • Books and journals
  • Mugs and wine glasses
  • Photo frame
  • Artwork
  • Handcrafted objects
  • Personalizing Gifts for Men

    Men may not be as sentimental as women but they will also be equally happy to get an object with their name engraved on it. Some of the objects that can be effectively personalized for men are the following:

  • Golf bag
  • Golf set
  • Tools for fishing
  • Mugs and T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Wine glasses
  • Pen, paper weight, and other table accessories
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Curios
  • Photo frame
  • Electronic goods
  • You Have To Be Creative

    The beauty and positive effect of a personalized gift will depend on how well you have personalized it. The simplest way of customizing a gift is engraving or embossing your name and the gift recipient’s name on it. While this is good, the effect will be much better if you add an interesting quote or a line from a poem instead of just a name. For someone very close to you, you can gift a personalized family heirloom that is in your possession, or can add to the gift a medal or a ribbon you had received as recognition. If you have the ability, you can embellish the object by crocheting or sewing or painting. The choices are endless.

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