There are only 8 weeks until Christmas, which is exciting, nerve-wracking, and maybe just a tad stressful for some. However, it does mean that you need to start the shopping pretty soon before it’s too late. If you don’t have any ideas right now and you want to get something personal for the ones you love, here are some ideas:
Diaries and Journals
If your friend or relative is a keen writer, or they are always busy writing notes, a great idea for a gift is a personalised diary or journal. It will be a lovely surprise for any stationery lovers in your life, and will make their day when they can use it for the first time. If you want to go all out and make it a set, you can even buy a set of pencils with their name on or some lovely quotes.
Whisky and Wine Glasses
If there is a wine or whisky lover in your life, then there is nothing which says you care more than buying a personalised whisky or wine glass with their name on it. You can buy these from loads of places online, and if you buy a bottle of their favourite tipple to go along with it you’ll make their Christmas. Even if you have to post something like this to someone far away, don’t worry about them breaking or shattering, you can send them through a company like Shiply for peace of mind.
A classic personalised gift for the festive season is a photo mug. You can create these easily online and simply choose your favourite photo or make a collage to surprise your loved one.
There’s nothing more festive than a bauble, and a fun addition to your Christmas stocking would be a personalised bauble for you and your family. You could even buy one for every member of your family as a lasting reminder of your love in years to come.
Someone with a sweet tooth, would love nothing more than a bar of chocolate with their name on. We don’t mean one of those with the name written on the packet, we mean actually on the chocolate itself. Thorntons make great chocolate bars, boxes of chocolates and even advent calendars where they will pipe your name onto the chocolate for you. It is a fun and personal gift, and means that no one will steal their chocolate.
If you have a lot of great photos of you and your family, and cannot simply pick one to put onto a mug or a cushion, you can instead use 12 photos you love and make a calendar for the ones you love. It will be a thoughtful gift and a lovely surprise every month.
Finally, the classic option is to make a photo frame or a canvas with a photo which encapsulates your relationship with the other person, it will be a lasting memory of your love for each other.